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GIFT 2022

29 April - 1 May
Announcements coming soon

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

Placing artistic experimentation and collaboration at its core, GIFT returns in 2022 with an exciting programme of live performances, online conversations, sharings and workshops created for artists and audiences in the North East of England and across the world. We'll be announcing more details on our website and our social media channels soon.

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GIFT 2020
Friday 29 April to Sunday 1 May 2020

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GIFT is an annual three day festival providing a meeting point for meaningful exchange between artists and audiences across the North East of England and beyond. 

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Palmyra by Bert & Nasi presented at GIFT 2019 |

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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