The Olivier Awards, recognising excellence in professional theatre in London, will be held on Sunday 14 April 2024 at the Royal Albert Hall.
The awards were established in 1976, by the Society of London Theatre as the Society of West End Theatre Awards and were designed by artist Tom Merrifield. In 1984, British actor Laurence Olivier gave his consent for the awards to be renamed in his honour, thus becoming the Laurence Olivier Awards.
To be considered for the prestigious stage honours, productions must perform in the eligibility period from 15 February 2023 to 27 February 2024. They can be from across all main theatre categories, including opera, dance and family.
The nominations for the Olivier Awards 2024 will be unveiled on Tuesday 12 March. Following the announcement, a special Nominees Celebration will be held later in the month, with the exact date yet to be confirmed. This gathering will honour the artists and productions that have been chosen as nominees.
Winners of last year’s ceremony include: Matt Cole (best theatre choreographer for Newsies at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre), Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! at Young Vic (best musical revival), Alcina by Royal Opera (best new opera production), Traplord by Ivan Michael Blackstock at 180 Studios (best new dance production), and Dickson Mbi (outstanding achievement in dance for his choreography of Enowate at Sadler’s Wells).
Stay tuned for more coverage on the Olivier Awards 2024 in Dance Informa!