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Gala Theatre Durham

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Address: Millenium Square | Durham, Durham DH1 1WA, England
Phone Number: 03000 266 600
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Sun 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:30 pm

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Modern theatre in Durham city centre

We've visited the Gala's theatre (not the cinema) on a number of occasions and have been impressed with the relatively intimate setting and our views of the stage (regardless of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
mikeedeedee
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Darlington
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Darlington
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226 reviews 226 reviews
108 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We've visited the Gala's theatre (not the cinema) on a number of occasions and have been impressed with the relatively intimate setting and our views of the stage (regardless of the seats we've had). Despite being in historic Durham, the Gala is a relatively new and modern building. It's just a couple of minutes walk from the main market square... More 

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Co Durham
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My wife and I first visit to comedy club and won't be the the last,the room was upstairs and held about 120 people.The bar was a bit pricey and closed when each of the three comedians where on stage,but there was a short interval between each and bar reopened.we had a good evening and loads of laughs.

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North East England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We went to see Chantel McGregor last night and has a wonderful time. The staff were helpful and efficient, the venue is very smart and feels very intimate. We did not have anything to eat or drink in the Gala but next time we may arrive early and try it out!

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Durham
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We have a family visit to the Gala Theatre Pantomime every December and it is absolutely fantastic. The cast are fabulous and over the years our children have been excited to see them in the pantomime. We always used to Visit Sunderland but we believe the Gala Theatre offers a much better Christmas panto. Again this is thanks to the... More 

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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

I went to see Jimmy Webb, American singer and songwriter last evening and really enjoyed the infinite feel of this small theatre. The concert was great and the staff were all very helpful, particularly Gerry and John as the stage door. All in all a great experience in a very welcoming place.

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UK
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285 helpful votes 285 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We visited the Gala to see "Lady Sings the Blues" a tribute to Billie Holiday .Previously we saw Gordon Buchanan the wildlife presenter and we have tickets for Maxine Peake in Hamlet on the Gala Big Screen. This little theatre has a lot to offer. If you are visiting Durham have a look at the website. There's comedy, musicals (Sunset... More 

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Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This small intimate theatre was the venue for a recent gala concert by 3 brass bands, I booked the tickets quite late and online for collection on the night, this all worked well without any problems. The view from all areas was great and the sound was well balanced in all areas. The drinks in the bar were as expensive... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We use the Gala a lot, well there's not much competition is there in the County Durham area! It is quaint and cute, offers a variety of events and cinema and I think the staff do a good job, particularly those serving beverages, they have employed some really good people there who are very good at their jobs. Be warned... More 

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Set in the beautiful historic City of Durham, you will find the Gala Theatre/ Cinema. Just a couple of minutes walk from the Market Sqare you will find this new modern building. The theatre was opened about 15 years ago. The theatre has approximately 500 seats and is wheelchair friendly. The theatre is on two levels, there isthe stalls and... More 

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Durham
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I found out about this cinema by accident searching for showings locally of a film we wanted to see. Thought we would give it a go. Booked. It was easy and a great experience. Lovely, small, cinema. It was full when we were there at 5.30. I, and my partner, found it a great experience and we will be back.... More 

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