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 Good99
- Brenda010Hawthorn,Co.DurhamTrip Type:CouplesNorman Cornish ExhibitionFriday, 19th July 2019This 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
- Logieroo86Durham, United KingdomFantasticTuesday, 1st October 2019Excellent for small children as isn’t huge. Lovely theatre and cinema with friendly staff and great prices Read full review
- micksymes1Newcastle upon Tyne, United KingdomTrip Type:Solo travelLovely venueWednesday, 9th October 2019Visited the Gala Theatre for the first time to hear the very excellent Alexander McCaul-Smith in conversation as part of the Durham Book Festival - a very nice Theatre style auditorium. Note: Rows... 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.