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



Ellis Island (Musical)
April 22 & 23 at 7:30pm and April 24 at 2:00pm.
Performances will be held at the Southbridge Middle/High School
132 Torrey Road, Southbridge, MA
Directed by Lou-Ellen Corkum and produced by Kathi Grenier.

Gateway Players Theatre in conjunction with the Southbridge Bicentennial Committee will present "Ellis Island" - book, music & lyrics by Cheryl Kemeny. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $13 for seniors and youth 17 and under.

To purchase tickets please call 508-764-4531, or online at

"Ellis Island" follows the lives of immigrants travelling to the United States during the year 1907. Whole families, single men and women and children board ships in various countries that will take them to the land o' the free, America. Some are going to be reunited with loved ones, while others are searching for adventure or freedom.

At Ellis Island the staff prepares for another busy day, inspecting the thousands of immigrants, granting some the answer to their dreams while sending some back to their homelands.

This show reminds all of the American Dream, and why people want to come to this country and it reinforces what makes our county great - equal opportunity for all.

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





Gateway Family Needs Your Help

You may have read about the tragic fire at Rosemead Apartments in Southbridge on Sunday, Dec 13. A 16 family building caught fire. Norman and Kristen Durham lost everything in this fire. Fortunately they were all able to escape. You may remember Norm & Kristen from the cast of "The Christmas Express", Norm is on the Gateway board, and daughter Maggie worked backstage on "Shrek". They escaped with the clothes they were wearing. While the Red Cross can be a help in the immediate aftermath, this family needs everything- clothes, furniture, furnishings- EVERYTHING.

There is a Go-Fund-Me page set up by Robyn Elizabeth on Facebook. You can also send donations to: Gateway PO Box 171, Southbridge, MA 01571 and we will be sure they get your checks. If you would like to contact the Durhams directly to see what they may need, send a message to Kristen Stines Durham via Facebook.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Durham family.



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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