GIFT 2022

Friday 29 April - Saturday 1 May 2022


GIFT: Gateshead International Festival of Theatre
North East England’s creative home for international contemporary theatre

We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who took part in this year's GIFT 2022. 

A message from Festival Director, Kate Craddock

"Seeing GIFT unfold over the last three days was total magic. GIFT 2022 had a gorgeous energy and I’m so grateful to have witnessed all the conversations and new friendships develop in and around the art. Thank you to all the incredible artists, audiences & to the team. Happy-Tired" 


What if you could still watch the live stream of What if...?
Well, you can! Click on the button below to watch the recording of What If... a durational performance created by Two Destination Language for GIFT 2022. You can access the broadcast until Wednesday 4 May at 2pm. What if... was a hybrid performance that took place on Sunday 1 May 2022, in-person at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and was live streamed globally.

About GIFT 2022
Placing artistic experimentation and collaboration at its core, GIFT returned in 2022, with an exciting programme of performances, conversations, and workshops taking place in locations across Gateshead, and online. Created for artists and audiences in the North East of England and across the world,  GIFT is an annual three day festival providing a meeting point for meaningful exchange between artists and audiences. You can see the programme of work that took place HERE.

Thank you for joining us for GIFT 2020
& The GIFT Exchange 2021

"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 the 2020 digital edition of GIFT & The GIFT exchange in 2021 such big, beautiful, experimental successes. 

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. 

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