Olivier Awards

The Olivier Awards 2023 – What we know so far

Olivier Awards 2023 – FULL LIST OF WINNERS

The UK’s most important and prestigious theatre awards, the Olivier Awards, are coming up fast.

Organised by the Society of London Theatre, the awards cover all major acting and creative disciplines. Established in 1976, and named in honour of great British actor Laurence Olivier, the Olivier Awards celebrate the world-class status of London’s West End theatre.

When will the Olivier Awards nominations be announced?

The 2023 Olivier Awards nominees were announced on Tuesday 28 February 2023. Check out the full list of Olivier Awards nominations here.

The RSC’s production of My Neighbour Totoro, which played at the Barbican Theatre, is out in the lead with nine nominations at this year’s Olivier Awards, followed by Standing at the Sky’s Edge at the National Theatre with eight nominations, Oklahoma!, with seven nominations, and Rebecca Frecknall’s new revivial of A Streetcar Named Desire with six nominations. Also at six nominations are To Kill a Mockingbird at the Gielgud Theatre and The Band’s Visit, which played at the Donmar Warehouse.

The nominations were announced by Back to the Future star Amber Davies, and Gabrielle Brooks, forthcoming star of Once on This Island at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

The Olivier Awards also held a Nominees’ Celebration on 17 March 2023 at The Londoner hotel, where the the Industry Recognition Awards were handed out (see more, below).

Also see: Olivier Award-nominated shows to book right now

<em>Olivier Awards 2023 Nominees Celebration Industry recognition award winners were handed their awards Left to right Peter Wilson Pippa Ailion Amanda Parker Andrew Bruce<em>

What date are the Olivier Awards 2023 winners announced?

The winners of the 2023 Olivier Awards were announced on Sunday 2 April 2023.

See a list of all winners of the 2023 Olivier Awards here.

A few winners were announced ahead of the awards. The winners of the special awards were announced on 22 February 2023, recognising outstanding contributions to the theatre industry.

The winners are Dame Arlene Phillips, awarded this year’s ‘Special Award’, as a world-renowned choreographer and theatre director, including Grease and her forthcoming new show Guys & Dolls; and Sir Derek Jacobi has been awarded this year’s ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for his remarkable 60-year career on stage and screen.

Olivier Awards 2023 Arlene Phillips and Derek Jacobi
<em>Olivier Awards 2023 Arlene Phillips and Derek Jacobi<em>

The winners of the Industry Recognition Awards were announced on 6 March 2023, and the awards will be handed over at the Olivier Awards Nominees Celebration event at The Londoner Hotel on Friday 17 March 2023.

The winners are casting director Pippa Ailion MBE (Ain’t Too Proud, Moulin Rouge! The MusicalDisney’s The Lion King ), sound designer Andrew Bruce (Mamma Mia!), visionary arts and charity director Amanda Parker, and The Woman in Black producer Peter Wilson MBE.

<em>Olivier Awards 2023 Industry Recognition Awards Left to Right Pippa Ailion Andrew bruce Amanda Parker Peter Wilson<em>

Olivier Awards 2023 – Winners

A Streetcar Named DesireBest actorPaul Mescal
A Streetcar Named DesireBest actress in a Supporting RoleAnjana Vasan
A Streetcar Named DesireBest revivalA Streetcar Named Desire
AlcinaBest new opera productionAlcina
EnowateOutstanding achievement in danceDickson Mbi
Hey Duggee: The Live Theatre ShowBest family showHey Duggee: The Live Theatre Show
My Neighbour TotoroBest costume designKimie Nakano
My Neighbour TotoroBest directorPhelim McDermott
My Neighbour TotoroBest entertainment or comedy playMy Neighbour Totoro
My Neighbour TotoroBest lighting designJessica Hung Han Yun
My Neighbour TotoroBest set designTom Pye
My Neighbour TotoroBest sound designTony Gayle
NewsiesBest theatre choreographerMatt Cole
Oklahoma!Best actor in a musicalArthur Darvill
Oklahoma!Best musical revivalOklahoma!
PatriotsBest actor in a Supporting RoleWill Keen
Prima FacieBest actressJodie Comer
Prima FacieBest new playPrima Facie
SibylOutstanding achievement in operaWilliam Kentridge
Standing at the Sky’s EdgeBest new musicalStanding at the Sky’s Edge
Standing at the Sky’s EdgeBest original score or new orchestrationsStanding at the Sky’s Edge
SylviaBest actress in a supporting role in a musicalBeverley Knight
Tammy Faye The MusicalBest actor in a supporting role in a musicalZubin Varla
Tammy Faye The MusicalBest actress in a musicalKatie Brayben
The P WordOutstanding achievement in an affiliate theatreThe P Word
TraplordBest new dance productionTraplord by Ivan Michael Blackstock

