‘Great homegrown theatre at the heart of a changing community’
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch is a vibrant regional theatre with a rich heritage, working in Outer East London, Essex and beyond, celebrating its 65th birthday in 2018. As the cultural hub of the region, over 200,000 people enjoy the programme each year, including the best in home grown theatre, visiting live entertainment and inspiring Learning and Participation projects. Behind the scenes, sets and costumes are lovingly created on-site by a highly skilled carpentry workshop, scenic artists, prop makers and wardrobe team. Audiences are guaranteed a warm welcome from a winner of UK Theatre’s Most Welcoming Theatre 2016, 2017 & 2018 and London Theatre of the Year 2020 (The Stage Awards), the first Outer London theatre to receive this prestigious award.
Here are some of the Theatre’s exciting aspirations around programming, participation, audiences and artist development:
Learning & Participation
The Queen’s Theatre has recently launched a fresh approach to talent development, titled Outer Limits, connecting with some local and regional professional artists for the first time, offering essential support that hasn’t previously existed. The theatre is ensuring that the next generation of theatre-makers are equipped to move from making work in studio spaces to the main stage, providing valuable commissions and directing and design opportunities.
Behind the scenes our highly skilled carpentry workshop, scenic artists and wardrobe department all lovingly create our sets and costumes on-site.
We also boast a warm and welcoming foyer with a café, bar with free wifi that’s open all hours and is ideal for meetings, a quiet place to work and a place to meet friends.
The Queen’s is a registered charity and receives regular funding from the London Borough of Havering and is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.