Individual & Planned Giving

Since its founding in 1989, Queens Theatre has been embraced by a generous community of donors committed to supporting the premier venue for the performing arts in Queens.  Each year, a substantial portion of our budget is comprised of the donations of hundreds of individuals and families.  The direct support of the members of our audiences and of our neighbors in the community is a true testament to the success.

Make A Monthly Gift
You can provide consistent, sustainable support for Queens Theatre programs through monthly donations that can be automatically charged to your credit or debit card each month. You can cancel your monthly gift at any time. 
Monthly & Tribute Gift
Celebrate the memory of a loved one by making a donation in their name. When your gift is received, Queens Theatre will promptly send an acknowledgment to whomever you designate, notifying them of your thoughtful donation.

Education - QTEd

New Play Development

New American Voices (NAV), Queens Theatre's renowned new play development program, is dedicated to supporting writers who represent the rich cultural diversity of the evolving populations of the borough of Queens, New York City and the United States.  Since its inception in 2002, approximately one hundred new works have received Play Readings, Showcases and Full Productions on Queens Theatre's three stages (click here for a full list). Audiences have the unique opportunity to participate directly in the development process through post-show discussions with the playwrights, directors and actors. 


Unlike many New York City play development programs, which present Play Readings to industry insiders, New American Voices’ audiences are a diverse and dedicated group of theatergoers who cross ethnic, economic, and generational lines. Many writers whose early drafts or premiere productions of their work were presented through NAV have gone on to prominent careers in theatre, including Kristoffer Diaz, Qui Nguyen, Heather Raffo, Rajiv Joseph, Saviana Stanescu, Caridad Svich, Cori Thomas, Thomas Bradshaw, Lloyd Suh, Yusef El Guindi and Lauren Yee.

All readings are free of charge, but reservations are strongly encouraged. 

Director of New Play Development: Rob Urbinati

Associate Literary Manager (current): Lisa Garza

Associate Literary Managers (previous): Nastaran Ahmadi, Vincent Carlson-Brown, Wesley Cromwell, Mashuq Mushtaq Deen, Adrianna Dufay, Janet Gupton, Melissa Maxwell, Michael Phillips, Tom Rowan, Dana Smith, Greg Thorson, David Wintersteen, Cary Wong

New American Voices Submission Policies

Queens Theatre is committed to providing opportunities for all writers, regardless of age or experience. We do not require that a writer has representation, or that scripts are submitted through an agent. However, we only accept submission of plays which respond directly to our Mission Statement, below. Additionally, each year, the type of plays we are looking for is subject to change..

During the 2018-2019 season, Queens Theatre is looking for new work by Middle Eastern and African writers only.




We are also looking for new work for our Theatre For All Short Play Readings:


Queens Theatre is seeking submissions for its Theatre For All Short Play Readings, which will take place Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 at 7pm.

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 phsyical or mental 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 less 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 with "Theatre For All Submission" in the subject line. 

Deadline for submissions is Aug. 31, 2018.

New American Voices Mission Statement: NAV accepts submissions of unpublished plays, giving preference to unproduced work by emerging minority writers and underrepresented voices. We are particularly interested in plays which reflect contemporary issues from various perspectives including race, culture, language, disability, nationality and gender. We accept full-length plays only, at least 70 minutes. No children's shows, and please, one play per writer during each submission window. We are not considering musical submissions at this time.

Depending on the playwrights’ goals, and the developmental needs of the script, each selected NAV play receives a Reading, a Showcase Production, or a Full Production. 

Email a letter of inquiry, synopsis, cast breakdown, resume and production history to Director of New Play Development Rob Urbinati Development at In the subject line, be sure to include the following: “NAV Submission,” and the title of the play. Please do not send unsolicited scripts.  Allow one year for response. Page samples may be requested following an email inquiry. 


For a full list of New American Voices productions, readings and showcases, click here

Summer Performance Program


Show Stoppers: Summer Musical Theatre Program

Rising young stars will create and perform an original pocket-sized musical play in just two weeks!  Our program takes students through the entire of process of creating a musical play from auditions to writing and rehearsing, culminating in a performance on our Mainstage. Working with our professional and dynamic teaching artists, students will engage their imaginations, study the process of theatre and work together as an ensemble to put on a production of their own design during this exciting and comprehensive summer experience. 


QT Show Stoppers Summer Musical Theatre Program is open to all kids – no experience in the performing arts is needed to join in the fun. Acceptance into the program is on a first come-first served basis. Auditions for roles will take place once the session has begun. Space is limited so register today! We are offering two 2-week sessions.


Registration for Queens Theatre's Summer Musical Theatre Program is now open.



Click Here to Register Online 


Contact Director of Education Richard Hinojosa at if you have any questions regarding our Summer Performance Program.




Available Discounts

Early Registration Discount

Register before April 30 and we’ll waive the registration fee


Sibling Discount

Save an additional $25 per child for registering sibling


Bring a Friend Discount

Register your child and refer a friend to receive a $25 discount per session  
(Friend’s registration is required for discount) (Limit 4)


Registration/Cancellation Policies

Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for all sessions. A 50% deposit (plus the $15 registration fee) is required upon registration in order to reserve a space in the program. Full payment is due by July 2nd for all sessions. All cancelation requests must be submitted in writing to  Students withdrawing from a session must cancel at least two weeks prior to the start date to receive a full refund (minus the $15 registration fee). Students withdrawing from a session less than two weeks prior to the start date will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be granted after the start of the session, regardless of attendance. Queens Theatre reserves the right to cancel any session that does not meet minimum enrollment requirements. If the session does not meet our enrollment requirements all payments will be refunded to pre-registered parties in that session.





Show Shoppers

Program Days

Monday - Friday

Primary Program Hours

9:30am - 4pm
(Students bring their own lunch)

Early Drop Off

9am - 9:30am (No Charge)

Extended Day

4pm - 6pm (Mon-Thurs Only)

Extended Day Pricing

Monday - Thursday:
$20 per day or $60 per week per child

Program Age Group

7 to 11 years old

Program Pricing (Per Child)

One Session: $650 for a two week session
Two Sessions (or more): $550 per two week session 

Program Registration Fee

$15 per child

Program Dates

Session One

July 9, 2018 to July 20, 2018

Session Two

July 23, 2018 to August 3, 2018

Session Three

August 6, 2018 to August 17, 2018




Main Stage Theatre

At 472 seats, our Mainstage Theatre has the ability to make each of your guests feel like they have the best seat in the house. Renovated in 1993, the Mainstage features a proscenium/thrust stage, lavish legroom and an intimate feel that make this the perfect venue for your next seminar, product launch or full theatrical production.

Studio Theatre

This 90-seat, “black box”-style theatre is a flexible space outfitted with stage lighting and sound equipment that can assist in taking your event to new heights. Capable of hosting everything from a lecture or workshop to an intimate theatrical production with proscenium, thrust or in-the-round seating.


Dark tones and adjustable lighting create a swanky setting for a private VIP event, pre– or post-show reception or company cocktail party. This hot spot, with built-in bar and flexible seating, can turn your next birthday party or business presentation into an event to remember. Seating Capacity: 60.

The Lobby

Built in 2010, our award-winning glass-walled lobby, with its sweeping views of Flushing Meadows Corona Park, provides the perfect spot for any gathering. With an open floor plan, Italian marble floors and sleek modern design, this bright, airy, 2,800 square foot space can accommodate sit-down dinners, cocktail receptions and more.


Four versatile spaces that together can accommodate virtually any private event, including corporate meetings and business conferences,weddings, dance recitals, film screenings, lectures, receptions, concerts, workshops and more.

Easily accessible by all major highways that traverse Queens as well as the MTA #7 Flushing Line and various bus routes. Centrally located between LaGuardia and JFK Airports. ADA compliant. Ample convenient, and free parking. Comfortably heated and air conditioned.

Queens Theatre’s skilled technicians and courteous staff will work with you to make your event successful and one you will not forget.

For more detailed information and a complete listing of our available inventory, please contact :

Connie Baker
Phone: 347-472-3724

Board of Directors


Gary Kesner | President

Tracy Capune | Vice President

Bruce Levine | Treasurer

Mark Misk | Secretary

Alfonso Quiroz 

Georgiana Benatti | Member

Steve Chen | Member

Linda DeSabato | Member

Salvatore DiMartino | Member

Matthew Lawrence | Member

Susan B. Lipsky Member

Louis Vlahos | Member

New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioEx-Officio Member

Commissioner Tom FinkelpearlEx-Officio Member

Queens Borough President Melinda KatzEx-Officio Member

Commissioner Dorothy LewandowskiEx-Officio Member




Taryn Sacramone, Executive Director


Richard Hinojosa, Director of Education


Bernadette Ott, Devleopment Manager



Kevin Zimmerman, Marketing Manager



Rob Urbinati, Director of New Play Development


Alexis Lubin, Finance Manager

Box Office

Angelica Aviles, Box Office Assistant
Brandon Paltoo, Box Office Assistant

Front of House

Willy Mosquera, House Manager
Fernando Bianco, Associate House Manager/Volunteer Coordinator
Robert Lavin, Shuttle Service


Jay Rogers, Director of Operations
Connie Baker, Rentals & Events Manager
Mike Lawler, Operations Coordinator
Jeff Frazier, Rental Technical Director
Charles Bennett, Building Attendant
Saheed Khan, Building Attendant
Jorge Toro, Building Attendant


Annie Jacobs, Production Manager
Steve Wolf, Assistant Production Manager
Mike Waschenko, Sound Supervisor

Our Mission

Queens Theatre is the premier performing arts venue in Queens. Queens Theatre’s mission is to provide quality and diverse performing arts activities that are economically and geographically accessible to the 2.2 million residents of Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the nation, and the surrounding metropolitan region. To foster greater cultural awareness and appreciation, the Theatre presents and produces programs that reflect this diversity and features international, national and local artists.

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