Gala Theatre Durham

Millennium Place
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: +44 03000 266 600

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    Recent Reviews:

    • 453barryf
      Sheffield, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Lovely cinema experience
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 8th June 2019
      Visited the Gala Cinema on a cold May Thursday evening. What a gem! So much better than the big chains! Where would you see all guests being shown to their seats or having food brought in to them... Read full review
    • Sandymayn
      Trip Type:
      A lovely film
      3 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 6th July 2019
      My husband and I attended this afternoons screening of Durham on Film. A wonderful film about Durham's History. The theatre is easily accessible, the seats are very comfortable and the... Read full review
    • Brenda010
      Trip Type:
      Norman Cornish Exhibition
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 19th July 2019
      This art exhibition is in the gallery and is free to view. I am a fan of his work seeing lots of mining pictures but this particular one is of his early work and family. Lots of comments from the... Read full review



    • Access Statement - See Below

    Access Information

    Opening Times

    Open (2 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
    Monday - Saturday10:00 - 20:30
    Sunday14:30 - 20:30
    Bank Holiday14:30 - 20:30

    Map & Directions

    Road 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.

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    Sunday, 30th June 2019 - Sunday, 1st September 2019

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    Friday, 3rd May 2019 - Friday, 2nd August 2019

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    Friday, 2nd August 2019 - Friday, 2nd August 2019

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    Sunday, 5th May 2019 - Sunday, 1st September 2019

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    Wednesday, 31st July 2019 - Saturday, 3rd August 2019

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    Thursday, 25th July 2019 - Thursday, 25th July 2019

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    Wednesday, 31st July 2019 - Wednesday, 31st July 2019

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    Thursday, 5th September 2019 - Thursday, 5th September 2019

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    Thursday, 12th September 2019 - Thursday, 12th September 2019

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    Saturday, 14th September 2019 - Saturday, 14th September 2019

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    Wednesday, 18th September 2019 - Wednesday, 18th September 2019

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    Thursday, 19th September 2019 - Thursday, 19th September 2019

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    Thursday, 26th September 2019 - Thursday, 26th September 2019

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    Tuesday, 15th October 2019 - Tuesday, 15th October 2019

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    Monday, 16th September 2019 - Monday, 16th September 2019

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    Sunday, 20th October 2019 - Sunday, 20th October 2019

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    Friday, 1st November 2019 - Friday, 1st November 2019

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    Saturday, 2nd November 2019 - Saturday, 2nd November 2019

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    Tuesday, 5th November 2019 - Wednesday, 6th November 2019

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    Thursday, 21st November 2019 - Sunday, 5th January 2020

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    Saturday, 9th November 2019 - Saturday, 9th November 2019

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    Tuesday, 26th November 2019 - Tuesday, 26th November 2019

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