Vote for the Queen’s Theatre as UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre!

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Vote for the Queen’s Theatre as UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre!

The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch is one of more than 175 venues across the country competing to win the UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre award in association with Smooth Radio

Voting will be decided by an online public vote which opens from Wednesday 9 August and closes at 12 noon on Tuesday 19 September at Every person that votes will be able to opt-in for the chance to win £200 in Theatre Tokens.

The 12 Regional and National winners of the vote will be announced on Friday 29 September. The overall winner of the award will be announced at the UK Theatre Awards on Sunday 15 October at London’s historic Guildhall.

The UK Theatre Awards are the only nationwide awards to honour outstanding achievement in theatre throughout the UK. There are many aspects that help shape a person’s experience when visiting the Queen’s Theatre; from a friendly chat with Box Office staff and enjoying a delicious coffee in the café to feeling part of the local community. This public vote gives audiences the chance to celebrate their local theatre and all it does to welcome them.   

In the last year the theatre has welcomed 210, 711 people through its doors and saw a record-breaking number of people participating in its range of classes and workshops – 24,631 to be exact! 

Last year, the Queen’s Theatre was crowned Most Welcoming Theatre in the East and it would be thrilled to collect the title for the second year running. On winning the award, Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul said, ‘We are working hard to be as welcoming and accessible a venue as possible – our customer service is warm and efficient and we are striving to reach out and welcome many more members of our beloved community, who may not have previously felt able to visit the theatre. We have launched various exciting new initiatives – for example, Relaxed Performances for audiences with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Dementia-Friendly performances.’

Audiences that have had a positive and memorable experience at the Queen’s Theatre can vote for it online at

For more information about the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch visit

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