The Stage Awards will return on Monday, January 29, 2024.
The awards recognise excellence in British theatre and will celebrate achievements in the theatre industry from December 2022 – November 2023.
Submissions for the awards are open now. Performing arts organisations are encouraged to put themselves forward for consideration. Submissions must be completed online here (thestage.co.uk/stage-awards). The deadline for submissions is Sunday, November 19 at midnight.
The Stage Awards celebrate nine categories: Theatre of the Year, Fringe Theatre of the Year, Producer of the Year, Theatre Building of the Year, Innovation Award, International Award, Digital Project of the Year, Community Project of the Year, and Unsung Hero.
Subscribers to The Stage are invited to make their own submissions for the awards, which will then be considered by The Stage’s judging panel. A series of industry experts will also be consulted, and judges will be able to submit their own suggestions, before a final decision is taken by The Stage Awards’ judging panel.
Any arts organisation that is a subscriber to The Stage can put itself, or another organisation, forward for consideration free of charge online here. Self-submission in all categories except Unsung Hero is encouraged. Submissions should be detailed entries that contain supporting evidence. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, November 19 at midnight.
Focusing on work since December 2022, judges will consider a variety of factors including artistic excellence, innovative business practices, outreach and community work and financial resilience.
The shortlist of nominees will be announced on December 14, with winners announced at an invite-only awards ceremony on January 29 held at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London.
The Stage Awards launched in 2010 to recognise and celebrate excellence in British theatre. It has recognised 107 winners over the years, from national theatres and large-scale organisations to pub theatres and touring companies.
Former winners have included Alphabetti Theatre, ATG Productions, Battersea Arts Centre, Improbable, Nica Burns, Sheffield Theatres, Sonia Friedman Productions and Theatr Clwyd as well as theatre technicians, casting directors and front of house.
For more information about The Stage Awards visit thestage.co.uk/stage-awards