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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Ant Middleton

An evening with the soldier, adventurer and star of C4's SAS: Who Dares Wins.

Sat 3 Mar 2018

£25.25 / 01785 619080

Blair Dunlop

Contemporary folk singer-songwriter.

Mon 30 Oct

£15 ( £12.50) / 01785 619080

  • 20:00
MET Studio

£15 ( £12.50) / 01785 619080

  • 20:00

Bobby Mair

Offbeat and aggressive humour from Mair – who's been gracing your tellyboxes recently on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Russell Howard's Good News and Seann Walsh's Late Night Comedy Spectacular.

Sat 10 Mar 2018

£13 / 01785 619080

Chris Ryan

SAS soldier turned bestselling author Chris Ryan chats about and signs copies of his new book Safe. Drawing on his experience as a soldier he details how civilians can keep themselves safe, covering cyber attacks, riots, sexual predators and more.

Mon 23 Oct

£14.50 / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

Christmas Gothic

A dark celebration of Christmas, adapted and performed by Rebecca Vaughan, featuring haunting tales of the festive season which light a candle to the frailties of human nature.

Tue 12 Dec

£16 / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

Wed 13 Dec

£16 / 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.

Sat 28 Oct

£12.50 / 01785 619080

Guest acts take to the stage for a night of stand-up.

  • 20:00

Sat 9 Dec

£12.50 / 01785 619080

Guest acts take to the stage for a night of stand-up.

  • 20:00

Fri 29 Dec

£12.50 / 01785 619080

Guest acts take to the stage for a night of stand-up.

  • 20:00

Darkside: The Pink Floyd Show

Much more than just a karaoke band, this tribute act aims to recreate the full power and majesty of the prog rockers in their pomp, with a psychedelic sound and light show fuelled by powerful lasers and projected images. Classic songs from Dark Side Of The Moon to Division Bell are performed with power and empathy.

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

An irreverent portrait of family life, memory, ageing, infidelity and gay cats.

Sat 19 May 2018

£29.06 / 01785 619080

Dear Santa (Ages 2-7)

Santa is determined to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to our little hero Sarah. But he doesn't get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something 'perfect', just in time for Christmas Eve. All the ingredients of Rod Campbell's ingeniously simple and charming style…

Sun 17 Dec

£12.50 (£42 four people) / 01785 619080

  • 10:30
  • 12:30
  • 15:30

Mon 18 Dec

£12.50 (£42 four people) / 01785 619080

  • 10:30
  • 12:30
  • 15:30

Tue 19 Dec

£12.50 (£42 four people) / 01785 619080

  • 10:30
  • 12:30
  • 15:30
…and 5 more dates until 24 Dec

Dick & Dom Live

The lads from Da Bungalow bring their madcap show from screen to stage.

Sun 29 Oct

£12.50 (Children £10.50; £42) / 01785 619080

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

Doreen: Rise Of The Yam Yam

The Black Country internet sensation presents a unique mix of character comedy, satirical stand-up, music and video surprises, as she sets out to challenge Darwin with her own theory of evolution.

Mon 6 Nov

£16.50 / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

  • 2 stars

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Fri 26 Jan 2018

£24 / 01785 619080

Gok Wan Naked and Baring All

Learn more about the Leicester born fashionista, Gok Wan.

Mon 20 Nov

£25.50 / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

Grumpy Old Women to the Rescue

  • Directed by: Owen Lewis
  • Written by: Jenny Eclair, Judith Holder

Moans and groans from three miserable middle-aged women, based on the successful TV show. Starring Jenny Eclair, Dillie Keane and Lizze Ropper.

Fri 30 Mar 2018

£28.50 / 01785 619080

Sat 31 Mar 2018

£28.50 / 01785 619080

The Harry and Chris Show

  • 3 stars

Harry Baker and Chris Read bring their unique mix of comedy, melody and poetry.

Sat 30 Dec

£12.50 (£10.50) / 01785 619080

  • 20:00

Henry Blofeld: 78 Retired

After 50 years of expert commentary on international cricket, Henry Blofeld has hung up his microphone for good. In this farewell show, he shares previous unheard anecdotes plus secrets about the Test Match Special team, which would not be allowed on the radio.

Sat 14 Apr 2018

£20.50 / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

I am Not Your Negro

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 35min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Raoul Peck

Documentary examining race relations in America, based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript Remember This House, which is told through the stories of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Dr Martin Luther King. Director Raoul Peck makes use of Baldwin's writing over archive footage, news clippings and vintage photographs…

Tue 24 Oct

01785 619080

  • 19:30

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.

Wed 25 Oct

£24 / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

Islands in the Stream

Musical celebrating the queen and king of country: Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.

Sat 12 May 2018

£26.90 / 01785 619080

JASON DONOVAN and his Amazing Midlife Crisis

The vocalist performs stripped-back and acoustic versions of classic pop hits, intermingled with stories and chat about the highs and lows of his career.

Wed 9 May 2018

£25.50 / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

Jim Davidson

  • 3 stars

More controversial stand-up from the x-rated comic and inexplicable winner of 2014's CBB.

