Gala Theatre & Cinema

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This Is Durham, Gala Durham

The centrepiece of Durham’s cultural offer, Gala Theatre is known for hosting some of the biggest names in comedy, leading theatre companies and inspiring bands and musicians. They are the venue for Lumiere Durham, the UK’s largest light festival.

Millennium PlaceDurham CityDH1 1WA View map
Telephone: 03000266600 Visit Now

Opening Hours

  • Monday9:30am - 9:00pm
  • Tuesday9:30am - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday9:30am - 9:00pm
  • Thursday9:30am - 9:00pm
  • Friday9:30am - 9:00pm
  • Saturday9:30am - 9:00pm
  • Sunday2:30pm - 9:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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