What time are the Olivier Awards 2023 announced?

Coverage of this year’s awards started at 6pm on Magic Radio, with highlights at 10.15pm on ITV1 or ITVX.

Can I watch and listen to the the Olivier Awards at home?

Yes, in the UK highlights of the awards were broadcast on ITV1 and on catch-up on ITVX, on the night of the awards – 2 April 2023, at 10.15pm (UK only)

Outside the UK you can watch a stream at YouTube.

On radio in the UK, Magic Radio and Magic at the Musicals broadcast the ceremony live from 6pm on the night, hosted by Ruthie Henshall and Alice Arnold.

Where will be 2023 Olivier Awards ceremony be held?

As in previous years, the awards were announced at a glitzy ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

In previous years the Olivier Awards have been held in a variety of London and West End venues, including the Royal Opera House, the Dominion Theatre, London Palladium, Lyceum Theatre, National Theatre, Piccadilly Theatre, Shaftesbury Theatre, Theatre Royal Drury Lane and Victoria Palace Theatre.

<em>Royal Albert Hall Photo courtesy of the Royal Albert Hall<em>

Can I book tickets and attend the Olivier Awards 2023?

Yes, you can book a ticket to see the Awards take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 2 April 2023. Book tickets here

Who is hosting this year’s Olivier Awards?

This year stage and screen actress Hannah Waddingham hosted the awards.

Hannah Waddingham has previously been nominated for three Olivier Awards – for SpamalotA Little Night Music and Kiss Me, Kate. She has also won a Primetime Emmy for her Apple series Ted Lasso.

Hannah has confirmed that she will sing and dance at the awards this year.

Hannah Waddingham
<em>Hannah Waddingham<em>

What shows and stars will perform at the 2023 Olivier Awards?

There were performances from all of the Mastercard Best New Musical nominees – The Band’s Visit, Standing At The Sky’s Edge, Sylvia and Tammy Faye. There were also performances from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! and Sister Act, both nominated for Magic Radio Best Musical Revival.

Additionally, there were performances from Disney’s Newsies, whose choreographer Matt Cole is nominated for the Gillian Lynne Award for Best Theatre Choreographer, multi-Olivier winner The Book Of Mormon will be celebrating with a performance marking 10 years in the West End.

Special Award winner, Dame Arlene Phillips, was honoured on the night with a special performance from Grease the Musical.

Hannah Waddingham also sang and danced in the opening of the show – joined by showbiz pals. The opening number was an original song written by Pippa Cleary (The Great British Bake Off Musical, My Son’s A Queer, But What Can You Do?),

Which stars are presenting at this year’s awards?

Stars presenting this year’s awards included Milly Alcock (The Crucible), Sheila Atim, Darcey Bussell, Luke Evans, Eddie Izzard (Great Expectations), Tim Minchin (Matilda The Musical), Lea Salonga (Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends), Sheridan Smith (Shirley Valentine), Mark Strong, Dita Von Teese, Aimee Lou Wood (Cabaret) and Callum Scott Howells (Romeo & Julie).

Also presenting were Liz Carr, Matthew Bourne, Es Devlin (The Crucible, The Lehman Trilogy), Helen George (The King and I), Cush Jumbo, Meera Syal, Ronan Keating & Harriet Scott, Anne Reid (Marjorie Prime), Golda Rosheuvel, and Sindhu Vee.

Which nominees will be attending this year’s awards?

