Gala theatre Durham is a beautiful theatre located in central Durham holding many theatre, comedy, cinema and drama productions. This beautiful theatre is also home to many workshops and classes, links to these can be found here. Holding all of the latest movies, Gala Durham provides an amazing experience to watch the latest films. Why not come experience the beauty of theatre?lighting in the darkness

Food and Drink:

If you need a food break to relax before you see the show the Gala has many options! Serving a wide variety of food and drink! A specific breakfast menu is available from 10am-11am. The lunch menu is served 11am-3pm. Offering a wide range of options!

Theatre Memberships:

A membership scheme is offered by the theatre, with benefits including:

  • A discount of 10% for food and drink services available from The Gala Lounge.
  • Refunds for purchased live performance and cinema tickets. However, refunds must be requested at least 24 hours before the beginning of the event.
  • A discount towards ticket purchases for certain cinema screenings and live performances.

For more information on the theatre’s membership scheme, including pricing, please visit the membership scheme page of their website.

Getting there:

Located in the heart of Durham city centre, Gala Durham is quite easy to reach by all modes of transport. Gala Durham is also easy to locate.

By car

Follow the signs off the motorway and from the city centre, nearby car parks include the Walkergate car park which is located right beside the Gala. Further, Prince Bishops car park is also a 5 minute walk away, offering a variety of choice.

By bus

There are many bus stops nearby that can take you all around the north-east making the Gala very accessible by bus!

By train  

Located just under 10 minutes away from the train station, there are regular services both North and South.

Accessibility:shadow of a man performing theatre

There are many accessible features of the Gala Durham!

All levels are accessible via lift. Additionally, accessible toilets are located in most areas throughout the venue. Therefore, both the cinemas and auditorium wheelchair spaces can be found, simply ask at the box office. Furthermore, Personal assistance tickets are also given out free of charge.

The Gala openly welcomes guide dogs and headsets are available.


Many thanks to Rob Laughter, Felix Mooneeram, Paul Green and Alberto Bigoni

Opening Times Information:

The Gala Lounge’s opening times differ from the box office. The Gala Lounge’s opening times are as follows:

  • Monday to Friday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sundays: Closed
  • Bank Holidays: Closed

For more information, please go to the website’s booking information page.




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1 Review for Gala Durham

Alexandra Negoita

1 Reviews

my time at gala Durham

5.0/ 5

On the 25th of november me and my boyfreind went to see Cinderella the pantomine. Originally they only had box seats and they did not have any audio description. However, because of this me, my guide dog and boyfreind were allowed to change seating arangments to the front seats of the theater. This made it easier to see the action and hear the speach. As a result I really enjoyed my time watching. Thank you to the gala staff for this consideration and eric knows for alerting me to the gala’s exsistance.

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  • Monday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Tuesday10:00 AM - 08:30 PM
  • Wednesday10:00 AM - 08:30 PM
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  • Friday10:00 AM - 08:30 PM
  • Saturday10:00 AM - 08:30 PM
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