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Gala Theatre Durham

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Address: Millennium Place | Durham, Durham DH1 1WA, England
Phone Number: +44 300 026 6600
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10:00 - 20:30
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Sun 14:00 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:30

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Great location, prices and choice of entertainment

Large multistory underneath the square, with lift up to the theatre and restaurants. Great choice of places to eat and drink before the performance. Great choice of things to see... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jusboro
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South Shields, United Kingdom
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South Shields, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large multistory underneath the square, with lift up to the theatre and restaurants. Great choice of places to eat and drink before the performance. Great choice of things to see: great comedians and interesting one off talks, as well as cinema. Nice airy seating area by the bar, then well laid out seating, with a good view all around in... More 

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England
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent show last Sunday night by one of our favourite groups. Comfortable seats, great view. Bar prices average for theatres. Only complaint I have as always--- something needs to be done about the state of the'ladies'. This facility is badly designed and in need of total refurbishment. I wrote the same in my last review. 4 stars for the auditorium... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice theatre although could do with a little tlc.Seats are generously sized and comfortable and there was no sense of overcrowding although all seats seemed to be occupied.Acoustics were good and volume was just right.Altogether a very enjoyable night.Plenty of bars and eating places in the vicinity all grouped together in a pedestrian only precinct atop a carpark,lots of steps... More 

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Thank carolecrowgoldenoldi
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great modern theatre. Good venue and well run. Possibly the worst cup of coffee I've had since the end of rationing in the 1950's.

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Thank Tom S
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We've been 'Friends of the Gala' several years, which gives us access to early booking and special offers occasionally. As a result we go several times a year. We always go to the pantomime which is excellent value for money and a really good production - highly recommended! For us, the Gala is great as we are comedy fans -... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Webt to see an evening with an immigrant as part of the Durham book festival. The venue was nice and it was a lovely surprise that the room the event was in was so intimate. Comfortable seats in the theatre with plenty of leg room. Bar/cafe area serves snacks as well as drinks with lots of natural light coming in.

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Thank Annaosha
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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274 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Made a second visit to the Gala Theatre, this time to see Miles Jupp perform. This is a modern, compact, very comfortable theatre, in the city centre. Great sight lines from seemingly wherever you sit, the seats are very comfortable, and the leg room is excellent. An added bonus were the bar prices, certainly not a rip off like many... More 

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Thank allertonlad
Durham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

The cinemas are a lot smaller than average, but this can be good sometimes. They're always cleaned well and the staff downstairs are always really lovely. Unfortunately the guys who work upstairs at the ticket desk aren't too friendly.

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Thank hylianyoshi
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The gala theatre is good for its size, but is obviously limited by this. It only has two cinema screens and rooms and screens are slightly smaller than your normal cinema. However Durham has no cinema although they are plans to build one in new Milburngate shopping centre. It has some very good shows though and standup comedians and the... More 

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Thank David B
durham city
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85 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I use the gala regularly and am a member. The food served from the cafe is lovely, fresh and not overpriced. Staff are always polite and attentive. The shows are always of high standard and the monthly comedy store great value for money. Give it a try ☺.

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