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Musical Landscapes

Musical Landscapes

DUCB invite you to join them for their Epiphany Term concert “Musical Landscapes”. From the Scottish Highlands to the Wild West DUCB offer a varied program that’s not to be missed.


Durham University Concert Band invite you to join them for their Epiphany Term concert “Musical Landscapes”. From the Scottish Highlands to the Wild West DUCB offer a varied program of classical, film, and popular music. With highlights including Rossano Galante’s Red Rock Mountain and Samuel Hazo’s Ride, this concert is not to be missed.


Following the band’s success at NCBF regionals where they received a Gold award, DUCB have been invited to NCBF nationals. “Musical Landscapes” will feature DUCB’s entries to NCBF – Hymn of the Highlands and Arabesque two contrasting pieces that show the best the band has to offer.


Tickets:    

£8 Standard    

£7 Concession and DUCB Alumni

£6 DSM Members  


This event takes place at St Oswald's Church


Doors will open at 6.30pm, the Concert will start at 7pm and finish approximately at 9pm, including a 20-minute interval

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Wednesday 28 Feb 202419:00 Book Now

Tom Misch After Hours

Tom Misch After Hours

Get yourselves down to Claypath Delicatessen on Thursday 29th February for a vibey evening of Tom Misch, hosted by JazzSoc!


JazzSoc invites you to a groovy evening of Tom Misch. Led by Tom Paterson on guitar and vocals and featuring Sam Armstrong on trumpet, Andrew Yu on tenor sax, Janathan Karunakaran on guitar, Athena Odysseos-Suther on bass, Tom Klafkowski on keys and Archie Kneeshaw on drums, get ready to cosy up in the fabulous Claypath Delicatessen to absorb some good vibes and even better music.


Tickets:    

£7 Standard    

£5 Concession

£3.50 Jazz Society Members


This event takes place at Claypath Delicatessen, DH1 1QS


Doors will open at 6pm, the Show will start at 6.30pm and finish approximately at 8pm Including a 15-minute interval

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Thursday 29 Feb 202418:30 Book Now (Sold Out)

HMS Pinafore

HMS Pinafore

HMS Pinafore is a comic operetta that follows the tale of the Captain's daughter 'Josephine' who is torn between her love for a lowly sailor and her duty to marry a man of high esteem. Set on a moored ship in Portsmouth, the operetta uses the classic tale of forbidden love to lampoon the notion of social class.


Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera HMS Pinafore is a hilarious story about the conflict between true love and expected duty, set aboard a ship moored in Portsmouth. Josephine, the daughter of the very traditional Captain Corcoran, falls for lowly sailor Ralph Rackstraw, and is torn between him and her father’s plans for her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty.


Many of the meddlesome sisters, cousins and aunts aboard the ship, along with the hapless sailors, hope for a successful partnership for Josephine and Ralph, but their plans to elope are revealed by the dastardly Dick Deadeye. A confrontation between Corcoran, Josephine and Ralph ends in surprising happiness as local woman Buttercup reveals that Corcoran and Ralph were swapped at birth. Ralph is promoted to Captain, and three sets of lovers are united in a joyous and patriotic finale.


Content Warning: Brief mention of suicide / Use of firearms and weapons


Tickets: 

£12 Standard  

£9 Concession

£7 DST Members


This event takes place at the Sir Thomas Allen Assembly Rooms Theatre

Doors will open at 7pm, matinee at 2pm

The Show will start at 7.30pm and finish approximately at 9.30pm including the 20-minute interval. Saturday matinee from 2.30 to 4.40pm.

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Thursday 29 Feb 202419:30 Book Now
Friday 1 Mar 202419:30 Book Now
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Saturday 2 Mar 202419:30 Book Now

Intl Women's Day Showcase

Intl Women's Day Showcase

An evening spotlighting achievements in composition and performance from women musicians of Durham and beyond. It features some of the best new chamber compositions from Durham students, plus opportunity to discover artists whose work has historically been undervalued on account of gender.


An evening spotlighting achievements in composition and performance from women musicians of Durham and beyond. It features some of the best new chamber compositions from Durham students, plus opportunity to discover artists whose work has historically been undervalued on account of gender.


Among the highlights is the premiere of the wife; the Woman by Durham composer Georgie West. Specially commissioned and performed by Bailey Chamber Orchestra, the piece is inspired by the life and work of Austrian composer Alma Mahler.


