UK Theatre Most Welcoming Theatre Award 2017

UK Theatre Announce Most Welcoming Theatres 2017

Published 26 September 2017

UK Theatre has announced the 12 regional and national winners of the UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre 2017 in association with Smooth Radio. This award, which is voted for by the public, is an opportunity for audiences to celebrate their local theatre.

This year 172 theatres across the UK took part in the competition with a record 40,000+ votes cast. The overall winner of Most Welcoming Theatre 2017 will be announced at the prestigious UK Theatre Awards on Sunday 15 October.

The nominations, which were recently announced, saw all-female nominees for Best New Play and nominations for Caroline, Or Change and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie which will both transfer to London shortly.

UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre 2017 in association with Smooth Radio winners:


Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch

East Midlands

Nottingham Playhouse


Orange Tree Theatre

North East

Newcastle Theatre Royal

Northern Ireland

Grand Opera House, Belfast

North West

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick


Pitlochry Festival Theatre

South East

The Mill at Sonning

South West

Wyvern Theatre, Swindon


New Theatre, Cardiff

West Midlands

Lichfield Garrick

Yorkshire and The Humber

Alhambra Theatre


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