The Gala Theatre

Millennium Place
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: +44 03000 266 600

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The Gala Theatre

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • holidaymanWashington
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Could do better.
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 6th November 2018
    We have had to visits to the Gala Theatre recently, both of which were thoroughly entertaining. The sound quality is excellent and the seats are very comfortable, though some of them are becoming a... Read full review
  • Sophie H
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Ruined cinema trip
    1 of 5 stars
    Monday, 19th November 2018
    I was hoping, and very excited about, going to see the new Harry Potter film. However, the Gala's incompetence to book us in on the right day or even offer some compensation for the inconvenience was... Read full review
  • pollymo1
    Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Christmas show
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 9th December 2018
    First time I have been here what a great experience we all had we watched Snow White it was a brilliant show really enjoyed it brilliant all round definitely go again Read full review



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Opening Times

Open (2 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
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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Thursday, 7th February 2019 - Saturday, 9th February 2019

The Sound Of MusicDurham High School for Girls is delighted to be returning to the Gala with their production of The Sound of Music. With music by Rodgers and Hammerstein and book by Lindsey and Crouse, this family classic is sure to thrill and delight audiences of all ages.
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Friday, 26th April 2019 - Sunday, 28th April 2019

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Friday, 14th December 2018 - Friday, 14th December 2018

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Thursday, 20th December 2018 - Thursday, 20th December 2018

Its a wonderful lifeThe Gala Theatre: It's a wonderful lifeIt wouldn’t be Christmas at Gala without our annual screening of the Frank Capra classic It’s A Wonderful Life, starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore.
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Tuesday, 18th December 2018 - Tuesday, 18th December 2018

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Monday, 21st January 2019 - Monday, 21st January 2019

The Gala Theatre: Judy CollinsJudy is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions.
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Thursday, 29th November 2018 - Sunday, 30th December 2018

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Monday, 11th February 2019 - Monday, 11th February 2019

Gala Theatre: Jenni MurrayGala Theatre and Cinema: Jenni MurrayThe inimitable Jenni Murray celebrates the lives, struggles and achievements of women who have had a profound impact on the shaping of our world – rescuing some from obscurity and shining a new light on familiar names.
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Friday, 15th March 2019 - Friday, 15th March 2019

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

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Friday, 29th March 2019 - Saturday, 30th March 2019

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

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Wednesday, 15th May 2019 - Thursday, 16th May 2019

Gala Theatre: 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

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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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Saturday, 17th November 2018 - Sunday, 13th January 2019

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Friday, 1st February 2019 - Saturday, 2nd February 2019

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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, 4th January 2019 - Friday, 4th January 2019

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Friday, 1st February 2019 - Friday, 1st February 2019

Paul EdisGala Theatre and Cinema: Paul Edis Trio: A Brief History of Jazz Piano‘Brilliant young pianist‘ Paul Edis is joined by the outstandingly talented Andy Champion (double bass) and Russ Morgan (drums) to perform music made famous by Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Dave Brubeck, Thelonius Monk and many more of the great jazz pianists.
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Friday, 1st March 2019 - Friday, 1st March 2019

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Friday, 5th April 2019 - Friday, 5th April 2019

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Saturday, 12th January 2019 - Saturday, 12th January 2019

The Gala Theatre and Cinema: NT Live: The Madness of George IIIIt’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world, but his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy.
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Tuesday, 15th January 2019 - Tuesday, 15th January 2019

The Gala Theatre and Cinema: NT Live: The Trgaedy of King Richard the SecondThis visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.
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Tuesday, 15th January 2019 - Saturday, 19th January 2019

The Gala Theatre and Cinema: DULOG: Singin' in the RainAdapted from the beloved film which has been hailed the Greatest Movie Musical of All Time, Singin’ in the Rain has everything you could want from a musical: singing, dancing, romance, comedy, and onstage rain!
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Sunday, 20th January 2019 - Sunday, 20th January 2019

Sunday, 10th February 2019 - Sunday, 10th February 2019

Sunday, 3rd March 2019 - Sunday, 3rd March 2019

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

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Monday, 21st January 2019 - Monday, 21st January 2019

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Saturday, 26th January 2019 - Saturday, 26th January 2019

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Sunday, 24th March 2019 - Sunday, 24th March 2019

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

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Thursday, 14th February 2019 - Saturday, 16th February 2019

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Friday, 15th February 2019 - Friday, 15th February 2019

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Wednesday, 20th February 2019 - Wednesday, 20th February 2019

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Friday, 22nd February 2019 - Saturday, 23rd February 2019

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Sunday, 24th February 2019 - Sunday, 24th February 2019

comedyfestThe Gala Theatre and Cinema: ComedyFestThree universities. Three troupes. One night.  The Durham Revue are joined by the world-famous Cambridge Footlights and esteemed Oxford Revue for a night of rib-tickling absurdity with the three biggest names in student wit. 20:00
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Wednesday, 16th January 2019 - Wednesday, 16th January 2019

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

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Thursday, 28th February 2019 - Thursday, 28th February 2019

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Sunday, 3rd March 2019 - Sunday, 3rd March 2019

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Wednesday, 6th March 2019 - Wednesday, 6th March 2019

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Saturday, 9th March 2019 - Saturday, 9th March 2019

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Sunday, 10th March 2019 - Sunday, 10th March 2019

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

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Friday, 22nd March 2019 - Friday, 22nd March 2019

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2019 - Saturday, 6th April 2019

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Friday, 29th March 2019 - Friday, 29th March 2019

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

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