The concert forms part of a series of events hosted by the Music Department, with partners across Durham University, to mark International Women’s Day 2024. Highlights include These Things Shall Be: Ailsa Dixon, a concert of works by Music Department and St Mary’s College alumna Ailsa Dixon (1932–2017); and a screening (plus Q&A discussion) of Deep Listening: The Story of Pauline Oliveros, a documentary about the iconic composer, performer, teacher, philosopher, innovator and humanitarian.


With thanks to Centre for Visual Arts and Culture (CVAC), Durham Student Music, Durham University EDI Fund, Institute of Advanced Study, MUSICON, St John’s College, and St Mary’s College.


Tickets are free for this event.


This event takes place at Leech Hall, St John's College


Doors will open at 7pm, the Concert will start at 7.30pm and finish approximately at 9pm Including a 15-minute interval

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Thursday 29 Feb 202419:30 Book Now

Planets From The Hill

Planets From The Hill

A selection from Gustav Holst The Planets performed by Hill Orchestra.


This is a charity event in aid of Marie Curie during their daffodil appeal. We aim to give all profits to benefit the cause. As an orchestra, we love to support our individuals - Marie Curie is close to many of our hearts.


Content Warning: Loud Noise


Tickets:

£10 Standard  

£8 Concession

£6 DSM Members


This event takes place at St. Oswalds Church, DH1 3DG

Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the event

The Show will start at 19:00

There is a scheduled 30-minute interval during the event.

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Friday 1 Mar 202419:00 Book Now

JazzSoc Charity Ball

JazzSoc Charity Ball

The JazzSoc charity ball is back! This year we are supporting St. Cuthbert's Hospice, a local charity who provide support to people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.


JazzSoc invites you to Durham Masonic Hall on the 3rd of March for a fabulous and fun evening in support of a great cause. With both dining and ents options available, everyone is invited to join us and enjoy performances from JazzSoc, DU Big Band and DU Jazz Orchestra as well as a fourth surprise headliner! Throughout the evening there will also be many opportunities to enter the raffle, with a wide variety of different prizes to be won! It's bound to be a blast and a delightful way to raise money for St. Cuthbert's Hospice.


*NOTE* Please fill out this form after purchasing your dining ticket to confirm your menu choice, dietary requirements and seating preference!

   

£35 Dinner Ticket (includes Drinks Reception at 6pm)

£20 Ents (includes Drinks Reception at 8pm)


This event takes place at Durham Masonic Hall

Doors will open at 6pm with a Drinks reception for the diners, the meal will be served at 6.30pm. The ents ticket Drinks reception starts at 8pm. The evening will wrap up at 11pm.

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Sunday 3 Mar 202418:00 Book Now (Not Open for Sale)

The Finalist Showcase

The Finalist Showcase

The Finalist Showcase returns for 2024! Come and see monologues, duologues and musical performances from the best Durham has to offer!


Durham Student Theatre is proud to give a spotlight to our talented finalists as they prepare to show you their passion projects that they've been working on this term. Led by two wonderful directors, this troupe of 9 actors demonstrates the best and most innovative talent in Durham's theatrical scene. Expect to laugh, expect to cry, expect to be enthralled by this magnificent spectacle of all that drama is and is going to be. We are wishing the best of luck to our finalists in all their future endeavours and this night promises to show the culmination of their Durham careers.


Content Warnings: Abortion/ strong sexual references/ mental health/ suicide/ depression


Tickets are free for this event, which takes place at Sir Thomas Allen Assembly Rooms Theatre


Doors will open at 7pm, the Show will start at 7.30pm and finish approximately at 10pm Including a 20-minute interval

Book Tickets

Sunday 3 Mar 202419:30 Book Now

Jazz Society Charity Ball Ents

Jazz Society Charity Ball Ents

The JazzSoc charity ball is back! This year we are supporting St. Cuthbert's Hospice, a local charity who provide support to people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.


JazzSoc invites you to Durham Masonic Hall on the 3rd of March for a fabulous and fun evening in support of a great cause. Everyone is invited to join us and enjoy performances from JazzSoc, DU Big Band and DU Jazz Orchestra and Big Ears! Throughout the evening there will also be many opportunities to enter the raffle, with a wide variety of different prizes to be won! It's bound to be a blast and a delightful way to raise money for St. Cuthbert's Hospice.


