GIFT: Gateshead International Festival of Theatre, is an annual 3-day festival celebrating contemporary theatre. Placing artistic experimentation and collaboration at its core, GIFT offers a supportive platform for artists at all stages of career to come together and push the boundaries of their practice. International in scope and interconnected in approach, GIFT is a carefully curated conversation, providing a meeting point for meaningful exchange between artists and audiences in North East England, and the wider world. Founded in 2011 by Festival Director Kate Craddock, GIFT is committed to presenting contemporary and experimental practices that otherwise would not be seen in North East England. GIFT events connect the culturally regenerated Gateshead quayside with the commercially redeveloped Gateshead town centre – and beyond.