MYTS: The SpongeBob Musical

The NODA Award-winning Musical Youth Theatre Stafford (that’s MYTS to you and me) crew are back – and this time they’re under the sea.

When the citizens of Bikini Bottom discover that a volcano will soon erupt and destroy their humble home, SpongeBob and his friends must come together to save the fate of their undersea world!



Guys and Dolls

The legendary MUSICAL THEATRE STAFFORD mark their 100th anniversary of performing at the Gatehouse with the iconic musical GUYS AND DOLLS.

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.


Calendar Girls

The death of a much-loved husband prompts a group of ordinary women in a small Yorkshire Women’s Institute to do an extraordinary thing. Blasting away all preconceptions of what it is to be in a Women’s Institute, they decide to do an artistic nude calendar to raise money for charity. Upturning preconceptions is a dangerous business and none of them expect the emotional and personal ramifications, but gradually the making of the fabulous and funny calendar brings each woman unexpectedly into flower.
The true story of the Calendar Girls launched a global phenomenon, a million copycat calendars, a record-breaking movie, stage play and musical written by Tim Firth and Gary Barlow which coined the term “craughing” – the act of crying and laughing at the same time.
With unforgettable songs, every performance continues to add to the millions already raised for charity and also prove that there is no such thing as an ordinary woman.
Join Musical Theatre Stafford as they put on this beautiful true story.

We Will Rock You

Musical Youth Theatre Stafford present We Will Rock You; the hit musical based on the music of one of the greatest bands of all time – Queen!

Written by Ben Elton, this hit musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought and fashion, and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and acts the same.

We can’t see Freddie ever putting up with that – and neither will the Bohemians.

Featuring timeless Queen classics and razor-sharp wit, this fantastic musical has been a worldwide hit, seen across six continents.

And now, it hits Stafford. Don’t miss out on a brilliant night of top local talent and some of THE greatest music of all time.

Ready, Freddie?

Dreamcoat Stars

Featuring stars from the hit production Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and the incredible Keith Jack – back in Stafford after his star turn in the 2021 Snow White panto.
Experience powerful star vocals in a musical evening of West End and Broadway classics.
Journey into a colourful production featuring vibrant and energetic songs from the most
loved shows.

Joining Keith are Mike Holoway, Chris Barton and Jonathan Dudley for a night of
Joseph, Jesus Christ Superstar, SIX, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, We Will
Rock You, Jersey Boys, Les Misérables, Moulin Rouge and more.
Draw back the curtains, sing along and relive all your favourite musicals in one epic show.
This mega mix production contains new vocal harmonies and stories from the West End.
Grab your coat of many colours and join our Josephs on an emotional journey where Any
Dream Will Do. With some of the biggest musical songs of a generation, this show will raise
your spirits in a night of theatre you’ll never forget.
Go Go Go get your tickets now!

Return to The Forbidden Planet

Fasten your seatbelts, return your tray tables to the upright position and prepare to blast off! In this Olivier-award-winning musical, the many works of Shakespeare are aligned with a fabulous rock ‘n’ roll score to create a fun-filled, jiving-in-the-aisles musical. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest and the 1956 sci-fi classic film Forbidden PlanetReturn to the Forbidden Planet finds a spaceship, helmed by Captain Tempest, making an emergency landing on the uncharted planet D’Illyria. The only residents there are the mad scientist Doctor Prospero, his daughter Miranda, and their robot Ariel. They were banished into hyperspace when Miranda was just a baby, and she has known no other world than this. Featuring rock ‘n’roll hits of the 50s and 60s (“Great Balls of Fire”, “The Monster Mash”, “Good Vibrations”, and others), a B-movie atmosphere, and dialogue in iambic pentameter, Return to the Forbidden Planet is Shakespeare’s unwritten rock ‘n’ roll masterpiece. Throw in a roller-skating robot, unrequited love, and a scary space monster, and you’ve got one groovy show!

Rehearsal pictures by Maddie Hughes Photography. 

A Night At The Musicals

Icy Shark Productions presents a cocktail of your favourite songs from the musicals.
Come and hear all the hits from shows including Les Misérables, The Greatest Showman, Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon and many more.
This group of stunningly talented singers will thrill and inspire you throughout a truly memorable evening of top class entertainment.

The Fairy Tale of New York

Direct from the West End and after a phenomenal sell out debut tour Fairytale of New York is back with an even bigger production for 2022, it’s the ultimate feel good Irish-inspired Christmas show.
From the producers of Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners and featuring an international cast of singers, musicians and dancers Fairytale of New York brings you all of your favorite Christmas songs including Driving home for Christmas, White Christmas, Oh Holy Night, Winter’s Tale, Silent Night and of course The Fairytale of New York. And just when you think the party couldn’t get any better, this world class show also features some of the greatest Irish sing-a-long songs of all time including The Galway Girl, The Irish Rover, Wagon Wheel, Danny Boy, Dirty Old Town and The Black Velvet Band this magical Irish-inspired Christmas show will have people of all ages singing, laughing and dancing in the aisles.
‘What a show! 5 stars’ – BBC
‘Terrific! 5 stars’ – BBC
‘5 stars’ – WhatsOn