The Assembly Rooms Theatre
Fully refurbished in 2019, thanks to a £2.4m investment by Durham University, this beautiful, historic theatre has been serving the city for over 120 years. In 2023 it was renamed the Sir Thomas Allen Assembly Rooms Theatre.

View from stage

Audience entrance to the theatre. The Box Office is seen up the first flight of stairs; the auditorium entrance is a further two flights above.

Bar (outside performance space) YES

Notes for those with access needs

A lift is located immediately to the left of the main entrance, providing access to the box office, bar, and disabled access seating gallery. Please notify us in advance if you wish to use the lift.

Note: Located opposite Hatfield College. No public parking, limited disabled parking on North Bailey. Disabled lift giving access to auditorium. Otherwise access is via stairs.
Venue Details


40 North Bailey


Co. Durham

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