A Manifesto for our Future
The Gate has existed for 40 years. As well as celebrating the trailblazing artists who began their careers here, we want to look ahead to what the next 40 years and beyond might require of us.
A Manifesto for our Future is a way to shout about the things we believe in, and declare the things we want to be held accountable for. We want it to be a celebration of our values and a starting point for change. And we hope it will be a way to hold complexity and nuance, and to imagine possible futures.
New Associate Company, The Queer House, run by Charlotte Boden and Yaz Zadeh, join our current team of Jude Christian, Rosie Elnile and Anthony Simpson Pike.
The Queer House are set up to respond to the lack of queer representation in the theatre industry across casting and production. We’ll be working with them not only to support and foreground their productions, including presenting their Edinburgh Festival Double Bill, but also to embed their thinking and practice into our work at the Gate.
Making our work even more accessible
For more information on our full access offer, including our caption nights and live captioned Gate Lates, click here.
High Fiver: £5 Tickets For Under 30s
Our audience sits at the heart of what we do and we want as many people as possible to join the conversation.
That’s why, if you’re under 30, you can show up on the night from 6.30pm, and if there are any tickets left for the performance you can buy one for just £5.
Now that’s worth a high five!
For more information on our ticketing scheme, click here.
40 Years in 40 Weeks: The Gate Theatre Archive
The artists who have been part of the Gate’s history make a formidable list that includes Sarah Kane, Katie Mitchell, Sophie Okonedo, and Stephen Daldry.
We are working with Madhia Hussein and Yunique Enim Aduousei from Royal Holloway University to unpack and digitalise our treasure trove of theatrical history.
Each week, starting in September 2019, we will share a piece of material from our archive from each year of our history. Sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear. Sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear.
New Partnership with Europe
We are proud to announce that we are the UK partner for the Fabulamundi Europe network – a network of 15 theatres, companies and festivals across 10 European countries.
Fabulamundi Playwriting Europe: Beyond Borders? promotes contemporary playwriting from some of the most exciting voices across the continent.
We see our work as a live conversation with our audience. Our Gate Lates programme complements this, with a programme of post show events that sit alongside each show in the season.
But we don’t believe that conversation should wait until the piece is finished. So we are opening up our rehearsals to the public – book in to see an Open Rehearsal for a chance to see each show taking shape in the rehearsal room.
The images for our season have been created by Rosie Elnile, our Associate Artist, and Emma Digby, our Senior Marketing Officer.