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Bolton Gate Arts

Ever wondered what it's like to watch a show with the distant bleat of sheep in the background? 

The pandemic decimated the arts industry and forced artists to reconsider how we make art.


We want to do our bit to offer new opportunities to rebuild and contribute to the cultural landscape of Staffordshire. Bolton Gate Arts is an ambitious project dedicated to performances in unorthodox outdoor spaces, combining culture with nature.


All the World's a Stage 

We want to rethink how we make art, how we use outdoor spaces, and what they can teach us about ourselves. 

In the summer of 2021 we will be welcoming the start of a rich and varied programme of artistic activities and performances such as theatre, music, art, scratch nights, workshops and much more. 


Keep an eye on our upcoming shows, and if you are a company or artist interested in performing with us we will post opportunities on our Get Involved page.


We want to tell stories of and for the people of Stoke-on-Trent.

Of other worlds.

Of history.

Of nature and of industry.

We want to reimagine, invigorate,

Share truths and facilitate,

Consider new futures,

Heal old wounds,

Laugh together,

Grow together,

In the fields of Bolton Gate.

Our Spaces

The Sheep Pen Theatre

Once a place for horse training, soon to be transformed into an outdoor performance space with capacity for approximately 100 people. The Sheep Pen is a perfect flexible space for audiences to bring their picnic blankets and enjoy an outdoor show with some stunning views.


The Stables

The outdoor seating area to the cafe will make for a perfect, cosy performance space for open-mic nights, scratch performances, talks and much more. With a fringe like feel, this is the ideal spot for testing out new works.


Got a show that would be perfect for this space? Drop us an email:



Bolton Gate Farm, 

Leek Road, 



To keep in the loop about all upcoming shows, events and how to get involved, make sure you join our mailing list

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