Wed 1 Nov

£23 / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

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

Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: The Vaudevillians

After selling out an often-extended off-Broadway run, RuPaul's Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon returns - accompanied by the composer and musician Major Scales - with a new musical cabaret and comedy show which follows a recently thawed-out husband and wife who were buried in an avalanche in the 1920s but thanks to Global…

Sun 5 Nov

£17 / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

Joe Brown

The rock'n'roll veteran plays a set which spans rock, country, gospel and ballads.

Thu 15 Feb 2018

£25 / 01785 619080

With Henry Gross.

Joe Lycett: That's The Way, A-Ha A-Ha, Joe Lycett

  • 4 stars

Lycett's latest show is all about the ability to be a wee bit useless in life while trying to figure out what it's all about. He talks about his home town (Birmingham, doncha know?) and about the time he met Kim Kardashian, which is bound to be an interesting story if nothing else.

Thu 5 Apr 2018

£22.50 / 01785 619080

Magic Circle

A two-handed mystery play by Kim Newman with an occult theme involving a magical spell and a detective with a case to solve.

Wed 1 Nov

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

  • 19:30

Martyn Joseph

Cult singer-songwriter, described as the 'Welsh Springsteen', making social and spiritual comment through his acoustic songs.

Mon 4 Dec

£18 (£15.50) / 01785 619080

  • 20:00

Mata Hari: Female Spy

Company Gavin Robertson presents the story of the most notorious female spy in history performed by Katharine Mary and with originally composed music by Danny Bright.

Fri 3 Nov

MET Studio

£12.50 / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

Sat 4 Nov

MET Studio

£12.50 / 01785 619080

  • 19:30

Milkshake! Live ‘The Magic Story Book’

Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake! presenters will be appearing at this stage version of the children's TV programme.

Thu 26 Oct

£15 ( £54) / 01785 619080

  • 12:00
  • 15:30

Morgan & West: More Magic For Kids

The time-travelling duo present a show full of feats of magic with cards, blindfolds, cups, balls - and clever references to quantum waveforms and theoretic physics.

Sun 8 Apr 2018

Prices to be confirmed / 01785 619080

  • 14:00

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 talented British ventriloquist, who conquered The States when he won the 2015 series of America's Got Talent, performs with Paul, Sam, Albert and Baby plus two new characters. His technical skills are amazing and his humour harks back to the grand old days of TV variety.

Fri 3 Nov

£18 / 01785 619080

Robin Hood And The Babes In The Wood

Peter Rowe's rock'n'roll version of the traditional tale features a talented cast of actor-musicians who between them belt out more than 20 classic pop songs - everything from Born To Run to (inevitably!) I Shot The Sheriff. But can our hero free the Babes, along with their oversize Nanny from his evil clutches and marry…

Fri 8 Dec

£15 saver perf; £20; £15.50; £17.50 adult only (£15.50; £15.50; £66; £66) / 01785 619080

  • 19:00

Sat 9 Dec

£15 saver perf; £20; £15.50; £17.50 adult only (£15.50; £15.50; £66; £66) / 01785 619080

  • 14:30
  • 19:00

Mon 11 Dec

£15 saver perf; £20; £15.50; £17.50 adult only (£15.50; £15.50; £66; £66) / 01785 619080

  • 19:30
…and 22 more dates until 7 Jan 2018

Ruby Wax: Frazzled

Ruby Wax discusses her new book, Frazzled, which is a guide to mindfulness.

Fri 27 Oct

£20.50 / 01785 619080

  • 20:00

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

Sold out / 01785 619080

Shark in the Park

Nick Sharratt's series of books live on stage.

Sat 4 Nov

£11.50 / 01785 619080

  • 13:30

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

Staffordshire RBL Festival Of Remembrance

The annual Royal British Legion concert.

Sat 28 Oct

£10.50; £8.50 early bird / 01785 619080

  • 19:00

Stephen Bailey: Can't Think Straight

Bailey he tackles everything from celebrity culture to politics, and from dating to working-class family life in his stand-up show.

Fri 9 Feb 2018

£13 / 01785 619080

  • 20:00

Steve Bugeja: Summer Camp

The Edinburgh Fringe sell-out, who describes himself as "the kid the geeky kid at the front of the class used to bully", has built a career out of his failed attempts to build an alpha male persona. Here he recounts the tale of his ill-advised stint working at an American kids' camp.

Sat 3 Feb 2018

£12.50 / 01785 619080

  • 20:00

Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

We're spoilt for choice at the Gatehouse this week. Brother Wolf in association with Harrogate Theatre presents an award-winning, one-man adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic bogey tale. This terrifying production is written and performed by the multi-talented James Hyland, with direction from Phil Lowe and…

Fri 27 Oct

MET Studio

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

  • 19:30

There And Back Again: An Odyssey: Lyngo Theatre

Introduce your kids to the Greek classics early and the world of Western art and literature is open to them. The Odyssey is the classic of classics, the mother of all stories, the ultimate source of myths and legends. Join Patrick Lynch on a thrilling voyage to lands of ghosts and giants in a show which uses tiny puppets…

Mon 23 Oct

£8.50 ( £29) / 01785 619080

  • 12:30
  • 14:30

Tres Tres Cabaret

A festive edition, featuring various burlesque performers and variety acts.

Thu 28 Dec

£20.50 / 01785 619080

  • 20:00

The Urban Folk Quartet

Acoustic folk ensemble.

Fri 8 Dec

£15.50 / 01785 619080

  • 20:00

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