Autumn and Christmas 2024 at the Gate Theatre

Last November, we announced the first of our 2024 productions. This month, we’re launching our 2024 Autumn and Christmas programme.


This autumn, as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival, the Gate Theatre is pleased to present the Lyric Theatre’s acclaimed production of AGREEMENT. Set in April 1998 as the main political parties in Northern Ireland, the British government and the Irish government, all under the watchful eye of Senator George Mitchell, try to hammer out a deal that could pave the way for peace in Northern Ireland. The production revisits the days leading up to the signing of the historic accord and features the main players involved in the discussions, including Mo Mowlam, Senator Mitchell, John Hume, Tony Blair, Bertie Ahern, Gerry Adams and David Trimble.

AGREEMENT is produced by Belfast’s Lyric Theatre, and was first produced as part of the events to mark the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement. The production was nominated for a UK Theatre award for Best New Play and won three BroadwayWorld Ireland Awards including Best Director. As part of this Gate presentation, the production will run as part of the 2024 Dublin Theatre Festival.

AGREEMENT opens at the Gate on Tuesday 1st October, with previews on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th September.

Learn more about Agreement here.



Based on Mary Norton’s beloved adventure novels, THE BORROWERS follows the fortunes of the tiny Clock Family. The Clocks live secretly in the walls and floors of a country house and “borrow” from the people upstairs in order to survive. Their lives are plunged into chaos one day when the family’s youngest member, independent 11-year-old Arrietty, is seen by a ‘human bean’, a boy who has recently returned from India. To survive, the Clocks must spread their wings and take a perilous and adventure-filled journey into the outside world to find a new home and search out their long-lost family members.

This Irish Premiere production of THE BORROWERS will be directed by the Gate Theatre’s Artistic Director, Róisín McBrinn. The show, adapted for the stage from Nortons novels by Charles Way, will feature music and lyrics by Fionn Foley. Coming this Christmas.

THE BORROWERS opens at the Gate Theatre on Saturday 16th November, with previews from Saturday 9th November. Morning school performances will take place in November on Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th, Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st and Wednesday 27th, and in December on Wednesday 4th.

Learn more about The Borrowers here.