Red Carpet and Covent Garden Piazza

Join the Olivier Awards with MasterCard celebration alongside hundreds of fellow theatre fans at the red carpet and Covent Garden Piazza.

Red Carpet

Red Carpet

Join us to help welcome the stars of the London stage and celebrities from film and television to this most illustrious night in the London theatre calendar. See the glamorous dresses, resplendent accessories and sharp suits first hand as the icons of entertainment make their way down the red carpet to the Royal Opera House, and soak up the excitement in the air as the awards tension rises.

Among the stars coming out for the evening are presenters including Michael Ball, Samantha Barks, Kristin Davis, Nigel Harman, Robert Lindsay, Mark Strong, Luke Treadaway and Ruth Wilson. The nominees include Hayley Atwell, Anna Chancellor, Judi Dench, Tom Hiddleston and Jude Law.

Stage

Covent Garden Piazza

Musical theatre star Michael Xavier, who has twice been nominated for an Olivier Award, and classical music star, model, designer and TV presenter Myleene Klass will host an unbelievable evening of entertainment on the ITV stage in Covent Garden Piazza.

From 17:00, you will be entertained by live performances from hit shows Avenue Q, Happy Days, The Pajama Game and three of this year’s Audience Award nominees, Les Misérables, Matilda The Musical and Wicked. Audiences can also look forward to an appearance from The West End Gospel Choir. When the ceremony gets underway at 18:30, you can watch all the action on big screens as the award announcements, acceptance speeches and one-off performances are streamed directly to theatre fans in the Piazza. Outside the Royal Opera House, this is the only place you can see performances by the Best New Musical nominees, Bernadette Peters, Joseph Calleja and ABBA’s Benny and Björn joining the cast of Mamma Mia! live.

The Olivier Awards headline sponsor MasterCard will also be on hand at the event, bringing treats, competitions and Priceless Surprises to card holders throughout the day.