Ents Tickets: £20


This event is at Durham Masonic Hall, 36 Old Elvet, DH1 3HN


It will run from 20:00 to 23:00



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Sunday 3 Mar 202420:00 Book Now

Awake, O North Wind

Awake, O North Wind

Durham University Chamber Choir are proud to present ‘Awake, O North Wind’, a programme combining contemporary British Choral sounds with Eastern Orthodox compositions from the modern era.


Beginning in the Baltics with music by contemporary composers emulating their more orthodox predecessors, ‘Awake, O North Wind’ features music in a range of languages including English, Latin, German, and Russian. This diverse programme varies across the intricacy in Alfred Schnittke’s style to the dense choral tapestry offered by the Finn Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, followed with music by contemporary British composer, John Barber. His rarely performed setting of the ‘Song of Songs’, utilises his characteristic rhythmically diverse work and close attention to the text, capturing emotional moments beautifully, leading to the emphatic closing movement, ‘Love is as Strong as Death’.


This event takes place at Durham Cathedral Chapter House

Tickets are available soon on Durham Cathedral Events page


Tickets:  

£16 Standard  

£13 Concession

£10 DSM Members



Book Tickets

Monday 4 Mar 202419:30 Book Now

Beethoven’s Eroica

Beethoven’s Eroica

DUCE invites you to their epiphany concert: Fanny (Mendelssohn) Hensel’s Overture in C, Hummel Trumpet Concerto featuring soloist Tom Parker, and finally Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’.


Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel’s Overture in C was the first and only purely orchestral work she wrote. This scintillating piece gives you a taste of her musical style, but tragically went unpublished during her lifetime. Hummel’s trumpet concerto, written for the keyed trumpet inventor and virtuoso Weidinger, marked Hummel’s entrance into the Eterházy court. Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony was originally dedicated to Napoleon, who was then a heroic democratic figure. He later removed it in anger when Napoleon declared himself emperor. Heroic themes still prevail in the symphony, which is regarded as the first Romantic symphony and one of the greatest ever written.


Overture in C - Fanny Mendelsson-Hensel

Trumpet Concerto in Eb - Johann Nepomuk Hummel - Soloist Tom Parker

Symphony No.3 "Eroica" - Ludwig Van Beethoven


Tickets:    

£8 Standard    

£6 Concession

£5 DSM Members  


This event takes place at Castle Great Hall 


Doors will open at 8.30pm, the event will start at 8.40pm and finish approximately at 10.20pm Including a 15-minute interval

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Tuesday 5 Mar 202420:40 Book Now

These Things Shall Be: Aisla Dixon

These Things Shall Be: Aisla Dixon

Join performers from across Durham University in celebrating the work of Aisla Dixon, an alumnus of the university.


Join performers from across Durham University in celebrating the work of Aisla Dixon, an alumnus of the university. Durham University Keyboard Instrument Society and Chamber Music Society bring together a range of performers, with works for solo piano, chamber ensemble and choir. The evening will include a discussion on Aisla's music with her daughter, Josie, and members of the Music Department.


Tickets are Free for this event


This event takes place at Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College

The doors will open at 7pm, the event will start at 7.30pm and finish approximately at 9pm including a 15-minute interval

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Wednesday 6 Mar 202419:30 Book Now

Too Close To The Sun

Too Close To The Sun

The sun will come up tomorrow. But what if it doesn’t? Six people on the periphery reckon with what and who they have left, when the unfathomable becomes reality.


Wrong Tree presents a newly devised show: ‘Too Close to the Sun’. The sun will come up tomorrow. But what if it doesn’t? Six people on the periphery reckon with what and who they have left, when the unfathomable becomes reality. Against the backdrop of the Arctic, doomsday cults, and outer-space, and inspired by the story of Icarus, this experimental and physical anthology explores what we take most for granted.


Content Warning: Climate Anxiety // Death // Partial Nudity // Violence // Religious Trauma // Mental Illness


Tickets:  

£7 Standard  

£6 Concession

£5 DST Members


This event takes place at Sir Thomas Allen Assembly Rooms Theatre 

Doors will open at 18:40

The Show will start at 19:00


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Thursday 7 Mar 202419:00 Book Now
Friday 8 Mar 202419:00 Book Now
Saturday 9 Mar 202419:00 Book Now

HBT Presents: Grease

HBT Presents: Grease

Welcome to the singing and dancing world of "Grease" a wholesome exchange student and a leather-clad Danny have a summer romance, but will it cross clique lines?


