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Crack of Dawn by Greg Wohead
Photo credit: Nikhill Vyas
Elision by Gudrun Soley Sigurdardottir
Photo credit: Will Stringer
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"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"

It’s a wrap for this year’s digital edition of GIFT, and wow, did all of our artists and audiences make it a big, beautiful, experimental success.


Thousands of people all over 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 back to GIFT next year.

2020 Festival Programme

Click below to view our 2020 programme
Fri 1 May
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Sun 3 May
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