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The Gate aims to be as accessible as possible. As well as our accessible facilities, we provide assisted performances throughout the year.

Lift Access

Please be aware that due to the historic nature of the theatre, lift access is located at the rear of the building. For information regarding wheelchair access to the lift, please see the next section.

On the day of a performance, the lift may be accessed from the Rotunda Hospital car park and from Parnell Square East via a pedestrian gate 45 minutes before the performance begins. If availing of the lift, we ask that you arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the start time.

Our front of house team will be delighted to collect your tickets from our box office for you. Alternatively, your tickets can be posted to you in advance of the performance.

To ensure that The Gate team can optimally facilitate your visit, please inform our box office of your intention to avail of the lift on +353 1 874 4045 or boxoffice@gate-theatre.ie.

Wheelchair Access

We currently have two wheelchair spaces in the auditorium with one space at either end of row C. The auditorium is accessible from the lift at the rear of The Gate building. There is a fully accessible bathroom located on the auditorium level.

Please be aware that due to the historic nature of our theatre, the bar is unfortunately not accessible. However, a member of our front of house team can arrange pre-show or interval drinks for your enjoyment in the coffee lounge on request.

Maximum Wheelchair Dimensions for Lift Access

While our lift is a standard size and accommodates most wheelchair models, please be aware that some larger motorised wheelchairs may not be compatible with our lift. To ensure your visit to the Gate runs as smoothly as possible, we ask that you check that your wheelchair fits within the below maximum dimensions:

  • Max Width 75cm & Depth 130cm

Should this raise any concerns, or for further assistance with this, please contact our box office team on +353 1 874 4045 or boxoffice@gate-theatre.ie.

Loop System

The Gate Theatre auditorium has an Induction Loop system in place for use by the hearing impaired. The Loop is installed in Rows D to J. To use the loop system, please turn your hearing aid to the “T-band” setting. If you have any queries regarding the Loop system or its use, please call the box office or email boxoffice@gate-theatre.ie and we will be happy to advise you. Please note, the Loop System is not in operation during preview performances.

Accessible Performances

Our upcoming Sign Language Interpreted Performances (SLIP) for 2019 are:

The Snapper by Roddy Doyle Thursday 20th June

Amanda Coogan will be the interpreter for this performance. Seats with optimum visibility of the SLIP interpreter are reserved for audience members availing of this service, and a special discount rate is available. Please inform our box office when booking for a Sign Language Interpreted Performance.


We are always seeking to improve our services and to make your visit to the Gate as accessible and enjoyable as possible. We welcome you to email your suggestions and feedback on how we can improve your visit to boxoffice@gate-theatre.ie