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September 27, 2017

UK's most welcoming theatres revealed in public vote

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markludmon

UK Theatre Awards Most Welcoming Theatre

The UK's most welcoming theatres have been announced in an award voted on by the public.

There are 12 regional winners for the title of the UK's Most Welcoming Theatre 2017, run as part of the annual UK Theatre Awards for theatre outside of London's West End.

This year, over 172 theatres competed for the title and over 40,000 votes were cast - more than in any previous year.

The overall winner will be announced at the UK Theatre Awards ceremony on Sunday 15 October.

Last year's overall winner was The Mill at Sonning (pictured), which is a finalist again. The full list is as follows:

East Midlands: Nottingham Playhouse

East of England: Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch, east London

London: Orange Tree Theatre

North East: Newcastle Theatre Royal

Northern Ireland: Grand Opera House, Belfast

North West: Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

Scotland: Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Perthshire

South East: The Mill at Sonning, Berkshire

South West: Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

Wales: New Theatre, Cardiff

West Midlands: Lichfield Garrick

Yorkshire and the Humber: Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Julian Bird, chief executive of UK Theatre, said: "The response to this year's vote has been incredible, showing how valuable theatres are to communities across the UK. It takes a skilled and dedicated team to run a venue. This award gives the public a chance to recognise that, and say thank you."

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ABOUT BRITISHTHEATRE

BritishTheatre.com
Opening Night Media Ltd
3rd Floor, 80 St. Martin’s Lane
Covent Garden
London WC2N 4AA

The British Theatre website has been established to celebrate the rich and diverse theatrical culture of the United Kingdom.  Our ethos revolves around encouraging and nurturing the performing arts in all its forms. The spirit of theatre is very much alive and the British Theatre website is at the forefront of delivering news and information to audiences and enthusiasts everywhere. Our team of theatre journalists and reviewers are working hard to cover productions and news.


We are constantly developing the site and are always open to receiving feedback from our readers. Join our mailing list to be kept informed of all the latest news that is of interest to you..