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, usually held at the Elm Street Congregational Church, 61 Elm Street, in Southbridge, MA, as well as workshops for youths and adults. Auditions are open to all, and new members are always welcome.

Up Next At Gateway


Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Village welcomes Gateway Players to their stage with an exciting dinner theater experience. On May 31st join us for dinner and the production of Stranger in the Attic by John Kaasik, directed by Lynn Boucher.

Dinner and show tickets are $40. Dinner begins at 5:30pm. The menu is Tossed Mixed Greens Salad, Cole Slaw, Corn on the Cob, OSV Macaroni and Cheese, Boneless BBQ Chicken Thighs, Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Rolls with Whipped butter, and Strawberry Shortcake with fresh Whipped Cream. Show only tickets are $20. Show begins at 7:30.

Tickets available by calling Kim Dolan @ 508-347-0397

Story: is set in the country home of freelance writer Brian Hollander and his wife Dana, their quiet life is unexpectedly upset by the arrival of a stranger named Kendrick, who is offering an exclusive story to Brian about a murder that has not happened yet! Brian pursues discussions of the story with Kendrick, and meets his neighbors Douglas and Margaret Brendan who tell Brian and Dana a disturbing story about a stranger who may be stalking them. Detective Hal Nelson comes into the play to try and unravel these interlocking stories and prevent a murder from happening.

The cast includes Billy Bolster, Lou-Ellen Corkum, Ed Humphries, Steven Jean, Joni Metras and John Turpin. Chris McTigue is the stage manager and Barbara Day is producer.



June 7, 8, 14, 15, and 16 - THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY
Elm Street Congregational Church, Southbridge, MA

Gateway Players Theatre is very pleased to present the heartfelt comedy "The Savannah Sipping Society" by Wooten, Jones and Hope. Showdates are June 7,8,14,15,and 16. Performances will be held in Fellowship Hall of Elm St. Congregational Church, 61 Elm St in Southbridge. Showtimes are 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, the Sunday matinee is at 2pm. Parking is available on Elm Street, or in the parking deck behind the Southbridge Town Hall.

This show is directed by Mary Gahagan, with Erin Morin as stage manager, Barbara Day as producer, Cynthia Keane set builder and tech, Pamela Soper doing costumes, Helen Churchill, photographer and Chris McTigue, house coordinator.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for for over 60 and youth under 18. Tickets may be reserved by calling Gateway at 508-764-4531. Online credit card ticket sales will be available in the near future at: www.brownpapertickets.com.

Four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate-and an impromptu happy hour-and decide it's high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they've lost through the years.


FYI, we've added a new feature titled 'Audition Corner' to our Auditions page, with regularly updated tips on how to prepare and (hopefully) get that role! Check it out!




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


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 Sustaining Member to help Gateway continue to provide quality community theater to the tri-community area.



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