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 we thought there was light at the end of our theatrical tunnel. Our new reopening date is now Wednesday 16th December when we open our doors to the American Musical Forever Plaid

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.


We have been ‘See It Safely’ approved

We have been granted the use of Society Of London Theatre & UK Theatre’s ‘See It Safely‘ mark. The mark certifies that we are complying with the latest Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, to ensure the safety of our staff and audiences. You can find out more here about the measures we have been putting in place ready for your visit, and what you will need to know beforehand. 

Future Programme

All our shows that were planned for November have been moved to the beginning of 2021. 

Wednesday 27th January – A rehearsed reading of Margaret – Rebel Royal

3rd – 7th February – A Modest Little Man

9th – 14th February – A new play from Mind The Mask Theatre Company

Monday 15th February – Monday Night Magic

23rd – 28th February – Garden Suburb Theatre

Ticket holders for rescheduled shows will all be contacted via email.
All these shows will play to socially distanced audiences with no intervals.
All tickets must be booked online

 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  

17th November 2020