Lecture Programme

Lecture meetings from April 2016 will be 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.

17 January 2018, 14 February 2018, 14 March 2018.

11th April 2018, 9th May 2018, 27th June 2018, 18th July 2018, 

12th September 2018, 10th October 2018, 7th November 2018, 

16th January 2018, 13th February 2018, 13th March 2018.

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 2017-18) 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. This year's will be held on March 4th 2018 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.