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- Member pricing (15% off tickets)
- Rush tickets ($25 tickets when ordered the day of the performance. 2 tickets per member).
- Member Card after your first member purchase.
- Invitation to special events.
- Discount on Queens Theatre Gala
- Name in program and on website


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Salute to Magic



The Society of American Magicians Parent Assembly Number 1 is pleased to present its 107th Annual "Salute to Magic" show, the oldest continuing magic show in the United States. The show will return to Queens Theatre, Saturday Evening May 7 at 8pm. Our 105th show was a sold out performance. As in past years, the show features four well known and award winning international and American magic entertainers offering fun filled family magic effects with plenty of audience participation and mind boggling illusions, magic tricks with birds, card manipulations, music and comedy. The Society will present its coveted “Magician of the the Year” award to one of its respected members at this One Night Only event.


Saturday, May 7, 2016

Tickets: $45

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Señora Bonita Internacional 2016

Sunday 5/1/2016

All tickets $35

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Happy Holidays!

Use promotional code QTHOLIDAY at check out on or at the Queens Theatre Box Office (718.760.0064) to get 10% off Dance and Theatre Series tickets.
If you purchase tickets for $75 or more (two tickets with our Holiday Discount), one of our representatives will contact you regarding your exclusive Queens Theatre gift: a tote bag, portable charger, tee-shirt or Parker® pen.
Our Winter/Spring Season promises many memorable moments: our Dance Series will feature the legendary Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and the return of the Argentinean group Che Malambo. In our Theatre Series, we will present Murder for Two, a delicious musical murder mystery, and an exciting new adaptation of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.


Tickets for Queens Theatre’s Dance and Theatre Series start at just $25 for rear-seating, regular seating is $42. Family Series tickets are $12. Here are ways to get even lower-priced tickets at Queens Theatre:

- Senior discount (60+): $2 off any ticket (buy tickets in person at our Box Office - valid photo I.D. required).

- Student tickets*: $20 (regular seating) for any show in the Dance or Theatre Series (buy tickets in person at our Box Office - valid student photo I.D. required).

- Membership discount: 15% off all tickets (2 ticket limit per member).

- Rush tickets*: $25 instead of $42 when bought the day of the show for Queens Theatre Members only (2 ticket limit per member).

Playwrights Welcome is a new program to provide free access to theatre for Dramatists Guild of America Members, developed by Samuel French along with Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing, Music Theatre International, Playscripts and Rodgers and Hammerstein. The goal is simple: to provide free access to theatre for playwrights, composers and lyricists. For more information on this national program, please click here.

*Only applies to our Theatre and Dance Series.
Discounts on Queens Theatre tickets can't be combined.


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Our Box Office is open Tuesday to Friday from 12pm to 6pm and two hours before all Queens Theatre Shows. 

- All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable.

- Food, drinks, cameras and recording devices are prohibited in the theatre.

- Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the House Manager.

- Ticketed seat locations are not guaranteed past curtain time.

- No tickets exchanges the day of the show.

- Members and Subscribers must make exchanges in-person at the Queens Theatre Box Office at least 48 hours prior to event.


Queens Theatre English Language Learner Program


Residency Summary

Queens Theatre Education’s QTELL program facilitates language acquisition, builds confidence and improves story-writing skills by involving students in theatre activities such as improvisation and ensemble building games.  In 12 to 15 week units, English Language Learner (ELL) students will create and perform an original play that is developed through workshops that take them through the entire process of building a story.  First, they discuss plot, setting and character development.  Then they collaborate as a class and utilize all of the group’s ideas to form a single story. Once the story is written, they explore physical, vocal and emotional expression, the elements to staging and staying in character while working as an ensemble to bring their imaginary worlds to life.

QTELL Learning Outcomes

Students will know and/or be able to-

1. Embody a full understanding of English vocabulary used in theatre and storytelling.
2. React with less delay (due to English comprehension) and in a manner that logically makes sense.
3. Contribute their ideas to the group confidently without feeling judged or fear that their idea is not helpful or “wrong”.
4. Participate fully while challenging themselves to take risks.
5. Expand general English vocabulary through story building and acting lessons.
6. Collaborate and say “YES AND” to other’s ideas and feedback. 


