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Sophie Allen in The Durham Showcase 2017


Established in 2015, The Durham Showcase is produced and performed by Durham University's most talented students. The showcase provides graduates with the opportunity to perform to a wider, professional audience.


This year’s troupe of 8 performers was selected by an external industry professional through open auditions. After graduating, many Durham students go on to receive agency representation; work professionally in TV, film, and theatre; and pursue further training at drama schools including LAMDA, RAM, and Bristol Old Vic. 


Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we have taken the decision to cancel both planned performances for now, though we are looking at rescheduling the Durham run for late June. We will keep our announcements up to date, but for now, our troupe and audience's health and safety are of paramount importance. 

700 Members

Durham Student Theatre (DST) is one of the largest and most successful university theatre societies in the UK, with more than 700 members staging over 100 productions each year. DST supports its 30 theatre companies, who are responsible for award-winning plays and musicals at both the National Student Drama Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


DST runs its own theatre, The Assembly Rooms Theatre, and provides theatre companies with box office staff, props, costumes, set, make-up, advice as well as technical expertise and equipment. Each February DST hosts the Durham Drama Festival, a week-long celebration of original theatre, written and performed by students and adjudicated by a panel of industry professionals. DST offers a unique opportunity for students to be involved in all aspects of theatre, whether it be performing, working backstage with the technical team, designing sets and costumes or even producing and directing. 

100+ Productions
30 Theatre Companies
700 Members
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