The 2019 Critics' Circle Theatre Awards takes place on 11 February 2020

Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards moves to second Tuesday in February in 2020

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Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards moves to second Tuesday in February in 2020

Traditionally held on the last Tuesday in January, the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2019, celebrating the best of this past year’s theatre, will take place at 1.00pm on Tuesday 11 February 2020 at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London’s West End, hosted by Critics’ Circle Drama Section Chairman Henry Hitchings.

The ceremony is one of the best-loved in the theatre awards calendar with its informal gathering of award recipients, drama critics, theatre practitioners and the media, convivially coming together to celebrate the critics’ personal choice of the best theatre, from throughout the UK, during the last calendar year.

Each member of the Drama Section independently casts their vote based on personal choice, free of any discussion or industry influence, ensuring a highly democratic voting process.

The Awards are once again presented in association with long-time headline sponsor Nyman Libson Paul Chartered Accountants, leading entertainment industry specialists. They are also generously supported by Delfont Mackintosh Theatres (now involved for a 15th year).

The Awards are produced by leading industry figure Terri Paddock. Acceptance speeches will be streamed via Facebook Live on the day.


The Critics’ Circle, established in 1913, is a professional association of critics of drama, music, film, dance and art/architecture. Its objects are to promote the art of criticism and to uphold its integrity in practice, to foster and safeguard the interests of its members and to support the advancement of the arts. Admission to membership is by invitation of the Council.

Nyman Libson Paul is a chartered accountancy practice based in London and was established in 1933. It operates in all sectors but has particular expertise in the entertainment industry and provides tax, financial and commercial advice to businesses and individuals, including the winners of Oscars, BAFTAs and the Queen’s Award for Export. For further information, visit

Terri Paddock (@TerriPaddock) is a theatre commentator, event organiser and content and social media strategist with over 20 years’ experience. She co-founded and ran from 1997 to 2013, including founding the
WhatsOnStage Awards. More recently, Terri has founded musical theatre social media directory, (@StageFaves); and independent theatre bloggers portal (@MyTheatreMates).