Millenium Place, Durham, England, DH1 1WA
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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.

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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

Birmingham Royal Ballet: Solitaire / 5 Tangos / Pineapple Poll

  • Directed by: David Bintley
  • Written by: Hans van Manen, Garry Stewart, Rossini, Huey Benjamin, Beethoven, David Bintley

A triple bill, featuring pieces by Kenneth MacMillan and Hans Van Manen, highlighting the diversity of classical ballet, with live music from the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.

Tue 9 May

The Boss Baby

  • 2 stars
  • 2017
  • USA
  • 97 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Tom McGrath
  • Written by: Marla Frazee/Michael McCullers
  • Cast: Miles Christopher Bakshi, Alec Baldwin, Tobey Maguire, Steve Buscemi
  • UK release: 7 April 2017

The Boss Baby (Baldwin) is a tot with the mannerisms of a ruthless corporate tycoon, who upsets seven-year-old Tim (Bakshi). The frantic visual style and crude slapstick overwrite the charm of the original story by Marla Frazee, and there’s not much for audiences to take to their hearts.

Sat 29 Apr

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Mon 1 May

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Brass On Broadway

North East stars of the West End Matt Corner (Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys) and Kate Graham (Billy Elliot, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Mamma Mia) join the Scottish Swing Orchestra, the self-proclaimed danciest swing band in the land, and the BRASS Broadway Chorus to showcase swing versions of great Broadway…

Sun 9 Jul

£17 (£15) / 03000 266600

Buddy Holly & The Cricketers

Rock'n'rollercoaster of a show featuring all the timeless classics from a band who have been on the tribute trail for 24 years.

Sun 28 May

£18 (£16) / 03000 266600

Debbie Bond

Acclaimed Alabama blues and soul artist Debbie Bond (vocals, guitar) together with partner "Radiator" Rick (keys, harmonica) will be performing at the Durham Blues Festival as part of their extensive 2017 UK tour.

Sat 17 Jun

£26 / 03000 266600

Dizzy & Co - Dizzy Gillespie And The Great Big Band Leaders

We celebrate the 100th anniversary of one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time, Dizzy Gillespie. The legendary BBC Band will pay homage to his contribution to jazz, alongside that of the other great brass playing bandleaders, from Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey to Maynard Fergusson and Quincy Jones.

Thu 13 Jul

Durham Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival

A one-day music featuring featuring appearances from Dr Feelgood, Aynsley Lister, Kyla Brox, Debbie Bond, Albany Down, Brian Rawson Band and more.

Sat 17 Jun

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

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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

English Touring Opera: Patience

Gilbert and Sullivan's light comic opera pokes fun at the aesthetic craze of the late 1800s and the eccentric affectations of figures like Oscar Wilde and his admirers. Willowy poets, sighing maidens, hearty milkmaids and burly officers all become targets of Gilbert's razor-sharp wit. Expect plenty of tunes and humour as…

Mon 15 May

£10–£26 / 03000 266600

English Touring Opera: Tosca

Puccini's political thriller is presented by English Touring Opera.

Tue 16 May

£10–£26 / 03000 266600

Great Expectations

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Charles Dickens' unforgettable story of love, family and friendship, set in the depths of Victorian England.

Wed 5 Jul

£16.50 (£14.30) / 03000 266600

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 137 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Gunn
  • Written by: James Gunn
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Kurt Russell
  • UK release: 28 April 2017

The gang are back, with a rollicking plot involving stolen batteries and Ego (Russell) who may or may not be the long-lost dad of Peter Quill (Pratt). It’s very CGI-heavy, sometimes tiringly so, but the humour still charms and the finale picks it up after a sluggish second act.

…and 4 more dates until 4 May

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

JASON DONOVAN and his Amazing Midlife Crisis

*Jason * is delighted to announce that he will be hitting the road once again in the autumn, only this time; it’s a tour with a twist. He will return to Town Hall with an intimate show, which promises to be a unique opportunity to see him like you’ve never seen him before! At aged 49 ½ and with a wealth of tantalising…

Thu 12 Oct

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

John Bishop: Winging It

Observational humour from the multi-award winning Liverpudlian stand-up.

Sun 2 Jul

£25 / 03000 266600

Mon 3 Jul

£25 / 03000 266600

Lee Nelson: Serious Joker

Serial sneaker-into-places-he-shouldn't-be, Lee Nelson, returns with a new standup show.

Sun 30 Apr

£22.40 / 03000 266600

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

Mister Maker & The Shapes Live UK Tour

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

Said The Maiden

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

Fri 27 Oct

£11.50 / 03000 266600

The Searchers

The Searchers have survived multiple line-up changes as well as a schism of People's Front of Judea-style bitterness, the echoes of which twang across the internet to this day. Longest-lasting original member John McNally leads the band that gave us 'Needles and Pins' and 'Sweets for my Sweet', with Frank Allen, Spencer…

Sun 21 May

£21 / 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

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

With a backdrop of projected photos and original film footage a full live band perform Simon & Garfunkel hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Homeward Bound' and many more.

Sun 18 Jun

£19 (£17; £16) / 03000 266600

Some People v Reginald D Hunter

The self-proclaimed 'comedian, swashbuckler and scientist' takes his latest and no doubt controversial show on the road.

Wed 14 Jun

Their Finest

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 117 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Lone Scherfig
  • Cast: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy
  • UK release: 21 April 2017

London, 1940: fledgling screenwriter Catrin Cole (Arterton) joins the Ministry of Information’s Film Division and starts working on a propaganda movie. Scherfig wraps the war in a cosy cloak of nostalgia in a way that dulls moments of high anxiety, and despite a fine ensemble it’s all too muffled and mild-mannered.

Fri 28 Apr

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…and 4 more dates until 4 May

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

The Zookeeper's Wife

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US/UK
  • 127 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Niki Caro
  • Cast: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Michael McElhatton, Daniel Brühl

The true story of Antonina Jabinski (Chastain) and her husband Jan (Heldenbergh), who ran the Warsaw Zoo in the 1930s and who used it to shelter Jews from the Nazis during WW2. Director Caro steers the story robustly if predictably, and it’s a solid and worthy story if nothing spectacular.

Fri 28 Apr

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…and 4 more dates until 4 May

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