Gate Theatre

Access information

The Gate Theatre is on the first floor above the Prince Albert pub, at 11 Pembridge Road, London W11 3HQ.   Please note that there is no lift from street level and that there are twenty steps up to the foyer.

If you’re coming by bus, there are numerous buses that come to Notting Hill Gate.  Bus numbers 27, 28, 31, 52, 328 and 452 all stop on Pembridge Road outside the Prince Albert.  Buses 94, 148 and 390 stop around the corner on Notting Hill Gate.  12 and 70 stop on Kensington Church Street , which is 5 minutes walk away.  The stop for numbers 7 and 23 is also 5 minutes away, on Westbourne Grove.

If you’re coming by car, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea provide blue badge parking bays and offer restricted concessions for non-resident Blue Badge holders.  The nearest Blue Badge parking bay is outside number 62 Pembridge Villas, W11 about 5 minutes walk from the theatre.  For more information you can call 020 7361 2390 or [email protected] .  Otherwise, on the adjacent streets there are Pay and Display bays.  The Tariff is £2.00 per hour with a maximum stay of 4 hours.  The parking restrictions are from 8.30am to 6.30 pm Monday to Friday.  On Saturday the hours are from 8.30am to 1.30pm.

The closest Underground station to the theatre is Notting Hill Gate station, which is on the Central, District and Circle lines.  As you leave the Ticket Hall, turn right down a corridor then turn left to Exit 3.  Stairs upwards lead out of the station onto Notting Hill Gate.  Pembridge Road is the first turning on your right about 5 metres ahead.  Cross over Pembridge Road at the pedestrian crossing and turn right.  After two minutes walk, you cross an access road and the Prince Albert pub is immediately on the left.  The first door on the corner of the Pub is the entrance to the Gate Theatre.

There is a narrow stairway, with 20 steps up to the wooden floor of the foyer, with a small landing in the middle.  At the top, straight ahead, are the doors to two unisex toilets.  The doors open away from you.
To the right is the foyer, with a small desk as the Box Office.  Please note that this area is quite small and can become crowded before the performance.  Also, take care if it has been raining, as the floor can be rather slippery.
The entrance to the theatre varies according to the production – either through double doors at the foyer level or up a small flight of stairs and through a small door on the left.
The theatre itself is a large room and when stripped back to its bare black-painted walls, it measures 6 metres by 15 metres or 15 feet by 45, if you prefer imperial measures.   There are two metal pillars which are a constant feature, but as the layout varies widely from production to production, transforming the space completely, they may not be evident.
There’s a hearing loop in the theatre auditorium and at the Box Office.
Large print programmes are available for every production, so please request one when you make your booking.
The seating at the Gate is unreserved, but if you require a particular seat in the auditorium, please let the Box Office know.
You are welcome to bring drinks upstairs from the Prince Albert pub.
Guide and Hearing Dogs are welcome at the Gate.  If you wish they can be looked after by theatre staff during the performance.  Please let the Box Office know when you make your booking.
If you require any more information about your visit, please contact the theatre for more details on 020 7229 0706.  These lines are open Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm.  Or you can email the Gate Theatre on [email protected] .