30 years in the making
Stellar Quines has held a unique position within the cultural landscape of Scotland for 30 years.
Alongside a reputation for creating award-winning theatre productions, the company is a sector leader for championing gender equity within the performing arts and has grown innovative programmes in the fields of participatory work and artist development. Stellar Quines has a proud history, strong relationships and is recognised as a company of quality with an important social, political and artistic role to play.
With this strong foundation, Stellar Quines is now leaning into the social justice mission that has always been at the heart of the company’s work. We enter the period 2023-26 with a clear refreshed vision as an intersectional feminist theatre company.
The name ’Stellar Quines’ is a combination of two old Scots words – ‘stellar’ meaning ‘starry’ and ‘quines’ meaning ‘women’.
We believe everyone should be involved in intersectional feminism and the movement toward greater gender equality. However, in order to help achieve greater equity of opportunity, Stellar Quines prioritises creating opportunities for people who are women, non-binary or from other marginalised genders. Self-definition is at the sole discretion of that individual.