THE HOME AND HEART OF GSFF
Gagarin 205 is the most iconic live music venue in Athens today. Since 2002, Gagarin 205 has hosted local and international artists, music concerts, dj sets, theatrical performances, screenings, presentations, installations, and special events with all kinds of accommodations.
The vision for the venue was to be a creative shelter for all and this inspired both the concept and the name of Gimme Shelter Film Festival.
GSFF does things a little differently to the average film festival. We provide a shelter for music, film, and industry experts to share the stage and create a truly unique experience with each event.
From the start of our journey to the heart of our concept, Gagarin 205 will always be our home.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
IS THERE A BAR?
WHERE IS IT?
WILL IT BE SAFE?
ARE THERE ENTRY RESTRICTIONS?
We fill the space with seats and a few tables to place your drink of choice. It's almost like being at the cinema, but better. One can watch the movie as if it were a live concert, enjoying your drinks and chatting with your neighbors. This is no stuffy film festival experience.
Yes. GAGARIN 205 has a well stocked bar which remains open from doors open to doors close. You don't even have to leave the room.
Within four minutes walk of the Attiki Train & Metro stations. The venue is in the heart of Athens with convenient road access from both the city center and Attiki Odos.
All government guidelines and COVID-19 safety regulations as they stand at the time of the event will be followed. We keep up to date with all the latest requirements and aim to ensure the safest environment possible environment for our events.
You may be denied entry if you:
Refuse to wear a face mask
Refuse to have your temperature checked
Have a fever or other symptoms that can put other people’s health at risk
Are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Are unable to present a valid ticket
We have the right to refuse entry whenever we see fit.
WHEN CAN I ENTER THE VENUE?
IS THE VENUE ACCESSIBLE?
This year doors will be open earlier than usual to avoid crowding and queueing.
You can enter any time you want after doors open at 7pm, provided you present a valid ticket, wear a face mask and accept to have your temperature taken at the door. For more information please visit the 2020 section of our website or our social media.
CAN I BRING MY CAMERA?
Standard non-professional cameras, mobile phones and tablets are allowed.
Any kind of professional audio/video recording equipment, camera bodies, telephoto lenses, tripods and selfie sticks are strictly prohibited.
CAN I BRING FOOD AND BEVERAGES?
IS SMOKING ALLOWED?
Outside food and beverages are strictly prohibited.
Smoking is prohibited inside the venue.
WHERE CAN I BUY TICKETS?
Tickets are available online through viva.gr. The venue box office will be open on festival event dates with extended opening hours to avoid crowding and queueing. Please keep to social distancing rules whilst purchasing tickets and entering the venue. Visit our 2020 section for more details and prices.