Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

Stafford Gatehouse Theatre
Eastgate Street, Stafford, ST16 2LT
  • Telephone 01785 619080
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  • Website www.staffordfestivalshakespeare.co.uk
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Stafford's Gatehouse Theatre is the main performing venue in Stafford, offering films, plays, concerts, comedy gigs, dance shows, a Shakespeare Festival and Stafford's only official comedy club. Stafford Gatehouse Youth Theatre has been getting kids aged 7–18 involved in theatre for over 25 years. The theatre is available for corporate and conference hire.

The nearest train station is Stafford, long an important stop on the West Coast Main Line, and the theatre is served by numerous local bus routes.

  • Provides: Free wi-fi

Events at this venue

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80s Mania

Top of the Pops and Radio One DJ Mike Read is the video roadshow host at this night dedicated to the best of the decade.

Sat 7 Oct

£13.75 / 01785 619080

The Amazing Adventures Of Superstan

Meet the world's newest, greatest and most unlikely superhero in Craig Hawes's comical musical that's packed with muscle and marvel.

Wed 28 Jun

£10 (£8) / 01785 619080

  • 19:00

Andy Parsons: Live & Unleashed – But Naturally Cautious

You'll know him best from Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, Parsons is satirical and politically witty.

Thu 21 Sep

£15 / 01785 619080

Andy Parsons: Peak Bullsh*t

You'll know him best from Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, but this is Parsons' latest stand-up show. Can he really promise peak bullshit? Come along and find out.

Thu 21 Sep

£15.50 / 01785 619080

  • 20:00

Angelos and Barry

Entirely improvised silliness from two of the world's deepest thinkers.

Fri 6 Oct

£15 / 01785 619080

Austen's Women

Thirteen of Jane Austen's heroines come to life in this bold revisiting of some of literature's most celebrated works.

Wed 19 Jul

£15.50 / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

Thu 20 Jul

£15.50 / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

Bikeology

Journalist and TV presenter Ned Boulting takes a ride through the world of bicycles, from commuter s right through to the winner of the Tour de France.

Thu 12 Oct

£20 / 01785 619080

A Black Country Fairytale

Fizzog Productions present The Froggatts & Cotterills in a non-traditional tale of fantasy, perfected in a single afternoon's rehearsal.

Fri 21 Jul

£15.50 / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

The Circus of Horrors: The Never Ending Nightmare

The troupe celebrates its 21st anniversary with its latest spectacular featuring an amalgamation of bizarre, brave and beautiful acts all woven into an Alice in Horrorland type story driven by a mainly original soundscape.

Fri 10 Nov

£19 / 01785 619080

Comedy In The MET

Established and emerging stand-ups take to the stage.

Fri 30 Jun

MET Studio

£12.50 / 01785 619080

Stand-ups from across the UK circuit take to the stage to perform their humorous, anecdotal and observational material. The line-up is announced on the venue's website the week of the show. Not suitable for under 16s.

  • 20:00

Sat 29 Jul

MET Studio

£12.50 / 01785 619080

Guest acts take to the stage for a night of laughter.

  • 20:00

Sat 19 Aug

MET Studio

£12.50 / 01785 619080

Guest acts take to the stage for a night of laughter.

  • 20:00

Danny Bhoy

Observational wit and dry humour from the Dumfriesshire stand-up.

Tue 17 Oct

£15.50 / 01785 619080

Darkside: The Pink Floyd Show

The tribute act performs songs by Pink Floyd, including songs from Dark Side Of The Moon to Division Bell.

Sat 11 Nov

£16.50 / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

David Baddiel: Fame: Not The Musical

It's been a whopping 15 years since David's last stand-up show, so tonight he's exploring the different ways he's perceived: whether it's token Jew, new lad or comedy rock'n'roller.

Sat 19 May 2018

£25.50 / 01785 619080

David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom

In his follow-up to Fame: Not The Musical, David Baddiel paints an irreverent portrait of family life, memory, ageing, infidelity and gay cats, with a loving focus on his late mother Sarah and dementia-ridden father, Colin. Contains explicit language.

Sat 19 May 2018

£29.06 / 01785 619080

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Fri 26 Jan 2018

£24 / 01785 619080

George Egg: Anarchist Cook

Possibly the actual definition of anarchic: George Egg creates full-blown meals from only stuff available in hotel rooms.

Sat 1 Jul

MET Studio

£12.50 ( £10.50; £10.50) / 01785 619080

  • 20:00

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Ray McVay directs the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra through their repertoire of swing and jazz band tunes.

Sun 16 Jul

£21.50 / 01785 619080

  • 15:00

I Love You Because

A modern-day musical love story.

Tue 11 Jul

£15.50 / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

Wed 12 Jul

£15.50 / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

Thu 13 Jul

£15.50 / 01785 619080

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 15 Jul

Jason Manford: Work in Progress

Jason Manford returns to stand-up with a work in progress show ahead of his national tour in 2018.  

