About the Manchester Theatre Awards
The awards—the most important theatrical prize-giving outside London—have been a major fixture on the North West entertainment calendar since 1981 and an important shop window for all that is best in local theatre.
With the enthusiastic backing of the Greater Manchester theatres, an 11-strong panel of some of the most experienced critics in the country, continues an initiative first created by the Manchester Evening News.
Uniquely amongst awards panels, this web site gives an insight into the deliberations and opinions of the judges as they post reviews of productions they have seen and comment on one another's opinions—whether to endorse them or to register their strong disagreement.
The awards continue to celebrate the great work that goes on every year in Manchester.