The Stage Debut Awards

September 27, 2020
18:15 - 23:00

The Stage Debut Awards are the only awards to recognise breakthrough theatre talent. They celebrate emerging actors and creatives, from all backgrounds.



Awards Step


Best Actress in a Play
sponsored by Audible


Best Actor in a Play
sponsored by Audible


Best Actress in a Musical
sponsored by Really Useful Group


Best Actor in a Musical
sponsored by Encore Radio

Best Director
sponsored by Smith & Williamson


Best Designer
sponsored by Robe Lighting


Best Composer or Lyricist
sponsored by Trafalgar Entertainment Group


Best Writer
sponsored by Sonia Friedman Productions

Best West End Debut [Performer]


Best Creative West End Debut
sponsored by the Noël Coward Foundation





I love The Stage Debut Awards. It feels both genuinely celebratory and useful to recognise people’s talent at the start of their careers. There are plenty of awards which heap praise on the already successful, but The Stage Debut Awards are unique in giving a helping hand to those joining the profession. It has been a privilege to be part of the team helping to select the winners

Lyn Gardner, Associate Editor

Get Involved

Nominations for the 2020 awards are now open. Nominate debut performers, directors, writers, composers and designers in the productions you’re involved in by completing this survey.


Share #DebutAwards on social media. Could you be a presenter at the awards? An expert adviser to consult on the longlist? If you have ideas and think your skills could benefit The Stage Debut Awards we would love to hear from you.

Gain vital exposure for your business and help support emerging talent by sponsoring a category.


Tickets are available for the ceremony which takes place in London. Email to check the latest availability.


Call: 020 7939 8468




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