Our performing arts students get the best experience

Find out about the exciting activities our performing arts students take part in whilst studying at New College Durham.

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Virtual dance workshop gets students moving to a new beat

Our dance students engage in a virtual workshop with professional Afro-Brazilian dancer, Angeles.

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Students shine bright in London

Our performing arts students travelled to London for a week of exciting workshops and outstanding shows.

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Sweeney Todd end of year show

Our acting students enjoyed performing Sweeney Todd this summer!

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Ex student provides excellent work experience opportunities

Ex Drama student provides currrent Performing Arts students with excellent work experience opportunities. 

Lee Proud Workshop

Lee Proud Workshop

West End Choreographer delivered an inspiring insightful workshop to our Dance and Acting students.

Children in Need

Fundraising Flash Mob

Our Early Years students performed a flashmob to raise money for Children in Need.

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Live music performance

Our current Music students have excelled themselves with a series of outstanding performances in December.

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Showcase their skills

Our new music students showcased their skills to a live audience during their first performance in the college.

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Capital visit

Students from performing arts visited London for three days of theatre visits, workshops and many tiring tube journeys.

Storytelling at Clayport library

Storytelling at Clayport library

Our Performing Arts students took part in a pre-school storytelling performance at Clayport library in Durham.


Children’s theatre tour

Performing Arts students tour their production of Grim Tales to local primary schools.

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Former music student auditions on The Voice

A former New College Durham music student is through to the next round of the BBC show The Voice.

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Performing arts students perform songs from popular musical theatre at the Gala Theatre.



Our Performing arts students impressed audiences in Durham Market Square as they sang and danced during a flashmob.



Our performing arts students excelled in their performance of Road, by Jim Cartwright.

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Dance show

This year we celebrated our first ever Dance course show at the college.

African dance

African dance workshop

African dance expert, Patrick Zizi, led our dance students through an international dance workshop.

Dickensian Christmas sale

Dickensian Christmas sale

Performing arts raise money for charity at a Charles Dickens Christmas sale.

Close the coalhouse door

Close the Coalhouse Door

Drama students perform Close the Coalhouse Door.

A Midsummer nights dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Our performing arts students performed William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Music students perform best of the 80s

Talented music students transported a captivated audience back to the 80s at the Gala Theatre, in a thrilling live performance.


Biorhythm performance at Gala Theatre

Our performing arts students are set to impress audiences at the Gala Theatre on Tuesday 24 February.

Peanuts Agency

Agency talk to Actors

Performing Arts students gain insightful industry knowledge from Peanuts Casting Agency.

Andy Reiss

Andy Reiss musical theatre masterclass

One of the West End's leading actors delivered a workshop to our current and prospective students.