Staffordshire Centre

The History of The Gatehouse – 12th March

A Talk by Keith Harrison

Hear the stories from behind the scenes at the Gatehouse Theatre, from its tumultuous beginnings as Stafford’s Borough Hall to one of Britain’s most successful provincial venues.
This is a tale of rotten MPs, death, drama, disaster and . . . Ken Dodd.
Now, with more than 100,000 visitors a year and on the back of a record panto season, Marketing Manager Keith Harrison takes us behind the scenes to see what really goes on when the curtain goes down.
Join us for this audio-visual backstage tour followed by a Q&A.
PS. Did we mention the nuclear bunker, William Shakespeare performing in Stafford and the ghosts? No?
OK. There will also be a nuclear bunker, Shakespeare in Stafford and ghosts. Lots of ghosts.’