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UK's Most Welcoming Theatre 2016

UK's Most Welcoming Theatre 2016

UK's Most Welcoming Theatre 2016


Voting has begun to find the UK's Most Welcoming Theatre 2016 in Association with Smooth Radio and Buxton Opera House & Pavilion Arts Centre is in the running!

The winners of this year’s award will be decided by a public vote between now and 19 September 2016.

Last year Buxton Opera House was voted the Most Welcoming Theatre in the East Midlands and we’d love to win again, and who knows, maybe we could win the national award this year!

Vote for Buxton Opera House & Pavilion Arts Centre by clicking on the graphic below or vote here:

This year there are 241 venues across the country competing to take home the coveted title with the 12 Regional and National winners of the vote announced on 29 September 2016. The overall winner of the award will be announced at the UK Theatre Awards on Sunday 9 October.


"Theatres throughout the UK play a crucial role in the heart of our communities and continue to thrive despite the challenging financial climate. This award gives audiences a platform to show how much their venue means to them and celebrate the hard work of everyone who helps make a theatre run” - Julian Bird, Chief Executive, UK Theatre


For more information on the UK Theatre Awards and to book tickets visit

The UK Theatre Awards are supported by Smooth Radio, UK Theatre Insurance, White Light, Theatre Tokens, John Good and Harbottle & Lewis.

How to vote

To vote for the UK's Most Welcoming Theatre visit the UK Theatre website's voting page and select East Midlands.

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