This year’s nominees who have confirmed their attendance include: Rose Ayling-Ellis, Jodie Comer, Arthur Darvill, Jean Paul Gaultier, Beverley Knight (Sylvia), Elliot Levey, Janet McTeer (Phaedra), Paul Mescal (A Streetcar Named Desire), Caroline Quentin, Clive Rowe, Sharon Small, Rafe Spall, Marisha Wallace (Guys & Dolls), David Tennant and Giles Terera.

Who is directing and choreographing this year’s Olivier Awards?

Acclaimed choreographer Anthony Van Laast (Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, Mamma Mia!) was tasked with directing and choreographing this year’s awards.

How are the Olivier Award winners chosen?

The Society of London Theatre puts together four panels of people to choose the awards. They are made up of industry professionals (including journalists, casting directors, arts administrators and publishers), theatre “luminaries” and members of the public who have interviewed and been selected based on their passion for London theatre.

The four panels are for theatre, opera, dance and affiliates. 

What are the Olivier Awards categories?

The main Olivier Awards categories are Best New Play, Best New Musical, and the Best Actor and Actress categories for both plays and musicals. But there are also lots of other key award categories.

See a list of all Olivier Awards categories

Production Awards – Olivier Awards

Best New Play
Best Revival
Best New Comedy
Best New Musical
Best Musical Revival

Performer Awards – Olivier Awards

Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Performance in a Supporting Role
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Actor in a Musical
Best Actress in a Musical
Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical

Creative Awards – Olivier Awards

Outstanding Achievement in Music Production
Best Director
Gillian Lynne Award for Best Theatre Choreographer
Best Set Design
Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design
Best Sound Design

Dance Awards – Olivier Awards

Best New Dance Production
Outstanding Achievement in Dance

Opera Awards – Olivier Awards

Best New Opera Production
Outstanding Achievement in Opera

Special awards – Olivier Awards

Best Entertainment and Family
Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre
Special Award
Lifetime Achievement Award

What shows are eligible for a 2023 Olivier Award?

That’s a good question, and the answer is – a lot of shows! This year’s awards are selecting shows that opened between 21 February 2022 and 14 February 2023. The show has to have played in a theatre represented in membership of Society of London Theatre to be considered eligible, but that basically covers most West End theatres.

View a breakdown of which shows are eligible for which categories for this year’s Olivier Awards 2023

Eligible for the following 2023 Olivier awards:

Best Revival, Best Entertainment or Comedy PlayBest Musical RevivalBest Costume DesignBest Sound DesignBest Original Score or New OrchestrationsBest Theatre ChoreographerBest Actor in a Supporting RoleBest Actress in a Supporting RoleBest Set DesignBest Lighting DesignBest Actress in a Supporting Role in a MusicalBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a MusicalBest Actor in a MusicalBest Actress in a MusicalBest ActressBest ActorBest DirectorBest New PlayBest New Musical 

The 47th, The Old Vic

101 Dalmatians, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

All Of Us, National Theatre – Dorfman

As You Like It, @sohoplace

Bad Jews, Arts Theatre

Baghdaddy, Royal Court (Jerwood Theatre Downstairs)

The Band’s Visit, Donmar Warehouse

Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, London Palladium

Blues For An Alabama Sky, National Theatre – Lyttelton

Bonnie & Clyde, Arts Theatre

The Boy With Two Hearts, National Theatre – Dorfman

The Breach, Hampstead Theatre

Britannicus, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Bugsy Malone, Alexandra Palace Theatre

Cages, Riverside Studios

Chasing Hares, Young Vic

The Clinic, Almeida Theatre

Closer, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Cock, Ambassadors Theatre

The Corn Is Green, National Theatre – Lyttelton

The Crucible, National Theatre – Olivier

“Daddy”: A Melodrama, Almeida Theatre

A Different Stage, Duke of York’s Theatre

A Doll’s House, Part 2, Donmar Warehouse

Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

Eureka Day, The Old Vic

The Father And The Assassin, National Theatre – Olivier

The Fellowship, Hampstead Theatre

The Fever Syndrome, Hampstead Theatre

For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy, Royal Court (Jerwood Theatre Downstairs)

