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Gala Theatre Durham

Millenium Square | Durham, Durham DH1 1WA, England
03000 266 600
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Ranked #10 of 20 Attractions in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Durham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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durham uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We go to the Gala on a regular basis and have never had a bad experience. Tonight we came to see Irish comic Jimieoin,who was very funny as ever,but it's made even better buy the comfortable environment which the theatre provides. The Gala is a superb asset for Durham City and I for one will always endeavour to visit whenever... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a great venue in the heart of the city! We were visiting Durham and it was lovely to have something different to do in the evenings. We were at the cinema and then a show the following evening. Super and central.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

because it's modern, the seats are big enough and accessible enough- and you can park right next to it in the underground carpark. The bar is a bit crowded...

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Good range of entertainment at reasonable prices. The main auditorium works well; acoustically, sight lines and atmospherically. However the studio/function suite would be much better arranged around tables instead of too close rows, as a long narrow school hall; poor view and uncomfortable. Friendly staff.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I am always dubious about visiting a cinema that is part of something else, but the cinema in the basement here whilst small has all the things I would expect from a cinema, add to the fact that it is right in the City centre means you can still eat out before going.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We are regular visitors to the Gala, and have been since it opened. It is now part of a whole complex of bars and restaurants, which is convenient, as the only quibble we have is the price of food in the in-house restaurant! We have seen all kinds of things - stand up comedians, professional and amateur plays and musicals,... More

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