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.

Nominees for The Stage Awards 2019 were announced on December 13, 2018.

The winners were announced at a ceremony at the Bridge Theatre on January 25, 2019.

The Stage Awards 2019 Winners

Regional Theatre of the Year
Sponsored by Evolution Productions
Nottingham Playhouse

London Theatre of the Year
Sponsored by Managed Networks
Bush Theatre

Fringe Theatre of the Year
Sponsored by
Barn Theatre, Cirencester

Theatre Building of the Year
Sponsored by TAIT
Battersea Arts Centre, London

Producer of the Year
Sponsored by PRG
Sonia Friedman Productions

School of the Year
Sponsored by TodayTix
Open Door, London and the East Midlands

International Award
Sponsored by Ambassador Theatre Group
Hijinx Theatre, Cardiff

Innovation Award
Sponsored by Charcoalblue
New Diorama Theatre, London for its programming model

Sustainability Award
Sponsored by ETC
Lyric Hammersmith, London

Unsung Hero
Sponsored by White Light
Pat Nelder

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 is a market leading international insurance brokerage and risk management company operating across the UK and USA. Recognised as world leaders in its field, the 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.

It has provided insurance for over 65% of West End productions and advise approximately 130 theatres and venues in the UK. It provides 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.

Its clients include: theatres, arts & multimedia venues, producers & production companies, dance companies, management companies, equipment hire companies, management consultants, event management and production & set builders.

Its team of experts meet the insurance needs of those engaged right across the entertainment industry and are always happy to provide a quotation and advice. For more information visit

Integro Insurance Brokers is extremely proud to be sponsoring The Stage Awards for a sixth 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

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