LONDON (Whatsonstage.com) – The winners have been announced for the 2018 Stage Awards. This year’s awards see the Almeida Theatre being named as London Theatre of the Year, while the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff took home the Regional Theatre of the Year Award. The award for Fringe Theatre of the Year went to the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester, after being nominated in the same category last year. The theatre’s productions include Hair the Musical and Yank!, both of which transferred to London.
Theatre Building of the Year went to Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr’s Bridge Theatre, while The Unsung Hero award went to Clare Ferraby, the person responsible for the interior design of over 80 theatres. Ferraby has worked on venues including the London Palladium, Leeds Grand and the newly refurbished Victoria Palace Theatre where Hamilton is currently playing.
Full winners of the Stage Awards
Regional Theatre of the Year
Sherman Theatre, Cardiff
London Theatre of the Year
Fringe Theatre of the Year
Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
Theatre Building of the Year
Bridge Theatre, London
Producer of the Year
Hull City of Culture
School of the Year
Royal Exchange Young Company
Imaginate for the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival
The Everyman Company, Liverpool
Arcola Theatre, London
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