The Glass Menagerie, Duke of York’s Theatre

Good, Harold Pinter Theatre

Grease, Dominion Theatre

Handbagged, Kiln Theatre

Henry V, Shakespeare’s Globe

Henry V, Donmar Warehouse

Henry VIII, Shakespeare’s Globe

Hex, National Theatre – Olivier

The House Of Shades, Almeida Theatre

The Human Voice, Harold Pinter Theatre

Iphigenia In Splott, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Jack Absolute Flies Again, National Theatre – Olivier

Jack And The Beanstalk, London Palladium

Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Freak Show, Roundhouse

Jerusalem, Apollo Theatre

Jitney, The Old Vic

Julius Caesar, Shakespeare’s Globe

Kerry Jackson, National Theatre – Dorfman Theatre

King Lear, Shakespeare’s Globe

Legally Blonde, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Harold Pinter Theatre

Linck & Mülhahn, Hampstead Theatre

The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe, Gillian Lynne Theatre

Mad House, Ambassadors Theatre

Mandela, Young Vic

Marvellous, @sohoplace

Mary, Hampstead Theatre

Marys Seacole, Donmar Warehouse

The Merchant Of Venice, Shakespeare’s Globe

Middle, National Theatre – Dorfman

Mother Goose, Duke of York’s Theatre

Much Ado About Nothing, National Theatre – Lyttelton

Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare’s Globe

My Fair Lady, London Coliseum

My Neighbour Totoro, Barbican Theatre

My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?), Garrick Theatre

Newsies, Troubadour Wembley Park

Noises Off, Phoenix

Oklahoma!, Young Vic

One Woman Show, Ambassadors Theatre

Orlando, Garrick Theatre

Othello, National Theatre – Lyttelton

Our Generation, National Theatre – Dorfman Theatre

Patriots, Almeida Theatre

Peaky Blinders: The Rise, The Camden Garrison at the Vanguard Theatre

Phaedra, National Theatre – Lyttelton

Prima Facie, Harold Pinter Theatre

The Seagull, Harold Pinter Theatre

Scandaltown, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Derren Brown: Showman, Apollo Theatre

Sister Act, Eventim Apollo

Small Island, National Theatre – Olivier

The Snail House, Hampstead Theatre

Sons Of Prophet, Hampstead Theatre

Sound Of The Underground, Royal Court (Jerwood Theatre Downstairs)

South Pacific, Sadler’s Wells

Standing At The Sky’s Edge, National Theatre – Olivier

A Streetcar Named Desire, Almeida Theatre

Sylvia, The Old Vic

Tammy Faye, Almeida Theatre

The Tempest, Shakespeare’s Globe

That Is Not Who I Am, Royal Court (Jerwood Theatre Downstairs)

Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare’s Globe

To Kill A Mockingbird, Gielgud Theatre

Tom, Dick & Harry, Alexandra Palace Theatre

The Unfriend, Criterion Theatre

Watch On The Rhine, Almeida Theatre

The Wife Of Willesden, Kiln Theatre

Eligible for: Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre

After The End, Theatre Royal Stratford East

Age Is A Feeling, Soho Theatre

George Takei’s Allegiance, Charing Cross Theatre

The Animal Kingdom, Hampstead Theatre Downstairs

The Art Of Illusion, Hampstead Theatre Downstairs

Blackout Songs, Hampstead Theatre Downstairs

The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Rose Theatre Kingston

A Christmas Carol, Rose Theatre

Cinderella, Theatre Royal Stratford East

Clutch, Bush Theatre

Clybourne Park, Park Theatre

Dinner With Groucho, Arcola Theatre

Elephant, Bush Theatre

The End Of The Night, Park Theatre

Favour, Bush Theatre

Follow The Sign, Soho Theatre

From Here To Eternity, Charing Cross Theatre

House Of Ife, Bush Theatre

Invisible, Bush Theatre

The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English, Bush Theatre

Lotus Beauty, Hampstead Theatre Downstairs

The Ministry Of Lesbian Affairs, Soho Theatre

On The Ropes, Park Theatre

The P Word, Bush Theatre

Paradise Now!, Bush Theatre

Persuasion, Rose Theatre

Ravenscourt, Hampstead Theatre Downstairs

Ride, Charing Cross Theatre

Rose, Park Theatre

A Single Man, Park Theatre

Super High Resolution, Soho Theatre

Tony [The Tony Blair Rock Opera], Park Theatre

Two Palestinians Go Dogging, Royal Court (Jerwood Theatre Upstairs)

