"A dream of a theatre of passion and ideas that cares deeply..."Doreen Warburton, Q Theatre Founder
Q Theatre is the premier theatre company in the Penrith region. With a legacy spanning six decades, we provide theatre experiences, artistic opportunities and skills development for audiences and artists from across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains.
Our programming philosophy champions stories from our region. We commission leading artists to work in consultation with our local communities to unearth and give voice to stories that reflect their lives. Behind the scenes, we provide sustainable career pathways for creative professionals; including technicians, administrators and workshop facilitators; creating a hub for artistic employment in our region.
Providing pathways for artists to train, experiment, and create has always been at the heart of Q Theatre’s mission. We foster emerging talent through our Studio Q workshop program and our Access Ensemble for people with disability. For more than 30 years our annual youth theatre festival has showcased the talents of hundreds of local school students. In more recent times, our Originate ensemble program has created opportunities for early-career theatre makers to devise and present original works.