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


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • DrCave
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Nice theatre, but awful booking system
    1 of 5 stars
    Monday, 13th November 2017
    I have had difficulty buying tickets at this venue several times. The website once crashed at a crucial time when I was buying tickets, I received a message to say that I had not successfully bought... Read full review
  • SharonJT67
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Comedy line up
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 26th October 2017
    Visited for the comedy store, parked nearby on the riverside, no lengthy queues upon arrival except at the bar but they soon got through them, as you expect they are higher than the norm but if you... Read full review
  • Clare S
    Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Lumiere tickets
    1 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 19th October 2017
    It's more of a phone experience than actually visiting. I was trying to get a Lumiere ticket but as my web went down the transaction didn't go through. An account had been created but no transaction... Read full review



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Access Information

Opening Times

2017 (2 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
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, 24th November 2017 - Friday, 24th November 2017

The Gala: Funny Bones Comedy ClubOur monthly dose of Friday night funnies returns with a mix of seasoned stand-ups and new comedic talents ready to have you laughing your socks off!
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Saturday, 27th January 2018 - Saturday, 27th January 2018

The Gala: Sarah MillicanSarah Millican is not a control freak, she’s a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see?
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Friday, 16th March 2018 - Friday, 16th March 2018

The Gala: David BaddielFollowing a sold out run at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory and two critically-acclaimed West End runs, David Baddiel takes his Olivier-nominated one-man show to theatres nationwide.
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Saturday, 17th February 2018 - Saturday, 17th February 2018

The Gala: Ed GambleAfter the huge success of his 2016 tour, that gobby little toerag Ed Gamble is back with a brand new lumbering beast of a comedy show.
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Thursday, 25th January 2018 - Thursday, 25th January 2018

The Gala: Dave SpikeyDave Spikey celebrates the 30th anniversary of his comedy career in 2017.
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Friday, 8th December 2017 - Friday, 8th December 2017

The Gala: The Suggestibles’ Impro Pantsot’s a Panto, but not as you know it! There’s no script (eek!), no score (what?) and no kids (oh yes there is!) – well, only of the naughty big variety. Recommended age: 18+. Advisory: contains strong language and adult themes
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Monday, 4th December 2017 - Monday, 4th December 2017

The Gala: Mrs Claus’ KitchenIt’s Christmas time, and Mrs Claus is baking scrumptious treats. But when her gingerbread man comes to life and causes mischief in her kitchen, it isn’t long before he finds himself at the top of Mrs Claus’ naughty list!
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Sunday, 15th April 2018 - Sunday, 15th April 2018

The Gala: That’ll Be The DayThe UK’s premier Rock & Roll production That’ll Be The Day returns with another brand new show! Highly acclaimed for its stunning live entertainment value, That’ll Be The Day is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music.
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Thursday, 8th February 2018 - Thursday, 8th February 2018

The Gala: Fairport ConventionFairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes, but the current members retain a passion for live performance.
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Tuesday, 13th February 2018 - Tuesday, 13th February 2018

The Gala: Dance to the MusicDance to the Music is a new exciting, must-see dance show like no other created by and starring Kristina Rihanoff – one of the most renowned dancers and choreographers from the popular BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing.
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Sunday, 4th February 2018 - Sunday, 4th February 2018

The Gala: Monstersaurus!This brand new show from the creators of Aliens Love Underpants is monster-ously good! Follow the young inventor Monty as he creates a whole world of whacky inventions and incredible monsters, but he has a problem – now he has made them all, what is he going to do with them?!
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Tuesday, 27th March 2018 - Tuesday, 27th March 2018

The Gala: The Owl and the PussycatThe Owl and the Pussycat live in a dull and dusty world, so imagine how shocked and surprised they are when a stupendous storm sweeps them out of the window, SPLASH! On to an unexpected sea voyage to a curious land.
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Wednesday, 24th January 2018 - Wednesday, 24th January 2018

The Gala: Bear & ButterflyBear likes peace and quiet. Other folk are bothering and Bear does not like to be bothered. One day, as Bear is sitting comfortably sipping his tea, deep in the branches of his tree he hears the munching and a crunching of a bright green Caterpillar.
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Friday, 24th November 2017 - Friday, 24th November 2017

The Gala: Gala Lunchtime Concert Series – Graham Hardy and Paul EdisGraham Hardy is an extremely versatile and talented trumpeter, composer and arranger, and regularly appears as a sideman in the Sue Ferris Quintet, the Paul Edis Sextet and the Mick Shoulder Quintet, as well as leading his own band the Northern Monkey Brass Band. He teams up for this gig with Paul...
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Monday, 18th December 2017 - Monday, 18th December 2017

The Gala: 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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Wednesday, 14th February 2018 - Wednesday, 14th February 2018

The Gala: Twelfth Night - Presented by RSC LiveTwelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter...
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Tuesday, 21st November 2017 - Tuesday, 21st November 2017

The Gala: David Hockney at the Royal Academy of ArtWidely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide. Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness.
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Thursday, 7th December 2017 - Thursday, 7th December 2017

The Gala: The Young MarxRory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the...
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Thursday, 23rd November 2017 - Saturday, 6th January 2018

robinson crusoe pantomime The Gala Pantomime: Robinson CrusoeFrom the team that brought you the Gala Theatre’s biggest-selling pantomime ever Jack and the Beanstalk comes the swashbuckling tale of Robinson Crusoe.
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Monday, 18th December 2017 - Monday, 18th December 2017

The Gala: It's A Wonderful LifeIt wouldn't be Christmas at Gala without the annual screening of the Frank Capra classic 'It's a Wonderful Life.' Wrap up warm, grab a mulled wine and get into the festive spirit.
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