The Gate Theatre has been, artistically and architecturally, a landmark building for over 250 years. Established as a theatre company in 1928 by Hilton Edwards and Micheál MacLiammóir, the Gate offered Dublin audiences an introduction to the world of European and American theatre and also to classics from the modern and Irish repertoir
In 1991, the Gate became the first theatre in the world to present a full retrospective of the nineteen stage plays of Samuel Beckett. This festival was repeated at New York’s Lincoln Center Festival and at the Barbican Centre in London. The Gate also played a major role in the Beckett Centenary Festival, in partnership with Dublin’s leading cultural and academic institutions under the auspices of the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism. In 2007, the Gate toured a critically acclaimed season, entitled GATE | BECKETT, to the Sydney Festival and, the following year, toured it to Lincoln Center Festival in New York, starring Ralph Fiennes, Barry McGovern and Liam Neeson. In 2008, the Gate completed an historic tour with its landmark production of Waiting for Godot which sold out 40 venues throughout the country in the first ever all-Ireland 32 county tour.
In addition to its artistic programme, the theatre has undergone a continuous process of renovation and upgrading to ensure the preservation of the eighteenth-century building. In recent years a major fundraising campaign was undertaken for the provision of a new wing, which is now home to the Gate Lab. Used primarily for workshops, research and the general promotion of theatrical talent, the Gate Lab offers theatre practitioners a private space to develop and nurture creativity. We continue to be committed to raising standards in performance, direction and design and, most importantly, giving you our audience the very highest quality productions that you have come to expect.
The Car Park is now public and held by the Rotunda. There will be no reservations or pre-booking of car parking spaces. The car park will be open from 5.30pm until 11.00pm. Payment of €6.00 is paid into the automatic barrier upon exit. Exact Change is needed - €2, €1 and 50c coins only. The entrance remains on Parnell Square West (just beside the main hospital entrance).
Gate Theatre, Gate Theatre, Cavendish Row, Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland
BOX OFFICE: +353 1 874 4045 / 874 6042. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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