UK's Most Welcoming Theatre

UK's Most Welcoming Theatre 2018 - voting will open on Tuesday 7 August at 12noon


What makes a welcoming theatre?

There are many things that shape your experience when you visit a theatre; a friendly chat with box office staff, enjoying a delicious coffee in the cafe, feeling like you're part of your local community, or being entertained by the panto! 

The public vote gives you the chance to celebrate your local theatre and all it does to welcome you.

TO VOTE, click on your region on our interactive map between 12pm on 7 August and 12pm on 18 September. You will  be redirected to a list of eligible venues in your region and can vote for your chosen theatre. Vote to be in with a chance of winning £250 worth of Theatre Tokens.

When can I vote?    

Voting for 2018 will open at 12noon on Tuesday 7 August and close at 12noon on Tuesday 18 September 2018.  Only one vote can be cast per person. 

Other Information

Regions and Nations 
We will announce a winner in each of the following Regions/Nation before crowning the overall UK winner:

London, East Midlands, South East, South West, North East, Yorkshire and The Humber, East, Wales, North West, West Midlands, Scotland, Northern Ireland. 

Overall UK winner 
We will announce an overall winner at the  UK Theatre Awards ceremony taking place at London's Guildhall on Sunday 14 October. 
View  2017's winners.

How is the vote calculated?  
The voting is being monitored by the Electoral Reform Services. To ensure that smaller theatres are not at a disadvantage, a formula is applied which divides the number of votes by seating capacity. 

Voters have the option of entering a prize draw to win £250 worth of Theatre Tokens.  
View the Prize Draw T&C's here

Questions and Queries 
If you have a question, please email or call 0207 557 6700. 

Get in touch

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+44 (0)20 7557 6700

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