Voting Opens for UK's Most Welcoming Theatre Award

Posted on 8 August 2017

Voting has begun to find the UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre 2017 in Association with Smooth Radio and the Belgrade Theatre is in the running!

The winners of this year’s award will be decided by a public vote between 12noon on Wednesday 9 August and 12noon on Tuesday 19 September 2017. Votes can be cast at

This year there are more than 175 venues across the country competing to take home the coveted title. The 12 Regional and National winners of the vote will be announced on 29 September 2017. The overall winner of the award will be announced at the UK Theatre Awards on Sunday 15 October.

This is an opportunity for audiences to celebrate their local theatre and all they do for their local communities. The UK Theatre Awards are the only nationwide Awards to honour outstanding achievement in theatre throughout the United Kingdom. This year’s ceremony will again take place at London’s historic Guildhall. The UK Theatre Awards are supported by Smooth Radio, White Light, Theatre Tokens, John Good and Harbottle & Lewis.

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.”

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