We are thrilled to announce that John and Katie have won the Lifetime Achievement award at the London Pub Theatre awards 2020!
News from Upstairs at The Gatehouse
After almost eight months of darkness there is now light at the end of our theatrical tunnel.
On Monday 12th October Ovation Theatres Limited, the company that runs Upstairs at the Gatehouse were awarded £56,242 from the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund. The £1.57 billion rescue package that was announced on the 2nd July has now been distributed to over 1300 theatre companies and venues throughout the UK. We would like to thank DCMS and Arts Council England for looking favourably at our application. Also, we would very much like to thank our Patrons and supporters for keeping us afloat since the ‘no income’ period began on 17th March.
The theatre now has sufficient funds to make the venue Covid safe and we will do our utmost to keep the nasty virus out of our building. Many other companies within the Society of Independent Theatres (www.sitgb.org) received grants, along with the Gatehouse.
Upstairs at The Gatehouse will re-open on Thursday 12th November with a rehearsed reading of a one act play Margaret – Rebel Royal. This will be followed by a week with the Garden Suburb Theatre – our local amateur group who have been a regular fixture here for many years – presenting two one act plays by Brian Friel.
John Lenahan will be back with a Monday Night Magic on 23rd November and our Christmas Musical Forever Plaid will open on 16th December and run until Sunday 24th January. A Modest Little Man, which was scheduled for November, will now open on Wednesday 3rd February 2021.
All these shows will play to socially distanced audiences with no intervals.
All tickets must be booked online. Tickets will available from 23rd October.
Audience members will be temperature checked on arrival and we expect everyone to wear masks throughout their visit. Details of our shows are below and we look forward to welcoming you back to Upstairs at the Gatehouse.
Katie, John and Annlouise
19th October 2020