At the Gate, we aim to confront and debate the biggest questions facing humanity today. Gate Debates are opportunities to further engage with specific concepts and issues raised in our work.
Gate Debates typically take place after performances and feature guests who have been invited to talk about particular ideas and issues with our audiences. Gate Debates are lively and full of participation. They examine the questions our plays ask and help us to engage with the work and indeed the world around us.
Past Gate Debates have featured Sir Robert Winston on the science behind our production Chimera and his ground-breaking work in transgenic technology; and Human Rights Watch on child soldiers as seen in our production Eclipsed (you can watch this debate here). We have also been joined by Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, who discussed revolutions, the power of social media, and our human rights in response to Image of an Unknown Young Woman. Watch here. And, finally, watch Classics Scholar Emma Cole discuss the importance of reimagining classics for the contemporary stage, in response to Medea.
All Gate Debates are free, post-show events - to attend, please book in for that night’s performance or call the office to find out what time the Debate will begin. All Gate Debates will have a live twitter feed, #gatedebate, so you can join the discussion from wherever you are in the world.
Every Gate production also includes one captioned Gate Debate. For more information on captioning at the Gate, please go to our accessibility page or call our Box Office on 020 7229 0706.