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.

Event times

There are 26 events at this location

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Celebrate!!! 2016

Stevenage World Forum brings a multicultural performing arts event to the stage.

Sat 29 Oct

£7.50 / 01438 363200


A mixed programme by dancers from local Stevenage-based dance schools.

Sat 12 Nov

£12.50 / 01438 363200

Dominic Kirwan

Popular Irish crooner.

Thu 27 Oct

£22 (£20.50) / 01438 363200

An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

Tue 25 Oct


  • Directed by: Drew McOnie

RARE Productions staging of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman's exuberant Broadway musical based on John Waters' wonderfully tacky 1988 film of the same name that chronicles the efforts of overweight but spunky teenager Tracy Turnblad to become Miss Hairspray 1962.

Thu 3 Nov

£16–£17 (£14.50) / 01438 363200

Fri 4 Nov

£16–£17 (£14.50) / 01438 363200

Sat 5 Nov

£16–£17 (£14.50) / 01438 363200

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Jesterlarf Comedy Club

Stand-up from Reverend Obadiah Steppenwolfe III, Sean Percival, Pierre Hollins and MC Ryan McDonnell.

Sat 29 Oct

£12.50 / 01438 363200

Guest acts take to the stage for a night of laughter. With Jeff Innocent, Christian Talbot, Rik Carranza and Debra Jane Appleby.

Jim Davidson

  • 3 stars

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

Wed 1 Feb 2017

£24 / 01438 363200

Thu 2 Feb 2017

£24 / 01438 363200

Jimeoin: Renonsense Man

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

Wed 22 Feb 2017

Jimmy Carr: The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.

Joe McElderry

Winner of series six of The X Factor (2009) and series two of Popstar to Operastar (2011), the young popster is probably best-known for singles 'The Climb' and 'Ambitions'.

Sun 30 Oct

£23 / 01438 363200

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Kevin Bloody Wilson

Australia's cult comedy king performs his too-crude-for-TV songs.

Sat 5 Nov

£30.50 / 01438 363200

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Thu 26 Jan 2017

£25.50 / 01438 363200

Omid Djalili

The British-Iranian comedian and star of stage and screen brings his new show to an adoring public.

Sun 29 Jan 2017

Peter Pan

The seasonal pantomime features appearances by Tom Lister as Captain Hook and Twist & Pulse as Pirates Swash & Buckle.

Fri 25 Nov

£16; £18.50–£23.50; £18.50–£23.50; £18.50–£23.50; £16 (£16.50–£21.50; £16.50–£21.50; £16.50–£21.50; £16.50–£21.50; £70) / 01438 363200

Sat 26 Nov

£16; £18.50–£23.50; £18.50–£23.50; £18.50–£23.50; £16 (£16.50–£21.50; £16.50–£21.50; £16.50–£21.50; £16.50–£21.50; £70) / 01438 363200

Sun 27 Nov

£16; £18.50–£23.50; £18.50–£23.50; £18.50–£23.50; £16 (£16.50–£21.50; £16.50–£21.50; £16.50–£21.50; £16.50–£21.50; £70) / 01438 363200

…and 42 more dates until 22 Jan 2017

Phoenix Chorus

The amateur choir from Bedfordshire performs traditional barbershop as well as contemporary songs from popular West End musicals and films.

Sun 6 Nov

£15 (£13; £45) / 01438 363200

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Russian State Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Full-length classical ballet set to Tchaikovsky's music and performed by the renowned company.

Russian State Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Written by: Russian State Ballet

Tchaikovsky's magical score accompanies this tale of mystery and romance with spellbinding ballet dancing from the Russian State Ballet.

Sally Morgan

Got a goldfish that you flushed down the toilet that you need to say sorry to? Now's your chance to apologise through the medium of Sally Morgan.

Fri 11 Nov

£25 / 01438 363200

Shakespeare Schools Festival 2016

Local schools perform various different Shakespeare plays. See Shakespeare performed as has never been seen before.

Fri 11 Nov

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'.

Sun 5 Feb 2017

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Southside Wrestling: 6th Anniversary Show

Southside Wrestling return to Stevenage to celebrate their sixth Anniversary in style. They return with former WWE star Cody Rhodes aka Stardust. Former 5x WWE womens champion is coming out of retirement to wrestle in Stevenage as well as 2xTNA world champion EC3. Also joining us are Lucha Underground stars Joey Ryan and…

Sat 29 Oct

£16 (£13; £51) / 01438 363200

Stevenage 70th Anniversary Concert

Performances by massed choirs, Stevenage school children and local soloists as the finale of the town's celebrations.

Sat 19 Nov

The Stylistics

One of the most accomplished soul bands to grace the R&B scene, The Stylistics bring with them the sweet, soulful memories of years past.

Fri 28 Oct

£25.50–£27.50 (£23.50–£25.50) / 01438 363200

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 17 Feb 2017

£25.50 / 01438 363200

Sat 18 Feb 2017

£25.50 / 01438 363200

We Are Younique

Dancers from the company perform a mixed programme of styles.

Sun 13 Nov

£16 / 01438 363200

Whitney: Queen Of The Night

A celebration of the music and life of Whitney Houston. This award-winning production features a stellar line up with rising West End star Rebecca Freckleton.

Fri 28 Oct

£24 (£22) / 01438 363200

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