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.


Stafford Players: A Month of Sundays

Stafford Players present a comedy about the difficulties inherent in growing old.

Cooper, who’s in a nursing home rather than become a burden on his family, flirts valiantly with the female staff, banters with the other old folks and keeps a check on his “record of physical deteriorations”.

To the painful ritual of Sunday family visits and empty condescension, Cooper and his friend Aylott reply with humour, aware that life can only be endured if treated as a comedy.

Legally Blonde

The fun and very pink hit musical, Legally Blonde, is based on the early 00’s classic film! A heart-warming story about how following your heart may not lead you where you want to be, but it takes you where you’re meant to be.

Elle Woods. President of the Delta Nu sorority, leaves her whole world behind to follow the love of her life, and the homecoming King to her Queen, Warner as he begins his Law studies at Harvard University.

She somehow manages to get onto the course, but quickly realises just how out of her depth she is. With the help of her Delta Nu sisters and sassy, salon owner friend, Paulette, Elle tries to show Warner that she can be the woman that he needs. However, in doing so, she discovers much more about herself and proves to everyone that she may be blonde, but she’s not that blonde!

Dreams are shattered and new ones are made, in this upbeat musical that will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions as we watch Elle Woods become Legally Blonde. Join Musical Theatre Stafford for a night of love, laughter and a whole lot of pink!

The Addams Family

Musical Theatre Stafford presents this comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family.

Every father’s nightmare comes true in this original story: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Join them plus Uncle Fester, Pugsley, Lurch and more for a heart-warming story of love, family and friendship ….with a twist!

Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame’s wild tale about the thrill-seeking, lovable menace, Mr. Toad comes to life in a brand-new musical.
This brilliant show is written by Oscar-winning screenwriter and creator of Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes and Olivier-award winning composer and lyricist duo, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS will delight audiences of all ages. This riotous comedy follows the impulsive Mr. Toad, whose insatiable need for speed, lands him in serious trouble. With his beloved ancestral home under threat from the notorious Chief Weasel and his gang of sinister Wild Wooders, Toad and his friends Mole, Ratty and Badger, must battle not only to save Toad Hall, but their very way of life!
This magical adaptation of The Wind in the Willows captures all the wit and camaraderie of Kenneth Grahame’s novel, and brings the delights of this literary classic to yet another generation.
Full of humour, wit, a gorgeous soaring score, and heart-warming lessons of friendship, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS is a perfect fit for family audiences everywhere.
Join the multi Award-winning MYTS as they go on the journey of a lifetime!