Tel: +44 03000 266 600
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:
- Travelers Choice 2022
- Very Good104
- GrandTour790258Gala Theatre visitSunday, 2nd April 2023This is a lovely light airy modern theatre with very helpful staff (no fuss about e-tickets not having arrived) and plenty of room to move about in interval etc. Central location easy to find and... Read full review
- wilky002Durham, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyReally accessible. Great show.Sunday, 14th May 2023We love going here for the Xmas pantomime. I was sitting on the bottom area this time and was able to stay in my mobility scooter for the whole show and see great without worrying about blocking... Read full review
- johnaC7169DVTrip Type:FamilyChanged for the worstSaturday, 3rd June 2023Is it under new management? Everything has changed for the worst. Long waiting times. Rubbish food choice. Rubbish plays. Rubbish films. Everytime I've been recently, they haven't had any popcorn?! I... 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.