Gate Theatre Dublin
The Gate Theatre has been, artistically and architecturally, a landmark building for over 200 years. Established as a theatre in 1928 by Hilton Edwards and Micheál MacLiammóir, the Gate offered Dublin audiences an introduction to the world of European and American avant-garde theatre as well as to the modern and classic Irish repertoire. Today the theatre continues to offer a stimulating and inclusive programme, appealing to theatregoers of all generations.
The theatre is unique in that it has had only two artistic directorates in 79 years. In 1983 the directorship passed to Michael Colgan, under whose guidance the Gate has successfully showcased Irish writing, acting and general theatrical talent and has toured productions to theatres the world over. The Gate has also established unique relationships with renowned playwrights such as Samuel Beckett, Brian Friel and Harold Pinter.