We are encouraging and recommending members of the public to continue to wear face coverings, unless exempt, in all of our buildings and venues, to protect each other and staff. Helping to reduce the spread of coronavirus, this will enable us to maintain the provision of services for those who need them most.
The centrepiece of Durham’s cultural offer, Gala Theatre is situated in a beautiful, purpose-built £15m building on the banks of the river Wear in the heart of this historic city.
Whether you are interested in watching drama from one of the country’s leading theatre companies, laughing along to some of the biggest names in comedy, seeing some inspiring bands and musicians, or treating the children to an engaging theatre show, you’ll experience the very best in entertainment and culture at our venue.
As well as presenting some of the very best touring work on the live circuit, we are also home to Durham Book Festival, the TakeOff Festival of theatre for children and young people, and Durham’s annual international BRASS festival.
We are also proud that Gala Theatre is a place where we create our own great theatre work, including our critically acclaimed annual pantomime, and support artists and young people to develop and grow.
With a strong network of connections with the regional creative community, we are a place where actors, designers, musicians and technical staff come together to flourish and thrive. And through our artist development schemes, and Gala Theatre Stage School, we help support those taking their first steps in the industry
Prices vary according to performance. Please see website for details.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good104
- chopwSunderland, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayLucy BeaumontWednesday, 4th October 2023This place is unreal, I've been to all the local venues and this place puts them to Shame! First of all prices £4.50 a pint, nice to have a drink without taking out a 2nd mortgage, moving onto the... Read full review
- Arrowmaker15Derby, United KingdomWell run theatre - definitely worth a visit!Friday, 3rd November 2023Came to see Seann Walsh perform. Fairly sized seats and at an angle that even those in the circle didn’t feel they had to lock their torso in place to stay in your seat. Friendly team greeting on... Read full review
- mukhasbenSouth Shields, United KingdomCinderella pantomimeSaturday, 25th November 2023First time visiting the Gala with husband and youngest granddaughter. The venue we found difficult to find due to the problems if you don’t know Durham well as to where to park. Once found... Read full review
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|2023 (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)|
Map & Directions
Nearest major road is A1(M). From the A1(M) take the A690 into Durham city.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest train station is Durham. Regular buses into the centre of Durham from across the region.