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Gate Theatre

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Address: Cavendish Row, Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland
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+353 1 874 4085
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This theater hosts dramatic performances by Ireland's up-and-coming...

This theater hosts dramatic performances by Ireland's up-and-coming playwrights.

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The Heiress

Stayed across the road at the conveniently located Cassidy's Hotel and spied a local production of 'The Heiress' playing at this historic theatre. It seems that I was meant to see... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed across the road at the conveniently located Cassidy's Hotel and spied a local production of 'The Heiress' playing at this historic theatre. It seems that I was meant to see it, having scored the last seat that night in what seemed to be a sellout season. It was a superb production all round, perfectly cast and constructed. If this... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gate Theatre was a fabulous way to spend a afternoon. The show we saw was spectacular!! I had just been in Manhattan NYC and I saw a broadway show and I can say the performance here was much better...or at least the particular show I saw was better than the one I saw on broadway for a fraction of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love theatre, then you must go to the Gate regardless of what's on just to experience this historic space. It's an oddly shaped space with a low proscenium ceiling and terrible sightlines but if the actors are good enough, you'll forget that you can't always see them and have a good time.

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Thank Ann T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

I recently started a Theatre Group and our first trip was to the Gate last Saturday to seethe stunning production of 'Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?' It was brilliant, and I could say this of any production I have seen in this beautiful theatre. The auditorium is small and you feel you are part of the whole event. There is... More 

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Thank Terri C
County Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed "Who's afraid of Virginia Wolf" on Sat night, great cast and wonderful production. We have never been disappointed by a visit to The Gate, one of the best Theatres in Dublin.

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Long Crendon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

Visited the Gate and saw "Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf". Great performances from the cast of 4 but Martha in particular was wonderful. All actors unknown to me.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We went to see "Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?" last weekend and it's probably the best play I have seen so far. All actors were amazing, but Fiona Bell as Martha left me speechless. I thoroughly enjoyed every second of the three-hour long performance. The theatre itself is quite small and bar areas get pretty crowded during the intervals. From... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We visited this intimate theatre last Thursday to see The Father which had been recommended to us. The play cleverly leads you into the gradually degenerating mind of the lead character, Andre, who is superbly portrayed by Owen Roe. His performance conveys the descent into the character's growing paranoia and confusion quite brilliantly but was, at times, quite difficult to... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

The Father written by French playwright Florian Zeller and translated into English by Christopher Hampton portrays the world as seen through the eyes of Andre. Andre is suffering from dementia so it is never clear what is real or what is the product of Andres dementia. Eoin Roe is convincing as his character loses his grip on reality and descends... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

As regular visitors to London Theatre and the Edinburgh Festival we were keen, whilst visiting the City, to attend a performance at the Gate. An excellent, well acted performance did not disappoint and made for a memorable evening. Approaching through the main entrance, the intimacy of the auditorium itself was a pleasant surprise. The efficient and helpful front of house... More 

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