Nick Thomas MBE

Qdos Entertainment

Nick Thomas
Nick Thomas

Nick ‘crossed the footlights’ from performer to producer in 1982. 

By 1999, he had established the UK’s most prolific summer shows production company, the world’s largest pantomime producer by some measure, and a leading London based talent agency. In 2005 he created HQ Theatres & Hospitality which became the second largest UK regional theatre operator with 12 venues. 

Nick has appeared annually in ‘The Stage Top 100’, and he is listed in both ‘Who’s Who’ and ‘Debrett’s People of Today’. 

He is a key fundraiser for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, and a Vice President of the Royal Variety Charity. In 2018 Nick was the recipient of the prestigious Olivier Award, for best Entertainment & Family for Qdos’ 2017/18 production of ‘Dick Whittington at The London Palladium’, the second of five Qdos productions that re-established pantomime at the London Palladium after 30 years absence. 

Nick was made an MBE (Member of the British Empire) in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his services to the Entertainment Industry and to Charity.  Nick is currently working with the author Tony Nicholson on his life story.