Durham Student Theatre

During term time, The Assembly Rooms Theatre is home to Durham Student Theatre’s 27 theatre companies. These range from musical theatre to sketch comedy, from classical to contemporary, we aim to programme a range of shows throughout the academic year for our wide audience to enjoy. More information on each of them can be found here.

What is Durham Student Theatre?
Durham Student Theatre (DST) is the home of theatre at Durham University. Durham has one of the most exciting student theatre scenes in the country, with over 90 productions annually and 27 active theatre companies. To learn more or find out how to get involved, visit www.durhamstudenttheatre.org!

Elysium Theatre Company

Founded by Jake Murray and Danny Solomon, Elysium Theatre Company aims to present Northern premieres of plays from around the world, new work of our own and exciting reworking of classics across the region.

More information on them can be found here.

Who Are Elysium Theatre?

The goal of the Durham-based Elysium Theatre is to bring premieres to the North, as well as develop new plays and other kinds of theatre throughout the region.


Jake Murray was associate artistic director at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre for several years before becoming co-founder and artistic director of Panache Theatre Company – designed to present classy theatre in stately homes and overseas.

The company launched itself with a staging of Days of Wine and Roses in the Assembly Rooms Theatre in September 2017 and has been going from strength to strength ever since.

Want to become a Resident Theatre Company?

We are always looking to network with local artists and theatre company’s in the region. Take a look at our artistic policy and see what you think. If you think you’d make a good match, you can find out more information on getting involved with the theatre here.
We’d always love a chat so stop by the theatre for a brew and let’s get the ball rolling!