The full list of partners has been announced ahead of the Olivier Awards 2023 with Mastercard, which take place on Sunday 2 April at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Public tickets for the star-studded ceremony, widely considered the biggest night in British theatre, are now available exclusively to Mastercard cardholders via priceless.com.
Mastercard returns as headline sponsor this year, having held this position for over a decade. The Olivier Awards is hugely grateful for Mastercard’s invaluable support, without which the Awards could not take place, and for the company’s wider year-round championship of theatre and the arts.
Agnes Woolrich, Vice President Marketing & Communications, UK and Ireland, Mastercard said:
‘We are delighted to partner once again with the Olivier Awards to celebrate the best talent and performances British theatre has to offer. Our partnership continues to bring fans closer to their passion for theatre and special moments such as these.’
Cunard returns to sponsor the Best Revival category for a 4th year, as well as the nominees’ celebration, which is hosted at The Londoner by hotel partner Edwardian Hotels, who have also supported the Awards for several years. Long-time car partner Audi will provide its top-of-the-range fleet of cars to chauffeur VIP guests to the ceremony and afterparty. Refreshments will be courtesy of returning Champagne partner Taittinger and luxury biscuit maker Biscuiteers.
For the first time, the Lynne & Land Foundation has come on board as an Olivier Awards partner. Established by legendary choreographer Gillian Lynne (who died in 2018) and her husband Peter Land, the foundation will be sponsoring the choreographers’ award, which has been renamed the Gillian Lynne Award for Best Theatre Choreographer.
The Noël Coward Foundation will again sponsor the Best Entertainment or Comedy Play category, which is named in honour of the great British playwright.
ITV returns as broadcast partner for the Awards, and will be showing a highlights programme on the evening of the ceremony. YouTube also returns as a partner and viewers from outside the UK will be able to watch the ceremony in full on the Official London Theatre YouTube channel.
Additional partners include Global, Heart of London Business Alliance, Newman Displays, See Tickets and TikTok.
The production partners for the ceremony are Blue I Theatre Technology, d&b audiotechnik, TAIT, Unusual Rigging and White Light.