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Gala Theatre Durham

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Address: Millennium Place | 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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Very enjoyable second visit

Made a second visit to the Gala Theatre, this time to see Miles Jupp perform. This is a modern, compact, very comfortable theatre, in the city centre. Great sight lines from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
allertonlad
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Made a second visit to the Gala Theatre, this time to see Miles Jupp perform. This is a modern, compact, very comfortable theatre, in the city centre. Great sight lines from seemingly wherever you sit, the seats are very comfortable, and the leg room is excellent. An added bonus were the bar prices, certainly not a rip off like many... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cinemas are a lot smaller than average, but this can be good sometimes. They're always cleaned well and the staff downstairs are always really lovely. Unfortunately the guys who work upstairs at the ticket desk aren't too friendly.

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Thank 19amanda92
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gala theatre is good for its size, but is obviously limited by this. It only has two cinema screens and rooms and screens are slightly smaller than your normal cinema. However Durham has no cinema although they are plans to build one in new Milburngate shopping centre. It has some very good shows though and standup comedians and the... More 

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Thank David B
durham city
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I use the gala regularly and am a member. The food served from the cafe is lovely, fresh and not overpriced. Staff are always polite and attentive. The shows are always of high standard and the monthly comedy store great value for money. Give it a try ☺.

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Thank michelle b
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With a theatre, two cinemas and a cafe there is quite a lot going on in this theatre complex. The staff in the box office were helpful. We booked tickets for the cinema and then went to have lunch in the theatre cafe. The appearance of this cafe was not what I expected of a theatre cafe. I expected it... More 

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Thank Edmund R
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed as we booked disabled seats as my nan in a wheelchair people were sat in our seats and refused to move staff did not help us with situation apart from lifting wheelchair up and placed at end of aisle where they had found spaces for us Interval was very noisy hot cramped By the time I reached the bar... More 

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Thank kittyhewitt103
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Deeply poignant, with the close proximity of the actors intensifying the emotional impact of the experience. Wonderfully raw and real performances. No fuss, fanfare or frills. The truth of this simple yet powerful production comes from a raging, broken heart and my God it tore out my own...

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Thank Annette J
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

First time we have eaten here and we will go back again.Pleasant staff,good choice of food and not to long to wait after ordering.Nice,airy cafe.Toilets just around the corner.Will tell my friends about this cafe.

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Thank Christine0191
St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Family of 4 (boys of 15 & 12) found this very powerful and moving. Beautifully portrayed by the 3 actors who brought it all to life during our visit. We were in a group of 8. Actors interacted directly with us and engaged us. Prepare to find yourself in tears but glad you went; and grateful, in so many ways.

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Thank JenniferLSmith
Perth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Theatre bright atmosphere and nice café - very good value. We went to see "1916 - No turning back" highly recommend this - amazing acting and really recreates the experience of the young soldiers and the effect of the Somme on their lives and families. Came out feeling we had truly experienced and been part of the horror of the... More 

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