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
- Hilary NSunderland, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyGreat little showFriday, 7th January 2022Took my two small granddaughters to see the Nutcracker performance and they thoroughly enjoyed it. Totally appropriate for their age and they enjoyed the close interaction between the cast and... Read full review
- wilky002Durham, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyTotally accessible and fantastic.Wednesday, 16th February 2022What an amazing night. We had never been here before to see the pantomime but we will be going every year from now. I have just started using an electric scooter but I called for an accessible ticket... Read full review
- KkatiebrakelTrip Type:FamilyLovelySaturday, 23rd April 2022The seating upstairs in theatre is wonderful for children it’s really tiered so you can see wherever you sit (not front row as is a bar in way at just wrong height for some Children) however anywhere... Read full review
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|Season (2 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2022)|
|Monday - Saturday||10:00||- 20:30|
|Bank Holiday||14:30||- 20:30|
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.