Key Dates

30 Oct – Nominations open
27 Nov – Nominations close
3 Dec – Voting opens
31 Jan – Voting closes
21 Feb – Awards Concert


You decide

The awards shortlists are drawn up with the help of thousands of theatregoers who log on to nominate their favourites across all awards categories. The shortlists are announced at a launch event held on 3 December when voting opens, then runs until the end of January 2016.

Get involved

We need you to spread the word! Encourage your friends to nominate their favourites on Twitter using #WOSAwards or share your choices on Facebook.

Past winners

Daniel Radcliffe<br><span class="acred">Winner: Best Actor in a Play</span>

“I am deeply honoured to receive this prestigious award… a truly joyous experience for me as an actor.”

- Daniel Radcliffe
Winner: Best Actor in a Play
Dame Helen Mirren<br><span class="acred">Winner: Best Actress in a Play</span>

“I’m so thrilled to receive this. I’m honoured that it was voted for by the public – that’s the most wonderful thing.”

- Dame Helen Mirren
Winner: Best Actress in a Play
Tom Hiddleston<br><span class="acred">Winner: Best Play Revival</span>

“The fact that this was voted for by the audiences means a great deal to me.”

- Tom Hiddleston
Winner: Best Play Revival
Sir Cameron Mackintosh<br><span class="acred">Winner: Best West End Show</span>

“These awards have become the most fun of the theatrical calendar.”

- Sir Cameron Mackintosh
Winner: Best West End Show
Sonia Friedman<br><span class="acred">Winner: Best New Play</span>

“It’s the most important award there is because if the people support you, you know you’re getting something right.”

- Sonia Friedman
Winner: Best New Play
James Corden<br><span class="acred">Winner: Best Actor in a Play</span>

“The audience really are the heartbeat of British theatre. Without them there is nothing, so it’s vitally important that the WhatsOnStage Awards exist.”

- James Corden
Winner: Best Actor in a Play

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