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:
Please visit the Queen Mother Theatre website for further information.
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
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.
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.
The QMT is an amazing resource for both the local community and as a hobby for theatre enthusiasts. Seen and been in some amazing productions that make you appreciate the hard work and determination that...
A great venue and superb amateur theatre, a great asset to the town. It's so much better than your usual local theatre - the acting is great, the choice of plays varied, interestng as well as main stream....
I was really impressed that the cast went ahead with the performance of Santa in Space on the day of the really heavy snow, my son and all the other children had a wonderful time, and even got given sweeties...
The QMT is a great asset for Hitchin in the centre of town, and has been putting on amateur shows for years. Really good.