Welcome to The Questors Theatre in Ealing, London

Here you can watch new and popular plays every week. We deliver a full season of professional-quality productions - and provide a performance venue for touring theatre companies.

Anyone can get involved - become a Questors member and take part in everything from acting and directing to lighting, front of house and stage design.

We also deliver theatre training for all ages - find out about our Academy and Youth Theatre.

There's lots of reasons to discover The Questors:

  • You'll enjoy our theatre. We perform in our own high-quality theatre venue - with our 350-seat Judi Dench Playhouse and 90-seat Studio theatre.
  • You'll enjoy our plays. Every year we stage a season of 15-20 plays, from modern dramas and comedies to classics of British and world theatre.
  • You'll enjoy our high quality. We're a member of the Society of Independent Theatres and one of the biggest drama groups in London.
  • You'll enjoy our friendliness. Our front of house team are all Questors members, and our Grapevine bar features in the Good Beer Guide and was recognised by CAMRA.

Questors Theatre Playhouse - leading amateur theatre group in London and UK Questors Theatre Studio - leading amateur theatre group in London and UK

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The Questors Present

Bard in the Yard

29 Aug - 31 Aug 20 | The Questors Courtyard

Bard in the Yard
Alice Bzowska

The Questors Present

Bard in the Yard

By William Shakespeare

Two metres or not two metres?

The Questors Theatre is back with live performances in our outdoor courtyard on each day of the bank holiday at 5.30pm. We are Shake-ing it up with a medley of abridged plays by our most iconic playwright.

William Shakespeare’s life was shaped by viruses: he was born during the bubonic plague which killed at least a third of Europeans and shut theatres for 14 months (imagine!). But during the height of the plague, Shakespeare wrote some of his greatest works including many of the plays we will be performing.

Because we love so many of The Bard's tantalizing tales, we are packing them into 7-minute quick-fire snippets, which will be physically acted out (minus the touching, of course) by a company of our bold and brilliant actors. These plays include: Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, The Winter's Tale, The Tempest, Antony and Cleopatra, and Hamlet. One man, in his time, wears many masks… so make sure yours is on tight!

Our Grapevine bar will be serving drinks outside (just bottled beers, wine & soft drinks only) from 4.30-5.15pm. There will only be 30 seats available for each performance, all positioned socially-distant from each other.

COVID-19 Measures & Full Information

As an organisation, The Questors is committed to putting the safety of our audiences first. That is why we are putting in place all the correct COVID-19 measures. These include...

  • All audience members must be socially distant from each other if they don’t live together. Chairs will be placed 2-metre distant from one another
  • As people are seated they will be allowed to move their chairs closer to one another if they are in a social bubble
  • We will be using plastic chairs, but you are welcome to bring a cushion for maximum comfort!
  • We won't have paper tickets - just a list of your names
  • There will be a queue up to the courtyard to check names and take down contact detail
  • You will be able to use the toilets in the building between 4.30pm-5.20pm, but not during the performance. You will then be able to use the toilets until 6.30pm after the performance. Masks must be worn at all times in the building
  • There will be stewards and a Duty Manager on site at all times.
  • After you have watched the performance and used the toilet, all audiences should leave the premises as soon as possible. We will then sanitize the courtyard and the building for the following day’s performance
Jane Arnold-Forster

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29th, 30th and 31st August, 5.30pm

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