Customer Notice

In view of the COVID–19 outbreak and following the Government’s announcement on Monday 16th March, Stevenage Leisure Limited (SLL) and Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) have taken the very difficult joint decision to temporarily close The Gordon Craig Theatre from Friday 20th March 2020 until further notice. All performances and educational activities have been suspended and the box office has been closed.

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We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all, and the well-being, and health and safety of our performers, artists, audiences, employees and visiting companies is of paramount importance to us and we hope that by closing our doors, we can help to keep everyone safe.

We appreciate that this closure will cause significant disruption and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. We are working hard behind the scenes to reschedule all performances and updated information will appear on our website and social media channels as soon as arrangements are finalised.

We will do our utmost to notify customers of any changes to their bookings by email as soon as we have the information available. Ticket holders will be contacted systematically and in chronological order. Where a show is able to be rescheduled all tickets will be transferred to the new date. Should the rescheduled date prove unacceptable, you will be issued with a refund by way of a credit on your account, valid for two years. However, in these challenging and unprecedented times why not consider donating the full or part value of your tickets to help get The Gordon Craig (managed by SLL, a registered charity) back up and running again?

During this period, our small but dedicated team will continue to work remotely where possible. However, please be aware that that it will not be possible to answer queries or emails during this period and that there may be a significant delay in you receiving a response.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to The Gordon Craig as soon as possible with an exciting programme of shows and events. Our website remains open 24 hours a day with tickets available for future performances. Likewise, we will be keeping you all up to date with exciting announcements about our forthcoming productions and casting announcements via our social media channels.

We have always been grateful to the support that you, our audience give us and we very much hope that you’ll support us through the challenges we face.

The show must go on as they say and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Gordon Craig Theatre after this extended interval.

Current status

Due to the ever changing climate and Government guidelines concerning the Covid-19 pandemic our Theatre and Box Office remain closed. It is unclear at the moment when we will re-open. We are monitoring the advice given and will adapt accordingly.

Advice for ticket holders

We are working to reschedule as many of the affected performances as we can. Inevitably this will not be possible for all events - and some shows will not be rescheduled.

Performances where a decision  has been made are listed below and we will be updating this list regularly.

This years pantomime Aladdin has been rescheduled to 2021/2022. All ticket holders have been emailed and all seats moved to the equivalent date and time in next years schedule. If you have not received an email please fill in one of the enquiry forms found further down this page. One of the team will respond as soon as possible. Please note we are asking all ticket holders to retain their original tickets as new ones will not be issued at this time. To view next years schedule click the link to be directed to the event page

Steve Steinman’s Anything For Love - Fri 20th March 2020 : Sat 19th September 2020 : NOW Fri 30th April 2021
Thank you For The Music - Fri 20th March 2020 : Thurs 8th October 2020 NOW Fri 1st October 2021
Petty Criminals - Tues 24th March 2020 : Tues 29th September 2020 NOW Weds 26th May 2021
Seven Drunken Nights - Wed 25th March 2020 : Fri 28th May 2021
The Foundations - Thurs 26th March 2020 : Wed 16th September 2020 NOW Tues 16th February 2021
Perfect Steps - Sat 28th & Sun 29th March 2020 : Sat 8th & Sun 9th August 2020 TBC

Stevenage Sporting Futures - Wed 1st - Thurs 2nd April 2020 : Wed 10th & Thurs 11th February 2021
Come What May - Thurs 2nd - Sat 4th April 2020 : Mon 14th Tues 15th Sept. NOW Sun 14th Mar 2021
The Sensational 60’s Experience - Sat 4th April 2020 : Sat 27th March 2021
The Syd Lawrence Orchestra - Thurs 9th April 2020 : Thurs 11th March 2021
The Rolling Stones Story - Fri 10th April 2020 : Fri 26th February 2021
Giovanni Pernice - Sat 11th April 2020 : Sat 13th March 2021
Psychic Sally - Wed 15th April 2020 : Wed 24th February 2021
Burn The Floor - Thurs 16th April 2020 7.30pm : Sun 18th July 2021 2.30pm : NOW Wed 16th JUNE 2021 7.30pm
Burn The Floor -
Fri 17th April 2020 2.30pm : Sat 17th July 2021 2.30pm : NOW Thur 17th JUNE 2021 2.30pm
Burn The Floor
- Fri 17th April 2020 7.30pm : Sat 17th July 2021 7.30pm : NOW Thur 17th JUNE 2021 7.30pm
Stevenage Showdown Darts
 - Fri 17th April 2020 : Thurs 5th November 2020 : NOW Fri 5th NOVEMBER 2021
Money For Nothing - Sat 18th April 2020 : Sunday 14th February 2021 
The Barron Knights - Sun 19th April 2020 : Wed 9th September 2020 : NOW Sun 9th May 2021
Walk Right Back - Wed 22nd April 2020 : Thurs 1st July 2021
Francis Rossi - Thurs 23rd April 2020 : Wed 10th March 2021
Harry Redknapp - Fri 24th April 2020 : Fri 19th March 2021
Think Floyd - Fri 24th April 2020 : Wed 28th October 2020 NOW Thur 9th September 2021
The Dreamboys - Sat 25th April 2020 : Sat 24th October 2020 : NOW Fri 28th May 2021
Some Guys Have All The Luck - Wed 29th & Thurs 30th April 2020 : Mon 7th & Weds 23rd Sept 2020 : NOW Wed 15th Sept 2021 & Thurs 16th Sept 2021

