Castle Theatre Company

Castle Theatre Company is one of the oldest and most prestigious student theatre companies in Durham. Internationally revered and loved by the College, CTC showcases the best of Castle and University talent, each year performing phenomenal productions and delivering at the Durham Student Theatre award ceremonies. While primarily affiliated with University College, we aim to offer extensive performance opportunities to the dramatically inclined across the University, putting on many shows throughout the year. Castle Theatre Company, or CTC as it is affectionately known, is part of Durham Student Theatre.13710044_1220572101307862_9216308120872671501_n

Highlights from last year include ‘A Servant to Two Masters’ in the Castle Senate Suite, ‘Hamlet’ in Durham Town Hall and the first performance of ‘HOME’ outside its National Theatre debut in the Assembly Rooms Theatre. We have also just finished our annual Summer Shakespeare Tour, which this year has seen 15 Castle students touring ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ across the pond to the USA, visiting the ‘other’ Durham in North Carolina! This year’s season is something to be very excited about, starting with “The Crucible” in fourth week of Michaelmas.

12273596_1067608676604206_1608464857082490660_oThis year we are not only hoping to continue our great run of shows from the past few years, but we will also be hosting comedy nights such as the annual Comedy Cabaret, STUNDIE (Stand Up in the Undercroft Bar) for anyone who wants to dabble in comedy, poetry evenings and even an open mic monologue night in the Norman Chapel. Enjoy theatre but not the pressure of auditions? This year we are running a Drama group for confidence building, improvisation, audition technique and theatre skills along with a close partnership with CCA.


13063304_1166556073376132_5430360174362635705_oKeep an eye out on social media and around college to see what’s happening next. This year’s team is more than willing to answer any questions you have – so do come and grab us if you see any of us around college – we don’t bite! If you are interested in theatre in any capacity, or simply keen to give something different a go, CTC is the perfect society for you!

Get involved by visiting our website at for regular updates and announcements. Also remember to subscribe to our Facebook page (, follow us on Twitter (@castle_theatre) and follow us on Instagram (@CastleTheatreCompany).


If you have any questions at all, then send an email to this year’s president at or We’d love to hear from you!

All the theatrical best,

12792347_1118558408175899_8131385436256983015_oOwen Sparkes
CTC President 2016-17

President: Owen Sparkes
Artistic Director: Theo Holt-Bailey
Executive Producer: Elle Morgan-Williams
Treasurer: Alex Marshall
Director of Comedy: Tristan Robinson
Social Secretary: Tom Harper