Vote for the Queen’s Theatre as UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre!

Vote now to be in with a chance of winning £200 in Theatre Tokens!

Voting has begun to find the UK's Most Welcoming Theatre 2017 in Association with Smooth Radio and the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch is in the running! The UK Theatre Awards are the only nationwide Awards to honour outstanding achievement in theatre throughout the UK. There are many aspects that help shape your experience when visiting the Queen’s Theatre; a friendly chat with Box Office staff, enjoying a delicious coffee in the cafe, feeling like you're part of your local community, or being entertained by the panto! The public vote gives you the chance to celebrate your local theatre and all it does to welcome you. Click here to Vote  Every person that votes will be able to opt-in for the chance to win £200 in Theatre Tokens. It’s been a joy to have had so many people interact with our theatre in the last year. We’ve welcomed 210, 711 people through our doors and it’s been fantastic to have a record-breaking number of people participating in our classes and workshops – 24,631 to be exact! The winners of this year’s award will be decided by a public vote, which opens from Wednesday 9 August and finishes at 12 noon on Tuesday 19 September. The 12 Regional and National winners of the vote will be announced on Friday 29 September. The overall winner of the award will be announced at the UK Theatre Awards on Sunday 15 October at London's historic Guildhall. The Queen’s Theatre is one of more than 175 venues across the country competing to take home the coveted title. Last year, the Queen’s Theatre was crowned Most Welcoming Theatre in the East and it would be thrilled to collect the award for the second year running. On winning the award, Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul said, ‘We are working hard to be as welcoming and accessible a venue as possible – our customer service is warm and efficient, we have a fantastically vibrant and varied programme of entertainment in place with something for all ages and interests. We are striving to reach out and welcome many more members of our beloved community, who may not have previously felt able to visit the theatre.’ If you’ve had a positive and memorable experience here at the Queen’s Theatre then please cast your vote now.

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