All you need to know about Our Gate...

Step into the world of Our Gate!

Our Gate is a new exciting immersive show with Harrogate and its citizens at its core.  If you’re looking for a different kind of night out at the theatre, this is the show for you! 

Our Gate will begin at The Wesley Centre and will travel between indoor and outdoor locations through the town and isn’t fixed on the stage like a traditional theatre show. The cast will guide you through the streets of Harrogate to three different spaces. Here you will meet and interact with the characters from the show and the story will unfold. After the performance, there will be pop up food and drink stalls where you can enjoy some refreshments. 

So welcome to Our Gate, the show which puts you the audience member at the heart of the action! The town is in crisis - a group of children have gone missing, an unidentified yellow residue is spreading across the buildings and the H2 Flow campaign has drastic plans for our water.  

The town has fractured into three groups; SPA Collective, Women Against Water Aid and H2 Flow but who’s side are you on? When water is a weapon who has your best interests at heart?

Join us for an emergency meeting at The Wesley Centre and get ready to watch the story unfold around you in this unique theatrical performance. 

Want a little more information? Take a look at our frequently asked questions below: 

What is an immersive performance? 

An immersive performance is one in which the audience are invited to be a part of the world of the performance, instead of watching silently.  From the moment you enter the show, you will be transported into another world. In Our Gate you may be spoken to directly from a member of the cast or invited to see a scene that the rest of the audience doesn’t see, if you’re lucky!  

What should I wear? 

Comfortable shoes and as you will be walking for parts of the performance. The show will continue to go ahead if it rains so please dress appropriately. 

How much audience participation will there be? 

The actors may invite you to complete tasks during the show but you need only interact as much as you are comfortable with – if you prefer to observe from the side-lines, nobody will mind! 

What is the running time of the performance? 

The running time is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes. 

The main event begins at 7.30pm but we do encourage arrivals at Wesley Chapel from 7pm.

Are there any age restrictions?

The show is appropriate for ages 12+.

How long will I be stood for? 

Our Gate is set around Harrogate and parts of the show journey are navigated on foot. 

At the different locations of the performance, you may be stood for around 15 minutes.

Is there any seating?

Our Gate starts and concludes at The Wesley Centre where there will be seating. However, as the show is an immersive production you will be standing and encouraged to move around the venue as the story unfolds. All tickets are General Allocation with no seat numbers. 

The route is entirely street level with step free access. There is also lift access available to certain parts of the performance. If for any reason you are unable to stand for prolonged periods of time, please contact: boxoffice@harrogatetheatre.co.uk so that the necessary arrangements can be made for you. We work hard to ensure our performances are as accessible as possible. 

Do the pop up stalls take cash or card?

The stalls for refreshments accept CARD ONLY.

Is the venue covid-19 secure?

All our venues are fully covid compliant.