Hild Bede Theatre are excited to present our Epiphany term show! Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. One of the most beloved movie musicals, brought to the stage.


Content Warnings: sexism


Tickets:    

£7.50 Standard    

£7 Concession

£6.50 DST Members  


This event takes place at Caedmon Hall, College of St Hild and St Bede


Doors will open at 7pm, the Show will start at 7.30pm and finish approximately at 10pm Including a 20-minute interval

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Thursday 7 Mar 202419:30 Book Now
Friday 8 Mar 202419:30 Book Now
Saturday 9 Mar 202419:30 Book Now

DUPO: Bernstain, Mazzoli...

DUPO: Bernstain, Mazzoli...

Durham University’s Palatinate Orchestra presents an evening of music by Bernstein, Mazzoli and Rachmaninoff. Featuring Rachmaninoff’s colossal Second Symphony in the magnificent Durham Cathedral, this is not a performance to be missed.


Durham University’s Palatinate Orchestra presents an evening of music by Bernstein, Mazzoli and Rachmaninoff.Join us in our performance of Rachmaninoff’s colossal Second Symphony. Made popular through his eternally romantic sound, Rachmaninoff provides constant longing and drama in this triumphant work.


Also featured on the programme are Bernstein’s energetic curtain-raising Candide Overture and Missy Mazzoli’s Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres), performed both at the 2017 and 2023 BBC Proms in an expansive exploration of music ‘in the shape of our solar system’.

Book Tickets

Friday 8 Mar 202419:30 Book Now

hang

hang

'hang' is a dramatic play about balancing the line between justice and vengeance where One and Two are overseeing a judicial process, while Three is determining the fate of a man who has committed a crime against her.


Debbie Tucker’s 'hang' portrays three characters who are identified as simply One, Two and Three. Three is stipulated as female and Black; she and her family have been the victim of an undisclosed crime that we are given to understand has shattered all of their lives. And she is the one who now gets to decide how the perpetrator will die.


Content Warning: Violence, Death, Mental Health, Torture, Race


Tickets:

£7 Standard  

£6 Concession

£5 DST/Law Society/Durham Union Members


This event takes place at the Durham Union Debating Chamber, Pemberton Rooms, DH1 3EP


On Saturday, doors open at 6.20. There will be a pre-show talk at 6:45, and the play will end at approximately 8.45, including a 15 minute interval.


On Sunday, doors open at 7.00. The show begins at 7.30, and will end at approximately 8.45, including a 15 minute interval.

Book Tickets

Saturday 9 Mar 202418:45 Book Now
Sunday 10 Mar 202419:30 Book Now

An evening with Dynamics & GC

An evening with Dynamics & GC

Durham University Gospel Choir returns to Elvet Methodist for an Easter showcase in collaboration with Durham Dynamics - come along for an evening of joyful, uplifting music and warm harmonies!


An evening with Durham University Gospel Choir and Durham Dynamics will be an experience you won’t soon forget; an evening of beautiful harmonies and varying genres ranging from traditional gospel to modern a Capella!


This event on Saturday 9th March promises to be full of spectacular, soul-soothing musicianship from both groups and a preview of Gospel Choir’s upcoming performance at the nationwide Gospel Choir competition of the Year: UGCY 2024!


So what are you waiting for? Get ready, put it in your calendar and prepare for an amazing evening!


Tickets:  

£8 Standard    

£7 Concession  

£6 DSM and DST Members 


This event takes place at Elvet Methodist Church,

the doors will open at 7pm, the show will start at 7:15pm and finish approximately at 9pm including a 15-minute interval

Book Tickets

Saturday 9 Mar 202419:15 Book Now

Hill Vs Bailey 2024

Hill Vs Bailey 2024

Two teams of improvisers come head-to-head in the competition older than time itself. Which team will reign victorious this year? There's only one way to find out - improvised comedy!


Shellshock! Improvised Comedy, Durham's premier improv comedy group, present their signature blend of scenes and sketches. Their longstanding annual Hill Vs Bailey show will see two teams competing to be crowned the ultimate winner! Bring your foam fingers, your war paint, and strap in for the biggest battle of the century! (until this time next year, of course)


The show is entirely unscripted and made up on the spot - no two shows are ever the same. Come along for an evening of laughter as you give prompts and suggestions to help shape every scene!


Content Warnings: As the show is improvised, we can't predict the content exactly. However, we always strive to avoid heavy topics and keep our shows light. There will be audience participation and possibly some strong language.


