Queen Mother Theatre
  • Queen Mother Theatre
    Walsworth Road
    SG4 9SP
The Queen Mother Theatre in Hitchin, with a varied programme of professional and amateur productions and actors taking part as young as 8, it has become known as one of the finest theatres in the area.

Home to the Bancroft Players Amateur Dramatic Society and the critically acclaimed youth theatre, Big Spirit, the Queen Mother Theatre in Hitchin is one of the most popular theatres in the area.

Situated in the heart of historic Hitchin, the Queen Mother Theatre is a modern venue that has gained a reputation for offering a variety of professional and amateur productions.

Please call our box office on 01462 455166 or visit the Queen Mother Theatre website to find out what's on this season. Our productions change regularly, so don't forget to keep checking!




The Bancroft Players

Established at the end of World War II, The Bancroft Players' home has been its own, purpose built venue, the Queen Mother Theatre. Members take part in productions, both on stage and behind the scenes, and run regular workshops throughout the year for members and the public, including:

  • Acting
  • Design
  • Playwriting



Please visit the Queen Mother Theatre website for further information.


Bancroft Players Web Page



Big Spirit (Youth Theatre)

Are you aged between 14 and 18? Would you to love to learn how to act and become part of one of the most acclaimed youth theatres in the country? The Big Spirit Youth Theatre was established in 1984 and has helped numerous young actors become more confident, learn the skills of performance and build a fun and diverse social life.

Big Spirit has presented many spectacular productions, including:

  • Lord of the Flies
  • Shakespeare's Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Mother Courage



The Hitchin youth theatre has also written a number of original productions; for more information about Big Spirit, please visit the Queen Mother Theatre website.


Big Spirit Web Page



Junior Bancroft Players

Designed for children between the ages of 8 and 13, becoming part of the Junior Bancroft Players is a great way to learn more about drama, make new friends and gain essential new skills in a fun and supportive environment.

Interested? Visit our website for further details.


Junior Bancroft Players Web page



Queen Mother Theatre
Walsworth Road



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