Key Dates

1 Nov – Nominations open
30 Nov – Nominations close
5 Dec – Voting opens
31 Jan – Voting closes
3 Mar – Awards Concert


You decide

The awards shortlists are drawn up with the help of thousands of theatregoers who nominate their favourites across all awards categories. The shortlists are announced on 5 December via a Facebook Live. Voting will then open and continues until the end of January 2019.

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

Juliet Stevenson<br><span class="acred">Best Supporting Actress in a Play, 2018</span>

“It means everything to me… the audience are the other side of the conversation we’re having every night.”

- Juliet Stevenson
Best Supporting Actress in a Play, 2018
Nicole Kidman<br><span class="acred">Best Actress in a Play, 2016</span>

“Thank you to WhatsOnStage and everybody that voted for me, this is so appreciated. Mwah!”

- Nicole Kidman
Best Actress in a Play, 2016
Dame Judi Dench<br><span class="acred">Best Supporting Actress in a Play, 2016</span>

“I’m very, very pleased to get this very beautiful award from WhatsOnStage, thank you to you and to everybody who voted.”

- Dame Judi Dench
Best Supporting Actress in a Play, 2016
Benedict Cumberbatch<br><span class="acred">Best Actor in a Play, 2016</span>

“I’m so thrilled to get a WhatsOnStage Award, it means so much for many, many reasons… I can’t express to you how much this means to me.”

- Benedict Cumberbatch
Best Actor in a Play, 2016
David Tennant<br><span class="acred">Best Actor in a Play, 2018</span>

“The WhatsOnStage Awards are a wonderful evening celebrating everything that’s good about London Theatre and I’m so chuffed to be winning this.

- David Tennant
Best Actor in a Play, 2018
Tom Hiddleston<br><span class="acred">Best Play Revival, 2015</span>

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

- Tom Hiddleston
Best Play Revival, 2015
Sir Cameron Mackintosh<br><span class="acred">Best West End Show, 2015</span>

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

- Sir Cameron Mackintosh
Best West End Show, 2015
Sonia Friedman<br><span class="acred">Best New Play, 2015</span>

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

- Sonia Friedman
Best New Play, 2015
James Corden<br><span class="acred">Best Actor in a Play, 2012</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
Best Actor in a Play, 2012

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