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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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York, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
3 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Eaglescliffe
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126 reviews 126 reviews
50 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We have been a coule of times to see comics and talks the last visit was to see Chris bonnington - the place was packed and we had very good night. The only thing that lets the place down are the toilets they are so small and so few

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Durham
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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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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
8 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 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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