Olivier Awards with MasterCard

Olivier Awards 2015 with MasterCard

Lenny Henry on the Olivier Awards red carpet (Photo: Helen Maybanks) (Olivier site))

The Olivier Awards 2015 with MasterCard will take place on Sunday 12 April, as the illustrious event once again returns to the stunning surroundings of Covent Garden’s iconic Royal Opera House for an incredible evening of celebration, award-giving and unbelievable live performances. This year comedian, presenter and acclaimed, award-winning actor Lenny Henry will host.

The prestigious ceremony is now in its 39th year and will once again be the pinnacle of this year’s theatre awards season. The most prestigious prizes of its kind, the Olivier Awards ceremony is the most glittering date in the theatrical calendar, attended by many of the West End’s most respected and loved stars, powerhouse producers, screen and music idols, and London's most influential movers and shakers.

The line-up of actors, directors, creatives and productions in line to take home one of this year’s esteemed prizes will be revealed at an exclusive Nominations Announcement on 9 March hosted at the Olivier Awards’ official partner hotel, Rosewood London.

This year the awards has partnered with ITV’s This Morning to present the only award voted for by the general public, the This Morning Audience Award. Celebrating the West End’s many long-running productions, theatre lovers will be invited to help decide which of 16 eligible shows will follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner Les Misérables to be crowned the public’s favourite. Voting will open on 17 February.

This year’s radio partner is the hugely popular Magic FM and, building on last year’s collaboration, ITV continues as the award’s television partner enabling theatre fans to tune into the very best moments from the ceremony shortly after proceedings come to a close with a highlights programme on the channel, or catch up on ITV Player. 

More news and announcements will be revealed in the months and weeks preceding the much-anticipated event, so make sure to check Official London Theatre regularly and follow the Olivier Awards on Twitter to stay-up-to-date with all the latest, including confirmed presenters, performances and those all-important nominees.