About QP

Quality Community 1937 - 2011The Quannapowitt Players, Inc. have been in the business of providing quality, volunteer-run, community theater for over 77 years. Renown for their depth of talent, both in the actors who are featured on stage and the technicians who build the “magic”, QP provides an inexpensive alternative to the theater hosted in Boston. Come join us for an evening – we guarantee you will be delighted by the quality and craftsmanship of our performers and technicians!

Our home is a turn-of-the-century red schoolhouse, a historic building in the town of Reading, Massachusetts. Our home offers a delightful black-box performance space, with intimate seating for 150 patrons and handicap seating and parking.

QP has a volunteer membership of approximately 100 thespians and a season subscription base of over 600 patrons. Our membership come from all walks of life and we prosper from the diversity these dedicated people bring to our theater.

QP hosts 4 full productions each year; selections that include examples of the comedy, mystery, drama, musical, and farce plays available. Additionally, QP participates in the annual Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theatres’ (EMACT) Drama Festival. Click Here to go to the EMACT home page and check out the EMACT Festival Winner and Nominees!

We are always interested in adding to our ranks. If you would like to join the membership, check out the membership page by clicking here on Membership. We regularly hold membership meetings, generally on the first Friday night of the month.  These meetings are open to all members and anyone interested in joining in the fun with us!


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Season Subscriptions can be ordered here Online Box Office Or please use 2015-16 Subscription below. Mail to QP at 55 Hopkins Street Reading MA 01867.

2015-16 Subscription Form

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