The Gala Theatre

Millennium Place
Durham City
County Durham
DH1 1WA

Tel: +44 03000 266 600

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

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    161
  • Very Good
    96
  • Average
    18
  • Poor
    8
  • Terrible
    14

Recent Reviews:

  • 35bes
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Very good customer service
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 24th January 2019
    Lift 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 E
    durham
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    The Little Waster
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 7th February 2019
    We 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 L
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Overpriced, not much choice & small
    1 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 16th February 2019
    Overpriced 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

Facilities

Accessibility

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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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Friday, 15th March 2019 - Friday, 15th March 2019

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Wednesday, 27th March 2019 - Wednesday, 27th March 2019

Gala Theatre: Giovanni Pernice: Dance is LifeGala Theatre and Cinema: Giovanni Pernice: Dance is LifeThe smash hit dance spectacular Dance is Life, directed and choreographed by Jason Gilkison, Strictly Come Dancing’s creative director, returns in 2019 and Giovanni is ready to raise the temperature just a little bit more!
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Friday, 29th March 2019 - Saturday, 30th March 2019

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Sunday, 14th April 2019 - Sunday, 14th April 2019

Gala Theatre: The Lindisfarne StoryGala Theatre and Cinema: The Lindisfarne StoryRay Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell present a joyful, funny & emotional celebration of Tyneside’s favourite band, featuring acoustic performances of Lady Eleanor, Meet Me On The Corner, Fog On The Tyne, Run For Home and more!
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Wednesday, 15th May 2019 - Thursday, 16th May 2019

Dear ZooGala Theatre: Dear ZooAfter a successful debut tour, Dear Zoo the timeless children’s classic book returns to the stage in 2019!
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Thursday, 13th June 2019 - Thursday, 13th June 2019

Gala Theatre: Ballroom BoysGala Theatre & Cinema: Ballroom BoysStrictly Come Dancing favourites Ian Waite and Vincent Simone are joining forces in 2019 with their brand new production – THE BALLROOM BOYS.
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Saturday, 7th September 2019 - Sunday, 8th September 2019

Gala Theatre: The Illegal EaglesGala Theatre and Cinema: The Illegal EaglesThe world’s official number one Eagles tribute returns in 2019 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship
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Tuesday, 26th February 2019 - Wednesday, 27th February 2019

Crimes on the NileThe Gala Theatre: Crimes On The NileBelgian detective extraordinaire, Artemis Arinae, is enjoying a cruise along the Nile when tragedy strikes again. The passengers and staff are suspects, the murder count is growing, will Arinae’s little grey cells identify the murderer in time? 7.30pm
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Friday, 1st March 2019 - Friday, 1st March 2019

Giles StrongGala Theatre and Cinema: Lunchtime Concert Series: Giles Strong TrioThis trio features three long established and respected musicians on the regional jazz scene. Jazz guitarists Giles Strong and Roly Veitch are joined by Ian Paterson on double bass.
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Friday, 5th April 2019 - Friday, 5th April 2019

Hot Club Du NordGala Theatre and Cinema: Gala Lunchtime Concert Series: Hot Club Du NordEmma Fisk’s Hot Club du Nord brings to life the classic 1930s and 40s repertoire of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s Hot Club de France
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Friday, 1st March 2019 - Friday, 1st March 2019

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Funny Bones Comedy ClubThe Gala Theatre and Cinema: Funny Bones Comedy ClubOur monthly dose of Friday night funnies returns with a mix of seasoned stand-ups and new comic talent.
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Sunday, 3rd March 2019 - Sunday, 3rd March 2019

Sunday, 7th April 2019 - Sunday, 7th April 2019

The Comedy StoreThe Gala Theatre and Cinema: The Comedy StoreWith over 35 years’ experience in the business and as the premier name in comedy, The Comedy Store is renowned as a breeding ground for new talent, and remains the place to see the stars of the future.
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Sunday, 24th March 2019 - Sunday, 24th March 2019

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Monday, 25th March 2019 - Monday, 25th March 2019

Best Foot Forward! TIN Arts present: Best Foot Forward!An annual celebration of fantastic, moving and memorable dance and performing arts work created and performed by artists with a learning disability, autism or both. For 2019, TIN Arts celebrate 20 years of Best Foot Forward! 19:30
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Friday, 22nd February 2019 - Saturday, 23rd February 2019

Die FledermausThe Gala Theatre and Cinema: Die FledermausDie Fledermaus is full of frivolity, festivities and fun. Johann Strauss II’s music is high-spirited, with numerous waltz’ and polka themes. This party is not one you want to miss! 19:30
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Sunday, 24th February 2019 - Sunday, 24th February 2019

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Saturday, 2nd March 2019 - Tuesday, 26th March 2019

TIN Arts present: PULSE TIN Arts ExhibitionExhibition of images and footage from TIN Arts across the years. 
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Thursday, 28th February 2019 - Thursday, 28th February 2019

No Miracles HereGala Theatre and Cinema: No Miracles HereWith a stage set up in a concert-like setting, this production revolves using live music in colaboration with theatre to create a sweat soaked marathon of a story with a northern soul.  19:30
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Sunday, 3rd March 2019 - Sunday, 3rd March 2019

Jinkx Monsoon & Major Gala Theatre and Cinema: Horrible HistoriesWe all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with a brand new West End show that has never toured before – featuring all new scenes! 13:30 - 16:00
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Wednesday, 6th March 2019 - Wednesday, 6th March 2019

