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Gala Theatre Durham

Millenium Square | Durham, Durham DH1 1WA, England
03000 266 600
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Ranked #11 of 22 Attractions in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Sep 16, 2014
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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Newcastle upon Tyne
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Visit this lovely theatre from time to time. This time for Durham Stage School annual performance. (Chorus Line). This compact, modern and friendly theatre is in a great setting on the Banks of the river. The performance from these young people never ceases to amaze me - incredibly accomplished and as good as many professional performances. Theatre well worth a... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Brilliant venue. By far my preferred choice out of any cinema. Comfy seats, perfect sized rooms. The price of the food inside is the only negative I have. Overall a very good Emily experience.

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Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Saw a great 3D Movie at Gala best I've seen even when I've been to the big brand cinemas. The glasses were a lot more comfortable than normal, the prices lower so I was able to save more and the quality of the 3D screen was amazing

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Durham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Small independent theatre which houses cinema screens downstairs and theatre on the ground floor. Have been here many times to use both facilities and seen some fantastic shows. Thoroughly recommended.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Not a bad seat in the theater. Coffee shop serves some lovely home made cakes and scones. Well worth a visit.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The Gala theatre, small frienldy venue, prices of drinks at the bar are not silly. Often have real,class acts, and the comedy shows are a hoot. check it out

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Went to see a show comfortable seating and disabled friendly. Nice bright well decorated building accessible from nearby car park

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