It is said that there’s nothing like a show on Broadway, but Queens has a tremendous performing arts community. From comedies to dramas, Queens boasts great venues featuring world-class talent that proves you don’t really need to travel all the way into the city to enjoy an evening of fine entertainment. Here are the winners for Best Theater Arts Center in Queens.

2020: Queens Voted The Rockaway Theatre Company Best Theatre Arts Center!

The Rockaway Theatre Company
Post Theater, Bldg T4, Ft. Tilden, Rockaway Point
(718) 374-6400 – rockawaytheatrecompany.org 

Rockaway Theatre Company’s mission is clear: “Bringing Broadway to Rockaway.” Founded in 1997, they have built a reputation for high-quality theatre and have developed a first-rate educational program providing a diversified selection of workshops in various areas of theatre and performing arts taught by licensed teaching professionals. They have established a Young People’s Theatre Workshop which runs for five months of the year and culminates with a Broadway Quality musical production performed on the main stage entirely by workshop students between the ages of 8 and 18. They also offer a wide variety of adult seminars centering around the arts, performance and various technical aspects of theater. These workshops include: dance, vocal, stage management, costume design, yoga, set construction, sound design, watercolor, photography and audition technique. 

2019: Queens Voted The Dance Project Best Theatre Arts Center!

The Dance Project

150-47 Willets Point Blvd., Whitestone
(718) 353-2450 – danceprojectofwhitestone.com

For over 30 years The Dance Project has proudly served the Whitestone community, welcoming students with a warm and nurturing environment that lends itself to a positive dance experience. In addition to teaching students about dance vocabulary, dance history, and dance icons, the Dance Project also creates fun events to foster these aspects of learning. Events range from group trips into the city to see plays to movie nights at the studio. The Dance Project offers tap, jazz, ballet, modern, hip-hop, pointé, acrobatics, musical theater and more classes for students as young as two years old.

2018: Queens Voted The Dance Project Best Theatre Arts Center!

The Dance Project

150-47 Willets Point Blvd, Whitestone, NY 11357
(718) 353-2450 – danceprojectofwhitestone.com

The Dance Project has proudly served the Whitestone community since 1984, welcoming students with a warm and nurturing environment that lends itself to a positive dance experience. In addition to teaching students about dance vocabulary, dance history, and dance icons, The Dance Project also creates fun events to foster these aspects of learning. Events range from group trips into the city to see plays to movie nights at the studio. The Dance Project offers tap, jazz, ballet, modern, hip-hop, pointé, acrobatics, musical theater and more classes for students as young as two years old!

2017: Queens Voted Queensborough Performing Arts Center Best Theatre Arts Center!

Queensborough Performing Arts Center

222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, NY 11364

(718) 631-6311 – www.qcc.cuny.edu/QPAC/

World-class entertainment in an intimate and local setting. The Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC), in existence for over 50 years, has produced over 1,200 performances and features a high level of accessible world-class entertainment at affordable prices. The venue touts an 875-seat capacity. The center succeeds in offering multi-cultural entertainment that mirrors the diversity of the borough.