The Gate Theatre is delighted to announce The Croke Park, part of the family-owned Irish luxury hotel group The Doyle Collection, as its official accommodation partner.
Throughout its seventy-year history, The Doyle Collection has become an established and highly regarded supporter of the arts and artists in the performative and visual forums. This is the first significant artistic partnership for The Croke Park, but very much follows in the footsteps of its sister hotels within the group. For example, The Doyle Collection headline sponsors both The Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas and The Dalkey Book Festival, The Westbury in Dublin partners with The Abbey- Ireland’s National Theatre, The Kensington in London has a long-standing relationship with The V&A Museum and The River Lee in Cork partners with a number of major arts events including Cork Midsummer Festival and Sounds From a Safe Harbour.
Founded in 1928 by Hilton Edwards and Micheal MacLiammóir, the Gate Theatre offered Dublin audiences an introduction to the world of European and American theatre as well as classics from the modern and Irish repertoire which were innovative and experimental. The Gate Theatre aims to fulfil the country’s social and cultural purpose as an international home for Irish artists and an Irish home for international artists, creating a theatre, as Edwards put it, limited only by the limits of our imagination.
To celebrate the beginning of the partnership, The Croke Park has created a city escape which includes tickets to J.M. Barrie’s classic tale Peter Pan in a magical new adaptation by bestselling author Roddy Doyle, which runs at the Gate from 4th November 2023 to 14th January, 2024. The beloved story of the Boy Who Didn’t Want to Grow Up is retold by Doyle which sees the Darling children whisked away to The Never Land by Peter Pan and Tinker Bell where they team up with the wild Lost Boys to battle the sinister Captain Hook and his right-hand man, Smee.
Róisín McBrinn and Colm O’Callaghan, co-CEOs of the Gate Theatre said of the partnership, “The Gate Theatre is delighted to announce The Croke Park as our official accommodation partner. The Doyle Collection have long been supporters of the arts here in Ireland and abroad, and its close proximity to the theatre and its vibrant surrounding community, means the hotel is a perfect fit for this collaboration. The Gate offers audiences the very best in terms of a theatre experience and we know that The Croke Park matches that in terms of exceptional hospitality.”
With its convenient location, The Croke Park hotel is just 15 minutes away from many of the city’s greatest cultural gems, including the Gate Theatre.
The Croke Park hotel offers guests an everchanging city experience, “The 15-Minute Dublin platform, which we launched last year, is aimed at giving guests a bespoke and insider’s track to the city which changes throughout the year,” says General Manager Sean Reid, “designed to introduce and highlight the cultural richness of our neighbourhood by showcasing some specially curated experiences. We’re delighted to partner with our neighbours at the Gate, which has been a pivotal landmark in our city for so many decades and look forward to a long and fruitful partnership. We’re also happy to be supporting the great work of Roddy Doyle’s Fighting Words charity through the Peter Pan-inspired cocktail our team of mixologists have created to celebrate this exciting show.”
The ‘Never Grow Up’ cocktail was developed by the passionate team in The Sideline at The Croke Park will also be served in the bar at The Gate, with €1 from each cocktail going to Roddy’s literacy charity, Fighting Words.
15-Minute Dublin: Peter Pan at the Gate Theatre will see guests enjoy an overnight stay in a luxurious guest room with breakfast included, a two-course pre-theatre meal in the newly-launched Hawthorn Restaurant at The Croke Park, two tickets to an evening performance of Peter Pan at The Gate, a signature Peter Pan-inspired cocktail after the show, and an exclusive signed programme by Roddy Doyle in each guestroom on arrival. Rates will start from €350 per night for two guests sharing for stays from Thursday-Saturday. There is also a limited family offer for Sat/Sun matinees for a family of four, with dinner in The Sideline at The Croke Park and tickets to Roddy Doyle’s Peter Pan at The Gate.
To find out more about 15-Minute Dublin: The Gate Theatre at The Croke Park, visit www.doylecollection.com/crokepark