Gala

Gala
Millenium Place, Durham, England, DH1 1WA
  • Box office 03000 266600
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  • Website www.galadurham.co.uk
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Gala

The Gala can be found in the middle of Durham, a purpose-built theatre to reflect the area's cultural scene. Inside, there's a modern theatre, a cafe/bar, two cinema screens and some conference facilities. The theatre boasts a large mix of theatre, comedy, music, dance and a cinema programme.

Car parking can be found less than a minute away at the Walkergate multistorey, which is cheap after 6pm. The theatre is just ten minutes from Durham train station, and a number of bus routes stop nearby.

Events at this venue

There are 39 events at this location

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All or Nothing

A musical based on the 1960s group The Small Faces. Ages 16+.

Mon 25 Sep

£22 (£20) / 03000 266600

  • 19:30

Tue 26 Sep

£22 (£20) / 03000 266600

  • 19:30

Atomic Blonde

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Leitch
  • Cast: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella,
  • UK release: 9 August 2017

Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is an MI6 agent tasked with finding a list of double-crossing agents, aided by dodgy fellow spy David (McAvoy) as she kicks the arses of an army of foes in 1989 Berlin. Basically a showcase for Theron’s sparring ability and withering looks, it features authentically exhausting fights and is a…

Sat 19 Aug

03000 266600

  • 17:25

Sun 20 Aug

03000 266600

  • 17:25

Mon 21 Aug

03000 266600

  • 20:05
…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Beyond the Barricade

A selection of the best-loved songs from new and classic West End shows like The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, The Lion King and Les Miserables.

Sun 15 Oct

£22 / 03000 266600

  • 19:30

The Big Sick

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michael Showalter
  • Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano

Culture clash comedy written by real life couple Emily V Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani. It plays out with charming, sometimes toe-curling honesty and an acknowledgement of how complicated life can get when expectations weigh heavy and tradition unceremoniously intervenes.

Sat 19 Aug

03000 266600

  • 20:00

Sun 20 Aug

03000 266600

  • 20:00

Mon 21 Aug

03000 266600

  • 17:25
…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Bikeology

Journalist and TV presenter Ned Boulting takes a ride through the world of bicycles, from commuter s right through to the winner of the Tour de France.

Tue 31 Oct

£20 / 03000 266600

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • PG
  • Directed by: David Soren
  • Cast: Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms

Animated superhero comedy based on the bestselling book series by Dav Pilkey. This is a film that sides with the kids, right down to its sly jabs at uncaring, cash-starved school systems and loose message about the value of laughing at yourself; and, of course, at the mere existence of a planet called Uranus.

Sun 20 Aug

03000 266600

  • 15:30

Tue 22 Aug

03000 266600

  • 15:30

Thu 24 Aug

03000 266600

  • 15:30

Chris Ryan

SAS soldier turned bestselling author Chris Ryan chats about and signs copies of his new book Safe. Drawing on his experience as a soldier he details how civilians can keep themselves safe, covering cyber attacks, riots, sexual predators and more.

Sat 14 Oct

£10 (£8) / 03000 266600

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Classic Clapton

A recreation of Clapton's stage show and greatest hits, including his work as part of a succession of bands and as a solo artist.

Fri 27 Oct

£15 / 03000 266600

David Almond: The Books That Made Me

Join Durham Book Festival in celebrating David Almond's work in this special event for all ages. David will talk about some of the books that have been most important to him throughout his life, as well as sharing his perspective on some of the stories that make up Half a Creature from the Sea. David Almond was born in…

Sat 14 Oct

£10 (£8) / 03000 266600

  • 19:00 – 20:00

David Baddiel: Fame: Not The Musical

It's been a whopping 15 years since David's last stand-up show, so tonight he's exploring the different ways he's perceived: whether it's token Jew, new lad or comedy rock'n'roller.

Fri 16 Mar 2018

£25.50 / 03000 266600

David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom

An irreverent portrait of family life, memory, ageing, infidelity and gay cats.

