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The Stage Awards 2019: Shortlist in full

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Regional theatre of the year

Sponsored by Evolution Productions

  • Nottingham Playhouse
  • Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
  • Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Read details of the nominees and the judges’ citation for this category here

London theatre of the year

Sponsored by Managed Networks

  • Almeida Theatre
  • Bush Theatre
  • Young Vic Theatre

Read details of the nominees and the judges’ citation for this category here

Fringe theatre of the Year

Sponsored by encoreinsure.com

  • Barn Theatre, Cirencester
  • Omnibus Theatre, London
  • Vault Festival, London

Read details of the nominees and the judges’ citation for this category here

Theatre Building of the Year

Sponsored by TAIT

  • Battersea Arts Centre, London
  • Bristol Old Vic
  • Royal Opera House, London

Read details of the nominees and the judges’ citation for this category here

Producer of the Year

Sponsored by PRG

  • Fiery Angel
  • Fuel
  • Sonia Friedman Productions

Read details of the nominees and the judges’ citation for this category here

School of the Year

Sponsored by TodayTix

  • Great Torrington School, Devon
  • Open Door, London and the East Midlands
  • Young Lyric at the Lyric Hammersmith, London

Read details of the nominees and the judges’ citation for this category here

International Award

Sponsored by Ambassador Theatre Group

  • Hijinx Theatre, Cardiff
  • National Theatre Scotland, Glasgow
  • New International Encounter, Cambridge and Hvalstad

Read details of the nominees and the judges’ citation for this category here

Innovation Award

Sponsored by Charcoalblue

  • Talking Birds for The Difference Engine captioning software
  • New Diorama Theatre, London for its programming model
  • National Theatre and Spotlight for ProFile, a video casting database for D/deaf and disabled actors

Read details of the nominees and the judges’ citation for this category here

Sustainability Award

Sponsored by ETC

  • Julie’s Bicycle and Arts Council England for the Accelerator Programme
  • Lyric Hammersmith, London
  • National Theatre, London

Read details of the nominees and the judges’ citation for this category here


The Unsung Hero award, sponsored by White Light (for which there is no shortlist) will also be announced at the ceremony on January 25, 2019 at the Bridge Theatre, London.

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