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Robin Hood

Robin Hood and The Babes in the Wood
Stafford Gatehouse Theatre
Thursday 7 December 2017 - Sunday 7 January 2018

Various dates and times available.
Adult £20.00, Concession £15.50, Family Ticket £66
Group discounts also available on certain performances
9pm adults only performances £17.50 

Saver performances 8 and 9 December, and 2 January 7pm, all tickets £15.00  

This hilarious version of the traditional tale provides a rock ‘n’ rolling rollercoaster of an adventure story. 

Robin Hood attempts to outwit the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, free the unfortunate Babes and their outrageous, oversize Nanny, Nellie Nightnurse, and marry the beautiful Maid Marion. The result is a fast, furious and funny feast of entertainment, designed to delight all the family.

For more information and to book please visit Stafford Gatehouse Theatre website

Xmas Lights

Stafford's Big Christmas Switch On Show
Stafford Town Centre
Saturday 18 November 2017

This year’s Big Christmas Switch on Show will be guaranteed festive fun for all the family!

Stafford Town Centre will come alive once again with fairground rides, festive side stalls and amusing street theatre. From 2pm be entertained by stunning 80’s themed performances from ‘Now that’s What I Call 80’s’ to remind you all of Last Christmas!  

As the magical atmosphere spreads there will even be an old school style 80’s Christmas Disco to get everyone dancing, so dig out your neon legwarmers and sweatbands and get ready to Rock Around the Christmas Tree!!

At 5pm the spectacular Christmas lights will illuminate Stafford Town Centre, followed by a sensational firework display - providing just the right amount of Christmas sparkle in the sky above the square.

Whether it’s an annual event for you and the family, or it’s your first time - join us, wrap up in your ski jackets and experience Stafford’s Big Switch on Show!  

The event viewing area consists of Market Square and surrounding streets, including part of Gaolgate Street, Greengate Street, Crabbery Street, St Martins Place and Market Street.

It's anticipated that these areas will become very busy in the build up, and during the event. As in previous years, if necessary, access to the 'viewing area' will be closed for safety once the area reaches capacity, and no new spectators will be able to enter the viewing area.

Please be aware that event photographers will be around throughout the day taking pictures for future promotional purposes.

Car Parking
Road Closures

Craft Fair  

Christmas Craft Fair
Ancient High House
Saturday 18 November 2017

Browse the wide range of traditional craft stalls for that exclusive festive gift. Visit Santa in his grotto and try mince pies and mulled fruit punch. Admission is free.

It's a Small World: Tin Soldiers and Dainty Dolls
Ancient High House
Tuesday 21 November - Saturday 30 December 2017

A nostalgic look at miniature figures from times gone by.

The exhibition is supported by Staffordshire Arts and Heritage Service, Newcastle Borough Museum and local collections.
 Its a small world

Comic Capers in the King's Christmas Court: Murder Mystery
Stafford Castle
Friday 24 November

Welcome to the King's Castle somewhere in middle England. Philippe de Gaul, the Queen's Brother, decides to visit King Henry at Christmas. He has brought the King a present, a Christmas tree! The celebrations don't go well and chaos ensues. Followed by a murder most foul.

£19.95 per person, pre booking is essential by calling 01785 619131. Reception 7pm with complimentary wine, two part performance, buffet supper, coffee and mints. 
Christmas Court 

Castle Snowy

Christmas at the Castle
Stafford Castle
Saturdays and Sundays 2 December to 24 December

Take a walk through the castle woodland and solve our Christmas riddle (answers can be entered into a free prize draw). Children's Christmas decoration workshops are available for £2. Cookies and hot chocolate are available in the visitor centre throughout this period. See the wide range of traditional and unusual gifts in our shop. Admission is free to museum and Castle site. 

Christmas Past
Ancient High House
Saturday 2 December 10am - 4pm

Meet our costumed characters and learn about Christmas in the Tudor, Stuart, Georgian and Victorian periods. Stir a traditional Christmas pudding and sing carols in the Victorian Room. Meet Father Christmas in his grotto. Children's and adults Christmas craft workshops and family entertainment. Mince pies and hot fruit punch will be available in the Edwardian Shop. Free admission
 Christmas Past

The Holly and the Ivy: Christmas Workshops

Ancient High House
Saturday 9 December 10am - 4pm

Adult holly wreath making and children's Christmas decoration making workshops. 'Drop in' sessions throughout the day, Adults £12, Children £2. Hot fruit punch and mince pies are available throughout the day.
Holly and Ivy

Christmas Wreath Making Workshops
Stafford Castle
Sunday 10 December 11am - 4pm

Adult holy wreath and children's Christmas decoration making workshops. 'Drop in' sessions throughout the day. Adults £12, Children £2. Cookies and hot chocolate available throughout the day.
 Wreath Making