Tickets:    

£5 Standard    

£3.50 DST and Shellshock Members 


This event takes place at DSU Learning Lounge, Dunelm House, New Elvet DH1 3AN


Doors will open at 7.15pm, the Show will start at 7.30pm and finish approximately at 8.45pm

Book Tickets

Sunday 10 Mar 202419:30 Book Now

Vaughan-Williams Symphony No.5

Vaughan-Williams Symphony No.5

Durham University’s Palatinate Orchestra presents an evening of music featuring Carwithen's Suffolk Suite, Glazunov's Saxophone Concerto (soloist Charlotte Gee) and Vaughan-Williams' Fifth Symphony.


Durham University’s Palatinate Orchestra presents an evening of music featuring Carwithen, Glazunov and Vaughan-Williams. Our concert will open with Carwithen’s delightful Suffolk Suite and will be followed by Glazunov’s Saxophone Concerto performed by soloist, Charlotte Gee. Vaughan-Williams’ magnificent fifth symphony will feature as our second half. Composed during World War II, this radiant work expresses a deep pain and heartbreak but with an overarching and insistent hopefulness throughout.


Tickets:    

£10 Standard    

£7 Concession

£5 DSM Members  


This event takes place at the Elvet Methodist Church 


Doors will open at 7pm, concert will start at 7.30pm and finish approximately at 9pm Including a 15-minute interval

Book Tickets

Monday 11 Mar 202419:30 Book Now

Orchestral Society: Welsh Tales

Orchestral Society: Welsh Tales

Durham University Orchestral Society is delighted to present an evening of 'Welsh Tales', performed by one of Durham's most elite Chamber Orchestras, performed in the beautiful atmospheric St Oswald's Church.


Croeso! Durham University Orchestral Society is delighted to present a programme celebrating Welsh history and its musical tradition with an evening of 'Welsh Tales' hosted in the atmospheric St Oswald's Church. Commemorating the holiday of Santes Dwynwen and the day of the patron saint Dewi Sant, the programme boasts an exciting compilation of famous Welsh repertoire, including works by the renowned composers Gareth Glyn, Arwel Hughes, Mansel Thomas, John Heath and Wales' most famous female composer, Grace Williams. This welsh repertoire is rarely performed, and thus we are incredibly excited to showcase such a programme to you all.


Tickets:  

£14 Standard    

£12 Concession  

£8 DSM Members 


This event takes place at St Oswald's Church 

The doors will open at 7pm, the show will start at 7.30pm and finish approximately at 9pm



Book Tickets

Tuesday 12 Mar 202419:30 Book Now

'Measure For Measure' By William Shakespeare

'Measure For Measure' By William Shakespeare

A gothic inspired adaptation of Shakespeare's most provocative problem play, 'Measure for Measure', follows Isabella in her attempt to save her brother's life against the backdrop of a vice-ridden Vienna.


The Duke has mysteriously left Vienna and his secondary, Anglo is left to rule the city with an unforgiving morality. He begins to punish those who engage in ‘sinful’ debauchery and sexual deviancy. One of his unfortunate prisoners is the sensitive Claudio, who is punished for impregnating his fiancé. Claudio’s sister, Isabella, is dragged from the comfort of her nunnery, to plead with Angelo for the life of her brother. Tackling issue of justice vs. mercy, lust vs. restraint and power vs. truth 'Measure For Measure' asks what power women can have in a world dominated by men and their inescapable objectification.


Content Warning: Sexual assault // Rape // Prostitution // Death  


Tickets:  

£7.50 Standard    

£6.50 DST Members

Free for Under 16's  


This event takes place at the Sir Thomas Allen Assembly Rooms Theatre

Doors will open at 7pm, the Show will start at 7.30pm and finish approximately at 10pm including a 15-minute scheduled interval.


 

Book Tickets

Wednesday 13 Mar 202419:30 Book Now
Thursday 14 Mar 202419:30 Book Now
Friday 15 Mar 202419:30 Book Now

DUOS: Mahler Symphony No.1

DUOS: Mahler Symphony No.1

Durham University Orchestral Society is delighted to present Mahler: Symphony No.1 'Titan'. Performed in the stunning Durham Cathedral, this concert boasts an atmospheric and exuberant programme, exploring works by the renowned composers Gustav Mahler and John Adams.


