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Winners of first WhatsOffStage Awards announced

The Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester was a double winner at the inaugural WhatsOffStage Awards, for its front-of-house team and being named favourite theatre
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Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre, the Young Vic, Hull Truck Theatre and the Unicorn are among the inaugural winners of the WhatsOffStage Awards.

The new awards, run by theatre website WhatsOnStage, were set up to celebrate the “unsung heroes” of the industry, recognising the work that venues and their staff do to improve the experience for audiences.

Categories include best front-of-house team and best stage door, as well as prizes for accessibility and food and drink.

The winners were nominated and voted for by the public.

The winners in full

Best front-of-house team
Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Best box office
Hull Truck Theatre

Best stage door
Prince Edward Theatre, London

Best food and drink
The Other Palace, London

Most accessible theatre
National Theatre, London

Most child-friendly
Unicorn Theatre, London

Best community theatre
Young Vic Theatre, London

Best theatre facilities
Victoria Palace Theatre, London

Best theatre website
Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Favourite theatre
Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester