Venue information

This year’s festival takes place at Gala Theatre and Clayport Library in Millennium Place, Durham, DH1 1WA.

Further events will be held at Collected Books, 44 Riverwalk, DH1 4SL

Keep in touch

Facebook: DurhamBookFestival  

Twitter: @durhambookfest #DBF22 

Instagram: @durhambookfest  


We try hard to ensure that Durham Book Festival is accessible to all:

All events will be live-captioned by Stagetext. 

Events from the Gala will be live-streamed.  

If you require a BSL interpreter we will endeavour to provide this. Please inform the Box Office staff when booking your tickets. We will need minimum two weeks’ advance notice. 

Gala Theatre access information:

There are lifts to all levels and accessible toilets located throughout.

Wheelchair spaces are available – if using a wheelchair, please just advise the Box Office when booking to ensure your seats or spaces are allocated accordingly. 

For disabled customers who need a little more help, we offer a personal assistant ticket free of charge, please ask at Box Office. 

Assistance dogs are welcome at Gala Durham. 

Gala Theatre operates the Sennheiser infrared amplification system in the main auditorium – headsets are available at Box Office. 

Clayport Library access information:

Clayport Library has public lifts, accessible toilets and a loop system installed.


Concessions are available to anyone receiving unemployment or disability benefit, full time students, senior citizens and young people up to 21 years old. Proof of status or ID is required when booking or collecting your tickets.


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