Summer School

Summer School

We’re ready to rock (and tickets are free!)

BREAKING NEWS: Our Rock of Ages Summer School production is almost ready to hit the stage – and tickets for the three shows on August 25 and 26 are absolutely FREE this year. Simply order through our normal events booking on this site or call 01785 619080 to reserve your seats.

Three weeks of rehearsals, learning stagecraft, song moves, industry tips, air guitars, real guitars and making new friends, all topped off with three full-scale productions on the main Gatehouse stage. What more could any aspiring rock star wish for?

Here’s the story so far:

It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra and Heavy Metal flow freely at one of the Sunset Strip’s last legendary venues, a place where legendary rocker Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and groupies line up for their chance at an autograph.

Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes). But the rock ‘n’ roll fairy tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall.

Can Drew, Sherri and the gang save the strip – and themselves – before it’s too late? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Twisted Sister and more can hold the answer.

Rock of Ages: Teen Edition takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This Tony Award -nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands including Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, and others.