We are thrilled to extend our hire services to your personal needs.

You can hire the entire venue, or even hire costumes, from our extensive range.

As a historic 175 seat proscenium arch theatre, you can adapt our space for your occasion, be that a conference, community event, cabaret, stand-up, concert or production. We operate primarily as a theatre and therefore prioritise programming touring theatre work where possible.

We have extensive resources to offer! Our theatre has a fly rig, scene dock doors, workshop, dressing room, green room and office as well as extensive furniture, costume and prop stores.

For more information on our technical capabilities, please see below.

If you have a fancy dress event or production in need of costumes, we have a range of costumes available to hire. From Shakespearean robes to 1950’s dresses, we have a large range of costumes available to hire.

Our hires services are available only in the summer.

Please contact theatre.manager@durham.ac.uk for more information.

Please note that we book external events in three periods of the year, Christmas (late December to mid January), Easter (Mid Mark to late April) and Summer (June to late September). During term time we primarily programme work from Durham Student Theatre. If you are interested in hiring us as a space, please be aware that there will be university term time constrictions on the dates we have available.


We offer bespoke prices to all our hires finding something which is mutually suitable.

For more information on prices and how our theatre hire’s work – drop us a line at theatre.manager@durham.ac.uk or give us a call on 0191334431.