We exist to inspire people to do things that move them forward so that together we can continue learning and reconnect the human spirit in service of a better world.

We make theatre that is intimate, confronting and relatable.

We strive to inspire people to laugh more, feel more and think more.

We don’t want our audience to watch something and then have it not exist – we want it to exist in their memory for years to come.

The stories we tell may be from home or afar, of the new or classical cannon—but they all have the power to move audiences in the way they think and feel.

Founded in July 2013, Q44 has grown from the humble vision of Artistic Director Gabriella Rose-Carter and fast garnered a reputation for excellence with audiences, critics and industry professionals.

“Performances and direction – the latter by Suzanne Heywood - are excellent, something we have come to expect from the Q44 company.”—Michael Brindley, Stage Whispers, 2018 

“In several short years, the boutique company has established and solidified itself as the go – to destination for high – quality drama. “Nick Pilgrim, Theatre People, 2017 

“Q44 continue their tradition of showcasing high-calibre plays, which lovers of good scripts and solid acting thrill to attend.”—Sarah W. The Plus Ones, 2017 

‘Q44 is such a well kept secret that even I am reluctant to talk about them for fear exposure might burst the bubble of excellence in which they exist. But they deserve, and MUST be talked about, because since their inception in 2013, they haven’t put a foot wrong. Their under-budgeted productions of always excellent plays, in the tiny space that is the theatre, are full of passion, commitment, fine acting and a thirst for excellence.” Coral Drouyn, Stage Whispers, 2016 

Our Inspiration

As a young man, renowned American playwright, John Patrick Shanley observed life while he rode the Q44 bus from the Bronx to Queens. He realised it had no last stop and that it goes on forever.


The Q44 is life. Miss it and you miss life”
— John Patrick Shanley