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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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Kiss me Kate

Great venue for the university's light opera production. Nice bar area with plenty of seating. Cinema on site too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
MarcineH
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great venue for the university's light opera production. Nice bar area with plenty of seating. Cinema on site too.

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Thank MarcineH
County Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and three friends arrived at the cinema having booked tickets to see 'The Revenant' only to find that I'd accidentally booked for the earlier showing. We explained our situation to the staff and asked whether they might let us in if the evening showing didn't sell out so that we hadn't totally wasted £26. At first we were told... More 

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Thank Ridg8
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second year running we've visited for panto sadly didn't enjoy it as much as last year. Facilities are all brand new and well kept. Close to city centre bars, premier inn, food outlets, parking (prince bishops) and taxi rank.

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Thank Christina S
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small theatre which made it feel more intimate than most other theatres. All staff were welcoming, helpful and efficient getting us served at the bar and to our seats quickly. There is ample parking nearby and plenty of restaurants within walking distance which made for a very enjoyable evening.

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Thank Carol J
newcastle
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Went to the panto last night , another fantastic show we've been going for the last 5/6 years and it gets better every year , the cast are fantastic well done !! Can't wait for the next one :)

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Thank middleton548
Durham, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I never realized there was a screen in the basement – and by basement I mean FIVE FLIGHTS OF STAIRS DOWN – NO LIFT. Anyone with mobility problems has got a serious problem. No mention of where it is when you book – OR how difficult it is to get down to; OR how uncomfortable the seating is – you... More 

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Thank LeoDurham
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We have been going to the panto at the Gala Theatre in durham for the past years and we are never disappointed. We are a party of 4 adults (pantos aren't just for the kids) and every year the cast and crew entertain us with dance, song and humour. They never fail to impress us with laugher and fun. If... More 

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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Visited the panto Cinderella once again fabulous show interaction with the audience was brilliant! Cannot remember individual names but all in the show made it spectacular Well done to the actors and staff back stage See you next year

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Thank Linda O
County Durham
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69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We're a mixed group of family and friends who love a panto and our first trip to The Gala didn't disappoint. Although the surroundings are modern the panto atmosphere was great thanks to the cast. With quite a small cast they all worked so well together, singing, dancing and getting masses of audience participation. Only downside was the heat, some... More 

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Thank SoozeCountyDurham
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We went to see Cinderella at the Gala and it was excellent. Although the Theatre itself is quite small, it creates a good atmosphere. The only downside for us was that we were at the back high up in the circle and the heat was unbearable.

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