Durham University Orchestral Society is delighted to present the Symphony Orchestra, performing the atmospheric and renowned work, Symphony No.1 ‘Titan’ by Gustav Mahler. Given the nickname, ‘Titan’, by Mahler, after a novel by Jean Paul, this tone poem in the form of a symphony explores nature and the human experience. Depicted through the various programmatic movements, this will take you on a journey through ‘Days of Youth’ leading to the inevitability of death and heaven. This stunning piece will be performed alongside the postminimalist work ‘Short Ride in a Fast Machine’ by John Adams and will boast an evening of musical splendour.


Tickets:  

£20 Standard    

£15 Concession  

£12 DSM Members 


This event takes place at Durham Cathedral 

The doors will open at 7pm, the show will start at 7.30pm and finish approximately at 9pm





Book Tickets

Wednesday 13 Mar 202419:30 Book Now

Awake, O North Wind, Newcastle

Awake, O North Wind, Newcastle

A celebration of British and Baltic Choral Music, with works by Finn Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, and British composer, John Barber.


Beginning in the Baltics with music by contemporary composers emulating their more orthodox predecessors, ‘Awake, O North Wind’ features music in a range of languages including English, Latin, German, and Russian.


Durham University Chamber Choir’s diverse programme varies across the intricacy in Alfred Schnittke’s style to the dense choral tapestry offered by the Finn Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, followed with music by contemporary British composer, John Barber. His rarely performed setting of the ‘Song of Songs’, utilises his characteristic rhythmically diverse work and close attention to the text, capturing emotional moments beautifully, leading to the emphatic closing movement, ‘Love is as Strong as Death’.


Tickets:    

£10 Standard    

£7 Concession

£5 DSM Members 


This event takes place at St Andrew’s Church, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5SS


Doors will open at 7.30pm, the Concert will start at 8pm and finish approximately at 9.30pm, including a 15-minute interval

Book Tickets

Wednesday 13 Mar 202420:00 Book Now

Sold!

Sold!

Join Full Score at ‘Sold!’ for an evening of close Barbershop harmony, feel-good classics, and heart-wrenching ballads at Castle Great Hall, in aid of their chosen charity, DASH.


On Wednesday 13th March, Durham University’s Barbershop Choir, Full Score, will be singing Disney classics, heart-wrenching ballads, nostalgic melodies, and Barbershop favourites in Castle Great Hall at their Epiphany Term Concert, ‘Sold!’. Part of the proceeds will be going towards a brilliant local charity, DASH, whom Full Score are partnering with this year. As a charity they strive towards making sure everyone has the ‘fundamental right to a place of shelter, and help to rebuild their life.’

This evening promises boater hats and suspenders, feel-good tunes and gorgeous close harmonies… are you ‘Sold’ yet?


Tickets:  

£8 Standard    

£7 Concession  

£6 DSM Members 


This event takes place at Castle Great Hall 

The doors will open at 8.15pm, the show will start at 8.30pm and finish approximately at 9.30pm

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Wednesday 13 Mar 202420:30 Book Now

Life is a Highway

Life is a Highway

Join the effervescent Foot Notes A Cappella in the glorious Durham Castle Great Hall for their Epiphany term concert, featuring their unique versatile range of a cappella repertoire.


Indulge in a musical journey that mirrors life's twists and turns with Foot Notes A Cappella and join us in the majestic Durham Castle Great Hall for our Epiphany term concert, ‘Life is a Highway’! Our versatile repertoire promises a diverse blend of a cappella treasures, spanning from the iconic tunes of Beyoncé and Bonnie Tyler to the soul-stirring melodies of Runestad. With a wide range of songs, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a musical experience that mirrors the beautiful journey of life itself!


Tickets:    

£6 Standard    

£5.50 Concession

£5 DSM Members  


This event takes place at Castle Great Hall 


Doors will open at 8pm, the Show will start at 8.30pm and finish approximately at 10pm Including a 15-minute interval

Book Tickets

Thursday 14 Mar 202420:30 Book Now

A Night in New York

A Night in New York

Take a seat and relax as Durham University Jazz Orchestra whisk you away from the music department to New York for an entertaining evening of Jazz.


Take a seat and relax as Durham University Jazz Orchestra whisk you away from the music department to New York for an entertaining evening of Jazz. The set will include favourites: Senor Blues, Lullaby of Broadway and Walking by Flashlight as well as new tunes featuring Quick SIlver, Enowena and Fanfare for an uncommon man!


