About Q20 Events

 Costume Department. Image by Simon Sugden.

John Lambert performing as Professor Dumbledore

Jacqueline Lambert performing as Dotty

Q20 Events is a family business created and led by John and Jacqueline Lambert, an international performance agency founded in 1970. We love creating and delivering inspirational events with a theatrical flair.

Beginning life as Q20 Theatre, our networks and friendships were born in the theatre and span over 40 years, developing into a network of high quality performers nationally, as well as over 100 acts designed and created in-house. As Q20 Theatre, we continue to design and create our fabulous costumes and characters; as Q20 Events we've developed into an events agency whose work can be seen in high streets and shopping centres all across the UK.

Q20 recently celebrated its 40th anniversary and the "four decades of creating inspiring and original events, working to a range of budgets, but always executed with style and high production values".

Q20 Events is based at Dockfield Road Creative Arts Hub, Dockfield Road,  Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD17 7AD - the registered office of Q20 Theatre Ltd. Q20 Events is registered as Q20 Theatre Ltd with Companies House as a private company limited by guarantee, reg. no. 05082406

You can find out more about our building, including information on our residents, open days and other great events at the following address: 









John Lambert

Founder of Q20 Theatre and Q20 Events, John is an actor, performer and creative director for the company. He maintains a hands on approach to the running of Q20, and also its home, Dockfield Road Creative Arts Hub. The building was launched to provide a HQ for local artists and craftworkers, and now runs as a successful community of creativity. In 2014, John was responsible for the creation of the annual Arts Council England- and Bradford Council-funded Shipley Street Arts Festival.

John has been inspirational in bringing the street theatre concept to events within the retail sector, enabling shopping centres to use arts performance as a highly successful marketing tool.

He continues to regularly appear as a Dumbledore lookalike, the Mad Hatter and his internationally-acclaimed Manjy the Clown.


Jacqueline Lambert

As joint-founder of Q20 Theatre and Q20 Events, Jacqueline has been responsible for much of its distinctive creativity: designing and creating spectacular costumes and leading many of our signature art and craft workshops. Jacquie has a high level of skill in many craft disciplines, including patchwork, jewellery-making, willow work and creating stained glass.  

Her appearances as Dotty (of Q20's Christmas-themed Victorian carol-singing duo "Dizzy and Dotty") continue to captivate audiences with her wit and humour.

What people say about us

  • "Peel Outlets has delivered a range of fantastic events in collaboration with Q20 Theatre across Gloucester Quays and the Lowry Outlet, Manchester. From Harry Potter to haunted houses, Alice in Wonderland to Willy Wonka and Frozen to fun-packed street theatre, we’ve found the service to be fantastic, with great suggestions of suitable performers and characters prior to events, professional and high quality entertainment on show days, and great after-show service. Heather and her team are always friendly, flexible and a joy to work with. Highly recommended!"

    Andrew Mitchell-Stead, Event Manager, Peel Outlets

  • "Working in partnership with Q20 has always been a pleasure and hassle free. Heather and the team offer a bespoke service that is flexible and effective with attention to detail, organisation and planning which inspires me with great confidence. Q20 provide a service that covers all aspects of Grotto Management, Customer Service and Experiential and I would highly recommend to any shopping centre looking for the best operator in the business who do deliver on their promises."

    Kylie Wilson, Marketing Manager, Livingston Outlet Shopping Centre