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Gala Theatre Durham

Address: Millenium Square | Durham, Durham DH1 1WA, England
Phone Number: 03000 266 600
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Ranked #4 of 20 Activities in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Sun 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:30 pm

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English first
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Returned to the Durham pantomine after a great time last year and we werent disappointed. It was a great pantomine without the ridiculous prices that you can pay in other cities nearby! The whole cast were excellent - great interaction with the audience - you will get soaked if you sit in the first few rows! Widow Twanky and Wishy... More 

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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I decided to take my sister to the panto as we haven't been to a panto in a long time. This is the first time I have been to the Gala for anything. The panto was brilliant and appealed to all ages which is great as I have been to pantos in the past which doesn't. It felt like the... More 

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durham.north east
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Well once again myself, grandchildren and husband enjoyed the panto at the Gala Durham.The players are very,very,good,creating a marvellous,bubbly,show.The interacting with the children is second to none and we didn't even mind getting wet half way through the show when wishee washee,widow twankee etc,came on stage with the giant water pistols...Great fun and good value,roll on panto 2015...

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Durham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I took the family to watch Aladdin this year as part of the build up to Xmas....and what a hoot. Our kids aged 8 and 7 were mesmerized during the whole show. The north east twists were fantastic and the little drop in adult humour themes really hit the spot. Beware though, the ususal picking on of 2 unsuspecting members... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
8 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Visited the Gala with my family to see Aladdin. We go every year for the panto and they never disappoint, very entertaining for the kids and adults. We have seen comedy acts in the past and find the venue excellent, the bar is great as they take orders for the interval to save you time. Car parking at the Walkergate... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My husband and I came to see the Illegal Eagles on November 14th.We arrived around 7pm and were impressed at the very quick bar service.The foyer bar was extremely busy with the show being a "sell out" and also it was a Friday night. The show was excellent. We have seen this group in many theatres. Our front row seats... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I do like the theatre here, in the small screen it feels like you are in your own house which I quite enjoy! The theatre is lovely, and great for catching the live screens from London! It is also a great venue for general events, the King con comic book convention here was great!

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Nothern England
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Visited on 9th to see the fabulous Joan Armatrading in concert, comfy seats, good accoustics, first time visit, great location by the river.

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Theatre is lovely, not too big, it has a nice cafe/bar area, and it,s right in the middle of the city of Durham, and within a stone's throw of some lovely restaurants, which includes Fat Buddha,s, which I have reviewed. The theatre has housed some really excellent concert,s, we saw Let's Hang On, on Friday evening, a must see, it... More 

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
47 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We go to the gala now and again with our daughter. The screens are fine and the cinema and buildings are new and accessible. Staff are always pleasant. The only thing you should know is not to visit on a weekend evening as there are crowds of inebriated people milling around as there are many bars and clubs in this... More 

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