Winner’s Curse, Park Theatre

Wolf Cub, Hampstead Theatre Downstairs

The Wonderful World Of Dissocia, Theatre Royal Stratford East

Word-Play, Royal Court (Jerwood Theatre Upstairs)

Zorro The Musical, Charing Cross Theatre

Eligible for: Outstanding Achievement in DanceBest New Dance Production 

Alice (Jasmin Vardimon Company), Sadler’s Wells

Anton & Giovanni: Him & Me, Peacock Theatre

Any Attempt Will End In Crushed Bodies And Shattered Bones (Jan Martens), Sadler’s Wells

Le Bal De Paris, Barbican

Ballet Black Double Bill, Barbican Theatre

Clorinda Agonistes (Clorinda the Warrior) (Shobana Jeyasingh), Sadler’s Wells

The Crucible (Scottish Ballet), Sadler’s Wells

Common ground[s] (Pina Bausch/Germaine Acogny & Malou Airaudo), Sadler’s Wells

La Consagración de la Primavera (Rite of Spring) (Israel Galván), Sadler’s Wells

Dance (Rambert), Sadler’s Wells

The Royal Ballet: A Diamond Celebration, Royal Opera House

Don Quixote (Birmingham Royal Ballet), Sadler’s Wells

Ek/Forsythe/Quagebeur (English National Ballet) [premiere of Mats Ek’s The Rite of Spring], Sadler’s Wells

Elements Of Freestyle (ISH Dance Collective), Peacock Theatre

Enowate (Dickson Mbi), Sadler’s Wells

Everyone Keeps Me – New Pam Tanowitz, Royal Opera House – Linbury Theatre

Family Honour (Spoken Movement), Sadler’s Wells

The Forsythe Evening (English National Ballet), Sadler’s Wells

Freedom (Johannes Radebe), Peacock Theatre

Gala Flamenca – Mujeres de CAL y CANTE (Compañía María del Mar Moreno), Sadler’s Wells

Giselle, London Coliseum

The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Pavel Kolesnikov/Rosas), Sadler’s Wells

Good Hope (South African Road Trip), Sadler’s Wells

House of Flamenka (Karen Ruimy with Arlene Phillips), Peacock Theatre

Into the Music – Hotel (Birmingham Royal Ballet), Sadler’s Wells

The Jump (Compania Jesus Carmona), Sadler’s Wells

Light Of Passage, Royal Opera House

Like Water for Chocolate, Royal Opera House

Love Chapter 3 (L-E-V/Sharon Eyal), Sadler’s Wells

Machine De Cirque, Peacock Theatre

Mixtape (Celebrating 20 years of ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company), Sadler’s Wells

Mystery Sonatas / For Rosa (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas), Sadler’s Wells

Dance Umbrella and Sadler’s Wells present Oona Doherty – Navy Blue, Sadler’s Wells

New Creation (Bruno Beltrão / Grupo de Rua), Sadler’s Wells

An Ode To Time (Compania Maria Pages), Sadler’s Wells

Pasionaria (La Veronal), Sadler’s Wells

Remembering The Oscars (Aljaz And Janette), Peacock Theatre

Requiem: Fire In The Air Of The Earth (A.I.M by Kyle Abraham), Sadler’s Wells

Ruination, Royal Opera House – Linbury Theatre

Samsara (Aakash Odedra Company), Sadler’s Wells

Shades Of Blue (Matsena Productions) (Part of double bill with House Of Absolute), Sadler’s Wells

Solera (Paco Pena), Sadler’s Wells

To What End, Barbican Theatre

Traplord (Ivan Michael Blackstock), 180 Studios (The Strand)

Triptych (The Missing Door, The Lost Room and The Hidden Floor), Barbican Theatre

¡VIVA! (Manuel Linan), Sadler’s Wells

Warrior Queens (House Of Absolute) (Part of double bill with Matsena Productions), Sadler’s Wells

