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Gate Theatre/Amharclann an Gheata
Cavendish Row
Dublin 1
Co. Dublin
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Gate Theatre/Amharclann an Gheata TEAM

Director Selina Cartmell
Head of Production Teerth Chungh
Theatre Manager Alan McQuillan


Gate Theatre


The Gate Theatre was founded in 1928 by Hilton Edwards and Micheál MacLiammóir and became internationally renowned as one of the most adventurous and far-sighted playhouses in Europe. During the forties and fifties, the theatre continued under the dual directorship of Edwards-MacLiammóir and Lord Longford and flourished as the home of European and experimental drama.

In 1983, Michael Colgan became Director of the Gate. During his 33 years, he produced many high quality, award-winning plays and he established unique relationships with leading contemporary playwrights including Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and Brian Friel.

In 2017, Selina Cartmell became Director of the Gate. She has directed a diverse range of work and her productions have won multiple theatre awards. Selina's inaugural season included, amongst others, a sell-out immersive production of The Great Gatsby, Tribes by Nina Raine, The Red Shoes by Nancy Harris, and Roddy Doyle’s The Snapper.

GATE STUDIO As well as functioning as the primary rehearsal space for the Gate, the Studio will also launch the next generation of artists onto the world stage and put them at the "heart of the Gate". The Gate Studio will develop and commission an eclectic range of bold new work and nurture outstanding talent through a collaborative and interdisciplinary practice, crossing art forms and transcending genres.


In house productions

Technical Details

  • Seats


  • Stage Dimensions

    Height to grid 5.05m; width 11.99m; depth 8.9m

  • Stage Types

    Proscenium arch

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