Voting opens for UK’s most welcoming theatre 2018

Public voting has begun today (7 August) to find the UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre 2018, ahead of the annual UK Theatre Awards. Votes can be cast at until 12:00 on Tuesday 18 September 2018, giving audiences across the country the chance to celebrate their local theatre and its impact on the community.

This year, more than 175 venues across the country – from Bolton to Belfast, Cardiff to Cumbria, Pitlochry to Penzance – are competing to take home the coveted title. The 12 Regional and National winners of the vote will be announced on 28 September 2018, and the overall winner at the UK Theatre Awards, which take place at London’s historic Guildhall on Sunday 14 October.

In 2017 the winner was The Mill at Sonning.

Julian Bird, Chief Executive, UK Theatre, said:

‘Most Welcoming Theatre is a chance for audiences to celebrate their local theatre and for venues to shout about the incredible work they are doing day in day out. Theatres are the backbone of communities across the country and this campaign highlights the vital work they do.’

The UK Theatre Awards are the only nationwide Awards to honour outstanding achievement in theatre throughout the United Kingdom. The Awards are supported by White Light, Q-Park, Theatre Tokens, John Good, Harbottle & Lewis and Integro in association with Chubb.

For more information on the UK Theatre Awards and to book tickets to the ceremony visit the UK Theatre Awards website.

The UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre Award 2018 is sponsored by Theatre Tokens.