Stafford’s Gotta Sing

School and Community choirs from across Stafford Borough join together for four evenings of Music Celebration!

The Ultimate Bubble Show

Get ready for ‘The Ultimate Bubble Show’ coming to the Gatehouse on March 27. The Ultimate Bubble Show is a joyful romp and artistic treat for all the family.  Join Ray, International Bubbleologist and Guinness World Record Holder, and help him in his quest to complete the bubble game and make the ultimate bubble.

𝐒𝐞𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐬, 𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐳𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐜 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐛𝐮𝐛𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐬. Experience the best in soap bubble entertainment. The show has a lively and exciting storyline which enthrals and captivates with exciting stunts, amazing magic and spectacular bubble displays. It’s full of surprises, audience participation and games with a splash of science suitable for children and adults of all ages with a sense of fun. This is an event you will remember and talk about for years as these are not ordinary bubbles; they’re MASSIVE bubbles, FIRE bubbles, EXPLODING bubbles, STEAM bubbles, COLOURFUL bubbles, MICRO bubbles, PING PONG bubbles, FAIRGROUND bubbles, SPACE bubbles, SNOW bubbles, SNAKE bubbles and even TASTY bubbles. Then there are not one but two beds of nails, swords, whips and an extreme sponsored walk amongst other anti-bubble obstacles to overcome as we try to find The Ultimate Bubble.

Ray Bubbles, the mastermind behind Paris Bubbles, a renowned name in the world of bubble artistry, has long been recognized for his expertise and passion in pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved with soap bubbles.

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.


The McDougalls: Space Adventure

A Singalong Show for all the Family – Live on Stage!

Everyone’s favourite children’s theatre company present their spectacular new show for 2023…

Join stars of stage and screen, Auntie Aggie and Max, as they fly past the planets on an intergalactic musical expedition!

From a sunny stop on Mercury, to a meeting with a Martian, there’s so much to do and see on this trip of a lifetime in the homemade rocket ship!

Packed with singalong songs such as Zoom Zoom Zoom We’re Going to the Moon, Aiken Drum and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star – get ready to fasten your seatbelts and join in with this astronomical adventure!

Find out more about this musical extravaganza PLUS the latest news and offers by checking out The McDougalls on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and by singing along at home to their latest YouTube videos.

Come dressed as an alien or astronaut – you can even download a craft kit from their website

The most exciting five-star family show in the UNIVERSE!

The MacDougalls July 2023
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The Great Baldini – Magical Cabaret

Legendary magician the Great Baldini – emperor of illusion, prince of prestidigitation, maharajah of mystery – provides a cabaret of magical illusions – starting with his first trick on his twelfth birthday and culminating in his seizing control of the ILLUSIONATI – a shadowy group of elite Magicians who control the world through the Magical dark arts. Imagine Tommy Cooper meets Blofeld.

The Dinosaur Adventure Live

“The Greatest Prehistoric Show on Earth”

65 million years in the making… Are you ready for the adventure?

Join our intrepid rangers on a quest to recover the data crystal, restore power to the island and save the Dinosaurs!

Stomp, Roar and Swish your tail as we introduce you to some of the most incredible species ever to have lived on planet Earth. An unforgettable jurassic experience for all the family to enjoy.
Learn their history with our amazing dino facts, meet our beautiful baby dinosaurs and even feed them, but watch out…. You could be on the menu.

Feel the excitement as you come face-to-face with a T-Rex and hear it’s roooooooarrrrrr!

This awe-inspiring interactive stage show captivates both young and young at heart, immersing audiences in the enthralling & realistic world of Dinosaurs.

You won’t want to miss this adventure of a lifetime, so hold onto your kids as this show will blow them away!

“It’s Totally T-rex-iffic”

George McGavin – It’s a Wild Life: Tales from Television


George McGavin – It’s a Wild Life: Tales from Television

In this engaging and intriguing show, Dr George McGavin shares his personal journey to discover the world of wildlife – big and especially small.

Join George on a riveting adventure, as he shares stories of the wild and wonderful places he has visited and the amazing discoveries he has made along the way.

As a much-loved zoologist, entomologist and broadcaster, George’s work in television has been fascinating and varied over many years. Drawing from his wonderful collection of wildlife images and film footage, he will share sights, sounds, and behind the scenes secrets – from when it went right, and when it went wrong!

The Greatest Magician

‘There’s a moment you will remember for the rest of your life’ – Chortle Magazine
A dazzling new magic show, presented by the magician most infamous for jamming the BBC switchboard
after he correctly predicted the lottery, this enigmatic, 5 star rated show promises to leave you dizzy in
disbelief. James Phelan is The Greatest Magician.

Age Guidance – 13+

Haunted High House

Did you know that Stafford’s Ancient High House is a hive of Halloween hauntings? From the crazy Ghost Hunter in the attic, to the doomed Victorian Professor down below, there’s a whole host of ghouls and demons waiting to scare the living daylights out of you this Halloween. Try to avoid Miss Shivers in the anti-social media section and beware the Witch Finder General’s gross-out gaze in the garden. There will be a spooky shop of oddities and curiosities, Halloween crafts and an Unlucky Dip amid the decorated rooms dripping with centuries of doom. Delve in if you dare! It’s Stafford’s most spooktacular building like you’ve never seen it before – and like you’ll never want to see it again.

Family Thrills on October 28th is aimed more at families with younger children so will be a little less terrifying (!) whereas October 29th is Older Scares – which will be a bit spookier. Book today . . . if you dare! 

Dene Dance School – Jukebox Jams

The incredible talent of Dene Dance School present their showcase – Jukebox Jams.
Tickets on sale Wednesday, September 7.