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



June 5, 6, 12, 13, and 14
Show Times: Fridays and Saturdays: 7:30pm, Sunday: 2pm
Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for seniors and under 18
For tickets or information, call Gateway Players at 508-764-4531.

Tickets may be purchased at the barn box office using cash or check. For the first time- we are offering advance sales credit card purchase. Just go to brownpapertickets.com and search for "Night Watch". You can then bring the ticket sale printout to the barn for will-call tickets. Credit cards can only be used on this site. Box office purchase will not have credit or debit set-up. Don't forget- seating in the barn is limited- so buy your tickets now.

Unable to sleep, Elaine Wheeler paces the living room of her Manhattan townhouse, troubled by unsettling memories and vague fears. Her husband tries to comfort her, but when he steps away for a moment Elaine screams as she sees (or believes she sees) the body of a dead man in the window across the way. The police are called, but find nothing except an empty chair. Elaine's terror grows as shortly thereafter she sees still another body-this time a woman's-but by now the police are skeptical and pay no heed to her frantic pleas. Her husband, claiming that Elaine may be on the verge of a breakdown, calls in a lady psychiatrist, who agrees with his suggestion that Elaine should commit herself to a sanitarium for treatment. From this point on, the plot moves quickly and grippingly as those involved---Elaine's old friend and house guest Blanche; the inquisitive and rather sinister man who lives next door; and the nosy German maid, Helga --- all contribute to the deepening suspense and mystery of the play as it draws towards its riveting and chilling climax.

Call 508-764-4531 for reservations.

You can now also now purchase tickets online at



Relay for Life
June 12 and 13
McMahon Field, Dresser Street, Southbridge

Gateway Players has been involved with the American Cancer Society Fundraiser, Relay for Life, for many years. Their team, The Drama Dearies, has worked very hard to raise money for this vital and vibrant cause. The event will take place June 12 & 13 at McMahon Field, Dresser St in Southbridge. Relay for Life involves teams walking the track continuously from 6pm on Friday until noon on Saturday. The numerous teams will set up their sites all along the track- and will offer games, raffles, food- all kinds of activities to raise money for Relay for Life.

The Drama Dearies are in need of team members to walk during the Relay. There is no registration fee. You may sign up on line- http://relay.acsevents.org/. Search for Drama Dearies and join. You can also leave a message on the Gateway machine (508-764-4531) and one of the team captains will return your call.

A very popular Drama Dearies contest is the Mr/Miss Southbridge lap, taking place from 7-7:30pm. Men wearing their prettiest outfits will walk the track and collect donations in their glamorous purses. The winner will be determined by the amount collected. Registration will be held at 6:30- $10 is the contest registration fee.

In addition to raising money for a worthwhile cause, Relay for Life is also a fun event. There will be food & games, raffles and children's events all along the McMahon Field track. The public is invited to check out all the team events, admission to the field is free.


August - Summer Youth Workshop

Gateway is offering a youth summer workshop, under the direction of Caitlyn Gaughan, in August. Boys and girls, ages 7-17 can register for a 3 week workshop, meeting twice a week. Performance showcase will take place August 21. The registration fee is $50 for the first child, $40 for other children in the family. More details will be announced next month- but be sure to save the dates now.

This workshop is funded in part by a grant from the Southbridge Cultural Council, a local agency, sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


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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