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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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NICE LITTLE THEATRE

We have been to a number of shows and performances here and always enjoyed the atmosphere. The auditorium is the right size, so you are near enough the stage, even at the back and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Durham, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to a number of shows and performances here and always enjoyed the atmosphere. The auditorium is the right size, so you are near enough the stage, even at the back and the seating is very comfortable with plenty of leg room.

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Thank Lancestrian
County Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Customer service was appalling! spoke to people like crap and 2 staff members decided to have an argument with each other in front of everyone over their shift times! Spoke to the women infront of me disgustingly because the slush machine wasn't ready, like she was supposed to know. Then spoke to a child the same way over a bottle... More 

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Thank HollyToddx
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've with my family and friends to see various different things here. There's always a nice atmosphere and it always has the right films or plays you want to see. Also I recommend the hot chocolate.

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Thank L K
Glasgow, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Finding ourselves in Durham on a Friday evening we booked tickets for a performance of a play, "The end of the Pier" written, directed and acted in by Neil Armstrong. It was a small cast of four and was well acted by Cloud Nine Theatre Company.It was very amusing. The studio is a small hall with chairs set out -... More 

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Thank Taxidevil
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Gala Theatre for the recent Durham Blues Festival, and was very impressed with the place, lovely location. Would certainly visit again to see any shows, as the theatre has a more intimate atmosphere than big arena's

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Thank 28wormald
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I visited the cinema for the first time last week and really enjoyed it! I wasn't sure what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised by the decently-sized screen and small but well laid out theatre. The screen isn't as big as other cinemas in the area but for the film I saw (The Nice Guys), this wasn't an issue.... More 

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Thank Charlotte B
Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We regularly come to this cinema, as it is the closest one to us. We recently came here to see the new Marvel film. It's a shame that this cinema is limited to two screens, as one is too big (as you have to crane your neck if you sit further down the rows) and one is too small (the... More 

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Thank steffi_280
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

What a fab place to go. Excellent view from Circle.. Theatre not too big and seat area not too small. Staff very helpful and friendly.

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Thank Anne B
washington, england
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Great local theatre, good seating, tiered so good views, enough leg room, comfy seats, compact, only been in stalls but circle looked ok too. Big queues at interval & start very small dear coffee bar which sells alcohol small selection sweets if anything could be improved it would be here as once inside the theatre its spot on. Fantastic Northern... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We went to the Gala to see The Hot Club of Cowtown. This theatre and cinema complex is situated on the banks of the river Wear, at the bottom of Claypath, in Durham. The 500 seat theatre is compact and homely and has a tiered stalls and a smaller tiered circle. The seating is comfortable and offers good views of... More 

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