About the Awards

The WhatsOnStage Awards are the only major theatre awards in which you, the audience, are the judges across all categories. Key dates for the 2015 awards are:

31 October - Nominations open
30 November - Nominations close
5 December - Shortlists announced at the Industry Launch Party and voting opens
31 January - Voting closes
15 February - Winners announced at the Awards Concert

Each year, 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 in early December and voting opens, then runs until the end of January the following year.


All professional productions that opened in London between 1 December 2013 and 30 November 2014 are eligible for primary award categories. However, Best Takeover in a Role and Best West End Show recognise all current and long-running productions, and any non-London productions are eligible for Best Regional Production. There is also a category specifically for Best Off-West End Production.

Nominations and Voting

Nominations and votes are strictly limited to one per person and require user registration to maintain integrity of the submission. We do everything we can to ensure fairness across the board and many performers and productions mobilise their fanbase, so be sure to get involved and spread the word using #WOSAwards.