Content Warnings: Loud Music


Tickets:    

£7 Standard    

£6 Concession

£5 DSM Members  


This event takes place at Music Department Concert Hall


Doors will open at 6.30pm, the Concert will start at 7pm and finish approximately at 9.30pm, including a 10-minute interval

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Friday 15 Mar 202419:00 Book Now

'Milk Teeth' & 'Incremental'

'Milk Teeth' & 'Incremental'

Rocket and First are teaming up to bring you ‘milk teeth’ by Maariya Khalid and ‘Incremental’ by Max Shanagher, a student writing double-bill exploring the depths of the human psyche.


Following her (hot) therapist’s advice, Zenab buys a doll to reconnect with her inner child. But the moment she takes it out the box, she can’t help but feel a strange connection to it. ‘milk teeth’ is about lost love, motherhood, and loneliness, showcasing how quickly a woman can unravel.


Marcus and Sophia walk into a shop. This simple premise is explored to its absurdist extent in an existential play where audiences watch a scene unfold repeatedly with incremental changes. ‘Incremental’ explores power dynamics within relationships and the extent to which even the smallest of changes can have monumental effects...


Content Warnings: Milk Teeth: Infanticide/ sexual harassment/ abuse/ bereavement/ mentions of misogyny/ mentions of abortion/ mentions of suicide. Incremental: Violence


Tickets:    

£7 Standard    

£6.50 Concession

£5 DST Members  


This event takes place at Sir Thomas Allen Assembly Rooms Theatre


Doors will open at 7pm, the play will start at 7.30pm and finish approximately at 9.45pm, including a 15-minute interval

Book Tickets

Sunday 28 Apr 202419:30 Book Now
Monday 29 Apr 202419:30 Book Now
Tuesday 30 Apr 202419:30 Book Now

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

George and Martha’s sadistic game-playing and vitriolic verbal scrapping reaches its climax in a momentous revelation.


Albee’s play examines the complexities of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George. Late one evening, after a university faculty party, they receive an unwitting younger couple, Nick and Honey, as guests, and draw them into their bitter and frustrated relationship. Set in 1960s New England, the play delves into George and Martha’s ‘games’ and the fantasies that they hide themselves in.


Content Warnings: Depictions of domestic violence, child loss, sexual references


Tickets:

£7.50 Standard

£7 Concession

£6.50 DST Member

£5 Members of School Groups (this will be verified at the door)


This event takes place at Sir Thomas Allen Assembly Rooms Theatre, 40 North Bailey, DH1 3ET


Doors will open at 7pm, the Show will start at 7.30pm and finish approximately at 10.15pm Including a 20-minute interval

Book Tickets

Thursday 2 May 202419:30 Book Now
Friday 3 May 202419:30 Book Now
Saturday 4 May 202419:30 Book Now

As You Like It

As You Like It

‘All the world’s a stage.’ Castle Theatre Company takes one of Shakespeare’s most famous sayings literally, and, for our summer tour’s sapphire anniversary, is delighted to announce our 2024 touring production of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies: As You Like It. When a court falls into distrust and disrepair, brothers will bicker, friends will flee and shepherds will sing.


Rosalind, disguised as a fiery young man called Ganymede, along with her best friend Celia and their voracious fool Touchstone flee to the Forest of Arden to find a new home. Orlando, out of fear of his elder brother Oliver, hides in the forest where he meets Ganymede who promises to cure him of his love for Rosalind. Meanwhile the shepherd Silvius attempts to woo the shepherdess Phebe who has fallen in love with Ganymede and Touchstone uses his relationship with Audrey to taunt the hapless William. As the pessimistic Jaques questions the nature of man and Rosalind finds herself in over her head as Ganymede, will these foru couples find the liberty in their banishment?


Content Warnings: depictions of mild violence/sexual references


Tickets:

£7.50 Standard    

£6.50 Concession

£6 DST Members

£5.50 University College Students 


This event takes place at Fellows Garden, Durham Castle, Durham, DH1 3BD


Doors will open at 1.30pm, the play will start at 2pm and finish approximately at 5pm, including a 20-minute interval

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Tuesday 11 Jun 202414:00 Book Now
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Volta by Carrie Cheung

Volta by Carrie Cheung

In their final broadcast, a travel radio show makes a drastic content pivot - through a series of monologues, half of a radio host duo and their intrepid intern start telling stories about cities that don’t exist.


