Gala Theatre



The centrepiece of Durham’s arts programme, the Gala Theatre is situated in a beautiful, purpose-built, £15m building on the banks of the river Wear in the heart of this historic city. The venue houses a state-of-the-art modern theatre, spacious and comfortable café-bar, two cinema screens and superb conference facilities.

With a programme of live events attracting some of the country’s leading theatre companies, comedians, bands, musicians and dance performers; and a cinema programme showing the latest blockbusters alongside independent and classic films; Gala offers the very best in entertainment. With a dynamic, experienced new team in place, the venue is going from strength-to-strength, and has recently begun producing its own theatre productions.

Max Capacity: 500 / Meeting Rooms: 4


Wi-Fi, Computer Equipment, PA System, Sound Equipment, LCD/Data Projector, Internet Connection Cable, Internet Connection Cable, Video
No capacities available


Millennium Place,
Co. Durham,
DH1 1WA,
United Kingdom

nearest airports

  • Newcastle Airport (18.8 miles)
  • Durham Tees Valley (18.9 miles)
  • Carlisle Airport (50.3 miles)
  • nearest motorways

    • A1(M) JCT 62 (2 miles)
    • A1(M) JCT 63 (6.1 miles)
    • A1(M) JCT 64 (7.4 miles)

    nearest train station

    • Durham (0.3 miles)
    • Chester-le-Street (5.3 miles)
    • Bishop Auckland (9.3 miles)

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