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 Good103
- Amethyst-2009Durham, United KingdomThe Rolling Stones StoryMonday, 10th February 2020A friend and I visited the theatre to see this production last Friday night. The show was excellent. The bar staff did their best to keep up with the queue which at one point looked as though it had... Read full review
- NiallFlemingBardon Mill, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesGordon BuchananTuesday, 18th February 2020Well situated venue with accessible parking and a range of restaurants near by. The auditorium is well designed, comfortable and with good viewing and acoustics. Theatre staff are very pleasant and... Read full review
- Franko11981Gateshead, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesRussell KaneSunday, 8th March 2020Came here last night to see Russell Kane and the show was fantastic never disappoints when we visit the gala theatre. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!! Read full review
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|Season (2 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020)|
|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.