The Gate Theatre is located at:
11 Pembridge Road
Our nearest Underground Station is Notting Hill Gate (Central, Circle and District lines). We are also served by a number of bus routes. Please check TFL for full travel updates and alerts.
As a small 75-seat venue above a pub, we deeply regret that we are not currently accessible for wheelchair users and those with impaired mobility (please scroll down for more information on what we are doing to solve this).
There are 20 steps from the street to the foyer and 7 steps from the foyer into the auditorium. If you have concerns about accessing the theatre, please call our box office and we will be happy to discuss options with you.
If you have any specific requirements or need additional information before attending a Gate performance, please do contact our Theatre Manager, Hannah Dunne by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by Telephone/Text Relay 020 7229 5387 and we will accommodate you wherever possible.
If you use a hearing aid we have an induction loop in the foyer and theatre for hearing aid users which our Box Office staff would be more than happy to make available for you.
We also offer captioned performances for all our shows. During our captioned performances you are able to view the dialogue on a display screen that is placed above the stage or a tablet in your lap. The captions are delivered live so the audience can follow who is speaking as well as information like sound effects and music. Though usually for people who are deaf, deafened and hard of hearing, captioning can be useful to everyone, especially if English is not their first language.
We also live caption the post show talk after each captioned show. This will usually be with members of the cast and creative teams who have worked on the show. These events are free.
If you’d like to find out more about captioning, click here to watch a short film from Stagetext.
Audio Described Performances
We now offer an audio described performance and touch tour for every show in our season. We also produce Audio Described notes for each production and publish them on our website as soon as a show opens.
For Introduction Audio Described Notes for Faces in the Crowd please click here.
For a written copy of the Introduction for Faces in the Crowd please click here.
For the introduction to Faces in the Crowd in a larger font please click here.
Please contact the Gate’s Theatre Manager Hannah Dunne and she will be happy to help and answer any questions you may have: email@example.com
Download our audio described introduction by clicking here.
Guide and hearing dogs are welcome by request to either sit in the auditorium or to be looked after by one of the Gate team.
How we are addressing the limitations of our current space
We are acutely aware that our venue is inaccessible to wheelchair users and those with impaired mobility. We fundamentally believe that theatre is for everyone, and that there should be no physical barriers to it.
We are in the process of solving this to ensure all of our work is fully accessible to everyone – we are working hard behind the scenes to secure funding, new structures and support. This is a key priority for us, and we recognise the urgency of making change happen.
In the meantime, we will take more of our work to accessible spaces than ever before; all our rehearsal rooms will be fully accessible, and we are opening these up to the public this season for the first time. We will live stream all our Gate Lates and are also working towards making archive footage of every production available on request.
We are also really proud that we are able to offer audio-described performances – including touch tours and notes, captioned performances, and a live speech to text Gate Late for every production.
If you would like to discuss any of this with us or have a more detailed conversation we would love to hear from you.
Please contact our Theatre Manager, Hannah Dunne, by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by Telephone/Text Relay 020 7229 5387.