Wed 11 Oct

£15.50 / 01785 619080

Jimeoin: Ridiculous

Refining a lost art of the commonplace, Jimeoin is a comic with a delightful sense of the absurd and a uniquely low-key style.

Thu 22 Feb 2018

£17 / 01785 619080

Legally Blonde: The musical

Musical based on the 2001 comedy.

Wed 5 Jul

£15 (£13) / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

Thu 6 Jul

£15 (£13) / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

Fri 7 Jul

£15 (£13) / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

Sat 8 Jul

£15 (£13) / 01785 619080

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Low Lily

The US-based string and vocal trio explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weave together a unique brand of acoustic music.

Mon 3 Jul

£10.50 / 01785 619080

  • 20:00

Magic Circle

Circa 1970 - the Dawn of the Age of Ophiuchus, as faddish mysticism becomes something more dangerous. In a room in Calme Manor, blooded by an appalling ritual, a protective chalk circle has been drawn. Inside the circle sits Professor Harry Cutley, trendy academic and occultist, seemingly intent on undoing a dangerous…

Wed 1 Nov

£13.50 ( £10.50; £10.50) / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

Mark Radcliffe… Should You Be Interested

Perhaps best know for his current BBC Radio 6 Music weekday afternoon show Radcliffe & Maconie, Radcliffe has over thirty years experience in TV and radio, and he's about to bring you in on the secret of his illustrious career. Featuring songs, storytelling and plenty of anecdotes…get to know the man behind the mic.

Tue 10 Oct

£16 / 01785 619080

  • 20:00

Mark Thomas: A Show That Gambles on the Future

Mark Thomas sets out to discover what the future has in store for us by collecting and examining his own predictions and those of his audiences before gambling on their outcome.

Mon 17 Jul

£10.50 / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

Milton Jones is Out There

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

Wed 30 Aug

£18.50 / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

Paul Foot: Tis a Pity She's a Piglet

Surreal and chaotic humour from the 2013 Sydney Comedy Award-winning stand-up.

Sat 2 Dec

£15 / 01785 619080

Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

The ventriloquist, who won the 2015 series of America's Got Talent, performs with his three puppet characters, Sam, Albert and Baby, plus two new ones.

Fri 3 Nov

£18 / 01785 619080

Russian National Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Russian National Ballet production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker.

Thu 2 Nov

01785 619080

  • 20:30 – 22:30

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live on stage.

Wed 14 Feb 2018

£28 / 01785 619080

Sleeping Beauty

Creative Stage Productions presents a pantomime adaptation of the classic story which sees a beautiful young woman enchanted to sleep for 100 years by a jealous witch.

Wed 23 Aug

£8.50; £10.50 (£8.50; £8.50; £34 four people; £34 four people) / 01785 619080

  • 19:00

Thu 24 Aug

£8.50; £10.50 (£8.50; £8.50; £34 four people; £34 four people) / 01785 619080

  • 14:00
  • 19:00

Fri 25 Aug

£8.50; £10.50 (£8.50; £8.50; £34 four people; £34 four people) / 01785 619080

  • 14:00
  • 19:00

Sat 26 Aug

£8.50; £10.50 (£8.50; £8.50; £34 four people; £34 four people) / 01785 619080

  • 14:00
  • 19:00

Some Guys Have All The Luck: The Rod Stewart Story

The story of the legendary mullet-headed rocker, whose scratchy pipes lent a welcome note of sandpaper to such hits as 'Maggie May', 'I Don't Want To Talk About It' and 'Baby Jane', but who also wrote such enduring classics as 'You Wear It Well' and 'Every Picture Tells A Story'.

Wed 8 Nov

£21 / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

The Sooty Show

Sweep, Soo and Richard join the loveable bear to celebrate his birthday party – where things don't seem to be going to plan.

Sat 2 Sep

£12.50 / 01785 619080

  • 11:00
  • 14:30

Strictly Murder

Brian Clemens's thriller stars Coronation Street's Brian Capron and Corrinne Wicks (Doctors, Emmerdale) as an English couple living an idyllic life in Provence in 1939. Their peace is shattered by an unfolding drama of secrets and lies, all in the shadow of the growing menace of Hitler's Third Reich. Directed by Samuel…

Fri 14 Jul

£16.50 / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

Sat 15 Jul

£16.50 / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Wed 4 Oct

£24.50 / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

Thu 5 Oct

£24.50 / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

Tosca

Russian State Opera presents Tosca - Instantly gripping Italian Opera Music by G. Puccini. Sung in Italian with English Surtitles.

Fri 13 Oct

£32 / 01785 619080

  • 18:30

Tosca

Russian State Opera presents Puccini's Tosca, a dramatic masterpiece where love and politics collide, and murder takes place at the highest level.

Fri 13 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 01785 619080

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Tres, Tres Cabaret

An evening of saucy decadence, comedy, puppetry and more.

Fri 28 Jul

£15.50 / 01785 619080

  • 20:00

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