Vote for Derby Theatre as the UK's Most Welcoming Theatre 2017

Voting is now open to find the UK's Most Welcoming Theatre 2017 in Association with Smooth Radio, and Derby Theatre is in the running.

The winners of this year’s award will be decided by a public vote between 12 noon on Wednesday 9 August and 12 noon on Tuesday 19 September 2017

This year there are more than 175 venues across the country competing to take home the coveted title. The 12 Regional and National winners of the vote will be announced on 29 September 2017. The overall winner of the award will be announced at the UK Theatre Awards on Sunday 15 October. In 2016 the winner was The Mill at Sonning.


As a Learning Theatre, Derby Theatre is committed to making a welcoming and open environment for both our audiences and the artists we work with. Through our Youth Theatres and Theatre Unwrapped sessions, or our artist development programme and partnership with the University of Derby, we aim to make our theatre accessible to everyone in all that we do.

If you've had a positive experience we would love for you to show your support and vote for us now at

Vote today and you'll be in with a chance of winning £200 in Theatre Tokens!

You can also share your comments and help spread the word by tweeting @DerbyTheatre using the hashtag #welcomingtheatre.