One of Barbados’ premier performing arts venues reopens

In August 2017 the Daphne Joseph Hackett Theatre, formerly know as the Queen’s Park Theatre, and long identified as one of Barbados’ premier performing arts venues, reopened its doors with the staging of two plays as part of CARIFESTA XIII.

Work began on refurbishing the historic theatre in Queen’s Park last November 1 and was completed just in time for the CARIFESTA  festival which wss hosted by Barbados this year.

The theatre, well known for staging productions such as Laff-It-Off and Pampalam, closed in 2003, while the gallery had not been used since 2011.

Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley had earlier indicated that the estimated cost of the renovations was Bds$6.9 million.


About Daphne Joseph Hackett

Daphne Joseph Hackett was born in Barbados in 1915. A teacher by profession, her dedication to the growth and maturation of drama in both Barbados and the Caribbean spanned more than 30 yeers.

Daphne Joseph Hackett died in 1988.


Photo credit: Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation

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