The Practice Roomz - Fri 1st May 2020 : Fri 11th September 2020 : CANCELLED
Rev Pro Wrestling - Sat 2nd May 2020 : Sat 31st October 2020 : NOW Sat 15th May 2021
We Are Younique - Sat 2nd May : Sun 26th September 2021
We Love Little Mix - Sun 3rd May 2020 : Sun 21st February 2021
Some Mothers Do Ave Em - Tues 5th May 2020 : Tues 20th April 2021
Some Mothers Do Ave Em - Wed 6th May : Wed 21st April 2021
Some Mothers Do Ave Em - Thurs 7th May : Thurs 22nd April 2021
Some Mothers Do Ave Em - Fri 8th May : Fri 23rd April 2021
Some Mothers Do Ave Em - Sat 9th May : Sat 24th April 2021
Ansell’s Les Musicals - Sat 9th May 2020 : Fri 24th September 2021
The American Country Show - Sun 10th May 2020 : Wed 28th April 2021
Rare: We Will Rock You - Thurs 14th - Sat 16th May 2020 : Thurs 12th, Fri 13th & Sat 14th Nov 2020 - CANCELLED
Menopause The Musical - Sat 16th May 2020 : Sat 24th April 2021
Dance For Fun - Sun 17th May 2020 : Sun 31st January 2021
Priscilla - Wed 20th - Sat 23rd May 2020 : Wed 21st - Sat 24th October 2020 - CANCELLED
Rose Royce - Sun 24th May 2020 : Sat 26th September 2020 : NOW Tues 30th March 2021
Bowie Experience - Wed 27th May 2020 : Sat 17th April 2021
Believe The Cher Songbook - Thurs 28th May 2020 : Fri 16th April 2021
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Fri 29th & Sat 30th May 2020 : Thurs 3rd Sept 2020 : NOW Sun 3rd Oct 2021
Ministry Of Science Live - Sun 31st May 2020 - Thurs 1st April 2021

Pam Ayres - Wed 3rd June 2020 - Tue 3rd November 2020 - NOW Tues 18th May 2021
That'll Be The Day - Fri 5th & Sat 6th June 2020 - Fri 9th & Sat 10th October 2020 : NOW Thur 10th & Fri 11th June 
Ian Waite and Vincent Simone - Fri 12th June 2020 : Tues 12th October 2021 NOW Thurs 27th May 2021
The Carpenters Story - Thurs 18th June 2020 : Sun 11th April 2021
Fleetwood Bac - Thurs 11th June 2020 : Thurs 25th February 2021
Molly Vickers School of Dance - Thurs 25th June 2020 : Fri 7th May 2021
Molly Vickers School of Dance - Fri 26th June 2020 : Sat 8th May 2021
Neil Jones Gingerland - Tues 30th June : Sat 10th April 2021
Ed Byrne - Wed 1st July 2020 : Wed 3rd February 2021 NOW Mon 8th November 2021
Rhythm of the Dance - Thurs 2nd July 2020 : Wed 30th June 2021
The Elvis Years - Wed 15th July 2020 : Fri 29th January2021
Pirates Love Underpants - Fri 24th July 2020 : Fri  23rd July 2021
Pirates Love Underpants - Sat 25th July 2020 : Sat 24th July 2021 
Pirates Love Underpants - Sun 26th July 2020 : Sun 25th July 2021

Jethro The Final Good Night - Wednesday 2nd September : Wednesday 7th April 2021
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Thurs 3rd September 2020 : NOW Sun 3rd Oct 2021
Odyssey - Fri 4th September 2020 : Thurs 15th July 2021
And Finally - Sat 5th September 2020 : Sun 29th August 2021
Some Guys Have All The Luck - Mon 7th September 2020 : Wed15th September 2021
The Barron Knights - Wed 9th September : Sun 9th May 2021
Jimmy Carr - Friday 11th September 2020 : Saturday 1st May 2021
A Tribute To Ariana & Jo Jo - Saturday 12th Sept 2020 : Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Foundations - Wed 16th September 2020 : Tues 16th February 2021
Harris and Baker's Backstage Pass - Fri 18th September 2020 : Fri 9th April 2021
The Best of Queen - Fri 18th & Sat 19th September : Wed 13th & Thurs 14th October 2021
Steve Steinman's Anything For Love - Sat 19th September 2020 : Fri 30th April 2021
Some Guys Have All The Luck - Wed 23rd September 2020 : Thurs 16th September 2021
Glenn  Miller Orchestra - Thurs 24th Sept 2020 : Sunday 18th July 2021
Les McKeown's Bay City Rollers - Fri 25th Sept 2020 : Tuesday 21st September 2021
Rose Royce - Sat 26th Sept 2020 : Tuesday 30th March 2021
Talon - Sun 27th Sept 2020 : Weds 22nd Sept 2021
Petty Criminals - Tues 29th September : Weds 26th May 2021

