Gordon Craig Theatre

Gordon Craig Theatre
Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 1LZ
  • Telephone 01438 363200
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  • Website www.gordon-craig.co.uk
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Gordon Craig Theatre

Founded in 1975, the Gordon Craig Theatre hosts a variety of performing arts events, including one-night variety shows and longer runs of dramatic theatre, as well as opera, dance and classical concerts. The theatre also produces a yearly pantomine, which boasts big name actors and local talent.

The building also includes a restaurant (Pi Bistro), a coffee house and a foyer bar.

Gordon Craig Theatre is located one-minute from the railway and bus stations, and is nearby to several car parks, with accessible parking at the front of theatre.

Events at this venue

There are 37 events at this location

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Beyond the Barricade

A selection of the best-loved songs from new and classic West End shows like The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, The Lion King and Les Miserables.

Sun 8 Apr

£23.50; £21 early bird / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit

The master of surreality tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness in his latest show. His musical interludes include fashioning a symphony from a ringtone and re-imagining the Stars and Stripes.

Wed 16 May

£28.50 / 01438 363200

  • 20:00

The Carpenters Story

  • Directed by: Phil Aldridge

Theatre show telling the tale of the brother/sister duo, featuring all the songs that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of music. Featuring timeless hits from the Carpenters repertoire including 'We’ve Only Just Begun', 'Superstar', 'Top of the World', 'Please Mr Postman' and many more.

Fri 26 Oct

£25.50 / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

Chinese New Year Extravaganza

The company performs a range of acts including acrobatics, magic and martial arts.

Fri 2 Feb

£20.50 (£18.50; £68 four people) / 01438 363200

  • 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.

Thu 15 Mar

£21.50–£25.50 (£19.50–£23.50) / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

Dance to the Music

A history of dance from the 20s to modern day. Created by and starring Kristina Rihanoff (Strictly Come Dancing) and featuring a full cast of dancers including Chris Maloney (X Factor).

Mon 5 Feb

£29 (£27) / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

Tue 6 Feb

Times to be confirmed / 01438 363200

£29 (£27) / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

The ELO Experience

This tribute band recreates 'Mr Blue Sky' et al, probably with a more stable line-up than the real ELO.

Fri 6 Apr

£20–£23; £18–£21 GCT Friends and Applause Members / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

Flash: Queen Tribute

Queen tribute band.

Wed 7 Mar

£24.50 / 01438 363200

  • 19:45

Forever In Blue Jeans

High energy, hit songs and hot dance in one show as the cast of eight singers take the audience on a musical journey starting in the 50s and ending in the present, passing the likes of Brenda Lee, The Carpenters and Abba on the way.

Wed 23 May

£22 (£20.50) / 01438 363200

  • 19:45

Frankie's Guys

Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Here classics such as 'Big Girls Don't Cry', 'Sherry' and 'Oh What A Night'.

Wed 14 Mar

£24.50 / 01438 363200

  • 19:45

Giovanni Pernice: Born To Die

The Strictly Come Dancing professional is joined by several world class dancers performs a range of glitzy ballroom routines accompanied by Luba Mushtuk and world class professional dancers. Directed and choreographed by Jason Gilkison.

Wed 25 Apr

£29 (£28) / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.

Sat 2 Jun

£25 / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

Jack And The Beanstalk

Join intrepid Jack on the Adventure of a lifetime as he bounds up the beanstalk to do battle with Giant Blunderbore in this traditional, fun-filled family pantomime.

Wed 24 Jan

£14.50 preview; £16.50–£25 / 01438 363200

  • 19:00

Thu 25 Jan

£14.50 preview; £16.50–£25 / 01438 363200

  • 14:30
  • 19:00

Fri 26 Jan

£14.50 preview; £16.50–£25 / 01438 363200

  • 16:30
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 28 Jan

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

The comedian and actor – who formerly presented BBC's The One Show and was a team captain on hit Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats –returns to stand-up with his new show, Muddle Class.

Fri 2 Mar

£28.50 / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

Thu 13 Dec

£28.50 / 01438 363200

Jim Davidson On the Road Again

The former Big Break host takes his most recent stand-up material to the stage.

Tue 30 Jan

£23.50 / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

Wed 31 Jan

£23.50 / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

Jimmy Osmond: Moon River & Me

Jimmy Osmond's tribute to the music of Andy Williams.

