Wanted: Theatre For All play submissions

Queens Theatre is seeking submissions for its "Theatre For All Short Play Readings" which will take place on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 6:00pm.

Plays on all subjects by writers with disabilities will be considered, as well as plays by any writer which feature a character or characters with a disability.

Submissions can feature roles for seniors, children and young adults If you haven’t written a short play on these subjects, use this as an opportunity to write one. The TFA Short Play Readings will also feature new work by commissioned writers. QT is seeking diversity in genre, including comedy, drama, satire, etc. Submissions should be no shorter than 3 minutes, and no longer than 10 minutes.

With "Theatre For All Short Play Readings," Queens Theatre seeks to continue its mission to reflect perspectives on immigration, race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, religion, sexuality and gender. Please email your play to roburbinati@gmail.com, with "Theatre For All Submission" in the subject line.

Deadline for Submissions is Aug. 31.

Chile a lo Pobre by León Murillo

Grupo Folkorico Raices Chilenas presents "Chile a lo Pobre" 

León Murillo is an actor and screenwriter. As a writer, he has worked on the scripts for various miniseries, including “Don Floro,” “XFea2,” “EsCool,” “"MiTú” and “Porky Te Amo.” He was also one of the people in charge of adapting the trans-Andean series “Montecristo,” as well as “Rebel Way,” which became “Rebel Heart.” As an actor, Murillo has appeared in front of the camera in “Cobre” and as Miguel Grau in the “Prate” episode of the historic miniseries “Heroes.” On stage, he has acted in “Infieles,” “Cartas de Mujer” and “EsCool.”

Sunday, May 20, at 4 pm

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Long Island City Ballet Spring Showcase

The Long Island City Ballet premieres two works as part of its Spring Showcase, Saturday, May 19, at 1:30 pm and 5 pm.

The Long Island City Ballet Student Company, as well as students of the Long Island City School of Ballet present "Kaleidoscope,"a new ballet by Eric Ragan. 

Then, Basic Ballet 1 & 2 students join the Sportsdance boys in "Extra! Extra!" a lively, turn-of-the-century story ballet. 


Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 1:30pm and 5:00 pm

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Save The Date! Gala 2018

Eva Ayllón

With a legendary voice that embodies the spirit of a nation, Eva Ayllón is one of Peru’s most enduring stars. She’s been called the ‘Tina Turner from Peru’ and the ‘Queen of landó‘ (a traditional Afro-Peruvian musical form) for her larger-than-life stage personality and fearsome dance chops. Infused with colorful sounds and flavors from the coastal plains of Lima, Ayllón’s music overflows with her country’s indigenous, African, and Spanish musical heritage in a style called música criolla, in which call-and-response, complex syncopation, and polyrhythms combine with sweet, melancholic melodies to create a unique and powerful sound.


Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 8pm

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Queens Theatre is fully accessible to persons using wheelchairs, including wheelchair seating. When purchasing tickets, let the Box Office Staff know and they will reserve those seats for you. 

We provide ASL interpreters at selected performances. Our Family Series also includes sensory-friendly productions. 

Queens Theatre recently extended its accessibility services to include Audio Description, a service which enhances the theatrical experience for blind and visually impaired audiences through the use of special listening devices and an Audio Describer. The Describer, from a remote tech booth, speaks into a microphone which is connected to headsets worn by the visually impaired patrons both before the show begins, and between some lines to describe entrances, exits, and actions of the actors.



Our 29th Season is here

Dear Friends,


We believe our 29th season will feature some of the most exciting work ever on our stages!

In October, the 2017-18 Theatre Series will include the beloved Jane Austen classic, "Sense and Sensibility", presented by Aquila Theatre Company. 

In November, Queens Theatre will present "Frida Libre", a fascinating exploration of the life of Frida Kahlo, one of the most influential women in Latin American history, written by and starring Canadian-Colombian actress Flora Martínez. Ms. Martínez will perform the show in both Spanish and English on alternating nights. 

Flora Martínez as Frida Kahlo

Additional theatrical productions include Katori Hall’s internationally acclaimed "The Mountaintop" from L.A. Theatre Works, which takes place the night before the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and two world premiere plays, produced by Queens Theatre: "Jimmy and Carolyn" by James Walsh and "Brooklyn ’55" by Jeff Mandels. Both are funny, poignant new plays about complex family dynamics, and the choices people make as they strive to move ahead with their lives.

This season, Queens Theatre’s Dance Series includes electrifying performances from "Pilobolus"; the "Tango Fire" company of Buenos Aires; the return of "RIOULT Dance NY" featuring the exquisite work of Pascal Rioult; and "BODYTRAFFIC", recently named “the company of the future” in Dance Magazine’s“25 to Watch.”

Tango Fire

The Family Series will feature five shows to delight children and parents alike, including "A Very Electric Christmas" from Lightwire Theater; "The Lightning Thief" from Theatreworks USA; "Doktor Kaboom’s Look Out! Science is Coming!", a science spectacular; and ArtsPower’s "From the Mixed Up Pages of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiller", based on the Newberry Medal-winning classic book about a girl’s magical overnight adventure at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Doktor Kaboom’s Look Out! Science is Coming!

The Special Events in store this season include the return of some Queens Theatre favorites, as well as original productions. After astonishing audiences last year with their "Dia de los Muertos" ("Day of the Dead"), Calpulli Mexican Dance Company will bring it back again this year, for one performance only. Steve Solomon will bring his signature stories and humor back to Queens Theatre with "My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m Home for the Holidays". Queens Theatre is collaborating with producer Stephen DeAngelis for two special concert events, "Broadway Valentine" and "Broadway Kids", featuring some of New York City’s most talented performers. Also included as a special event will be Queens Theatre’s 3rd Annual "Latin Dance Fiesta". This year, the Fiesta will feature the music and dance of Spain, Argentina, the Dominican Republic and Brazil.

Titan Theatre Company, in residence at Queens Theatre for a fourth season, will present Shakespeare’s tragedy, Richard III; Dickens’ A Christmas Carol; Euripides’ Medea; and Shakespeare’s comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. 

Queens Theatre has a proud history of developing new works of theater, and its New American Voices Reading Series will continue in 2017-18. All events in the Series are free.

Subscriptions go on sale Monday, August 21st. Single tickets are available beginning Tuesday, September 5th. 

Tickets and subscriptions may be purchased at www.queenstheatre.org or 718-760-0064.


Valentine’s Rai Concert

Featuring Kader Japonais

Raï: a kind of North African music with roots in traditional Folk, it was known first in the west of Algeria "Oran". Taken literally, Raï translates to "Opinion".

Raï music sings love, openness and peace.

We invite you celebrate with us Love and Peace  with Kader Japonais, his songs describing with emotion and reality, the daily life of the current Algerian youth, his personal creations mixing Raï, R'n'B and Rap is charming an ever- growing audience, this last is crossed the Algerian borders.

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 9PM 


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Save the date!

Each year, Queens Theatre’s Gala brings together community members, business leaders, and elected officials celebrate another year of extraordinary theatre. Join us for dinner, drinks, and a spectacular show of live entertainment on our Mainstage!

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Our Gift Cards come with the amount you choose and they never expire. They are the perfect gift for performing arts lovers or for those who need maximum flexibility to discover our programming.

They are good for purchases towards our Theatre, Dance, and Family Series, as well as some of our Special Events.

Note that Gift Cards cannot be used towards Titan Theatre series or rental events at Queens Theatre.

Click here to purchase a gift card or call our Box Office at 718.760.0064 if you need assistance.