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The WhatsOnStage Awards return next year

Find out more about the awards

The huge event takes place next February

Don’t miss your chance

Watch exclusive performances at The London Palladium

Get ready for a spectacular evening of theatre excellence

WhatsOnStage Awards Countdown

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November 1, 2023

WhatsOnStage Awards Announcement

We kickstart the process for the 24th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards.

November 1, 2023
November 23, 2023

Nominations close and tickets go on general sale

The tallying and anticipation begins – and you can book your spot for the main event…

November 23, 2023
December 7, 2023

Nominees announced!

Voting for the shortlist begins.

December 7, 2023
January 11, 2024

Voting closes

After this point, there’s nothing more to be done…

January 11, 2024
February 11, 2024

The 24th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards Concert at The London Palladium

Our huge concert event will see winners crowned and a number of exclusive performances.

February 11, 2024

Celebrating Excellence in Theatre

Celebrating Excellence in Theatre

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

The WhatsOnStage Awards are the only major theatre awards nominated and voted for by the public. Now in their 24th year, they are considered one of the top highlights of the theatrical calendar celebrating the best of UK theatre!

All live, original UK professional productions – and performers within these productions – whose performances began between 22 November 2022 and 23 November 2023 are eligible in almost all of the categories. 

Don’t miss the chance to have your say! Put forward your favourite performers and productions from over the past year before nominations close on Thu 23 November.

Nominations & voting

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. 

Sponsors for the 24th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards

We are so grateful for all the support we receive from some of the biggest names in the industry and across so many different sectors, all with a love and passion for UK theatre. If you’d like to join these amazing companies, get in touch today for sponsorship details!

Rules

  • 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. 

FAQs

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.

The nominees will be revealed in an online ceremony on 7 December.

The winners of the awards are announced at a star-studded ceremony on 11 February 2024.

The launch will be online only this year.

Tickets for next year’s ceremony will be on sale soon.