Matt Monro -
Thurs 1st Oct 2020 : Weds 5th May 2021
Some Kinda Wonderful Tribute to Stevie Wonder - Fri 2nd Oct 2020 : Thurs 30th Sept 2021
Tenors Unlimited - Weds 7th Oct 2020 : Fri 17th Sept 2021
Thankyou for The Music - Thurs 8th Oct 2020 : Fri 1st October 2021
Boyzlife - Fri 9th October 2020 : Fri 26th March 2021
That'll Be The Day - Friday 9th October 2020 : Thursday 10th October 2021
That'll Be The Day - Saturday 10th October 2020 : Friday 11th October 2021
Sixties Gold - Fri 16th Oct 2020 : Fri 15th Oct 2021
T-Rextasy - Fri 16th Oct 2020 : Tues 3rd Nov 2021
10CC - Sat 17th Oct 2020 : Sun 2nd May 2021
The ELO Experience - Fri 23rd Oct 2020 : Sat 25th Sept 2021
The Dreamboys - Sat 24th Oct 2020 : Fri 28th May 2021
Abbamania - Sun 25th Oct 2020 : Sun 17th Oct 2021
Think Floyd - Wed 28th October 2020 : Thur 9th September 2021
Rob Newman - Thur 29th October 2020 : Fri 30th April 2021
Milkshake Live - Fri 30th October 2020 : Mon 25th October 2021
Beyond The Barricade - Sat 31st October 2020 : Thur 23rd September 2021
Rev Pro Wrestling - Sat 31st Oct 2020 : Sat 15th May 2021

Pam Ayres
- Tues 3rd November 2020 : Tuesday 18th May 2021
Russian State Ballet Slepping Beauty - Thursday 5th November 2020 : Wednesday 27th October 2021
Stevenage Showdown Darts - Thursday 5th November 2020 : Friday 5th November 2021

Ed Byrne If I'm Honest - 
Wed 3rd February 2021 : Mon 8th November 2021

Events that will not be rescheduled

You Can't Hurry Love
Practice Roomz
The Lytton Players - Priscilla Queen of The Desert

Rainer Hersch Orkestra
PJ Masks
Rare - We Will Rock You

Shows (including past events) not listed above remain under discussion

This list will be updated regularly and we will contact ticket holders by email when their scheduled event is affected.

My show is not being rescheduled – what should I do?

If you have not received an email already. Please fill in our online enquiry form and select from a list of available options.

If your show has been cancelled and you opt for a credit note on your account for future use, we would like to say thank you by way of offering you a year’s free membership to our theatre club. You can activate this by clicking in the option field on our enquiry form or by selecting this option in your cancellation email. For full benefits of being a member please click here. Your membership will be activated from the 1st September 2020 and your card and details posted to you once we re-open.

My show has been rescheduled to a new date – what should I do?

We will email all ticket holders to inform them of the new date. If you are able to attend on the new date - Please select the ‘keep my tickets’ option in the email. Your original tickets will be valid for the new date. If you have not received an email please fill in our online enquiry form.

If you are unable to attend on the new date please complete our online enquiry form and select from a list of available options.

My show isn’t listed above – what should I do?

We are working with promoters closely to make arrangements for all affected shows. If your show does not appear in the list above a decision has not yet been reached. You will receive an email or you can check back here for regular updates. If we have your email address you will be contacted this way. Please note we are working in date order so there may be significant delays in arranging new dates.

Have another enquiry?

If you have another question about your order, please use our online enquiry form.

We are sure you can appreciate the unprecedented impact this is having and we ask you to bear with us. We understand that it is a difficult and frustrating time for all. As our Box Office is currently closed and our phone lines unmanned the best way to contact us is through our online enquiry form. Please note there will be significant delays in response times for all online enquiries. Credits, refunds and donations will be actioned once our Box Office re-opens.

Some of our customers have asked how they can help during these challenging times. We have included an option on both our automated email and online enquiry form which allows you to donate some or all of the value of your ticket. We are extremely grateful to you all and thank you for your continued support.

The health of our staff, patrons and community is of the upmost importance and we wish everyone well and look forward to welcoming you to our Theatre again soon.

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