The Society of London Theatre (SOLT) is looking for public panellists for the Olivier Awards!
The judging period for the 2016 awards runs from 26 February 2015 for approximately 12 months. The 2016 Olivier Awards with MasterCard will be held at a central London venue and members of the judging panels will be invited, with a guest, to the ceremony and after-show party where they will be able to mingle with the stars.
Members of the public are needed for the following four judging panels: Theatre, Affiliate (smaller or non-West End London theatres), Opera and Dance. Panellists commit themselves to seeing all eligible productions in their categories (ranging from some 100 plays/musicals to some 30 operas). Panellists usually receive two free tickets to each show plus a free show programme. The position lasts for a year and is unpaid. No expenses are paid.
To have the chance to become a panellist you will need to write a 150 word review of a production that you have seen over the last year plus a list of all the other productions you have seen in that period. To apply to become a panellist, use the online form found by following the link below, or write to or email SOLT with your contact details, your review and production list.
Address: Olivier Awards Panel Application, 32 Rose Street, London, WC2E 9ET.
Applications must be received by 17:00 on Monday 19 January 2015. People chosen by SOLT to go through to the next stage of the process will be invited to attend a short interview at the SOLT offices in Covent Garden on 29 January, 2 February or 17 February 2015. Applicants will only be contacted if they have been selected for interview.
This is a wonderful chance to be at the heart of Theatreland and to help decide who wins London’s most glittering theatrical prize! CLICK HERE TO APPLY
Deadline for applications: 17:00 on Monday 19 January 2015