The Gate Theatre warned the Arts Council final October that it might shut with out an pressing money injection of as much as €3 million. The main points of a dramatic stand-off between the 2 establishments have emerged in correspondence launched final week beneath the Freedom of Info Act. At one level the Gate gave the Arts Council a one-week deadline to provide you with extra funding, or it might put employees on discover of a redundancy session course of.
The souring of relations began in early 2021 when the council awarded the theatre €1.4 million, however “famous its disappointment with the Gate’s public engagement method throughout 2020” and stated this must enhance. The Dublin theatre is the council’s third greatest “shopper”, after the Abbey and Irish