Jack and The Beanstalk



Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, Jack And The Beanstalk is full of fun!

Yes, we are proud to announce that our 2024/25 pantomime will be the all-time family favourite Jack And The Beanstalk.

Forced to sell his lovely pet cow for some worthless beans, join Jack as he battles to outwit the great big giant, land riches beyond his wildest dreams and win the hand of his true love.

Get ready for great jokes, bad jokes, terrible jokes and lots of laughs, music, dancing and magic beans (maybe they aren’t worthless after all!).

Will Jack climb that giant beanstalk to reach his happy ending? Will the front rows get soaked in the process? Will you get the best seats in the house by booking early?

All this – and more – will be revealed in the laugh-a-minute panto spectacular of Jack And The Beanstalk at the Gatehouse in 2024.

Tickets from just £19 . . . Oh yes they are!

School Performances: £13 per ticket, 1 free teacher ticket for every 10 student tickets paid for

Friday 13th December – 10:00am and 1:30pm

Wednesday 18th December – 10:00am SOLD OUT

Thursday 19th December – 10:00am and 1:30pm

Please note all school bookings are via our Box Office team on 01785 619080 (9:30am – 5:00pm)

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.


Beauty and The Beast


Come and join us for the enchanting family pantomime Beauty and the Beast this Christmas.

With record-breaking sales, audiences are calling it ‘absolutely hilarious’, ‘spectacular’ and ‘the best panto ever in Stafford!’.

When an arrogant prince is cursed to live as a beast his only hope of salvation is to find love before the last petal falls from the magical rose.

When village girl Beauty comes into his life, is this the chance he has been waiting for?

Starring CBBC and Pop Idol legend MARK RHODES, Lord of the Dance soloist CELYN CARTWRIGHT, The Sooty Show’s WINK TAYLOR, renowned Dame DAVID PHIPPS-DAVIS, children’s TV favourite WENDY ABRAHAMS and – wait for it! – THEO THE MOUSE, this is the pantomime that will have you rolling on the floor with laughter this Christmas.

The great jokes, the bad jokes, the EVEN WORSE jokes, the puns, the costumes, the singing, the dancing, the all-round laugh-fest that will leave you with a warm glow and a smile as wide as Eastgate Street.

Don’t miss this superb Christmas pantomime – book now for the best seats!


PLEASE NOTE:  There is a BSL performance on Wednesday 20th December at 7pm – the best seats available to view the signer are bookable via the Box Office.


Wednesday 20th December – 10:00am

Thursday 21st December – 10:00am

These are bookable via the Box Office on 01785 619080 (09:30 – 17:00 Monday – Saturday)