Queensbury Theatre

Civic & Community


Houston, Texas


21,000 sf

Project Features
  • Black Box theatre
  • Proscenium stage - 250 seats 
  • Loading dock
  • Scene shop
  • Dressing/Green Room
  • Rehersal room
  • Conference room
Queensbury Theatre, formerly Country Playhouse, is a non-profit community theater that has been providing quality performances to the Houston community since 1956. The new space features a 250-seat theater with a proscenium stage and a blackbox theater. Designed with the concept of a “theater-within-a-theater,” the exterior glass wall allows passersby to experience events happening inside, while the upstairs walkway is a nod to a theater catwalk. Opened in the fall of 2015, the theater has supported a full season of cast and characters, as well as national, live televised events.

One of the architectural highlights is the “Cyc Wall,” short for “cyclorama” which enables the theater to project images on the red wall, which can change colors based on the theater’s promotions, performances and fundraising needs. The theater also features a large rehearsal room, one conference room, two offices, VIP area, and a lobby with ticketing, concession, and restroom access.
Janis Brackett, AIA, LEED AP 713 426 7426
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Janis brings 24 years of experience and a dedication to the collaborative process to Kirksey's Community Projects Team. Besides her proven ability to keep projects in budget and on schedule, she is enthusiastic about developing relationships with her clients and seeing their ideas and goals become realized. Janis was the 2014 President of AIA Houston, the 2010 Chair of Gulf Coast Green, and also served on the Editorial Committee for GreenWorks Houston.

  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Architectural Detail, 2015
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Community, 2015
  • Tilt-Up Today, Achievement Award, 2016
  • ULI Development of Distinction Award, 2017