The Gate Theatre was founded in 1928 and is one of the most stunning, historic buildings in Dublin. Over 250 years old and former assembly rooms, its beautiful pillars and intricate stone cornices are a sight to behold. Your experience once inside the Gate is in keeping with the building’s old-fashioned charm, from the chandeliers in the auditorium, to the tea served at the interval in delicate china cups, to the tuxedo-clad front-of-house manager welcoming you at the door.
The Gate has just been taken over by new management, and the new season promises a brave new directon for the theatre. Previously known for sticking to a traditional canon, the programming scope seems to have widened considerably, which is exciting for the theatre scene in the city and for those lucky enough to visit us. The season kicks off with a bang – with The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald – an immersive, promendade production that brings you inside Gatsby’s mansion and invites you to explore previously off-limits areas of the building, such as backstage, wings and dressing rooms! The roaring 20’s are gloriously brought to life in this epic production – and the cocktails are great too! 1920′ dress and dancing shoes are encouraged, as you’ll be doing the Charleston with the cast by the end of the night! The show runs from now until September 16th, and tickets range from €27-€40. I would recommend this as a great night out for groups, and for those who love to dress up and try something different.