An Evening With Jimmy Tarbuck

After more than 60 years at the very top of his profession Jimmy Tarbuck OBE relives many of the most iconic moments of a life on stage and screen.
Featuring a huge collection of anecdotes and video clips highlighting a fabulously glittering career, from going to school with John Lennon to playing golf with Bing Crosby and of course his rise to fame hosting Sunday Night at the London Palladium.
Stories that retell the incredible journey of a true national treasure.

 

The McDougalls In Toyland: A Singalong Adventure

Join everyone’s favourite children’s theatre company in a spectacular stage show for all the family.
Have you ever lost a toy? It’ll be in TOYLAND! A magical realm over the rainbow, full of talking teddies, jolly jigsaws and dancing dollies! Hop on board the Toyland Train with Max, Auntie Aggie and Morag the Rabbit and help return the lost toys to their rightful owners.

Packed with singalong songs such as If You’re Happy and You Know it, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Miss Polly Had a Dolly, this five-star family show is the perfect day out with the kids – filled with musical mayhem and bucket loads of audience participation.

Don’t forget to bring YOUR teddy bear to the show!

The Wizard of Oz

For the perfect Easter treat, Polka Dot Pantomimes’ sparkling new adaptation of the Wizard of Oz lands on stage.

Are you ready to embark on a magical adventure like no other? Join us on a mesmerizing journey with our spectacular stage adaptation of The Wizard of Oz!

Prepare to experience the beloved story like never before. Follow Dorothy, a girl from Kansas, as she’s whisked away by a tornado to the Merry Old Land of Oz!

Joined by her loyal friends – The Scarecrow, The Tinman and The Cowardly Lion – Dorothy sets out on a quest to meet the mighty Wizard, hoping he can help her find her way back home.

Be prepared to be transported into a breathtaking world filled with stunning sets, vibrant costumes, and dazzling special effects. From the magical wonders of Munchkinland, to the mysterious and perilous journey through the dark forests.

Sing along to the comic songs that have captured hearts for decades, including the timeless classic Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Let your imagination run wild as you witness the breathtaking dance numbers and the incredible talent of our cast, bringing these beloved characters to life before your very eyes.

Join Dorothy and her friends for a funny and exciting pantomime adventure for all the family!

Ministry of Science Live – Science Saved The World

This year saw Science lead the way in getting our lives back to normal. Now, the UK’s favourite science team are back and more explosive than ever!
Join our presenters as they dive deep into the world of science and look at how science shapes the modern world we live in with a few loud bangs along the way!
They’ll take an anarchic approach to science communication whilst looking at the scientists, engineers and inventors who have shaped the modern world that we live in whilst proving that each and everyone of you have the ability to change our world for the better!
Expect 20ft LIQUID NITROGEN clouds, exploding OXYGEN & HYDROGEN balloons, FIRE TORNADOS, HYDROGEN bottle rockets, ignited METHANE and even a self-built Hovercraft!

100% Educational. 200% Entertaining. 300% Explosive. 400% Fun.

Top Secret – The Magic of Science

TOP SECRET – THE MAGIC OF SCIENCE

Fusing the mystery of magic with wondrous and miraculous feats of science. Hang on to your seats as we transform the venue into a real life science laboratory. Experience the non-stop action packed interactive magical science experiments that will capture the imagination. Top Secret is a fast moving colourful magical science show filled with mystery, suspense, lots and lots of mess!

Top Secret will inspire and educate every young budding magician and scientist, as well as proving fun and exciting entertainment for all of the family.

Stafford’s Gotta Sing

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


Please note: NO babes in arms will be admitted for these performances.

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.