The WhatsOnStage Awards are the only major theatre awards nominated and voted for by the public. Each year thousands of theatregoers up and down the country decide their favourite performers and shows across a range of categories.
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About the WhatsOnStage Awards
Now in their 24th year, the WhatsOnStage Awards are considered one of the top highlights of the theatrical calendar, saluting the best of UK theatre. On the night, as well as seeing the winners crowned, attendees also enjoy a host of exclusive live performances from top theatre talent.
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Nominations & voting
Details on nominations and voting for the 24th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards will be available soon.
Nominations and votes are limited to one per person and require an email address to maintain integrity of the submission. We do everything we can to ensure fairness across the board. Many performers and productions mobilise their fanbase, so be sure to get involved and spread the word using #WOSAwards.
When nominations open, voters can choose any person or show that is eligible according to the rules above. When nominations close, the top nominees in those categories are short-listed for the final vote.
The exceptions to this are the technical categories (Direction, Musical Direction/Supervision, Casting Direction, Choreography, Costume Design, Lighting Design, Set Design, Sound Design, Video Design, Graphic Design) as the nominees will be chosen by a panel of industry experts appointed by WhatsOnStage. Their shortlist is then be voted on by the general public.
You must be over 16 to nominate/vote.
You must submit a valid email address to nominate/vote.
Nominations/votes are limited to one per person.
All nomination/voting results are tabulated and will be audited to remove fake, duplicate and other invalid votes.
No automatic, programmed or robotic means of nomination/voting are permitted. Any such nominations/votes will be declared invalid and removed.
WhatsOnStage reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend nominations/voting should any virus, bug, non-authorised human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the nomination/voting process.
All decisions regarding the nomination/voting process are final and shall not be subject to challenge or appeal.
When nominations open voters can choose any person or show that is eligible according to the rules above. When nominations close, the top nominees in those categories are short-listed for the final vote. The exceptions to this are the technical categories as the nominees will be chosen by a panel of industry experts.
Details for next year nominations will be available shortly.
The winners of the awards are announced at a star-studded ceremony. Dates for 2024 will be announced later this year.
The launch will be online only this year.
Tickets for next year’s ceremony will be on sale nearer the time.