Fireman Sam: The Great Camping Adventure

Brand New for 2024. Norman wants to go on an adventure to impress his friends, so when two famous animal explorers arrive in Pontypandy, he decides to follow them into the mountains.

But when Norman discovers a rare red squirrel, one of the explorers decides to take the glory for themselves, leaving Norman stranded in a cave. Now it’s up to Fireman Sam to save the day and ensure everyone is safe on their camping adventure!

Milkshake Live On Holiday

Milkshake! Live is back with a brand-new show!

Join your favourite Milkshake! friends on Holiday with Dora, Pip and Posy, Blue from Blues Clues and You!, Milo, Milkshake! Monkey plus two of your Milkshake! presenters for an all-new adventure!

Pack your bags and jump aboard the Milkshake! train as we go on an all singing, all dancing holiday together! It’s a family show not to be missed!

Milkshake! Live “On Holiday” is produced by Mark Thompson Productions Limited in partnership with Channel 5 Broadcasting.  Written by Miranda Larson, with creative direction and choreography by Derek Moran.

Shark in the Park

Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope – but wait, is that a Shark, in the Park!? From the creative team behind ‘The Hairy Maclary show’ – see all 3 of Nick Sharratt’s ‘Shark in the Park’ books live on Stage!

Featuring all 3 of the ‘Shark in the Park’ Series – Shark in the Park, Shark in the Dark and Shark in the Park on a Windy Day – this fin-tastic, family musical follows Timothy Pope (and his telescope!) on 3 exciting adventures…


The award-winning Indefinite Articles present: Claytime, a play with clay, where the audience are invited to participate.
Come to a place where the earth’s natural material meets with children’s imaginations: a world of fabulous forms, amazing animals and morphing monsters.
Each Claytime is totally unique – creating its own world, its own characters and its own stories drawn directly from its young audience. Truly, interactive theatre at its most engaging.
The piece culminates with a short on-stage workshop where the children have their own opportunity for some hands-on clay time, so you may want your children to be wearing clothing suitable for getting a bit messy.

Sponsor A Seat

Here’s your chance to become part of the furniture at the Gatehouse for the next 10 years, with our new ‘Sponsor 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, sponsoring a seat in the main auditorium is the perfect memento of happy hours spent at the Gatehouse down the years.

It might just be a memorable quote, or a tribute to your favourite act – the choice is yours.


Your support will make a big difference and help towards projects including our Gatehouse Youth Theatre groups, which give local youngsters their first taste of theatre, our Dementia Friendly Classic Film Afternoons, or our ongoing support for local community groups.

Simply choose what you’d like to say on your specially-engraved metal plaque and we’ll proudly display it on a seat of your choice for the next 10 years. The plaques are 76mm x 50mm Gilt Self Anodised aluminium plate, which can be engraved with up to four lines of text or a maximum of 75 characters.

Donations are £150 per seat (although you can add an extra amount if you wish).

You will also receive a downloadable Certificate of Thanks and a picture of the plaque in place (we will also happily arrange a visit to the theatre for you to grab your own photo).

So sponsor a seat today – and there’ll always be a part of you at the Gatehouse.

For further information, please contact the Box Office on 01785 619080.


Dear Zoo


£5.00 off with code BF23

Dear Zoo, the timeless children’s classic book,  returns to the stage!
See our characters write to the Zoo. Who will be delivered? A cheeky monkey, a jumpy frog and of course a perfect puppy.
Help your children learn as the book leaps onto the stage and share a magical experience as the story unfolds with child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction.
Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982. And has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide. This production will delight all those who have read the book (both young and old).
Join us at the Gatehouse to see what the zoo has sent: the perfect pet – in the end! DEAR ZOO LIVE!

Snow Play

A magical interactive live action story where little ones get to build a snowman, decorate a Christmas tree and take part in a snowball battle – all within the safety of The MET studio!

Join us for this enchanting story, full of laughs and Christmas spirit that will live long in the memory of everyone – young and old.

Let’s face it; what would YOU do if one year Winter moved into your house? And he decided to stay! Brrrr!

You’d have icicles in the kitchen and snow all over your bed! Well, that’s what happens in our snowy spectacular show where you are guaranteed a white Christmas, no matter what the Stafford weather outside.

When Mr Green comes back from holiday to find Mr White in his house, it’s the start of a brrrrilliant series of adventures as Mr White covers the whole house in snow and Mr Green does everything he can to get him outside into the garden.

The audience gets stuck in with their own snow, making a snowman and joining in with a massive snowball fight. But it’s getting warmer and, as Mr White stars to melt, the tables might be turning…

Snow Play is a showdown between Winter and Spring over who gets to stay and who has to go away!

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ‘Non-stop entertainment’ – The Primary Times
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ‘Charming, a delight’ – The Stage
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ‘Wonderful’ – The Metro
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ‘Utterly enchanting’ – Evening Standard


The Little Prince

Look up at the sky
Is it yes or no?
Has a sheep on a star
Eaten a flower you don’t know?

One of the best-selling children’s books in history, is a story known all over the world.
Spanning time and space it shows us that the most important things in life are invisible and can only be seen with the eyes of the heart.
“Everything is so small where I live” says the Little Prince and he decides to visit earth, thanks to a passing flock of space-birds. It’s there that he meets the aviator, the one adult on earth who still remembers what it is like to be so small and who knows that nothing in the universe can be the same if somewhere, we do not know where, a sheep that we never saw has – yes or no? – eaten a rose . ..

Dinosaur Adventure Live – Trouble on Volcano Island

Join our brave Rangers for another action packed Dinosaur Adventure in the all new and
When the island’s ancient volcano becomes active, it spells danger for everyone – including
the Dinosaurs!
It’s a race against time to help our Rangers and favourite Dinosaurs in this thrilling
prehistoric expedition, to save Volcano Island from imminent disaster.
Meet the incredible Triceratops, the cheeky Spinosaurus, our cute baby dinos and the
gigantic T-Rex as we follow in their huge footprints and journey across the island. We’ll
encounter wild new species of Dinosaur and conquering exhilarating challenges at every
This amazing, immersive and interactive show is guaranteed to be an unforgettable
adventure for the whole family.
Remember to join us after the show for a free photo opportunity and meet the dinos!
“There’s trouble on Volcano Island, get ready for an explosively good time!”

Tales from Acorn Wood (Live)

Norwell Lapley Productions Presents
Tales from Acorn Wood
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s beloved Tales from Acorn Wood stories are brought to life on stage for the first time in an enchanting lift the flap experience.
Poor old Fox has lost his socks! And who’s that keeping Rabbit awake? With games of hide and seek with Pig and Hen and a special surprise from Postman Bear, this beautiful show full of toe-tapping songs and puppetry is the perfect treat for children of all ages.