Vote for Derby Theatre as the UK's Most Welcoming Theatre 2018

Voting is now open to find the UK's Most Welcoming Theatre 2018, and Derby Theatre is in the running.

The winners of this year’s award will be decided by a public vote that is now open until Tuesday 18 September, 12pm

Vote today and you'll be in with a chance of winning up to £250 in Theatre Tokens!

As a Learning Theatre, Derby Theatre is committed to making a welcoming and open environment for our audiences, the community and the artists we work with. Through our friendly Theatre staff; diverse artistic, learning and artist development programmes; an ever-increasing amount of accessible performances; Theatre Unwrapped sessions, Ambassador and Plus One schemes; open days, community and student programming groups and our partnership with the University of Derby; we aim to make our theatre as welcoming and as accessible as possible to everyone in all that we do.

If you enjoy visiting Derby Theatre, the work we produce and the opportunities we offer, we would love for you to show your support and vote for us now at


You can also share your comments and help spread the word by tweeting us @DerbyTheatre using the hashtag #welcomingtheatre with why you think we deserve to win or share our Facebook event when you have voted.

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 in September and the overall winner of the award will be announced at the UK Theatre Awards on Sunday 14 October.

Thank You

We look forward to welcoming you back to Derby Theatre soon.

Derby Theatre Infographic - Most Welcoming Theatre 2018