The Lubetkin Theatre

With seating for up to 220 people, The Lubetkin Theatre houses state-of-the-art equipment and is a fantastic place to house any production.

From corporate events to plays and pantomimes, The Lubetkin Theatre is the perfect place for it all!

The theatre is completely customisable with different stage and seating options, and our dedicated theatre technicians are on-hand to help with any aspects of performance from lighting to stage design.

The Lubetkin Theatre was officially opened in October 2009 by Sasha Lubetkin, daughter of Berthold Romanovich Lubetkin (14 December 1901 - 23 October 1990) the Russian born architect who pioneered modernist design in Britain in the 1930s and was commissioned to be master planner and chief architect for Peterlee new town only to find his vision mired in red tape and bureaucratic opposition.

Bookings for External Productions

At EDC, we regularly work with external companies who would like to use our fantastic theatre facilities for productions.

If you're running a production in the local area there's no better location than at EDC. With plenty of parking for your guests, a fantastic theatre for your performance and support available from our technicians, we can help make your dream performance a reality.

The wow factor of the room means any corporate event sets off on the right foot. Whether your guests sit on the comfortable, tiered seating to ensure a full view of a presentation or DVD projected onto the large screen or a cabaret layout is in place for networking, the flexibility of the room ensures a professional environment for your event.

If you'd like to enquire about booking an event or production at the Lubetkin Theatre, please contact our Events Coordinator using by emailing

Featured Facilities

Engineering Workshops

Engineering covers a wide variety of elements and we have a wide variety of facilities to match!

Outdoor Pitches

Love playing sport? With our all-weather floodlit 3G full pitch and five-a-side football pitches, there's everything you need right here at East Durham College!

Scene1 Restaurant & Commercial Kitchens

Fancy some freshly made food for a fantastic price? Well come and join us at our very own restaurant, Scene1!