Hello from the remote-working Gate Team!
Our theatre will remain closed for now, and we are currently working with a reduced staff team as many of our valued colleagues are furloughed under the Government’s job retention scheme. Bear with us if things take a little longer than usual.
At this time our priority is to try to take care of the amazing staff and artists that make The Gate so special.
We are hoping to reopen again in January 2021. In the meantime, we are developing some projects to share between now and then, and starting to imagine what the future might look like.
We want you to be part of that conversation – if you want to be. We’re planning a public Town Hall event soon – watch this space. And if there’s anything you want to talk to us about, as ever, please get in touch- details below.
In the meantime, we’ve been able to share a couple of videos of our past productions. We’re really thrilled that sharing these recordings means that people who weren’t able to see the shows the first time around have a chance to now. As these we’re made for archive and not public viewing, we are offering these for no charge until 30 Jun.
We are also updating our blog with our Fabulamundi network of writers from across Europe – check it out below – voices from across the lockdown in Europe sharing their experiences and reflections.
And we have an exciting announcement coming up really soon – watch this space!
I’d like to also take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to everyone who has reached out to us with support, to the Arts Council, Jerwood Arts, our local partners, our Board of trustees, and our other stakeholders for their understanding and proactive response to this situation, and to all of you for staying in touch.
Take care of yourselves and each other,
Ellen and The Gate Team x
We’re really aware of how challenging this moment is for artists and the wider freelance theatre community. Our team members who are currently furloughed have volunteered their time to support any freelancers out there with advice or support. If you need help with applying for funding, re-thinking budgets for projects you have in development, or would just like a general 1:1 catch up let us know and we can put you in touch with one of our brilliant team who work in fundraising, producing and general management.
Email email@example.com with your requests/questions and we’ll do our best to help out.
FROM OUR ARCHIVE
These were recorded for archiving purposes only – we are working on securing rights to share a few more – watch this space. These videos were recorded by Jim Glaub – thanks Jim! And have all been captioned by Josh Pharo – thanks Josh!
Every year, the Gate Young Associates come together to work on a Summer Project to conclude their annual programme of workshops, mentoring sessions and theatre opportunities. Using their talents across writing, performance, directing, and dance we have staged work both at the Gate and in outside of our space in the local area. This summer, as we celebrate our 40th Birthday, the Young Associates are delving into our archives to identify plays from our history to revive for our audiences. So far, we’re ploughing ahead with workshops on Zoom and we’ve found some great scenes and stories to share. We also did a great skills workshop with casting director Lotte Hines – thanks Lotte!
With performances suspended until further notice to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the lack of
ticket sales will have a huge mpact on our future as a company. If you can, please consider donating
to the Gate Theatre.
Your contribution, however large or small, will enable us to work with our community of artists through this difficult interim period to produce online content and stay connected with you, our audience, enabling freelancers to continue to work while our theatres are closed.
Most importantly, it will help secure our future, and our ability to come back from this moment and make groundbreaking international work, when the communal experience of theatre will be most needed.
40 years in 40 weeks
Each week since the opening of our 40th Season we’ve been sharing clippings, stories and photos from our Archive. Follow on it on twiiter .We’ve just made it to the last decade – and we’ve got some exciting stories to share coming up.