With each fantastical tale, the two grow increasingly more concerned about their missing fellow host, the show’s writer, who seems to be hiding something from them both. The only clue to what’s going on in the imaginary cities in their scripts


Tickets:    

£7 Standard    

£6 Concession

£5 DST Members 


This event takes place at The Holy GrAle, 57 Crossgate, Durham DH1 4PR


Doors will open at 6.40pm, the play will start at 7pm and finish approximately at 8.40pm

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Tuesday 11 Jun 202419:00 Book Now
Wednesday 12 Jun 202419:00 Book Now

Doctor Who!

Doctor Who!

Ooook! returns with its annual 'sitcom'. This year its Dr Who adapted by Harry Threapleton. The Doctor and Donna are investigating Adipose Industries and its mysterious weight loss pills, comically missing each other at every turn. They must work together to stop the Racnoss and her army of robot Santas.


Donna Noble’s life changed forever the day she met the Doctor. Years ago, on what was meant to be her wedding day, she found herself teleported into his Tardis (a bigger on the inside police box that can travel through time and space) and found herself in a battle against a creature from another world.


But then the pair parted ways and life went back to normal. Determined to do good in the world and hopeful to find the Doctor again, Donna investigates Adipose Industries and their supposedly miraculous weight loss pills. Little does she know that the Doctor is there also, and that the pair of them will have to contend with an all new, much cuter threat.


Adapted from the hilarious episodes “The Runaway Bride” and “Partners In Crime”, this play is a non-stop rollercoaster of energy, thrills and fun that traverses time and space.

Harry


Content Warnings: flashing lights/ diet/ culture/ sexual references/ references to and depictions of violence


Tickets:    

£7 Standard    

£6.50 Concession

£6 DST Members  


This event takes place at Sir Thomas Allen Assembly Rooms Theatre


Doors will open at 7pm, the Concert will start at 7.30pm and finish approximately at 10pm, including a 20-minute interval

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Thursday 13 Jun 202419:30 Book Now
Friday 14 Jun 202419:30 Book Now
Saturday 15 Jun 202414:30 Book Now
Saturday 15 Jun 202419:30 Book Now

Beethoven's 5th Symphony

Beethoven's 5th Symphony

Durham University Orchestral Society is delighted to present 'Beethoven's 5th Symphony' performed by one of Durham's most elite chamber orchestras in Durham Town Hall, alongside Prokofiev's 'Peter and the Wolf'.


Hosted in the atmospheric Durham Town Hall, Durham University Orchestral Society is delighted to present 'Beethoven's Fifth Symphony', performed by one of Durham's leading chamber orchestras. The programme boasts an exciting and renowned compilation of repertoire, featuring Beethoven's 'Egmont' and the 'symphonic tale for children', 'Peter and the Wolf' by Sergei Prokofiev. Complementing the symphony orchestras performance, 'Beethoven's 9th Symphony', held on 14th June in Durham Cathedral, this performance will celebrate Beethoven and Prokofiev's success as two of the most prolific composers within musical history.


Tickets:    

£16 Standard    

£12 Concession

£9 DSM Members  


This event takes place at Durham Town Hall DH1 3NJ


Doors will open at 7pm, the Show will start at 7.30pm and finish approximately at 9pm

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Saturday 15 Jun 202419:30 Book Now

DULOG presents: Legally Blonde

DULOG presents: Legally Blonde

‘Legally Blonde’ brings the story of Harvard sweetheart Elle Woods to the stage in glittering pink glory, featuring high-energy dance to a catchy pop score that will leave you feeling ‘so much better’ than before!


DULOG presents the award-winning musical ‘Legally Blonde’ at the Assembly Rooms Theatre this summer! Based on the smash hit film, follow sorority girl Elle Woods as she enrols at Harvard Law School to win back her boyfriend, and on the way tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Featuring high-energy dance to a catchy pop score, this show is guaranteed to leave you feeling ‘so much better’ than before!


Content Warning: Sexual assault / body shaming and objectification


Tickets:

£8.50 Standard  

£7.50 Concession

£7 DST Members


This event takes place at the Sir Thomas Allen Assembly Rooms Theatre

Doors will open at 7pm, matinee at 2pm

The Show will start at 7.30pm and finish approximately at 10.00pm including the 20-minute interval. Saturday matinee from 2.30 to 5.00pm.

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Wednesday 19 Jun 202419:30 Book Now
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