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Gala Theatre Durham

Open Now: 10:00 - 20:30
Open today: 10:00 - 20:30
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Excellent Theatre and Cinema

Been to the annual festive pantomime for a number of years, need to book tickets well in advance... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Durham, United Kingdom
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Christmas Panto treat

It’s been a good few years since I came to the panto so when a friend offered us her Christmas Eve... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Durham, United Kingdom
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Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to the annual festive pantomime for a number of years, need to book tickets well in advance for busy showings, we were there on a Saturday afternoon. This is a modern theatre and smaller cinema, important though is, plenty of seating and leg room,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s been a good few years since I came to the panto so when a friend offered us her Christmas Eve tickets we jumped at the chance and we are so glad we did. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and our 5 year old was enthralled....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cancelled the showing of Spider-man: Into the spider-verse I had booked tickets for less than an hour before it started and was refused an explanation as to why.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pollymo1
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

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 very disappointing. Having travelled far in the rain to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Sophie H
Reviewed 6 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 little bit worn by now. Having said that, improvements could easily...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank holidaymanWashington
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Small local theatre with great seating that is comfortable and all seats seem to give a good view of the stage. Bar available for pre theatre drink. Multi storey car park lift to the Gala level. Lift available to all floors.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank RiverWear
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We spent a night at the Funny Bones Comedy night at The Gala theatre. Excellent night. All staff were very friendly. Compare was brilliant. There were 3 comedians, all very different but very good at there own theme. Tickets were very reasonable at £8.50 although...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank alanwP6746YN
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We live in Durham and put up with the various problems with the Gala theatre as it is all we have, until the new Odeon opens. It is regularly impossible to buy tickets from the box office by phone as their line rings and rings...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank katharine a
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Another great night at the Gala Theatre. Very comfortable seating and excellent staff throughout. Long queues at the downstairs bar, but less so upstairs.

Date of experience: October 2018
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mrs M
2 December 2016|
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Response from michelle b | Reviewed this property |
I would say 4 -6 rows from front on the middle.
Sheila S
8 September 2016|
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Response from BluePete | Reviewed this property |
Not sure , best thing to do is check the website
15 June 2016|
Response from holidaymanWashington | Reviewed this property |
As far as I can see, there is nothing on at the theatre, at the moment. There may be something on at their cinema but the listings aren't up yet. Best advice is to keep checking on their website, for up to date events.