The Gate Theatre is a theatre in London, Camden.
In July 2022, it announced a new residence in Camden, London, NW1 1TT, following an extensive search for a more accessible home. The new premises offers a wheelchair accessible and step-free performance space with 120 seats, as well as an in-house bar and foyer space.

We take pride in our reputation for being the home of restless creative ambition. We are a celebrated ‘teaching theatre’: a place where exceptional and diverse emerging theatre-makers shine, and where audiences get to see the theatre leaders of tomorrow, today.

We welcome anyone who wants to change the world.

"The Gate is our oxygen. It should be on the NHS."
Bill Nighy


As the founding director of the Gate Theatre, I am most proud that my vision of the Gate, which was to introduce neglected international classics to a British audience, remains at the heart of its artistic policy today, 35 years on. It has provided an early platform for so many aspiring directorial and acting talents, and of this I am extremely proud.

During the late 1970s and early 80s, the majority of plays on the British stage were inwardly British, both in content and style. The Gate’s policy pointed outward, across the channel to Europe, and looked there for inspiration. The truly bohemian, slightly scruffy and internationally mixed neighbourhood of Notting Hill Gate during that time was right for an inventive small theatre with a strong sense of identity.

The Gate Theatre is a true Cinderella story. With little money and an awkward space, it has shown how a small theatre, led with courage, imagination and strong sense of what it is, can grow into one of the most important and internationally influential theatrical powerhouses of the past 35 years.

Lou Stein
Founding Artistic Director

Public Transport: Nearest Tube/Rail Station

Mornington Crescent

Getting to the Venue

By underground:

Mornington Crescent (Northern line), a 3 min walk
Euston (Overground, Northern and Victoria lines), a 10 min walk
Kings Cross (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Piccadilly)
By bus:

46 and 214 have stops closest to the theatre
27, 29, 134, 268, 253 stop near Mornington Crescent station
Please check TFL for full travel updates and alerts

By car: there are single yellow lines located on Crowndale Road and Bayham Street – Disabled Badge holders can park here

By bike: lots of bicycle parking space near Mornington Crescent station

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