Queen's Theatre to celebrate 65th anniversary with 70s themed fundraising evening

PUBLISHED: 15:00 12 June 2018

The Queen's Theatre. Picture: Mark Sepple

The Queen's Theatre. Picture: Mark Sepple


Queen's Theatre will be celebrating its 65th anniversary in style with a 70s themed party and everyone is invited.

The beloved Hornchurch community venue will be holding an evening of fundraising, fine food, live music and the chance to dance the night away to disco hits on Friday, September 21.

Celebrations coincide with the theatre’s first show of the season, Abigail’s Party, a hilarious situation comedy by Mike Leigh set in 70s Romford.

Guests can enjoy reception drinks with the actors from the play at 7pm before sitting down to an exclusive 70s themed three course meal on stage.

The evening will then continue with live music in the theatre’s foyer.

Guests will also be offered a pre-party themed buffet in the theatre’s new rehearsal space from 7.30pm.

As a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity, all funds raised will go towards helping fund the theatre’s wide-reaching, unique programme of live theatre and community and education projects. This includes working with young people and the community, investing in and nurturing artistic talent, making theatre accessible and developing new audiences.

Dinner tables are available centre stage for £100 per person in the wings for £80 per person.

For £40 per person, guests will have the chance to find out more about the theatre’s work and future productions from Queen’s Theatre staff before joining other attendees at the foyer party Disco Inferno until late.

Party-goers who just want to dance the night away can enjoy a live foyer band playing 70s classics at Disco Inferno from 9pm. Tickets are £25 per person.

The theatre originally opened in a converted cinema in Station Lane, Hornchurch, which had been used for storage during the Second World War.

The opening production at the former cinema was See How They Run.

It was then in 1975 that the opening ceremony was held for the grand unveiling of the theatre which was relocated to Billet Lane, where it remains today.

For more information about the theatre or the fundraising evening around Abigail’s Party, call 01708 443333 or visit

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