The Stage 100

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The Stage 100, the definitive guide to the most influential figures working in the UK theatre and performing arts industry today.

The Stage 100 traditionally reflects the 100 most influential people working in the theatre and performing arts industry. This year the list will focus on celebrating those individuals who have gone above and beyond in helping theatre survive the current crisis.


Tell us about the special people across the theatre industry who you believe have gone above and
beyond in 2020.


Alongside nominations from the judging panel and a body of industry experts, subscribers to The Stage are invited to put themselves or their colleagues forward for consideration.


Entries are now open. Nominations close on November 27. Click here to nominate.

Awards Step


November 10, 2020

Public nominations for The Stage 100 open

November 27, 2020

Nominations close for The Stage 100

End of November 2020

The Stage’s judging panel meets


January 7, 2021

The Stage 100 list is announced


"“It’s been a joyful year taking my show to eighty-seven theatres up and down the country...I thank The Stage for putting me at the top of their list for 2020, an honour I share with the brilliant production team from ATG.”

Sir Ian McKellen


Get Involved


Public nominations for The Stage 100 run from November 10 - 27. Submit your nomination here. (You must be a subscriber to The Stage to enter).


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News item 1

The Stage 100 2020: Ian McKellen first actor to be named theatre's most influential figure

Ian McKellen tops 2020 power list for extraordinary nationwide tour, raising more than £4 million towards arts projects across the country. Read the article in full here.

News item 2

The Stage 100 2020: The full list

Figures featured in the 2020 power list include Sonia Friedman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cameron Mackintosh and Maggie Smith. Read the article in full here.

News item 3

The Stage 100 2019: Theatre architect Steve Tompkins tops list of industry's most influential

Tompkins tops the list for “literally and physically transforming British theatre” through his buildings. Read the article in full here.

News item 4

The Stage 100 2018: Royal Court artistic director Vicky Featherstone tops ‘most influential’ list

Featherstone knocks commercial producer Sonia Friedman off the top of the list to third place. Read the article in full here.

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