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Stafford's Big Christmas Switch On Show Saturday 19 November 2016



The square comes alive once again this year for Stafford’s
Big Christmas Switch On Show. Pop down from 3pm for an afternoon filled with show stopping performances, dazzling fireworks and a heart-warming atmosphere.

Wrap up warm and enjoy the Magic of Motown from 4pm, the stylish band features ultimate chart toppers and chic dance moves. The lights will illuminate the town from 5pm; kick starting your festive fun accompanied with a firework display followed by even more Motown performances.

So get your dancing shoes on if you’re young, young at heart
or old enough to know better… This is a spectacular family occasion, with free entry and a guaranteed start to Christmas. We’ll see you there!


Christmas Markets 2016


Take a wander through our Christmas stalls this year in Market
Square; ranging from food and drink, crafts and all things festive!

Stafford's annual Christmas Market will be held on 26 November. From spiced mulled wine, indulgent hot chocolate to a variety of Christmas themed crafts and presents... Traders will be ready to impress.   

We’ll be starting our merry month off with a Farmers Market on 10 December, look out for seasonal goodies and tasty treats to devour.

Lastly, Market Square hosts a Christmas Food, Drink and Craft Market on the 17 December. Pick up your final pieces of décor or set your sights on some flavourful local foods.    

We are looking for a mixture of stalls which will compliment each other. If you are interested in a stall, please fill in our booking form and return it to our market team

Aladdin opens it's doors on 8 December 2016 and runs until 8 January 2017

 panto 1  Panto  panto 3


Following the most successful show in the history of Stafford Gatehouse Theatre – Jack and the Beanstalk – comes Aladdin the “wok ‘n’ roll” pantomime!

It’s time for celebrations in old Shanghai as the Emperor hosts a party to celebrate the engagement of his daughter to the mysterious Abanazer. Meanwhile, our hero Aladdin meets the Princess on the street and falls for her instantly, but knows a penniless boy like him could never marry a

When Aladdin goes on an adventure with his best friend Nanas the Monkey, could the discovery of a magic lamp help turn his fortunes around?

Get ready to be whisked away on a magic carpet ride of festive fun filled with a storming line up of classic rock ‘n’ roll hits, from Aretha Franklin, The Monkees, James Brown, The Temptations, The Jackson Five, and many, many more!

Don't miss out on the hottest ticket in town this festive

Tickets are great value for all the family, priced at £19 for
adults, £15 for concessions and family tickets are just £62. Saver tickets are also available for the opening week priced at only £14 for performances on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th December (7pm shows only).

Group rates and school rates are also available, more information on both can be obtained by calling the box office on 01785 619080 or by visiting



Tel: 01785 619300
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