Teachers will assist the teaching artist and program director in creating a scaffold for the workshops that are age appropriate and grade specific. The teachers will guide the teaching artist and program through relative and current curriculum.  They will provide reading lists and information on other current units of study that the students are working on during the residency. The teacher and teaching artist will incorporate the units into the workshops.


Partnering teachers are asked to participate in each workshop.  The teaching artist will ask them to do the theatre activities along with the students and then he/she will turn the leadership of some activities over to the teacher.  The goal is to provide the teacher with the ability to lead theatre activities as part of the curriculum after the program has concluded.


The teaching artist, program director, principal and teachers will meet monthly to review how the students and teachers are progressing in the program.  QT will ask teachers to share anecdotal evidence on student performance in class.  The program director will evaluate the progress of the teachers’ professional development during the workshops with the principal.


The program is evaluated through several standards and benchmarks that are both quantitative and qualitative.  In partnership with the school, Queens Theatre will track the students’ performance on the NYS English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) for that school year.  QT will also track the student’s reading levels and running records including fluency, comprehension and interest survey.  QT will also record anecdotal evidence from the teachers on student performance in class. We will interview the student’s teachers from the previous year and evaluate their progress.  QT will also provide all participants, teachers and students, with an opinion survey form to be completed at the beginning middle and end of the program that will help us to evaluate effectiveness from their perspective. Our program is flexible and can be adjusted to meet the particular needs of a school, class or student.  QT’s program director and teaching artist will meet with the teachers and administrators every two weeks during the program to track the students’ progress and to evaluate our methods school-by-school, class-by-class and student- by-student.


Click to download a QTELL residency lesson plan


Since 2007, Queens Theatre has had the privilege of being involved with the CASA (Cultural After-School Adventures) program. In that time, we have provided well over 3000 students in over two dozen schools in the Queens community with the opportunity to express their creativity and opinions through the act of creating and performing an original play. The students learned all about the intricacies of theatrical language and techniques but even more importantly they discovered free expression, gained problem solving skills and built community through teamwork and responsibility to the group. 

Our CASA program, or CentreStage as it is known here at Queens Theatre, is generously funded by the Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by the city council so there is no cost to your school.  We hire and pay a teacher or administrator from your school to help coordinate the program at your institution.  Additionally, we exclusively hire working professional actors, directors and writers, who are also highly trained teaching artists, to go into your school and lend their knowledge and experience to your students.  At the start of the program I meet with the principal, school coordinator and teaching artist in order to shape the program according to your needs. We can design it to focus on literacy or social issues or to a specific subject such as history or science. An important part of learning about the theatre is to experience it. To that end, we invite the students and three of their family members to attend one of our productions free of charge. 

Due to our experience and knowledge with administering CentreStage, the program is run efficiently and is designed to have a high impact. I am constantly evaluating the program for its effectiveness. Twice a week for two hours each day, your students will learn the essential tools of theatre, including improvisation, character and story development, staging, vocal projection and the communication of emotion. CentreStage also employs writing exercises that teach the elements of storytelling. Furthermore, our program gives the students a taste of other performing arts by including at least one song and/or dance number in each play. We also print and bind a special commemorative anthology of the plays and give them as gifts to the students and teachers. 

One of the most remarkable aspects of our program is the culminating event. Early in June, your students are brought here to the Queens Theatre where they are given the chance to perform on our main stage and with a professional theatre director and stage crew.  Lights, set and sound are designed just for them.  We pour all of our expertise and resources into the production so it is of the very highest quality and equal to any of the touring productions that grace our main stage. Family and friends are invited to the theatre, free of charge, to feel the pride and delight that stems from watching their children achieve their goal. It is an unforgettable experience for everyone involved and Queens Theatre is proud to be a part of it. 

We would like to invite your school to participate in our program.  If you are interested in having CentreStage come to your school please contact me at or call me at 718-971-5839. 


SET - Senior Ensemble Theatre

This is your chance to take the spotlight!!

Queens Theatre's Senior Ensemble Theatre (SET) program returns to Senior Centers all around Queens this fall.  

Join in the fun!

