The Gala Theatre, Durham

Millennium Place
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: +44 03000 266 600

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Prices vary according to performance. Please see website for details.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Radar-uk-2013
      Durham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Brass Championships Event 2019. Could have been better organised ?
      3 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 26th March 2019
      First time visit to see the various brass bands compete in different sections to win there way to next phase in competitions .. well done Sadly I think it was a poor do, very expensive to enter... Read full review
    • Penny S
      Durham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      On line booking just impossible
      1 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 4th April 2019
      Wanted to book a ticket for the adventure film festival. First of all film not listed in the normal cinema film listings so took a while to find. Then all seat selections rejected because I was... Read full review
    • sally-copps49
      Newcastle, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 19th May 2019
      A great event , the first of many , I hope . Singers from across the region, coming together to share and explore together . Singing in the theatre , then out in the street, busking ( which was... Read full review



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    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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    Saturday, 7th September 2019 - Sunday, 8th September 2019

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    Tuesday, 16th July 2019 - Tuesday, 16th July 2019

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

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    Wednesday, 29th May 2019 - Wednesday, 29th May 2019

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    Friday, 31st May 2019 - Friday, 31st May 2019

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    Tuesday, 4th June 2019 - Tuesday, 4th June 2019

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    Wednesday, 5th June 2019 - Wednesday, 5th June 2019

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    Saturday, 8th June 2019 - Saturday, 8th June 2019

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    Monday, 10th June 2019 - Monday, 10th June 2019

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    Saturday, 15th June 2019 - Saturday, 15th June 2019

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    Wednesday, 19th June 2019 - Wednesday, 19th June 2019

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    Sunday, 30th June 2019 - Sunday, 30th June 2019

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

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    Friday, 21st June 2019 - Friday, 21st June 2019

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    Monday, 24th June 2019 - Monday, 24th June 2019

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