Poetry Gala 2020

Stars of the stage and screen read the world's best loved poems. 


Gemma Arterton


Savoy Theatre, London


9th February 2020

Poetry Gala 2020

Driven by their ethos to nurture and support new talent, Platform Presents is hosting their fourth annual Poetry Gala on Sunday 9th February 2020 at the Savoy Theatre. Platform Presents founded the now annual Poetry Gala, to celebrate and highlight great writing through the inspiring medium of poetry, brought to life by stars of the stage and screen. Each year Gala Gordon and Isabella Macpherson curate a selection of poems, traditional and contemporary, and approach actors and poets to perform them on a London stage for one night only to raise funds for writers.


The Poetry Gala will raise funds for the Platform Presents Playwright’s Prize, now in its second year.  


Past Platform Presents Poetry Galas have included Juliet Stevenson, Denise Gough, Romola Garai, Tobias Menzies, Dougray Scott, Tuppence Middleton, Phoebe Fox and George Mackay, Gala Gordon, Paapa Essiedu, Jade Anouka, Kyle Soller, Genevieve O’Reilly, Danny Kirrane, Andrew Burnap, Jaime Winstone, John Standing, Adrianna Bertola, Fisayo Akinade, Emily Berrington, Grace Savage, Harry Treadaway, Sebastian de Souza, Alexandra Roach, Ollie Feather, Joely Richardson, Chiwetel Eijofor, Gemma Arterton, Ben Whishaw, Shappi Khorsandi, Amrou Al-Khadi, Ken Loach, Florence Welch, Nicholas Pinnock, Andrew Scott, Lindsay Duncan, James Massiah, Tom Stoppard, Doc Brown, Toby Regbo and Cara Theobold.


The 2020 Poetry Gala will be directed by Gemma Arterton.


Tickets for the Poetry Gala will go on sale on December 9th, at the same time as the second  Playwright’s Prize launch and call for entries. The deadline for entries is midday on Sunday February 9th, on the day of the Poetry Gala.


On December 9th further information on the performers for the Poetry Gala 2020 will be announced, as well as the judges for the 2020 Platform Presents Playwright’s Prize.



Tickets to the Poetry Gala can be bought from 9th December at www.ATGTickets.com or 0844 871 7631 (Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your company’s access charge.)

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