Here's a snippet of this fall's Senior Ensemble Theatre Final Performance at Queens Theatre


Our community’s senior citizens bring to the performing arts a lifetime rich in human experience.  In six or more decades of living, they have witnessed world-shaking events and ridden the personal roller coasters of joy, sadness, good fortune and adversity that are essential to conveying high-quality theatre.  What better vehicle than the stage for the dramatization of their special insights?  Queens Theatre’s Senior Ensemble Theatre (SET) program provides a vital sense of commitment and joy in the lives of mature adults and demonstrates the possibilities for expanded horizons late in life.

Queens Theatre Education (QTEd) will partner with senior centers in Queens Communities to bring theatre arts to the center’s guests.  QTEd’s Director of Education will work with area senior center Program Directors to engage participants and promote our program in the community. Once the ensemble is gathered, QTEd will hire a professional theatre director/teaching artist and musical director to lead the group in exploring physical and vocal expression through various settings and characters.  The directors will help the ensemble chose scenes, songs and develop monologues that offer a variety of roles well suited for older performers. The material we propose present a positive image of the aging experience and provide an opportunity for seniors to enhance their mental acuity, be physically active and form new and lasting bonds with ensemble members. The directors will guide the ensemble members toward a cabaret-style performance goal. Rehearsals and workshops will take place at the senior center and the final performances will take place at the center as well as in Queens Theatre’s Studio or Cabaret Theatre.  QT’s professional crew will design lights, sound and run the production at the Theatre.  Friends and family will be invited to attend the final performance at QT free of charge.


Corona Senior CenterBesa me muchoDancers from Corona Senior CenterHoward BeachSeaside Senior Center

Page to Stage

Family Reading Hour

Studies show that reading to your child for just 20 minutes a day helps to improve vocabulary and behavioral performance in school. Page to Stage, now in its third year, bridges the gap between live performance and the written word – bringing books to life as a part of the reading process – while concurrently working to develop a child’s passion for reading. 

Page to Stage focuses on books that have been adapted to the stage and have upcoming productions as a part of the Queens Theatre’s Family Series. A professional teaching artist will perform a dramatic reading of the story (either the whole story or an excerpt, depending on the book’s length) for the children in an intimate setting. The teaching artist will then lead the children in fun and interactive theatre games designed to highlight the themes of the book and nurture creative story building. At the end of the reading/workshop, Queens Theatre will provide participants with a voucher for two tickets to Queens Theatre’s performance of the adaptation of the book read. There are no costs incurred by Queens Library branches and the program is offered free to the public.

Reading Events this season:

The Lightning Thief

We are doing a reading of the story and a fun theatre workshop at the following 2 Libaries on:

Friday March 16 from 4 to 5 PM

At Langston Hughes Library & Bayside Library

Join us for an hour of dynamic reading and fun activities!







Living Literature

Page to Stage Living Literature focuses on a selection of literature for adaptation to the stage.  Students choose a short story or a myth and, working with Queens Theatre’s teaching artist staff, analyze its central themes and characters, define the major plot points and determine how best to tell the story in a 10 minute play. Once the script is created, the students work with the teaching artists on staging and rehearsing the play.   


New Program Starting!

Beginning on Monday, March 5, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, QTEd will host Living Literature program at the Langston Hughes Community Library in Corona.  Are you between the ages of 10 and 14 and want to adapt short stories to the stage?  Join us for an afternoon of fun and creativity.  You can contact the Director of Education here,, or you can go to Langston Hughes Library and sign up with Librarian Cecile Hastie. Call 718-971-5839 for more information.  QTEd's Living Literature program is free for all participants.  The program will continue every Monday (skipping holidays) to June 25, 2018.  




Student Matinee Series

Queens Theatre is proud to present a new season of our Student Matinee Series offering students free matinee performances of its Theatre and Dance Series. Each performance takes place on a Friday morning beginning at 10:30 AM (unless otherwise specified). We ask that you please arrive at least 30 minutes before the show begins. There is ample parking available for buses right next to the Theatre. There will be a Talk Back session following the performance and a study guide will be given to each student.  Please limit the number of seats requested to 60.


Student Matinee Events This Season: 

Sense and Sensibility


Tango Fire

Much Ado About Nothing


Seating is limited and is on a “first come, first serve” basis.  To reserve seats for your school, call the box office at 718.760.0064

For more information, please call Richard Hinojosa, Director of Education, at 718.971.5839 or e-mail