How to Follow

There are more ways than ever you can follow the 40th anniversary Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard on Sunday 3 April.

Watch in person

Head to Covent Garden Piazza on 3 April to catch an evening of unforgettable entertainment on the ITV Stage from 17:00. Hosts Carrie Hope Fletcher and Daniel Boys will present a line-up of live performances, including appearances from all four Magic Radio Audience Award nominees, before a live stream of the ceremony itself is shown on big screens from 18:30. Outside the Royal Opera House, it’s the only place the UK public can watch live. Download a leaflet for full details here.

Don’t forget, from 16:30 you can also head to the star-studded red carpet at the Royal Opera House to watch the arrivals. It’s just a few minutes’ walk from the ITV Stage.

Important notice: New for 2016, fans who want to line the red carpet will be issued with wristbands. There are a limited number which will be handed out on a first come first served basis, so make sure you arrive early if  you want to see the stars!

Watch on ITV

Shortly after the ceremony finishes, you can watch extended highlights on ITV1 at 22:15. You can then catch up on the ceremony in full on ITV3 on 4 April at 23:00. Both broadcasts will be available on ITV Hub for the following 30 days.

International audiences can also watch the ceremony in full on the Olivier Awards’ YouTube channel on 3 April at 22:00 (BST).

Listen Live

Radio station Mellow Magic will be broadcast the entire ceremony live from the Royal Opera House. Tune in to hear all the exclusive performances, including Cyndi Lauper and many nominated shows, and the winners’ speeches.


Follow the Olivier Awards on  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr for red carpet photos and exclusive peeks backstage.

You can also follow the awards’ official news channel on Twitter @O_L_T and visit for news updates during the ceremony.

Check the gallery section of this website for photos of the guests arriving and the winners with their awards.

Join in the conversation using #OlivierAwards