The Weathering (part of The Weathering / Solo Echo / DGV: Danse à grande vitesse), Royal Opera House

Wild Tango (German Cornejo), Peacock Theatre

Eligible for: Outstanding Achievement in OperaBest New Opera Production

The Handmaid’s Tale, London Coliesum

It’s A Wonderful Life, London Coliseum

Peter Grimes, Royal Opera House

Samson Et Dalila, Royal Opera House

Sybil, Barbican Theatre

Tosca, London Coliseum

The Yeomen Of The Guard, London Coliseum

Eligible for: Best Family Show

Blippi The Musical, Apollo

Hey Duggee The Live Theatre Show, Southbank Centre

Magical Merlin, Fortune

Peppa Pig: My First Concert, London Coliseum

The Smartest Giant In Town, St Martin’s Theatre

What theatres in London are eligible for Olivier Awards?

To be eligible to receive an Olivier Award, a show must be playing in one of the Society of London Theatre’s (SOLT’s) member theatres. There are also Affiliate members of SOLT can also put their shows forward, but only if they have opted to pay the Performance Levy to allow all their productions (in their main space) to be eligible for the main category Olivier Awards.

See a list of theatres that are eligible for Olivier Awards

Note: Full SOLT members are listed below. Affiliate members are listed with (AFFILIATE). Affiliates that pay the performance levy and so are eligible for the main Olivier Awards categories are flagged as (AFFILIATE*)

@sohoplace Theatre  | 2 Soho Place, London, W1, UK | More info

Adelphi Theatre  | Strand, London, WC2E 7NA, United Kingdom | More info

Aldwych Theatre  | 49 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DF, United Kingdom | More info

Almeida Theatre  | Almeida Street, London, N1 1TA, United Kingdom | More info (AFFILIATE*)

Ambassadors Theatre  | West Street, London, WC2H 9ND, United Kingdom | More info

Apollo Theatre  | Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES, United Kingdom | More info

Apollo Victoria Theatre  | 17 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LL, United Kingdom | More info

Arcola Theatre | 24 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL, United Kingdom (AFFILIATE) | More info

Arts Theatre  | 6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB, United Kingdom | More info (AFFILIATE*)

Barbican Theatre  | Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS, United Kingdom | More info

Bloomsbury Theatre  | 15 Gordon Street , London, WC1H 0AH, United Kingdom | More info (AFFILIATE)

Bush Theatre  | 7 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 8LJ, United Kingdom | More info (AFFILIATE)

Cadogan Hall  | 5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ, United Kingdom | More info (AFFILIATE)

Cambridge Theatre  | 32-34 Earlham Street, London, WC2 9HU, United Kingdom | More info

Charing Cross Theatre  | The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NL, United Kingdom | More info (AFFILIATE)

Criterion Theatre  | Piccadilly Circus, London, SW1Y 4XA, United Kingdom | More info

Dominion Theatre  | 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7AQ, United Kingdom | More info

Donmar Warehouse  | 41 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9LX, UK | More info (AFFILIATE*)

Duchess Theatre  | 3-5 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA, United Kingdom | More info

Duke of York’s Theatre  | 45 St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4BG, United Kingdom | More info

Fortune Theatre  | Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH, United Kingdom | More info

Garrick Theatre  | 2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH, United Kingdom | More info

Gielgud Theatre  | 35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR, United Kingdom | More info

Gillian Lynne Theatre  | 166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW, United Kingdom | More info

Greenwich Theatre | Crooms Hill, London, SE10 8ES, United Kingdom (AFFILIATE) | More info

Hackney Empire  | 291 Mare Street, London,  E8 1EJ, United Kingdom | More info (AFFILIATE)

Hampstead Theatre  | Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3EU, United Kingdom | More info (AFFILIATE*)

Harold Pinter Theatre  | 6 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN, United Kingdom | More info

Her Majesty’s Theatre  | 57 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4QL, United Kingdom | More info

Kiln Theatre  | 269 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR, United Kingdom | More info (AFFILIATE*)

London Coliseum  | St. Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4ES, United Kingdom | More info

London Palladium  | 8 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF, United Kingdom | More info

Lyceum Theatre  | 21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ, United Kingdom | More info

