• The Visiting Hour by Frank McGuinness

The Gate Theatre presents a New World Premiere available online

In the first online Gate At Home production, a new play by Frank McGuinness will have its world premiere streamed from the Gate Theatre Dublin auditorium next month. We are thrilled that the Lyric is one of several venues across the country that can offer this online performance as part of its digital tour!

This moving new play about an Irish father (Stephen Rea) and daughter (Judith Roddy) at visiting hour in a nursing home during the pandemic, will be performed and recorded in the Gate auditorium, and streamed to audiences on April 22nd, 23rd and 24th at 7.30pm. (Running time: 60 minutes)

The play quietly observes a daughter visiting her elderly father in his nursing home. His mind is beginning to wander, but conversations about the past can be dangerous, and family memories can look very different, depending on who is telling the story. Gate At Home is a new artistic initiative of bespoke productions streamed from the Gate Creative Studio re-creating a unique and distinctive performance experience viewable from home.

Frank McGuinness wrote the play during lockdown for the two renowned Irish actors Stephen Rea and Judith Roddy. Caitríona McLaughlin, the newly appointed Artistic Director-designate of the Abbey Theatre, will direct the production.

How to book your tickets

You can book your tickets to the Lyric leg of the tour using the buttons below

€20 early bird available until April 2nd.

€15 concession |€25 standard ticket |€40 household ticket| €50 support the Gate ticket

A captioned version of the production will be streamed April 23rd.


book tickets for Thursday 22 April


Book tickets for Friday 23 April


Book tickets for Friday 23rd April captioned performance


Book tickets for Saturday 24th April