The King and Queen’s Young Company

Beeston’s Boys

Beeston’s Boys was a playing company of boy actors in early modern London. The group was formed in 1637 under a royal warrant from King Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria, but was colloquially known as Beeston’s Boys after actor and theatre impresario Christopher Beeston. The company lasted until the closure of the theatres in September 1642.

This organization is mentioned in the following documents: