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The Questors is one of the largest community theatres in Europe, with a membership of around 1,500, of whom around 600 are actively involved in productions. Situated in Ealing, West London, we offer our members a wide range of activities and social events, in addition to a season of around twenty shows a year, a variety of courses and workshops, and a regular programme of visiting companies. We also have a very lively social club in The Grapevine Bar. Members can get involved in all aspects of production, as well as participate in the running of events, marketing, front-of-house, and other activities
12 Mattock Lane, Walpole, London, W5 5BG, United Kingdom
On 17th September 1929, a new theatre group was formed, consisting of 17 members keen to pursue their dramatic interests. They titled themselves, somewhat clumsily, the Ealing Junior Arts Club. They soon renamed themselves "The Questors", before putting on their first production of The Best People, which was performed at the Park Theatre in Hanwell. The group's precarious finances led to a move to the smaller venue of St Martin's Hall in Acton. It was while they were searching for a more permanent base that they were put in touch with a local scout group who were operating out of a small-prefabricated "tin church" at Number 12, Mattock Lane. After the scouts moved out, The Questors continued as sole tenants and eventually raised enough funds to purchase the site in 1952. The group's dream to build a new theatre was now a possibility and fundraising began in earnest. The drive was spearheaded by Honorary Director and founding member Alfred Emmet. Norman Branson designed the theatre and after a decade of fundraising and building efforts the new theatre complex was opened on the 18th April 1964. This year, we are very excited to be celebrating our 90th Anniversary.