CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned general re-opening time. Some venues are showing on-line productions or outside productions - even a few covid safe internal ones and a number of tours and shows have been rescheduled for later in 2020 and throughout 2021. A few pantomimes may be possible but we await a relaxing of the rules for theatres from the Government.
These are truly the "theatregoers' choice" prizes, the only major theatre awards in which the audience are the judges across all awards categories. The 2017 awards shortlists - covering the best theatre during the 2016 theatre year - will be announced at a Launch Party on 1 December, with voting then online until 31 January 2017. 18th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards - 17th Annual website.