Men’s Group Trip to the Gate Theatre

The Men’s Group visited the Gate Theatre for a tour of the venue.

In the Foyer Learning About Theatrical Elements

Our guide, Community Engagement Manager John Taite showed around and told us the history of the Theatre. We also heard about the programmes they run for youths and for the local community and schools, getting people to engage and rediscover going out to watch a play.

Hilton Edwards who along with Micheál MacLiammóir founded the Theatre in 1928.

We had a tour of backstage and the auditorium which laid in the more unusual Traverse style with the stage being in the centre and the audience on both sides, being able to see across the stage at each other.

Traverse Stage from Afar
Traverse Stage from closer up
In the Green Room
Some Props
Lighting Equipment

We have fun activities and take exciting trips each month. Ages 55+ can join, just email us at or call us on (01)8742804.