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.


Rock of Ages – Summer School Performance

Gatehouse Summer School Teen Edition:

New for 2023: Tickets are FREE to all three shows. 

It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra and Heavy Metal flow freely at one of the Sunset Strip’s last legendary venues, a place where legendary rocker Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and groupies line up for their chance at an autograph.

Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes). But the rock ‘n’ roll fairy tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall.

Can Drew, Sherri and the gang save the strip – and themselves – before it’s too late? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Twisted Sister and more can hold the answer.

Rock of Ages: Teen Edition takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This Tony Award -nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands including Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, and others.

GYT: Silas Marner

Written by George Elliot and adapted by Mark Wheeller. The story of a poor weaver, wrongfully condemned, who becomes a recluse until he takes in a young orphan girl and finds redemption and friendship.

Romeo and Juliet (Youth Theatre)

This abridged version of history’s greatest love story is presented by the Gatehouse Youth Theatre. Don’t miss the romance, the drama, the poison, the balcony and the whole tragic twisting love story, played out in an easy-to-access way by our incredibly talented youngsters.


A surreal, dreamlike, and hilarious play exploring the pressures and transformations that happen to teenagers as they grow up.
Otto’s parents have big plans for him. His mum thinks he’s ‘Cambridge material’. His dad wants him to play for Arsenal. It’s a lot of pressure, but Otto has it under control.
Until one morning, when Otto wakes up feeling peculiar . . . discovering he’s been transformed into a skunk.
Inspired by Kafka’s novella The Metamorphosis, Zawe Ashton’s ‘Skunk’ was first performed at Soho Theatre, produced by the National Youth Theatre. This is the first performance of our Skills group who have been exploring physical theatre this year and can’t wait to perform this brilliant show. Smells like teen spirit.

Songs For A New World

It’s about one moment.

It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice – take a stand . . . or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the ‘Songs For A New World’. The first musical from Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last 5 Years, 13), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices we make.

The Gatehouse Youth Theatre group present an ensemble cast and a driving, exquisitely-crafted score, running the variety of today’s popular music.
‘Songs For A New World’ is a show that will make you laugh and make you cry.

But one thing’s for sure . . . you’ll leave the theatre ready to face the world again.

Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown.

Originally Produced by the WPA Theatre, New York City, 1995 (Kyle Renick, Artistic Director).
Original Orchestration byBrian Besterman and Jason Robert Brown. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI