The Queen’s Theatre is the producing theatre for outer east London. Offering a varied programme of theatre, music, arts and participation opportunities, we are the cultural hub of the region and have recently celebrated our 60th anniversary. Housing a 500-seater auditorium and large foyer, café and bar area, we welcome over 200,000 people every year.

Visiting the Theatre

The Queen’s Theatre offer school and student group discounts to our professional ‘Queens Theatre Hornchurch' productions. We can also enhance your experience with backstage tours, theatre talks, and industry experience days.

To book or for more information call the Box Office on 01708 443333.

School Workshops

The Queen’s Theatre offers a wide range of workshops focusing on a variety of performance and technical skills, practitioners and genres of theatre. We tailor make all our workshops to meet the individual needs of your school. If you have a particular workshop in mind for your school, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Backstage Tours

From our scenic workshop to wardrobe department, take a peek behind the scenes at one of the country's few remaining producing theatres to find out what goes into creating professional theatre.

Shows in Your School

This Spring we have Alfie Strange: Trained Time Travellers Only touring primary schools near you. Designed especially for primary schools years 3, 4 and 5, the show explores the theme of values, responding to those promoted under the SMSC requirements and British Values.

Alfie Strange uses an adventure through history as a way of introducing the students to events, characters and stories that reflect the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect/tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Last year’s production visited 47 schools, reaching over 3,000 students.

20 - 24 Mar 2017 | £300 per show

To book call our Box Office on 01708 443333.

Work Experience

The Queen’s Theatre offers a work experience programme for up to fifteen students each year in the summer term. Our Work Experience programme offers students the chance to experience life in a vibrant producing theatre, undertaking a range of workshops from lighting design to arts marketing, as well as working with an industry professional to create a small piece of theatre often performed on our foyer stage.

Applications are currently open for the 2016-17 academic year.

To register your interest email:

National Theatre Connections Festival

The National Theatre Connections festival is a celebration of young people, theatre-making and the importance of access to the arts. Each year the NT commissions ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow.

Join us at The Queen's Theatre as we celebrate local talent by welcoming four youth theatre companies to our stage over two nights. A great opportunity for your students to see new writing performed by young people.

Sun 7 May 7.30pm | £5 | Monday 8 May 7.30pm | £5

To book call our Box Office on 01708 443333.

Other Projects

We also offer a variety of additional community, adult, youth theatre, and holiday projects throughout the year, and can create workshops, performance projects, and training sessions to your needs and requirements. Just drop us an email to discuss your ideas:

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