Presenting World Class Theatre
GIFT was founded in 2011 by Festival Director Kate Craddock to offer an immediate cultural and creative response to the re- development of the area. Over the last two years, GIFT has firmly established itself as an annual event in the cultural calendar of Gateshead and the North East offering artists and audiences a unique festival experience.
2013 sees GIFT return for its third year, to once again bring together new theatre makers from around the world for an explosive few days of performances, workshops and discussions.
"GIFT is such a good thing for Gateshead" - Audience Feedback GIFT 2011
The GIFT 2013 programme will feature more work from further afield than ever before, and events will take place inside and outside of venues in and around Gateshead town centre including Gateshead Old Town Hall, St. Mary’s Heritage Centre, The Central and Gateshead College.
GIFT aims to develop artists and audiences in the North East by programming performances that otherwise would not be seen in the region, and by providing opportunities and spaces for dialogue and exchange.