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

Two By Beckett: Footfalls and Krapp’s Last Tape

23rd June 2018, 19:30 to 21:30, The Assembly Rooms Theatre

A double bill or short plays by the master of modern drama, Samuel Beckett, each a haunting meditation on life, love and longing. Award-winning playwright Samuel Beckett transformed world drama with his surreal, poetic plays. Most famous for Waiting for Godot and Endgame, his work is presented all over the world. Elysium Theatre Company are proud to bring these two short masterpieces to Durham for the first time.

KRAPP’S LAST TAPE

FOOTFALLS

WHAT’S ON

Durham Festival of Arts

1st – 25th of June

Durham Festival of the Arts is an exciting 3 week festival running from 1st-25th June, and the 2018 festival is set to be the biggest yet! The festival, organised by Music Durham and Durham Student Theatre, features a whole host of events from concerts to masterclasses, plays to photography exhibitions and so much more, in a number of venues across the city.

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..