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Located on Mattock Lane in West London's district of Ealing, Questors Theatre is one of Britain's, if not the worlds, principal amateur theatre companies. The company was founded in 1929, and with over 3,000 members and 600 members actively involved with presenting productions, it is considered to be the largest community theatre in Europe.
Presenting approximately twenty shows a year, the standard of professionalism, acting, theatre productions, facilities and organisation is of the highest standard, offering members and their guests a variety of activities and social events, as well as providing educational, training and employment opportunities.
The building, or rather, the ´complex´, consists of various rooms. ´The Playhouse´ is the largest performance space with a capacity of 400. ´The Studio´ is a black box room that can seat between 75 and 120 people depending on the configuration of the current production. Both of these performance spaces are fully fitted with disabled access. Recent renovations, funded by a Lottery grant, saw the construction of an additional rehearsal room bringing the total to three.
Previous productions hosted by Questors include: ´Oh What a Lovely War´, a production of the smash hit Broadway musical ´Little Shop of Horrors´ and ´¨Tis a Pity She's a Whore´. In 2005, Questors presented a fabulous production of ´Oliver´ and in 2006 an equally fabulous amateur production of ´Fame - The Musical´. And for something a little different, there is a weekly workshop for lovers of poetry with an eclectic gang of poetry enthusiasts called ´Pitshanger Poets´ who just simply love reading and dissecting, what they call, interesting poetry.
A highlight for members and guests is the Questors Grapevine Club - a bar that is open seven nights a week for dinner and drinks and on Sundays for lunch.
For those with an ambition to perform in a high-end amateur theatre company, Questors hold regular auditions for dedicated actors wishing to become a part of the company. Questors also offer two part-time acting courses and there is a ´youth group´ for budding starlets aged between 6 and 16 years.
All of the facilities, performance spaces and rehearsal rooms at Questors Theatre are available for hire. This service also includes costume and props hire as well as technical equipment.
Ealing rail and underground station, on the central and district lines, is an 8 minute walk from Questors Theatre.
For more information regarding upcoming productions, ticket booking and hiring details, call the Questors enquiry line on +44 (0) 20 8567 0011, the Box Office on +44 (0) 20 8567 5184 or head to the theatres website.