Theatre In Durham
Durham may only have one theatre but it still offers a
great choice of drama, music and comedy to make your night out one to remember.
There are also a few other venues within a short drive
of the city where you can catch a touring West End musical
or the best in local entertainment.
Situated on Millennium Place in the heart of the central
Durham, the Gala Theatre [map] is the city’s
one and only venue for top class drama and music events.
It forms part of Durham’s new Millennium City
development and is housed in a complex that also comprises
of a visitor centre, cinema, tourist information centre,
café bars and a restaurant.
The theatre, which is also used for balls, concerts and
conferences, has been specially designed to provide superb
views and an intimate atmosphere that enhances the live
experience for audiences and performers alike.
Around 20 minutes drive from Durham city centre,
you’ll find the Empire Theatre [map] in Sunderland, which is the region’s largest theatre and regularly plays host to top West End shows. Opened
in 1907 by Vesta Tilley, the Empire is a splendid example
of Edwardian theatre architecture.
For classic Shakespeare, contemporary drama, comedy and
jazz head to the Darlington Civic Theatre [map] or the Arts Centre [map],
both located in Darlington town centre, which is a 30
minutes from Durham.
There are also a number of amateur dramatics groups that
host productions throughout the year in Durham. For more
details contact Durham Tourist Information Centre on 0191
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