The Lichfield Garrick is one of the newest venues in the West Midlands cultural scene. Based in the cathedral city of Lichfield in Staffordshire, the award-winning regional theatre hosts a variety of touring shows and in-house productions, along with smaller productions by local theatre companies. The Lichfield Garrick opened in 2003 replacing Lichfield’s old arts centre and civic hall. The theatre’s first production, The Recruiting Officer, starred and was directed by Corin Redgrave, a member of the famous Redgrave family. The theatre has continued in that dignified vein, hosting productions of historically significant plays while also providing a venue for writers and performers in the present. The Garrick’s main auditorium is capable of hosting 567 people while its smaller studio space, frequented by comedians and local performers, seats 157 people. In addition to hosting stage performances, the theatre also hosts regular film screenings and acts as a ticket agent for the annual Lichfield Festival.