WELCOME TO THE ASSEMBLY ROOMS THEATRE
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.
PEOPLE, PITS AND POLITICS
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..