Fri 16 Mar 2018

£28.56 / 03000 266600

Despicable Me 3

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • U
  • Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
  • Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Steve Coogan, Julie Andrews, Jenny Slate, Pierre Coffin
  • UK release: 30 June 2017

Gru (Carell) and new wife and fellow agent Lucy (Wiig) are ensconced with their adorable adopted daughters when supervillain Balthazar Bratt (Parker) decides to take revenge on Hollywood for neglecting him. It’s all a bit familiar but it skilfully balances kid and adult appeal with its madcap approach and embarrassment of…

Sat 19 Aug

03000 266600

  • 15:30

Mon 21 Aug

03000 266600

  • 15:30

Wed 23 Aug

03000 266600

  • 15:30

Dunkirk

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Written by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles

Survival story set during the battle of Dunkirk in WWII. The younger cast members acquit themselves admirably, including pop star Harry Styles; and, in its uncomfortable depiction of frightened men looking to save their own skin, this is far from straightforwardly patriotic fare. As he delivers non-stop visual audacity…

Sat 19 Aug

03000 266600

  • 20:20

Sun 20 Aug

03000 266600

  • 17:40

Mon 21 Aug

03000 266600

  • 20:20
…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

The Emoji Movie

  • 1 star
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 26min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tony Leondis
  • Cast: T. J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Jennifer Coolidge, Jake T. Austin, Christina Aguilera, Sofia Vergara, Patrick Stewart
  • UK release: 4 August 2017

Gene (Miller) is a ‘meh’ emoji living in Textopolis who can’t help displaying mixed emotions. Targeted for deletion, he goes on the run with perky Hi-5 (Corden) and hacker Jailbreak (Faris). A combination of product placement, ingratiating voice work and barrel-scraping studio desperation, it’s a witless and blandly…

Sat 19 Aug

03000 266600

  • 11:00
  • 13:10
  • 15:20

Sun 20 Aug

03000 266600

  • 15:20

Mon 21 Aug

03000 266600

  • 13:10
  • 15:20
…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

English Touring Opera: Giulio Cesare - Cleopatra's Needle

The company performs the second part of Handel's most celebrated opera, an epic drama set in the midst of the Ancient Roman and Egyptian civilisations. The battle for the Kingdom of the Nile is in crisis as Pompey's family is enslaved, Caesar is presumed dead and Cleopatra is made captive by her brother. Sung in Italian…

Tue 24 Oct

Phone for prices / 03000 266600

  • 19:30

English Touring Opera: Giulio Cesare - The Death Of Pompey

The company performs Handel's most celebrated opera, an epic drama set in the midst of the Ancient Roman and Egyptian civilisations. Caesar has defeated his rival Pompey, though struggles to survive the machinations of King of Egypt Ptolemy and his sister Cleopatra. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Mon 23 Oct

Phone for prices / 03000 266600

  • 19:30

Fairport Convention

Veteran folk group whose current line-up features founding member Simon Nicol with Gerry Conway, Chris Leslie, Dave Pegg and Ric Sanders.

Thu 8 Feb 2018

£26.40 / 03000 266600

Festival of the Spoken Nerd: You Can’t Polish a Nerd

Steve Mould, Helen Arney and Matt Parker present their latest show, filled with nerdy goodness.

Sat 4 Nov

£17.50 / 03000 266600

  • 19:30

Gary Delaney: There's Something About Gary

The something about Gary is that he has a lot of opinions on jokes and is going to let you hear them (and hopefully some jokes) on his latest tour.

Wed 13 Sep

£16 / 03000 266600

  • 19:30

Graeme Swann's Great British Spin Off With Henry Blofeld

Reminiscence, anecdotes and impressions in the company of England's celebrated spin bowler Swann and the vastly experienced Blofeld, who has spent more than 40 years in the Test Match Special commentary box. No one is better placed to discuss the ups and downs of Swanny's illustrious career.

Mon 2 Oct

£25 / 03000 266600

James Acaster: Classic Scrapes Preview

Self-deprecating anecdotes from the comedian who will release his first ever book this year.

Thu 2 Nov

£16 / 03000 266600

  • 20:00

James Acaster: The Trelogy

Stand up from the 2015 Chortle Best Show winner, as he presents Recognise, Represent and Reset on tour.

Thu 2 Nov

£16 / 03000 266600

Jason Byrne: The Man With Three Brains

The Dublin-born stand-up follows up his highly-acclaimed Propped Up tour with a new show full of energetic humour, props and fast-thinking improv.

Fri 6 Oct

£19.50 / 03000 266600

JASON DONOVAN and his Amazing Midlife Crisis

The vocalist performs stripped-back and acoustic versions of classic pop hits, intermingled with stories and chat about the highs and lows of his career.

Thu 12 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices, tickets on sale Friday March 24th, 10am / 03000 266600

Kathy Lette's Girls Night Out

New show from Kathy Lette, taking everything on board – from puberty to menopause – with men, marriage, toy boys, Prince William, and George Clooney along the way.

