- Box office 03000 266600
- Website www.galadurham.co.uk
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.
There are 22 events at this location
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Al Murray: Let's Go Backwards Together
A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.
Andy Parsons: Peak Bullsh*t
You'll know him best from Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, but this is Parsons' latest stand-up show. Can he really promise peak bullshit? Come along and find out.
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.
Champions Of Magic
Following a run in London's West End five illusionists present a live show of mind reading, close-up magic and daring large-scale illusions.
Guitar prodigy Chantal McGregor performs rock-blues for the modern age played with an effortless virtuosity. Voted Guitarist of the Year at the 2014 British Blues Awards, and nominated again In 2015.
Charity Gig In Aid Of St Cuthbert's Hospice
A Charity Gig will be held at Durham Gala Theatre in February to raise funds for one of the best-loved hospices in the Durham area - St Cuthbert's Hospice, Durham. The show will feature two popular local bands - The Fix and After Midnight who will each be performing sets of 60's and 70's classic pop & rock hits. The…
Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus
Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.
Danny Baker: Cradle to the Stage
Stories and comedy from the veteran broadcaster.
The Fascinating Aïda linchpin goes solo.
Sat 22 Apr
Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 03000 266600
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.
English Touring Opera: Tosca
Puccini's political thriller is presented by English Touring Opera.
Fifty Shades Darker
- Directed by: Sam Taylor-Johnson
- Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan
- UK release: 10 February 2017
No surprises here: Anastasia (Johnson) gets sweet-talked back into the red room by Christian (Dornan). Foley seems to be under orders to skip the actual sex, as the real money shots are of Christian’s wardrobe. Johnson manages to be likeable and human, but otherwise it’s high on production values and short on story.
- 127 min
- Directed by: Theodore Melfi
- Cast: Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
The true story of the African-American women who provided NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch its first successful space missions, despite institutionalised segregation in the workplace. The leads are wonderful and it’s an inspiring story about collective triumph.
Tue 21 Feb
Wed 22 Feb
The Horne Section
The sextet fronted by the inimitable Alex Horne performs a medley of retro jazz-swing and big band music plus stand-up, performance and musical comedy.
Iain Stirling: Onwards!
Iain Stirling explores the perception of his generation within today’s society and looks at their function within it.
John Bishop: Warm Up Show
Observational humour from the multi-award winning Liverpudlian stand-up as he tries out new material ahead of his forthcoming tour.
John Bishop: Winging It
Observational humour from the multi-award winning Liverpudlian stand-up.
Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted
Lee Nelson, the creation of comedian Simon Brodkin, is the chavvy catch-phrase monger whose Well Good Show has become a BBC3 hit. Now the South London geeza takes his banter to the live stage where it all works best. Brodkin has appeared as Nelson in a host of TV programmes including Al Murray's sketch show Al Murray's…
The Lego Batman Movie
- 90 min
- Directed by: Chris McKay
- Cast: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes
- UK release: 10 February 2017
Batman (Arnett) is such a self-absorbed loner that even the Joker (Galifianakis) is peeved that Bats won’t recognise him as his greatest enemy, so the villain constructs a dastardly plot that incorporates every villain he can find, including the Daleks. Packed with gags and inventiveness, it’s tremendous fun.
- Directed by: Garth Davis
- Written by: Saroo Brierley, Luke Davies
- Cast: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman
The true story of Saroo Brierley, who aged five is separated from his mother and family in India, declared lost and adopted by an Australian couple, only to track his family down years later using Google Earth. Hugely emotional, remarkably assured debut from Davis, with fine performances.
Mark Thomas: Red Shed
Incisive humour and satire as Mark Thomas explores the arena where he began stand-up: a red wooden shed in Wakefield.
Reginald D Hunter: The Man Who Attempted To Do As Much and Such
The self-proclaimed 'comedian, swashbuckler and scientist' takes his latest and no doubt controversial show on the road.
Wed 14 Jun
£23 / 03000 266600