We create theatrical experiences which engage, inspire, provoke and above all entertain our audiences!
We believe in the power of theatre to create a collective experience where people can laugh more, feel more and think more – long after the curtains have closed.
Our productions focus on storytelling to create connections and stimulate meaningful conversations. The plays we present may be premieres of new work or well-known plays, and draw on inspiration from both Australian and international writers.
Founded in 2013, Q44 has grown under the guidance and vision of Artistic Director Gabriella Rose-Carter and fast garnered a reputation for delivering excellence among audiences, critics and industry professionals alike.
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
What Others Say
“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