Lyric Hammersmith  | King Street, Lyric Square, Hammersmith, W6 0QL , United Kingdom | More info (AFFILIATE*)

Lyric Theatre  | 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES, United Kingdom | More info

Menier Chocolate Factory  | 53 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU, United Kingdom | More info (AFFILIATE)

National Theatre  | Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX, UK | More info

New Wimbledon Theatre | 93 The Broadway, London SW19 1QG, United Kingdom (AFFILIATE) | More info

Noel Coward Theatre  | St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4AA, United Kingdom | More info

Novello Theatre  | 5 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4LD, United Kingdom | More info

The Old Vic  | Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8NB, United Kingdom | More info

Orange Tree Theatre  | 1 Clarence Street, Richmond, TW9 2SA, United Kingdom  (AFFILIATE*) | More info

The Other Palace Theatre  | 12 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JA, United Kingdom | More info (AFFILIATE*)

Palace Theatre  | 109-113 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1V 8AY, United Kingdom | More info

Park Theatre  | Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, N4 3JP, United Kingdom | More info (AFFILIATE)

Peacock Theatre  | Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HT, United Kingdom | More info (AFFILIATE)

Phoenix Theatre  | Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP, United Kingdom | More info

Piccadilly Theatre  | 16 Denman Street, London, W1D 7DY, United Kingdom | More info

Playhouse Theatre (Kit Kat Club)  | Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5DE, United Kingdom | More info

Polka Theatre | 240 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1SB, United Kingdom (AFFILIATE) | More info

Prince Edward Theatre  | 28 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4HS, United Kingdom | More info

Prince of Wales Theatre  | 31 Coventry Street, London, W1D 6AS, United Kingdom | More info

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre  | Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4NR, United Kingdom | More info

Riverside Studios  | 101 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9BN, UK | More info (AFFILIATE*)

Rose Theatre Kingston  | 24-26 High Street , Kingston, KT1 1HL, United Kingdom | More info (AFFILIATE)

Royal Court Theatre  | Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS, United Kingdom | More info

Royal Festival Hall  | Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XX, United Kingdom | More info

Sadler’s Wells Theatre  | Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN, United Kingdom | More info

Savoy Theatre  | Strand, London, WC2R 0ET, United Kingdom | More info

Shaftesbury Theatre  | 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, WC2H 8DP, United Kingdom | More info

Shakespeare’s Globe  | 21 New Globe Walk, South Bank, SE1 9DT, United Kingdom | More info

Soho Theatre  | 21 Dean Street, London, W1D 3NE, United Kingdom | More info (AFFILIATE)

Sondheim Theatre  | 51 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6BA, United Kingdom | More info

St Martin’s Theatre  | West Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9NZ, United Kingdom | More info

Theatre Royal Drury Lane  | Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF, United Kingdom | More info

Theatre Royal Haymarket  | 8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT, United Kingdom | More info

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Who are past winners of the Olivier Awards?

Check out our Olivier Awards page for past winners of the awards. Also our Awards Data page for listings of winners going back to 1976.

The big winners of the 2022 Olivier Awards were Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club / Playhouse Theatre, which won a total of 7 awards including best musical revival; and Life Of Pi at the Wyndham’s Theatre, which picked up 5 Olivier Awards including best new play.

Check out the full list of 2022 Olivier Awards winners.

Olivier Awards 2022
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Can I book shows now that have won an Olivier Award?

Yes! Here is a comprehensive list of all shows that have won an Olivier Award and are now playing – or coming soon – to London’s West End and are available to book.

Book 2022 Olivier Award-winning shows or see a list of All Award-winning shows to book in London

Who organises the Olivier Awards?

Ultimately, the Society of London Theatre chief executives are responsible for the awards. The key person organising the awards is Emma De Souza, Head of Marketing and Communications at SOLT, and her team.

How heavy is an Olivier Award?

An Olivier Award looks quite a mighty statuette. It actually weighs 1.6kg and is a bronze statue of Lawrence Olivier playing Henry V in the Old Vic’s 1937 production.

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Also see:

Olivier Awards – all articles

Olivier Awards 2022 – Winners full list

Olivier Awards 2023 – Winners full list

📷 Main photo: Olivier Awards

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