In early 1956 the Queensbury Theatre (then Country Playhouse) was founded by a group of hardworking individuals, all with one common interest; a love for theatre. Their first play was Personal Appearance by Lawrence Riley and was performed at Memorial Drive Elementary School. That first production made a profit of $112.
In 1958 the Playhouse relocated to the old Veteran's Hall on Katy Road. The place was an abandoned church in a state of disrepair, but the Playhouse had raked in profits of $6,000 - enough to build their own building on a Spring Branch ISD property on Barryknoll at Bunker Hill. The barn-like structure of The Country Playhouse continued to delight audiences with performances until the land was sold to become part of Memorial City Mall. Another theatre was built in the Town & Country area, adjacent to Queensbury Lane.
When Town & Country Mall was built in 1980, Penny's wanted the theatre's spot, so the group moved across the street on Queensbury Lane. In 2015, a new theatre was built, just fifty feet away from its 1981 building. Recognizing that we were no longer in the country, the Board voted to change the name to Queensbury Theatre.
Today, Queensbury Theatre houses two theaters a 250-seat proscenium and a 90-seat Black Box. Truly a community center for the entire Memorial area, the theatre presents its own season of 8-10 shows a year, plus is a home to CSzHouston-Home of ComedySportz, and is a popular rental venue for local performing organizations. The Tribble School for the Performing Arts offers children's and adults classes year 'round.