The digitisation of the Gate Theatre archive commenced on February, 1, 2016 at the James Hardiman Library. Digitisation will take 18 months. The project will encompass 200,000 pages, 20,000 images, 150 hours of audio and 750 hours of video, representing a comprehensive archive of material since 1983. The digital archive will be available for use in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room at NUI Galway.

The images below are excerpts from the Gate Theatre archive and are used here for illustrative purposes. They are not to be reproduced without permission from the Gate. Full photo credits may be found below. 


  1. I'll Go On, Barry McGovern
  2. Innocence the Life of Caravaggio, programme cover
  3. Jane Eyre, programme cover
  4. Les Liaisons Dangereuses, programme cover
  5. Romeo & Juliet, hand bill
  6. Salomé, cover
  7. Twelfth Night, press cutting
  8. Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Susan Fitzgerald
  9. Uncle Vanya Invatation
  10. Blithe Spirit, hand bill
  11. George Bernard Shaw
  12. I'll Go On, programme cover
  13. Juno and the Paycock
  14. Pygmalion, programme cover
  15. Waiting for Godot, Barry McGovern and Tom Hickey
  16. A Christmas Carol, programme cover
  17. A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde, programme cover
  18. Hedda Gabler stage management
  19. Innocence the Life of Caravaggio, poster
  20. Romeo and Juliet, Hilary Reynolds, Darragh Kelly
  21. The Importance of being Earnest, prop list