Key Dates

27 Oct – Nominations open
24 Nov – Nominations close
1 Dec – Voting opens
31 Jan – Voting closes
25 Feb – Awards Concert

Mousetrap Theatre’s Relaxed Performance of Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre. © Alex Rumford Photography


The 18th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards are proud to support Mousetrap Theatre Projects

Mousetrap Theatre Projects is a charity which takes children and young people who are disadvantaged or have special needs to see London’s outstanding theatre, opening up this magical world to those without access to cultural opportunities. Theatre trips are enhanced by an extensive range of theatre education projects in schools and youth clubs across London. These projects are all designed to encourage creativity, teach theatre-related skills, develop self-esteem and self-confidence, broaden horizons and raise aspirations.

Mousetrap Theatre Projects began in 1997 and so 2018 marks its 21st Anniversary. Over this time more than 180,000 children and young people have gone through its programmes. The feedback from beneficiaries is testament to the value placed on Mousetrap’s services and the impact on young people:

Thank you for enabling my family to enjoy a world that I could never have afforded them to enter. You have enriched their imagination and lives and instilled in them the love of live theatre that will stay with them all their lives.” Mother, Westminster.

You can read WhatsOnStage’s interview with director Susan Whiddington here.

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