The Gate Theatre has received the news of a 100 per cent cut in its Arts Council funding. Cutting the arts is always a political choice. Undermining a radical theatre that has amplified otherwise unheard voices for over 40 years is devastating.
This follows our move to an accessible venue at Theatro Technis in Camden – one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the UK with huge wealth disparity. This Saturday we will end a successful run of a timely play about Britain’s hostile environment for immigrants.
We send our solidarity to other leading arts organisations who have also been cut. We will shortly announce our next season of work and appeal to our wonderful supporters, audiences and creative community for their support. Whilst some would divide and rule, the Gate will continue to bring people together through theatre.
Chair, Gate Theatre