WELCOME TO THE ASSEMBLY ROOMS THEATRE

 

Situated on North Bailey in the most historic part of Durham, within sight of Durham Cathedral, entering the Assembly Rooms Theatre is like stepping into a another world. Furnished in red velvet with a ceiling to rival the night sky, the Assembly Rooms is an oasis of creativity in the heart of Durham.

2.4MILLION INVESTMENT FOR THE ASSEMBLY ROOMS THEATRE

We are thrilled to announce the Durham Universities major investment in theatre.

Today, Durham University has declared plans for a £2.4 million redevelopment to renovate and restore our building, the stunning and historic Assembly Rooms Theatre.

This development will see a dramatic change to our building for the benefits of audience and visiting artists. The redevelopment will drastically improve disabled access to the 220-seat venue, restore the 150 year old theatre’s original ceiling, and refurbish its Box Office area. The renovated playhouse will also include improvements to the workshop, dressing room, and toilet facilities for future artists to enjoy.

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WHAT’S ON

PEOPLE, PITS AND POLITICS

Every year the Durham Miners’ Gala is in July – and it’s awesome. This year there’s a vibrant political Festival in the two days before.
The austerity and political climate we face is blighting the lives of millions in our communities, and we have to be organised if we’re going to change it. So we’re bringing together the very best in community organisers, political trainers and alternative media to empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

 

WHAT’S ON

WOMAN ON FIRE

28th / 29th July 2018

This explosive one-woman show, celebrates the centenary of women first winning the vote – a landmark in the history of women’s rights and takes you into the fiery core of the UK militant suffrage movement. A journey that will take you from Preston to Manchester – London to Glasgow and back.

How far you will go for what you believe in?

Enter the fiery heart of one of the most dangerous women, in history. Terrorist or impassioned freedom fighter? This dynamic solo-performance lets you decide.

The turbulent history of the suffragettes, through the eyes and life of Mrs Edith Rigby – mild-mannered doctor’s wife, with a secret identity – arsonist, bomber and militant suffragette.

‘What makes a little girl of principle become a lurking shadow in the night?

Woman on Fire sheds light on suffragette history and the mystery that is Edith Rigby.

Parental guidance 14 plus..