Gate Theatre, Dublin (Est. 1928)

Gate Theatre, Dublin

Cavendish Row, Parnell Square, Dublin D1, Ireland

Date Opened: 1928   Confidence Level  

From the theatre's website: The Gate Theatre was founded in 1928 by Hilton Edwards and Micheál MacLiammóir. During their first season, they presented seven plays, including Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape and Wilde’s Salomé. Their productions were innovative and experimental and they offered
Dublin audiences an introduction to the world of European and American theatre as well as classics from the modern and Irish repertoire. It was at the Gate that Orson Welles, James Mason, Geraldine Fitzgerald and Michael Gambon began their prodigious acting careers. The company played for two seasons at the Peacock Theatre and then on Christmas Eve 1929, in Groome’s Hotel, the lease was signed for the 18th Century Rotunda Annex – the ‘Upper Concert Hall’, the Gate’s present home, with Goethe’s Faust opening on 17th February 1930.

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Family Voices (Gate Theatre, Dublin) (2005)

10-Jul-2005 to 10-Jul-2005

Part of Pinter 75: A Celebration.

No Man's Land (The Gate - Duke of York's) (2008)

21-Aug-2008 to 20-Sep-2008

Old Times (Gate Theatre, Dublin) (2005)

28-Sep-2005 to 08-Oct-2005

Landscape (Gate, Dublin - Cottesloe)* (1994)

19-May-1994 to 21-May-1994

Part of the Pinter Festival. In rep with Betrayal, The Dumb Waiter, Old Times, One for the Road and Moonlight.

Performance times: 18:30.

The Homecoming / The Lincoln Center Festival New York (Gate Theatre - Comedy Theatre) (2001)

12-Jun-2001 to 30-Jun-2001

A Kind of Alaska / Pinter Festival (The Gate, Dublin)* (1997)

No Man's Land / Pinter Festival (The Gate, Dublin)* (1997)

Family Voices (Gate Theatre, Dublin) (2005)

Rehearsed reading.

Celebration (Gate Theatre, Dublin) (2005)

Rehearsed reading.

A Night Out (World and UK stage premiere: Gate Theatre, Dublin - Comedy Theatre) (1961)


The world premiere of the play as a stage play

The Collection / Pinter Festival (The Gate, Dublin) (1997)

07-Apr-1997 to 12-Apr-1997

Ashes to Ashes (UK Premiere: Ambassadors Theatre) (revival at Pinter Festival) (1996)

10-Apr-1997 to 14-Apr-1997

The production was revived to be included in the Pinter Festival arranged by the Gate Theatre, Dublin in 1997. Number of performances uncertain. The Pinter Festival ran from the 7 to the 27 April 1997.

The Lover / Pinter Festival (BAC, Gate Theatre) (1997)

Dates unknown. The Pinter Festival ran from the 7 to the 27 April 1997.