Mon 18 Sep

£17 / 03000 266600

  • 19:30

Let's Hang On

A tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Tight falsetto vocals and doo-wop harmonies, featuring all those insanely catchy hits such as 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You' and 'December '63 (Oh What A Night)'.

Sat 23 Sep

£24 / 03000 266600

  • 19:30

Maudie

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • Ireland
  • 1h 55min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Aisling Walsh
  • Written by: Sherry White
  • Cast: Ethan Hawke, Sally Hawkins, Kari Matchett

The story of Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis (Hawkins), who became famous for her simple but cheerful landscapes and pictures of flora and fauna. Hawkins is stunning as the meek and stooped Maud, who battles through her difficult home life and painful arthritis to something like triumph.

Sat 19 Aug

03000 266600

  • 17:40

Sun 20 Aug

03000 266600

  • 20:05

Mon 21 Aug

03000 266600

  • 17:40
…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Mister Maker & The Shapes Live UK Tour

The CBeebies arts and crafts hero embarks on another live theatre tour. Join Mister Maker and his colourful pals The Shapes for arty adventures, songs and dancing.

Sun 5 Nov

£14.50 / 03000 266600

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

  • 2 stars
  • 2017
  • Canada/US/South Korea
  • PG
  • Directed by: Cal Brunker
  • Cast: Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph

In this inexplicable sequel to the underwhelming 2014 original, Surly Squirrel (Arnett) teams up with idealistic Andie (Heigl) and Precious (Rudolph) to save their park from the Mayor (Moynihan). The characters are unappealing and the script relies on uninspired action and flat non-jokes. At least there’s no ‘Gangnam…

Sat 19 Aug

03000 266600

  • 11:10
  • 13:20

Mon 21 Aug

03000 266600

  • 13:20

Tue 22 Aug

03000 266600

  • 13:20
…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Rich Hall: 3:10 to Humour

The latest musings from the deadpan grouch, star of ridiculous amount of stuff on the tellybox and a favourite at the Fringe each year.

Fri 13 Oct

£17 / 03000 266600

Rick Wakeman

The world-renowned former Yes keyboardist performs pieces from his recent solo album, Piano Portraits. His discography includes over 90 solo albums that range various musical styles and concepts. Along with his music career, he is also known for his contributions to BBC's Grumpy Old Men, his former radio show on Planet…

Wed 25 Oct

£27 / 03000 266600

  • 19:30

Robert Webb: How Not to be a Boy

Part memoir, part call-to-arms – How Not to be a Boy by Robert Webb discusses the most important relationships throughout his life and explores what it's like to be male.

Tue 10 Oct

£12 (£10) / 03000 266600

  • 19:30 – 20:30

Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle, author of the likes of The Commitments, The Van, The Barrytown Trilogy and most recently Smile, talks about his life and work. Roddy Doyle (born 8 May 1958) is an Irish novelist, dramatist and screenwriter. Several of his books have been made into films, beginning with The Commitments in 1991. Doyle's work…

Mon 9 Oct

£10 (£8) / 03000 266600

  • 20:00 – 21:00

Said The Maiden

Traditional and contemporary English, Irish and American folk by the all-female trio.

Fri 27 Oct

£11.50 / 03000 266600

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live on stage.

Sat 27 Jan 2018

Sold out / 03000 266600

Sun 28 Jan 2018

Sold out / 03000 266600

Simon Amstell: What is This?

Stand-up and former Buzzcocks presenter with his acerbic, self-deprecating humour taking on freedom, suffering, forgiveness and other cheery topics.

Wed 1 Nov

£23 / 03000 266600

Tom Stade

Canadian comedian Tom Stade presents his show I Swear: comedy which shows you how to swear properly.

Thu 7 Sep

£17 / 03000 266600

  • 19:30

Tony Robinson: No Cunning Plan

Sir Tony Robinson has had a stellar career lasting over fifty years. He will be visiting Durham Book Festival to discuss his long-awaited autobiography, he reveals how he went from child stardom in the first stage production of Oliver!, to comedy icon Baldrick in Blackadder. Packed full of incident and insight, No Cunning…

Wed 11 Oct

£12 (£10) / 03000 266600

  • 19:30 – 20:30

Twist

Theatre Centre present award-winning writer Chino Odimba's adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel which reflects on the 21st century migration crisis. Ages 13+.

Wed 18 Oct

£6.50; £22 / 03000 266600

Followed by a Q&A.

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