The Stage Awards 2018



Theatre is not short of awards ceremonies. But most focus on the stars, the West End glitz, the people whose names are already up in lights. When we launched The Stage Awards, we wanted a ceremony that recognised the full scope of British theatre.

Since then, our winners have included major national and international organisations such as the National Theatre and Sonia Friedman Productions, but also companies from across the British Isles, touring companies, fringe theatres located in back rooms above pubs, casting directors, stage managers, box office managers, a wardrobe manager… we believe in celebrating the whole of UK theatre.

The Stage Awards are presented in association with Integro Insurance Brokers Ltd.

The Stage Awards 2018 shortlist

The shortlisted organisations for The Stage Awards 2018 in association with Integro Insurance Brokers Ltd are:

  • Regional Theatre of the Year sponsored by Evolution Productions

Birmingham Hippodrome
Royal Exchange, Manchester
Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Read why these organisations have been shortlisted

  • London Theatre of the Year sponsored by Managed Networks

Almeida Theatre
Barbican Centre
National Theatre

Read more on this category

  • Fringe Theatre of the Year sponsored by

Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
Orange Tree Theatre, London
Summerhall, Edinburgh

Read why these organisations have been shortlisted

  • Theatre Building of the Year

Bridge Theatre, London
Bush Theatre, London
Storyhouse, Chester

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  • Producer of the Year sponsored by PRG XL Video

Hull City of Culture
Michael Harrison Productions
Sadler’s Wells, London

Read why these organisations have been shortlisted

  • School of the Year sponsored by TodayTix

Royal Exchange Young Company, Manchester
Sandringham School, St Albans
Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow

Read more on this category

  • International Award sponsored by Ambassador Theatre Group

Cervantes Theatre
Imaginate for the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival

Read why these organisations have been shortlisted

  • Innovation Award sponsored by Charcoalblue

The Everyman Company, Liverpool
National Theatre Open Access Capture pilot scheme
Team behind The Believers Are But Brothers

Read more on this category

  • Sustainability Award sponsored by GDS

Arcola Theatre
The Attic
The Mill at Sonning

Read why these organisations have been shortlisted

  • Unsung Hero sponsored by White Light

There is no shortlist for the Unsung Hero Award. The winner will be announced at the ceremony in January.

Click here to find out more about the categories and our sponsors

Headline sponsor

The Stage is hugely proud of its association with Integro Insurance Brokers Ltd which helps to make The Stage Awards a special event


Integro Insurance Brokers are an international insurance brokerage operating from offices spread across the UK and USA. Recognised as world leaders in our field our major Entertainment & Sport practice specialise in designing insurance policies that meet the needs and special requirements of theatres & venues, bands & artists of all stature,  film & TV production companies, sports governing bodies, teams and players,.

We have provided insurance for over 65% of the West End productions & advise approximately 130 theatres and venues in the UK. We provide advisory and risk management services to prestigious West End and Broadway theatre productions, national & international stage production companies and theatres & many fringe venues throughout the UK. Our clients include: theatres, arts & multimedia venues, producers & production companies, dance companies, management companies, equipment hire companies, management consultants, event management & production & set builders.

Our team of experts meet the insurance needs of those engaged right across the entertainment industry – we are always happy to provide a quotation and advice, if you would like more information visit

Integro Insurance Brokers are extremely proud to be sponsoring The Stage Awards for a fifth year and would like to wish the nominees in each category of the awards the very best of luck.

Category sponsors

The Stage is delighted with the extensive support shown to The Stage Awards by our category sponsors

CharcoalblueEncore InsurePRG XL VideoWhite Light


The Stage is extremely grateful to all of The Stage Awards supporters

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