Gate Theatre (London)

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Not to be confused with Gate Theatre Studio or Gate Theatre. ‹See Tfd›

The Gate Theatre is a theatre in London dedicated to international work.


Originally a studio near Covent Garden, the Gate Theatre was opened in 1925 and quickly established a reputation for presenting British premieres of foreign classics and contemporary work, including plays by August Strindberg, Eugene O'Neill and later John Steinbeck and Jean Cocteau. With actors such as Robert Morley, Flora Robson and Cyril Cusack, the Gate was an important fixture in British Theatre, until it was destroyed by bombing in the Blitz in March 1941.

The Gate was re-established in 1979 at its current premises in Notting Hill. The smallest “off-West End” theatre in London, the Gate is an in-house producing venue dedicated to international dramatic literature in translation.

Some of the actors and practitioners to have worked at the Gate include Stephen Daldry, Jude Law, Kelly Hunter, Rachel Weisz, Alex Kingston, Kathy Burke, Sam Shepherd, Sir Peter Hall, Sarah Kane, Katie Mitchell, Nancy Meckler, Mick Gordon, and Ian Rickson.

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Coordinates: 51°30′34″N 0°11′51″W / 51.5094°N 0.1975°W / 51.5094; -0.1975