• Stafford Shakespeare company has announced that its annual production next summer will be The Bard’s much-loved comedy Twelfth Night.



  • Gatehouse lands Community Award

    Stafford Gatehouse Theatre and Stone Leisure Centre are celebrating after winning accolades at the national Freedom Leisure Awards Ceremony.

  • NEW: Name a Seat

    It’s time to take your seat at the Gatehouse for the next 10 years, with our new ‘Name a Seat’ programme.

    Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, mark a special moment, say thank you to a friend, or honour a fellow theatre-lover, naming a seat in the main auditorium is the perfect memento of happy hours spent at the Gatehouse down the years.

  • The Gatehouse Theatre will receive £1,500 from Tesco’s Stronger Starts scheme that it will use to continue its Classic Film Afternoons this autumn.

    The popular Dementia Friendly daytime shows include a classic film, a hot drink and a cake for just £6.00 (or £10 for two). Showings take place on a big screen and this season will feature movie gems such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Some Like it Hot and Rebel Without a Cause.

  • Youth Theatre shows revealed

    Our latest Gatehouse Youth Theatre shows have been revealed. Get ready for Chicago, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Matilda The Musical.

  • Mark leads panto cast

    It’s our big BEAUTY AND THE BEAST cast announcement – the CBBC legend Mark Rhodes, plus several other star faces!

  • We’re backing the Boro

    The Gatehouse is proud to be backing Stafford Rangers into next season. With a new advertising hoarding at the famous Shed End and a sponsorship of the club’s Academy minibus, we’re backing the Boro.

  • For those about to rock

    Check out all the information you need for this year’s Gatehouse Summer School production – ROCK OF AGES.

  • Shakespeare cast announcement

    STAFFORD GATEHOUSE THEATRE is proud to announce the full cast for Shakespeare’s best-loved comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, June 23 – July 9.
    More than 5,000 people applied for roles in the annual Stafford Shakespeare production, which will see the Eastgate Street theatre transformed into a mythical Greek playground.
  • Marti Pellow show postponed

    We are really sorry to tell you that we have just received the following statement from Marti Pellow’s promoter:

    Due to a viral illness that has affected four members of the tour party on Marti Pellow’s Pellow Talk tour, including Marti, this week’s shows including Stafford Gatehouse on Sunday, April 23, will be postponed. Members of the touring party have been battling illness for some days and it is no longer possible to continue at present. A short pause will ensue, before dates resume. Dates that have been postponed will be rescheduled. Marti and the Promoter both apologise that it’s necessary to put a hold on the tour for now – and look forward to resuming as soon as that’s physically possible. Please retain your tickets and a new date will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Please monitor https://www.martipellowofficial.co.uk/ for further updates.

    Customers who wish to have a refund should contact the Box Office on 01785 619080. Apologies again – we are as disappointed about this as you are – and we will let you know as soon as the show is rescheduled.

  • Shakespeare casting update

    More than 5,000 actors have applied for roles in this year’s Stafford Shakespeare production – the biggest response since the company was founded in 1991. Auditions were taking place in London over the past week after 14 roles in A Midsummer Night’s Dream were advertised in theatre press and stage directories.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Broadway and West End Wicked star Kerry Ellis will play Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Gatehouse this summer.