Welcome to Gateway!

Gateway Players Theatre, Inc. is an all-volunteer community theater providing quality live theatre performances and workshops to Southbridge, Sturbridge, and Charlton, Massachusetts and surrounding areas.

Gateway offers a full season of productions performed mainly in the Barn, as well as workshops for youths and adults. Auditions are open to all, and new members are always welcome.

Up Next At Gateway


Congratulations! The Worcester Telegram & Gazette just announced their "Best of Central Massachusetts" nominations. Gateway Players Theatre (along with The Hanover (Worcester) and Stageloft Repertory Theater (Sturbridge)) was among the top three vote getters! Thanks to all who voted! Winners will be announced November 30!



"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" - December 1, 2, & 3
Fellowship Hall of Elm Street Congregational Church, 61 Elm Street, Southbridge, MA
Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 7:30pm,
and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm.

Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for ages under 18 and over 60. Tickets are available at the box office by calling 508-764-4531
or purchasing online at . (Note: Online tickets will not be available 24 hours prior to a specific show.)

At all of the performances for "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever", we will be holding a ticket gift raffle featuring some great items that you can win. In addition, Santa Claus will be coming down from the North Pole and will be available for photos. All proceeds from both of these will go to the "Gateway to the Future Fund".

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids--probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

Adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book, "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" has become a holiday staple for groups across the United States! Features plenty of great roles for children and adults, a few favorite Christmas Carols, and a lot of laughs!

Funded in part by a grant from the Southbridge Cultural Council, a local agency, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


Gateway to the Future Fund

This fund has been established to cover all costs associated with finding a new performance space in Southbridge. We are currently exploring a few different options, and we are anticipating this could take at least two years to find and renovate a new permanent home. We expect the cost to do this could be upwards of $500,000. In the next year we will be holding several fundraisers, reaching out to local businesses in the area, and applying for grants. You can also donate directly on our Facebook Page. Login to your FB account, go to to FB/GatewayPlayers and The "Donate" button is located on the right, below the cover photo. All donations are tax deductible. We thank you very much for your continued support of Gateway Players Theatre.


For Important Updates About Gateway, Please See the News Page

Read about current and future efforts and activities, including clean-up day, Oct. 8, and Costume Sale Day, Oct. 21.




NOTE: "Things My Mother Taught Me" has been postponed.


Become a Member!

There are many ways you can help out your local community theater! Come out and volunteer to work on a show, onstage, or behind the scenes! Do you have skill with a hairbrush, make-up brush, or paintbrush? We can use you! Call 508-764-4531 to see if you can help with our next production. Or click here to learn about becoming a Member or Sustaining Member to help Gateway continue to provide quality community theater to the tri-community area.



Gateway Players Theatre | 111 Main Street, Southbridge, MA

Questions?  Comments?  Contact Us at info@gatewayplayers.org

Questions?  Comments?  Contact Us at info@gatewayplayers.org

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