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Welcome to the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards

The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards, founded in 1989, are run by Drama Section of The Critics’ Circle, which has existed since 1913 to protect and promote cultural criticism in the UK.

Since the Awards’ inception, the theatre critics, consisting entirely of respected and influential working journalists, have prided themselves on offering something unique on the packed theatre awards circuit. Each member of the Drama Section silently casts their vote based on their experience as a critic, free of any involvement by industry producers or vested interests and without the distraction of a panel discussion, ensuring a highly democratic voting process.

The annual Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards ceremony now takes place in Spring, celebrating the best of the previous calendar year. The event is hosted by Drama Section chair Kate Maltby and is currently held at @sohoplace theatre, the first new theatre to be built in London’s West End for 50 years.

Our next annual awards will take place on
Monday 25 March 2024