Durham Distillery
A brand new Fringe venue for 2024, in the heart of Durham City. Durham Distillery is centrally located within the Prince Bishops shopping centre, with easy access to parking. The event space has a full service bar staffed by the expert Durham Distillery team of mixologists, and there are always new local spirits on offer and creative ways to enjoy your Durham Distillery tipple! The venue offers excellent access with a lift from road level and a disabled toilet. We hope to be able to go to black if required. As you would expect for a pop up venue, there is very limited storage but there is some off stage space.

The basement event space is downstairs from street level and is where they actually make the gin! It has an intimate and industrial, almost "speakeasy", feel. Our use of the space is still being finalised but it’s likely to be a 3m x 2m stage with simple lighting and PA, surrounded by relaxed and informal seating of different heights

Performance space Currently being finalised but a simple raised area of 3m x 2m. With performance lighting and a good PA. We intend to curtain windows to achieve a "black" We welcome requests for Projector, Haze or Piano etc, but it depends upon what other use is being made of the space. These are not part of its day to day resources.


Has a stage? YES 3m (width) x 2m (depth); vertical clearance 2.5m

Dressing Room YES

Bar (outside performance space) YES

Backstage area YES

Please note that even in venues with storage space, a limited amount can be decidated to each show, and this must be discussed in advance


Lighting rig YES

Basic lighting available YES

PA System YES

On site technician YES

Ready to perform?

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Note: Through the Market Place, up Saddler street. First left into the High Street and it's on your left hand side after 20m. Gin shop at ground level, the Distillery is accessed from inside, down stairs or using a lift from street level.
Venue Details


Prince Bishops

31 High Street


Co. Durham

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