The Gate’s 2023 Round-Up

A Year in the Life of a Gate Producer Cliché as it may sound, making theatre this year has felt like riding a rollercoaster. When I joined the Gate in early 2022, we were still reeling from the pandemic, and so we were spending our time planning, dreaming, programming and strategizing. Then, as we were … Read more

Bootycandy Rehearsal Diary: Week 2

Some delightful visits took place in the Bootycandy rehearsal room this week! Week 2 of our process was all about Act I. Each session entailed breaking down the emotional journeys and storytelling elements of each scene, and then GETTIN’ ON UP! The initial transition from text-work to physically staging a scene can often be a … Read more

Bootycandy Rehearsal Diary: Week 1

It’s the UK premiere of Bootycandy, yall! Welcome to our rehearsal log (written by Assistant Director Tatenda Shamiso) Bootycandy is a comedic, outrageous, tragic and challenging text. It’s not easy to decide where to begin when summarising our company’s process in approaching Robert O’Hara’s fever-dream of a play, but I’ll begin with an attempt at … Read more

Introducing our new Executive Director and CEO: Nicola Clements

The Gate Theatre is delighted to announce the appointment of Nicola Clements as its new Executive Director and CEO. Nicola joined the Gate in November, succeeding Shawab Iqbal who stepped down to start a new position as Executive Director at Leeds Playhouse. Nicola Clements (she/her) was most recently Interim Executive Director at Camden People’s Theatre … Read more

Gate Theatre announces its first season in Camden

Our first season at Theatro Technis @ 26 Crowndale Bootycandy – Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu directs the UK Premiere of Robert O’Hara‘s subversive hit comedy HOT IN HERE – explore what action can be taken to save the planet in this energy-generating dance party Brassic FM – new gig theatre co-created by Zia Ahmed and Stef O’Driscoll … Read more

Gate Theatre launches urgent appeal to Keep The Gate Open

In November 2022, we received the devastating news that Arts Council England will no longer fund Gate Theatre from April 2023 The decision to make a 100% cut as a National Portfolio Organisation has been a shock to us all. As a small-scale theatre, this funding has been a lifeline for us and the early … Read more

We’re Recruiting! Executive Director / CEO

The Gate Theatre is looking for an exceptional new leader to serve as Executive Director / CEO You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the Gate’s artistic mission and values, as well as the business planning skills to translate these into strategic objectives. You will be a confident, collaborative and … Read more

Announcing Gate Theatre’s first show in Camden this October

The Gate’s first production to open since moving to 26 Crowndale Road will be Sami Ibrahim’s A Sudden Violent Burst of Rain. Elif shears sheep for a rich landowner. Every other waking hour she spends queuing outside the palace, hoping that the King will let her live within the city walls. She comes from a … Read more

FAQs – Gate Theatre Camden

Following a long search for more accessible premises, the Gate will be moving to a new theatre space in Camden this month. Along the way, we’ve found ourselves having lots of interesting conversations with our team, supporters and new neighbours about our move. We think these are most easily and best summed up in the questions … Read more

Gate Theatre is moving to Camden

The Gate Theatre announces move to Camden, new Chair Shami Chakrabarti and first production in the venue Following a long search for more accessible premises, the Gate will be moving to a new theatre space in Camden this month. The Gate Theatre will now be located at 26 Crowndale Road, the home of Theatro Technis … Read more

Introducing four new Associates

We’re so excited to announce the addition of four new Associates joining our team from June 2022! Climate Change Activist Daze Aghaji Poet and Writer Zia Ahmed Writer, Director and Performer Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu and Director and Dramaturg John R. Wilkinson They will be joining Associate Artist Rosie Elnile and Associate Director Yasmin Hafesji. They join … Read more

Meet Alice: Our Producer at Gate Theatre

Alice is taking over as Producer. Born and raised in South East London, Alice is passionate about platforming theatre that speaks to different communities in London. She strives to produce work that is inclusive, accessible and that examines the cross sections between the personal, political, global and local. Before starting at the Gate in March … Read more

Meet Wofai: our Interim General Manager at Gate Theatre

Wofai Je is our Interim General Manager. Wofai joined the Gate in mid 2021 as a Creative Producer to cast 32 actors for our Dear Elizabeth @ Theatro Technis run. He’s a member of Stage ONE Producers programme; one half of award-winning arts organisation Initiative.dkf (Albany Artists of Change 2021, Tamasha Associate Artists 2019-20, Talawa … Read more

Meet Isabelle: Our Marketing Manager at Gate Theatre

Isabelle Culkin is our new Marketing Manager. Before starting at the Gate Theatre, Isabelle was Marketing Manager at Arcola Theatre. Alongside her current role, she also volunteers for Young People in the Arts (YPIA). She also enjoys producing and literary work, previously assistant producing on shows at Park Theatre, Cadogan Hall and Edinburgh Festival Fringe; … Read more

Meet Faiza: Our Development Manager at Gate Theatre

Faiza Abdulkadir is our new Development Manager. Faiza previously worked as a Development Officer at Bush Theatre and The Yard Theatre. Faiza’s fundraising experience includes local charities, international development, music management and theatre. She is keen to use her fundraising experience and her passion for the arts to support Black, Asian and ethnically diverse communities … Read more

Introducing our new Interim Artistic Director: Stef O’Driscoll

The Gate Theatre is delighted to announce the appointment of Stef O’Driscoll as the company’s new Interim Artistic Director. Stef will take up the position this month taking over from Ellen McDougall, who stepped down as Artistic Director in December after five years in the role. As Interim Artistic Director, Stef will work alongside Executive … Read more

New Team at the Gate!

Today, we’re introducing you to our new team members! Gate Theatre has long been a place for people to take the next step in their career. Following the appointment of Shawab Iqbal as Executive Director in January 2021, we’re thrilled to announce more exciting additions to our team. Faiza Abdulkadir is our new Development Manager. … Read more