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Queen's Theatre launches glamorous new Q Bar

PUBLISHED: 10:09 20 March 2019 | UPDATED: 10:43 20 March 2019

Queen's Theatre's new Q Bar opened in Hornchurch on Saturday, March 16. Photo: Sarah Soliman

Queen's Theatre's new Q Bar opened in Hornchurch on Saturday, March 16. Photo: Sarah Soliman

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Celebrations were in full flow at the Queen’s Theatre with the opening of a stylish new bar.

Queen's Theatre's new Q Bar opened in Hornchurch on Saturday, March 16. Photo: Sarah SolimanQueen's Theatre's new Q Bar opened in Hornchurch on Saturday, March 16. Photo: Sarah Soliman

As part of the QNew Transformation Programme, the Queen’s Theatre in Billet Lane opened a new Q Bar at the opening of its regional premiere of David Eldridge’s In Basildon on Saturday, March 16.

Once the ribbon was cut pronouncing the bar open, drinks and conversations flowed while guests enjoyed a range of new bar snacks, including crisps, popcorn, mixed sweets, mixed olives and cheese and biscuits.

A spokeswoman from the theatre said: “QNew is an exciting programme of building improvements which will allow the theatre to make high quality theatre in developed spaces, work with more young people and community groups, offer an increasingly comfortable experience to audiences, be more open and accessible to D/deaf and disabled people, and keep the theatre alive as a safe and environmentally friendly community hub, well into the future.”

Queen's Theatre's new Q Bar opened in Hornchurch on Saturday, March 16. Photo: Sarah SolimanQueen's Theatre's new Q Bar opened in Hornchurch on Saturday, March 16. Photo: Sarah Soliman

Douglas Rintoul, artistic director, Tom Lowe, relationships officer and Ellie Hutley. front of house assistant completed the Brentwood Half Marathon on Sunday, March 17 with Elaine Darran head of finance running in the 5k race, to raise funds for the theatre’s learning and participation department.

The team has raised more than £1,800, which will go towards creating opportunities for local people of all ages and backgrounds.

Visit the runners donation page to help them reach their £2,500 target.

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