Stafford’s new-look Gatehouse Theatre is the jewel in the crown of the county town. We offer a range of touring shows and in-house productions, covering big name acts and top touring companies to home-grown talent and our popular summer school shows. We also produce the prestigious annual Stafford Shakespeare production – now in its 30th year – in the grounds of Stafford Castle, which draws thousands of visitors from all over the UK and beyond.
We have two performance spaces: the MET Studio, which can cater for to up to 150 guests, and the main house, with a seating capacity of 545.
During the day, the theatre houses a smart new coffee shop (Mon-Sat 10am-3pm) offering top quality drinks and snacks in a beautiful setting, complete with free upgraded Wi-Fi and USB charging points. At night, the theatre’s bar is the perfect place for a pre-show drink or post-show chat – often with the stars of the production popping in.
The theatre also houses our very own Visitor Information Service, with friendly and helpful staff, where you can find information on regional and national events. Open: Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm.