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, which marked its 30th year last summer with ROMEO + JULIET in the grounds of Stafford Castle, drawing thousands of visitors from all over the UK and as far away as Australia.
This year, the prestigious production is moving to the Gatehouse with the spectacular ‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM’ (June 23 – July 9), where we are hoping to repeat the success of the previous productions, as well as bringing big names and thousands of visitors into Stafford town centre.
We have two performance spaces: the main auditorium, with a seating capacity of 545 and adaptable space of The MET Studio, which can seat up to 140 guests in a number of configurations.
We also have the Writers’ Room, which is perfect for smaller meetings and presentations. It is also available for small exhibitions and semi-permanent displays – the perfect spot for a corporate meeting.
During the day, the theatre houses a smart 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 Stafford’s Visitor Information Service, with a touch-screen information centre and helpful staff, where you can find information on regional and national events. Open: Monday to Saturday 9:30am – 5:00pm.
For further information, just give our friendly staff a call on 01785 619080.
We hope to see you at one of our shows or hear from you soon.