The GIFT Exchange, three days of online panels, conversations, sharings and workshops designed for artists and audiences in the North East of England and across the world. To find out more about this year's programme, click on The GIFT Exchange in the menu bar above or on the programme links below.

BSL Interpreters and Automated Closed Captions are available.

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Thank you for joining us for GIFT 2020

"Gateshead international festival of theatre – a virtual, virtuoso delight...The annual extravaganza was moved ingeniously online for a weekend of shows united in their celebration of togetherness"

A massive thank you to everyone who helped make last year’s digital edition of GIFT a big, beautiful, experimental success. 

Thousands of people all across the world tuned into 36 performances, installations and interactive events, connecting together across 26 countries and seven digital channels.

A huge thank you to everyone who watched, took part, and fully embraced the festival’s digital version, which was reimagined this year to replace our regular festival home in Gateshead. GIFT would not be possible without you. 


Until our next big creative adventure together, stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you to The GIFT Exchange in 2021!