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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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10:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:30 pm

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Film on a miserable rainy day

We were visiting durham for the day however the weather was awful so we decided to see a film. There is very limited choice as is only a small theatre however we found something... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We were visiting durham for the day however the weather was awful so we decided to see a film. There is very limited choice as is only a small theatre however we found something to watch. The tickets were reasonably priced, as were the food and drinks which we were pleasantly surprised at as our local cinema charges a fortune.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Full marks to the Youth Group production of Phantom of the Opera last night. Exceeded my expectations. Professional and very impressive. Loved it. Bravo.

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Padiham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a good place to go to. We saw a Comedy Show. The Gala is a new build and also has a cinema there. There is a large entrance hall with toilets just off it, leading onto a bar area, which even has a good outdoor bit for smokers or when it is warm. The staff are all brilliant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We regularly visit this cinema as we love the fact you can choose your own seats, the only bad thing about the cinema is it has no handrail down a very steep set of stairs so because of this we always choose seats to the back of the cinema so that it's easier for my elderly grandmother. The theatre is... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We visited Durham Gala Theatre to watch a film, having never previously been inside. It's a lovely clean and modern venue. The staff were very helpful when we visited.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great theatre terrible cinema. Tiny screens and a very small choice of films. On the other hand the theatre is great. Large range of performances (shows, comedy, music) you name it. Ideally located in the city centre and great restaurants/ bars on the doorstep.

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Whole experience 5 star. Paul Merton and impro chums were excellent and absolutely hilarius The bar and whole theatre was spotless. WE have used this theatre since it opened.

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Stanley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Lovely venue right in the heart of Durham City, plenty parking in the multi storey car park below. Good licensed cafe with snacks and hot drinks. There is even a small modern cinema. Check out the events - something for everyone. We have been many times, the Comedy Store is fantastic. Susan

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We went to see Lee Nelson on June 4th and it was a brilliant show. The Gala theatre is small but one of the best theatres in the north east. The bar areas open and you can stand in the outside area near the bar which is great. The bar staff are friendly as are the ushers. We will be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 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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