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.
- Certificate of Excellence 2018
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good96
- 35besTrip Type:Friends getawayVery good customer serviceThursday, 24th January 2019Lift was out of order so could not take my disabled friend to the cinema. The gala kept me informed & rearranged tickets. The lady who I spoke with was very helpful & nice. Read full review
- David EdurhamTrip Type:CouplesThe Little WasterThursday, 7th February 2019We were given tickets to see " The Bobby Thompson Story" as a Xmas present from our niece & her family, a really wonderful gift! For anyone who knows about the Little Waster they will enjoy the show... Read full review
- William LTrip Type:Solo travelOverpriced, not much choice & smallSaturday, 16th February 2019Overpriced tiny cinema,food pricey, movie choice is rubbish/not enough on. Keep your money for gateshead or Newcastle cinemas. Tho not long from now the new odeon in Durham will open with six... 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.