Thu 8 Mar

£31 / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

Joan Armatrading

The three-time Grammy Award-nominee and widely acclaimed singer and musician from Saint Kitts performs blues songs, old and new.

Sat 29 Sep

£33.50 / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

Joe Brown

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

Fri 16 Mar

£28.50 / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Cash tribute from singer-songwriter Clive John.

Sun 6 May

£23 (£21) / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

Jonathan Pie: Back To The Studio

A humorous and satirical look at the news.

Thu 15 Mar

£23.50 / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

Lee Hurst: Mucking About

Stand-up comedy show from the veteran Londoner and former They Think Its All Over team captain.

Sun 23 Sep

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01438 363200

The Little Mix Experience

The Little Mix tribute band play all of the original group's big pop hits.

Sun 18 Feb

£14 / 01438 363200

  • 13:00
  • 18:00

Macbeth

The National Production Company present the Scottish play.

Thu 1 Mar

£15 (£12) / 01438 363200

Fri 2 Mar

£15 (£12) / 01438 363200

Sat 3 Mar

£15 (£12) / 01438 363200

One Night of Elvis: Lee 'Memphis' King

An evening in the company of top Elvis impersonator Lee 'Memphis' King, performing a selection of Presley's hip-shaking greatest hits.

Thu 22 Feb

£26 / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

Fri 23 Feb

£26 / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

Opera Boys

Opera and classical favourites.

Sun 4 Mar

£22 / 01438 363200

  • 19:45

Peppa Pigs Adventure

A live show with Peppa Pig, George and their friends as they take on a new adventure.

Sat 20 Oct

£16; £18 (Children £14; Children £16; £61 four people) / 01438 363200

  • 10:00
  • 13:00
  • 16:00

Sun 21 Oct

£16; £18 (Children £14; Children £16; £61 four people) / 01438 363200

  • 10:00
  • 13:00
  • 16:00

The Sensational 60s Experience

Music show featuring Mike Pender (original voice of the Searchers), Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Fortunes, the New Amen Corner. Hits include 'Needles and Pins', 'Out of Time', 'I’m Into Something Good', 'Storm in a Tea Cup', 'Bend Me Shape Me' plus many more.

Sat 10 Mar

£29 / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

With a backdrop of projected photos and original film footage a full live band perform Simon & Garfunkel hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. The story takes you through the stories that shaped their music, the dramatic split, their solo careers and a recreation of the 1982 Central…

Fri 9 Feb

£23 (£20) / 01438 363200

  • 19:45

Sleeping Beauty

A musical production of the timeless tale, with all the magic as a beautiful princess is cursed with a sleeping enchantment.

Thu 29 Mar

£20.50 (£66 four people) / 01438 363200

  • 14:30

Fri 30 Mar

£20.50 (£66 four people) / 01438 363200

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Sat 31 Mar

£20.50 (£66 four people) / 01438 363200

  • 14:30
  • 18:00
…and 2 more dates until 2 Apr

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'.

Thu 8 Feb

£23.50 / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

Teletubbies

Everyone’s favourite colourful characters, Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po, take to the stage for their first live show in celebration of their 20th anniversary.

Wed 30 May

£13–£15 ( £25–£56) / 01438 363200

  • 10:00
  • 13:00

Thu 31 May

£13–£15 ( £25–£56) / 01438 363200

  • 10:00
  • 13:00

Thank ABBA for the Music

Big ABBA tribute night.

Sat 24 Feb

£23 / 01438 363200

  • 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.

Fri 16 Feb

£26 / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

Sat 17 Feb

£26 / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

Think Floyd

The tribute band pays homage to the legendary rock outfit.

Thu 1 Feb

£25.50 / 01438 363200

  • 19:45

TJ Higgs

Psychic glamour girl Higgs meddles in the affairs of the dead.

Wed 21 Feb

£18.50 / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

Tracks Comedy Gala

Razor-sharp observational comedy and sardonic wit from 2013 Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year and Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee for Best Newcomer, Romesh Ranganathan. Plus Stephen K Amos, Seann Walsh and MC Charlie Baker.

Mon 19 Feb

£28.50 / 01438 363200

  • 20:00

Voodoo Room

Tribute trio to Jimi Hendrix and Cream.

Fri 21 Sep

£20 / 01438 363200

  • 19:45

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