Conferences, Meeting Rooms and Technical Equipment Hire

Gatehouse Building

Venue Hire at Stafford Gatehouse

Stafford Gatehouse is an accessible, thriving venue which can offer you a wide range of modern facilities in the heart of Stafford.  From conference facilities to studio theatre, recording space to our very own coffee shop, Stafford Gatehouse is one of the best equipped and most versatile venues in the region.  We also have a modern range of technical equipment for outside hire.


  • 2 Dressing rooms
  • Full stage lighting
  • Full theatre sound system
  • 24 track recording facility
  • Grid height 12.5ft (3810)
  • 10ft x 8ft (3048 x 2438) Screen
  • Air ventilation system

The facilities operate both during and outside office hours and are available at weekends (Sundays limited).

Well located between Birmingham, Nottingham and Manchester, Stafford is amply served by road and rail, with parking just two minutes’ walk away.
A map showing directions and car parking is available upon request or from

Gatehouse - TheatreThe Gatehouse Theatre can be a 541 or 475 seat auditorium and is equipped with the very latest lighting and audio equipment.


  • 2 Large dressing rooms
  • 2 Small dressing rooms
  • Full state lighting
  • Full theatre sound system
  • Three phase power to stage/200 amps per phase/ 63 amp single phase
  • Digital Projector (for hire)
  • 26ft by 14ft (7924 x 4267) Screen
  • Orchestra pit 3m x 9m in 3m x 1m sections
  • Air ventilation system

The Malcolm Edwards Theatre Studio is a 150 capacity theatre, totally flexible and again equipped with the very best sound, lighting and back-up equipment.  The seating is completely adaptable and can be assembled in a variety of ways to suit any requirements - end stage, in the round or cinema style - and it can also be used as a recording studio.

The Gatehouse Bar

An attractive bar with a relaxed atmosphere.  In an easily accessible location and open for functions, events and shows within normal licensing hours.  The Gatehouse Bar is open an hour before each performance and again during the interval, serving an array of beers, wines and spirits.  The air conditioned coffee shop offers free Wi-Fi, a selection of specialty coffees, teas and homemade cakes together with light snacks.


Tel: 01785 619080
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