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Durham Scenic Workshops is a scenery construction workshop .  We build and create scenery for theatre, tv, escape rooms, conferences and events as well as being able to provide staging and other

technical services.

Our fabulous team of carpenters, metalworkers, electricians, scenic artists and sculptors work hard across both our workshops to bring the best quality scenery to life.  


We are proud to have worked with many companies, designers and production managers including:-

Charing Cross Theatre;  Live Theatre, Newcaslte; Southwark Playhouse;  Gala Theatre Durham;  Arcola Theatre; Buxton Opera Festival;  Theatre Hullabaloo;  The Customs House, South Shields;    Unfolding Theatre;   New Writing North;  Northern Stage; Royal Academy of Music; British Youth Opera; ETO (English Tougin Opera); Escape Rooms Durham;Open Clasp; Kitchen Zoo and many more regional theatre and opera companies...

Latest News...

6th October 2018

... So it's been quite a while since we last updated the website - and it's been a busy year for the whole team - including a new arrival on the 1st June - welcome Katie Brown! (6lb6oz)

In the mean time we've been building for ETO, Live theatre Newcastle, Royal Academy of Music, BYO, Customs House to name but a few...

On Monday we send out another set to Live Theatre - Clear White Light, before we start working again with the fabulous Neil Irish on Derby Theatre's new Christmas show - Hansel and Gretel.

More news to follow real soon - and some of the years pictures too!

24 May 2017

Puzzling times...

Mike and the team have been building and installing a new updated game into Escape Rooms Durham.  Room 2 - 'Lab Heist' is an new and updated version of the previous 'Escape the Lab' game.  If you have played this game previously there is a special replay rate as it is well worth another go  with new puzzles and clues to unravel!

For more info visit

4 May 2017

It's fit up day for Curious Monkey's latest production of Walker Talk.  Designed by Nina Scott and co-directed by Amy Golding and Toni McElhatton, the Company have been working with pupils and teachers from Walker Technology College to create a brand new piece of theatre.  


We hope they all enjoy the experience and the show goes brilliantly, break a leg!

3 April 2017

Today the team are in London fitting up the set for The Braille Legacy at Charing Cross Theatre.  The Workshops made the central revolve and surrounding flats which were designed by Tim Shortall.

We wish the Company huge success for this brand new musical!

20 March 2017

The Workshops team are in London today at Southwark Playhouse fitting up the set for their new show and UK premier of The Life.  


Designed by Justin Nardella the show is set in the darker side of 1980's New York, billed as "a gutsy and gritty joyride filled with both pathos and fun".  The show runs from 25 March to 9 April.


We wish the whole Company a successful run!

12 May 2017

We love days like today - model box presentation for GTSS' upcoming production of Rent at the Gala Theatre Durham.  Being designed by Simon Henderson we are excited to see and hear the initial design concept and can't wait to get started on the build soon!

7 May 2017

Set Delivery Day!!!  

The team are dropping off the sections of scenery we were asked to build for Richard III at the Arcola Theatre today.  Design by Anthony Amble.  Good luck with the run!

6 March 2017

Today the Workshops have delivered a set to the Gala Theatre in Durham for their next in house production Educating Rita.  


Designed by Adrian Gee and Directed by Rebecca Frecknell this British Theatre Classic looks set to be a great production. 


Break a leg!  

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