Quality community theater on Boston’s North Shore

Our Theater

The Porch - 2017

The Quannapowitt Players, Inc. mission is to produce quality and affordable theater, encouraging the arts in our community.

QP has provided this quality community theater for over 80 years in a converted historic 1853 Little Red School House in the town of Reading  Massachusetts. Our delightful black-box performance space, with intimate seating for 150 patrons, has full handicap accessibility and parking.

QP mounts four full productions each year, with a balanced season of comedy, mystery, drama and farce, so there is something for everyone!  We guarantee you will be delighted by the talent and craftsmanship of our performers and designers.

We are an all-volunteer organization – from our actors who are featured on stage as well as the designers who build, light and produce the stage “magic.” Our volunteer membership is comprised of approximately 100 thespians, and our ticket sales/season subscription base is over 500 patrons. Our membership comes from all walks of life, and we prosper from the diversity these dedicated people bring to our theater.

QP is a proud member of Arts Reading,  American Association of Community Theaters (AACT), Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theater (EMACT), and StageSource 

If you would like to join us in creating great theater please see the Membership description below.  We hold quarterly membership meetings, generally on the first Friday night of the month. Meetings are open to all members, and anyone interested in joining in the fun with us!

Suburban Holidays - 2018


Here at the Quannapowitt Playhouse, we are proud of the many wonderful volunteers who make up the Quannapowitt membership. We are always happy to have people join in on the fun! Our members come from all walks of life and each bring their own individual talents to the shows that QP produces year after year.

Membership fees are $25 annually, which includes Member BBQs and Holiday Parties, QP e-notices  and Audition notices.

Membership meetings are typically held monthly on the 1st Friday of the month during the season (September thru June). Membership meetings are open to all members and anyone interested.

Please call our Box Office Ticket Hotline at (781) 942-2212 and add your name to our mailing list today! Or send email to qpvolunteers@gmail.com.

By clicking on this button to purchase tickets, all members of your party agree to adhere to Quannapowitt Players’ COVID-19 policies. Details on our full policies can be found here (link) but includes proof of vaccination, and masking in all indoor spaces. Failure to adhere to these policies will result in denial of entrance to the theater without a refund.