Gordon Craig TheatreTheatre showing a variety of events

Great variety of shows 

The Gordon Craig Theatre is the only major theatre in Stevenage. It is based in the Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre and is easily accessible by train, car & bus. The theatre was officially opened in 1976 by HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The venue is packed with entertainment including theatre productions, comedy acts, films, music shows, talks and much, much more.

The Auditorium 

The Gordon Craig Theatre consists of two halls and the smaller of these is the theatre itself with a capacity of 500. The theatre boasts a proud tradition of presenting plays, pantomimes, operas, dances and orchestral concerts. The second and largest hall is the Concert Hall with a capacity of 1,200. The concert hall plays host to a variety of shows including live music and comedy.

Notable past acts  

Many acts have played the Gordon Craig Theatre including Jimmy Carr, Jim Davidson, Milton Jones and Rhydian to name but a few.

What's On

For all up and coming events please see the Gordon Craig Theatre website.

Food and Drink

For food, the theatre has a rustic chic Bistro which serves heart warming food in a relaxed environment and friendly service. The Bistro strive to offer customers the perfect dining experience. On show nights the Bistro can be extremely busy so they highly recommend advance bookings as they cannot guarantee walk-ins will be served before the show starts. The Theatre Foyer Bar is a great place to meet up before the show for drinks in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. It is open to Theatre patrons 1 hour before curtain up and during the interval. To avoid the queues, you can pre-order your interval drink. A member of the bar staff will be happy to take your order before the show. 

Theatre showing a variety of events

Opening Times

  • Mon 10am - 11pm
  • Tue 10am - 11pm
  • Wed 10am - 11pm
  • Thur 10am - 11pm
  • Fri 10am - 11pm
  • Sat 10am - 11pm
  • Sun 10am - 11pm

Additional info:


Theatre showing a variety of events


  • Toilets
  • Food and Drink
  • Disabled Access
  • Group Bookings
  • Entrance Fee