Lecture Programme

Lecture meetings are held at the Gatehouse Theatre, Eastgate Street, Stafford ST16 2LT.

Directions to the Gatehouse Theatre

Lectures are normally on the second Wednesday of the month except for June and January which have to vary.

Please therefore, note the following dates in your diary.

16 January 2019, 13 February 2019, 13 March 2019.

10th April 2019, 8th May 2019, 26th June 2019, 17th July 2019, 

11th September 2019, 9th October 2019, 6th November 2019, 

15th January 2019, 12th February 2019, 11th March 2019.

There are no meetings in August or December.

Lecture sessions start at 1-45p.m. and end at approximately 3-15p.m. 

The Gatehouse has a good coffee bar/restaurant open to all. 

Lectures cover a wide range of subjects (click for our lecture synopsis 2019-20) and are delivered by experts from all over the country.


Each year The Arts Society Stafford organises a number of visits during the summer months, supplimented, perhaps by a theatre visit during the autumn.

Study Days

Study Days offering a greater insight into a range of subjects are organised during the winter months. From April 2016 these will be held at the Gatehouse Theatre in the Mountbatten Suite.

Society Luncheon

Every other year, the society holds a luncheon with an entertaining lecture. In 2018 it was held at the Moat House, Acton Trussell, near Stafford.


The Arts Society Stafford has around 300 members but as of April 2016, there will be no waiting list and new members will be welcomed throughout the year.


Please see the section on Volunteers for details of the wide range of projects in which we are involved. New volunteers are always welcome.

Society Constitution available here.