Jinkx Monsoon & Major Gala Theatre and Cinema: Jinkx Monsoon & MajorRuPaul’s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales return to Gala after their huge success with The Vaudevillians, with the brand new show The Ginger Snapped. 20:00
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Saturday, 9th March 2019 - Saturday, 9th March 2019

Durham on filmGala Theatre and Cinema : Durham on FilmFrom the county’s mining and railway heritage to the beautiful cathedral city itself, Durham on Film will take you on a visual journey through the history of the people and places of Durham caught on celluloid over the last century. 14:30
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Sunday, 10th March 2019 - Sunday, 10th March 2019

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Thursday, 21st March 2019 - Thursday, 21st March 2019

Gala Theatre and Cinema: Kathryn Tickell & The DarkeningKathryn Tickell & The Darkening embrace that global perspective, bringing some of the oldest Northumbrian tunes and songs throbbing to life, intermingling them with new material and binding it all together with contemporary resonance and attitude. 19:30
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Friday, 22nd March 2019 - Friday, 22nd March 2019

Gala Theatre and Cinema: Crooners Gala Theatre and Cinema: CroonersThis modern world does not always seem the place for men of style and vigour. Men with a penchant for sentiment, romance and charm. Men who own tap shoes. 19:30
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Tuesday, 2nd April 2019 - Saturday, 6th April 2019

Gala Theatre and Cinema: Evita Gala Theatre and Cinema: EvitaAfter our multi-award-winning production of Sunset Boulevard, Durham Musical Theatre Company (DMTC) is privileged to be bringing to Durham for the first time, the Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice mega-hit, Evita.
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Friday, 29th March 2019 - Friday, 29th March 2019

Gala Theatre and Cinema: Jen BristerJoin comedian Jen as she clutches at all the straws trying to make sense of it all. As heard on Russell Brand’s Cloud Cuckoo on BBC Radio 2. 19:30
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Friday, 12th April 2019 - Friday, 12th April 2019

Gala Theatre and Cinema: Eleanor McEvoyEleanor McEvoy is Ireland’s greatest female songwriter, her song A Woman’s Heart,   became the title track to Ireland’s best-selling album, a tide turning collection featuring Ireland’s most celebrated female performers…thirteen albums later, her newest offering is The Thomas Moore Project.
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Sunday, 3rd March 2019 - Sunday, 3rd March 2019

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Thursday, 7th March 2019 - Thursday, 7th March 2019

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Monday, 11th March 2019 - Tuesday, 12th March 2019

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Saturday, 16th March 2019 - Sunday, 17th March 2019

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Saturday, 23rd March 2019 - Saturday, 23rd March 2019

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Tuesday, 9th April 2019 - Tuesday, 9th April 2019

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Thursday, 11th April 2019 - Thursday, 11th April 2019

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Friday, 12th April 2019 - Friday, 12th April 2019

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Saturday, 13th April 2019 - Saturday, 13th April 2019

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Tuesday, 16th April 2019 - Tuesday, 16th April 2019

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Wednesday, 17th April 2019 - Wednesday, 17th April 2019

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Sunday, 14th April 2019 - Sunday, 14th April 2019

Monday, 15th April 2019 - Monday, 15th April 2019

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Saturday, 20th April 2019 - Saturday, 20th April 2019

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Thursday, 25th April 2019 - Thursday, 25th April 2019

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Monday, 6th May 2019 - Saturday, 11th May 2019

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Saturday, 27th April 2019 - Saturday, 27th April 2019

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Friday, 26th April 2019 - Friday, 26th April 2019

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Friday, 26th April 2019 - Saturday, 27th April 2019

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Friday, 26th April 2019 - Saturday, 27th April 2019

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Saturday, 27th April 2019 - Saturday, 27th April 2019

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Saturday, 27th April 2019 - Saturday, 27th April 2019

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Saturday, 27th April 2019 - Saturday, 27th April 2019

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Saturday, 27th April 2019 - Sunday, 28th April 2019

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Saturday, 27th April 2019 - Sunday, 28th April 2019

Durham Adventure FestivalDurham Adventure Festival: Film Collection C – Adventure & Exploration - Gala Theatre and CinemaAdventures come in all shapes and sizes: from a kayak journey through Scotland to paddling the world’s biggest white water rapids, storm chasing in America to surfing in Lake Superior, these films will change your perceptions of what it means to adventure.
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Saturday, 27th April 2019 - Sunday, 28th April 2019

Durham Adventure FestivalDurham Adventure Festival: Film Collection D – Trail Running - Gala Theatre and CinemaRunning means so many different things to so many different people. In these films you will find out about Morocco’s most successful female trail runner, discover the poetry inspired by running in ‘Trailpike’ and experience the attempt by mountain running legend Kilian Jornet, to break the Bob...
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Sunday, 28th April 2019 - Sunday, 28th April 2019

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Sunday, 28th April 2019 - Sunday, 28th April 2019

Durham Adventure FestivalDurham Adventure Festival: Ash Bhardwaj and Jenny Tough - Gala Theatre and CinemaAsh Bhardwaj Ash Bhardwaj is a travel-writer, film-maker and storyteller who explores the world with curiosity, excitement and a sense of adventure. He has just finished an 8500km overland from the top of Norway to Romania, exploring former Soviet countries and their neighbours, at a time of...
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