Gala Theatre Durham

Millennium Place
Durham City
County Durham
DH1 1WA

Tel: +44 03000 266 600

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      164
    • Very Good
      98
    • Average
      21
    • Poor
      8
    • Terrible
      15

    Recent Reviews:

    • 453barryf
      Sheffield, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      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:
      Couples
      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
      Hawthorn,Co.Durham
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      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

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    Opening Times

    Open (2 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
    DayTimes
    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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    Thursday, 19th September 2019 - Thursday, 19th September 2019

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

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    Friday, 1st November 2019 - Friday, 1st 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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    Saturday, 30th November 2019 - Saturday, 25th January 2020

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    Saturday, 28th September 2019 - Saturday, 28th September 2019

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    Saturday, 21st September 2019 - Saturday, 21st September 2019

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    Friday, 20th September 2019 - Sunday, 22nd September 2019

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    Thursday, 17th October 2019 - Thursday, 17th October 2019

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    Thursday, 31st October 2019 - Thursday, 31st October 2019

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    Wednesday, 30th October 2019 - Wednesday, 30th October 2019

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