28 September 2018
UK Theatre has announced the regional and national winners of this year’s Most Welcoming Theatre award, after an unprecedented 56,000 votes were cast by members of the public. The Orange Tree Theatre was voted Most Welcoming Theatre in London for the third year in a row – a record for the region.
Executive Director Sarah Nicholson said: “To win Most Welcoming Theatre for the third year running says so much about all our wonderful colleagues who work hard every day front of house, behind the scenes as well as the actors who often find themselves mingling with our audiences. We are thrilled: thank you to everyone who voted and who contributes in some way to our intimate powerhouse!”
Part of the annual UK Theatre Awards, Most Welcoming Theatre is an opportunity for audiences across the country to celebrate their local theatre. All the regional and national winners will be invited to the Awards on Sunday 14 October at London’s Guildhall, where an overall winner will be announced.
Cassie Chadderton, Head of UK Theatre, said: “It is fantastic to see a record-breaking number of people all over the country casting votes in support of their local theatres this year. This award is a chance to recognise the importance of theatres as valuable cultural hubs, and the loyalty they can inspire by creating a fantastic audience experience – from friendly front-of-house service to engaging outreach projects and imaginative, entertaining programming.”
The full list of nominations for this year’s UK Theatre Awards can be viewed here.
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