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Gala Theatre Durham

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Address: Millennium Place | Durham, Durham DH1 1WA, England
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+44 300 026 6600
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10:00 - 20:30
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Sun 14:00 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:30

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Cinema trip with girls

Visited with a group of girls. We were in screen 2, which is the smaller of the two. Felt very intimate and cosy. Say in front but didn't feel like the screen was on top of you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Laura M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with a group of girls. We were in screen 2, which is the smaller of the two. Felt very intimate and cosy. Say in front but didn't feel like the screen was on top of you. Only complaint was the laminated floor which was noise when people went to the loo. Could do with carpet.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's brilliant to have such a great little cinema in central Durham, within easy access for most students. I know some people have complained about the small size of Screen 2, but honestly it's not a problem in the slightest - I saw "Denial" yesterday in there, and at no point did I feel that the screen was too small.... More 

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Thank Cressida O
Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been to numerous shows from drama to Music comedy to opera we are so grateful to have this venue in Durham ! The cinema is compact but that's fine by us.it is very comfortable and our grandchildren love to go there.the gala is a great addition to the city for locals and visitors alike

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Visited here for panto which we do every year. Once again another great show with lots of laughs and fun for all of the family.

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Thank Clare282013
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I went to see this pantomime with family. It is an excellent production written by 2 members of the cast. It had everything from jokes. squirting water, cream pies, all to make the audience laugh. The 'baddie' is his regular self who the audience love to boo and hiss. The atmosphere was electric. I can really recommend

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Thank central62
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The panto jack and the beanstalk is absolutely amazing yet again a brilliant effort from all the cast This panto yet again beats some of the big pantos Well done everyone keep up the good work and will see you all next year!

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Thank Linda O
Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Have recently started to use the Gala Cinema, Two screens Small intimate cinema Pretty good selection of movies shown, including the latest releases Comforatable seats Always clean and tidy Very fair prices with discounts for students unemployed (I think) and OAPs. The cinema is in the basement of the theater but there is a lift available.

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Thank 167Dave8
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We took our 4 year old for her first panto. We chose the gala as having been before we knew it was a smaller theatre so we were happy our daughter would get a good view. We had left it a little late to book so we were near the back but the view was till fantastic. The panto jack... More 

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Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

A visit to see jack and the beanstalk with my son daughter and two grandchildren was again a great night we loved it the cast were great once again. Definitely a panto worth going to see.Silly Simon and evil wizard flesh creep and dame trot were fantastic we sat in the front row got soaked and foamed but loved it... More 

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Large multistory underneath the square, with lift up to the theatre and restaurants. Great choice of places to eat and drink before the performance. Great choice of things to see: great comedians and interesting one off talks, as well as cinema. Nice airy seating area by the bar, then well laid out seating, with a good view all around in... More 

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