The first festival in March 2004 featured HAMLET as the main event. As was to be the case in future productions, the company comprised members of the Acting and Stage Management majors of the Bachelor of Creative Arts.
Members of of the community and guest artists also became involved in pre-show activities and subsequent productions as part of the SiQP Festival.

The production was directed by Scott Alderdice with guest artists Kate Wilson as (Gertrude) and Robert Ketton as (Polonius).