Nominations are now open for The Stage Awards. Arts organisations and individuals are encouraged to self-nominate in these theatre awards online here (thestage.co.uk/awards). Nominations close on Friday, November 26 at midnight.
The awards welcome two new categories this year. Digital Project of the Year will recognise the use of digital platforms to present theatre and performing arts content. This could include live or recorded streams of theatre productions on screen, as well as audio work or podcasts. Community Project of the Year will celebrate outstanding community work from performing arts organisations. The community does not have to be a geographic community, and eligible projects can be in-person or remote / digital.
Meanwhile, the Regional and London Theatre of the Year titles have also been combined for the first time to create a prestigious Theatre of the Year category.
Other awards are Fringe Theatre of the Year, Producer of the Year, Theatre Building of the Year, Innovation Award sponsored by Charcoalblue, and Unsung Hero. The Unsung Hero category is the only award that cannot be self-nominated.