The Gate Theatre was founded in 1928 by Hilton Edwards and Micheál MacLiammóir and became internationally renowned as one of the most adventurous and far-sighted playhouses in Europe. During the forties and fifties the theatre continued under the dual directorship of Edwards-MacLiammóir and Lord Longford and flourished as the home of European and experimental drama.

In 1983, Michael Colgan became Director of the Gate. During his 33 years, he produced many high quality, award-winning plays and he established unique relationships with leading contemporary playwrights including Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and Brian Friel.

On 3rd April 2017, Selina Cartmell became Director of the Gate. She has directed a diverse range of work and her productions have won multiple theatre awards. Selina's inaugural season at the Gate begins on 12th July 2017.

GATE STUDIO: As well as functioning as the primary rehearsal space for the Gate, the Studio will also launch the next generationl of artists onto the world stage and put them at the "heart of the Gate". The Gate Studio will develop and commission an eclectic range of bold new work and nurture outstanding talent through a collaborative and interdisciplinary practice, crossing art forms and transcending genres. 



Director Selina Cartmell
Head of Production Teerth Chungh
Theatre Manager David Quinlan
Production Manager Jim McConnell
Marketing Manager Holly Faulkner
Front of House Manager Vincent Brightling


  • Tribes by Nina Raine  (Gate Theatre/Amharclann an Gheata 2017)

  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Adapted and Directed by Alexander Wright (Gate Theatre/Amharclann an Gheata 2017)

  • Private Lives by Noel Coward (Gate Theatre/Amharclann an Gheata 2017)

  • Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris by Jacques Brel (Music), Production conception, English lyrics and additional material by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman based on Brel’s lyrics and commentary (Gate Theatre/Amharclann an Gheata 2017)

  • The Heiress by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, based on the novel 'Washington Square' by Henry James (Gate Theatre/Amharclann an Gheata 2016)

  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee (Gate Theatre/Amharclann an Gheata 2016)

  • The Father by Florian Zeller in a translation by Christopher Hampton (Gate Theatre/Amharclann an Gheata 2016)

  • The Constant Wife by W. Somerset Maugham (Gate Theatre/Amharclann an Gheata 2016)

  • Juno and the Paycock by Sean O'Casey (Gate Theatre/Amharclann an Gheata 2016)

  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (Gate Theatre/Amharclann an Gheata 2015)


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