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 next Christmas.

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

Starring CBBC and Pop Idol legend MARK RHODES, 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: Sunday 17th December at 1pm is a relaxed performance.

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.


Tuesday 12th December – 10:00am

Wednesday 13th December – 10:00am

Thursday 14th December – 10:00am

Friday 15th December – 10:00am

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)


You are cordially invited to the ball at the Gatehouse as we welcome you to everyone’s favourite pantomime . . . Cinderella.
Polish off your pumpkins, dust off your gowns and join Prince Charming as he hosts the party of the year in search of his one true love. Will he succeed before the clock strikes twelve? Will the hilarious Ugly Sisters steal his heart? Or will the Fairy Godmother ensure we all live happily ever after? There’s only one way to find out! Book your tickets today and we promise to have you home before midnight.

SPECIAL OFFER: Get tickets for two adults and two children from just £82. Discount applied at checkout.

Snow White Pantomime

‘Mirror mirror on the wall, where is the greatest panto of all?’

‘Why the answer is easy for me, Stafford Gatehouse is the one to see!’

Especially now we can reveal the amazing MAUREEN NOLAN as the Wicked Queen, KEITH JACK as Prince Joseph and REBECCA KEATLEY as Snow White.

PLUS we’ve now added EVEN MORE stars to our amazing line-up.

THEO THE MOUSE and WENDY will be providing laughs galore while SEAN MCKENZIE is literally the best DAME in the country (yes, even better than Judi Dench!).

Th hilarious MIKE NEWMAN is playing Muddles with the one and only WINK TAYLOR adding laughs galore as a bumbling henchman.

What a cast!

So join us this Christmas for the most ‘Wicked’ of all family pantomimes, Snow White.

Let us transport you to a land far, far away (no, not Cannock!), to the land of make believe, as we bring to life this much-loved and classic fairy tale. With all your favourite characters including the villainous Wicked Queen (boo!), seven cheeky chappies, a dashing handsome Prince and of course, the fairest of them all, Snow White.

This show is for the young and the young at heart – yes, that’s you lot (!).

Featuring sparkling costumes, glitzy scenery, spectacular special effects, live music, dazzling dance routines and a laugh-out-loud script, that ends as all great fairy tales do . . . happily ever after!

So don’t delay, book your tickets today, and for a fantastic time don’t miss the Gatehouse pantomime.

Schools performances available to book direct through the Box Office.
Relaxed performance: Sunday 19th December 1pm
Signed performance: Tuesday 21st December 7pm