Public voting has opened for this year’s competition to find the UK’s most welcoming theatres.
Run by UK Theatre, the UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre 2018 seeks to find the venues across the country that are most loved by their audiences.
This year, more than 175 venues are competing for the title. Regional and national winners will be announced on September 28, ahead of the overall winner being revealed at the UK Theatre Awards in London on October 14.
UK Theatre chief executive Julian Bird said: “Most Welcoming Theatre is a chance for our audiences to celebrate their local theatre and or venues to shout about the incredible work they are doing day in day out. Theatres are the backbone of communities across the country and this campaign highlights the vital work they do.”
Last year, the prize was won by the Mill at Sonning.