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 Good97
- Radar-uk-2013Durham, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyBrass Championships Event 2019. Could have been better organised ?Tuesday, 26th March 2019First 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 SDurham, United KingdomTrip Type:Solo travelOn line booking just impossibleThursday, 4th April 2019Wanted 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-copps49Newcastle, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getaway#thebigsingdurhamSunday, 19th May 2019A 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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|Open (2 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)|
|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.