Could you be a judge for the Pantomime AWards 2025?

During November, December and January of each year, our judges seek to visit well over 200 professional pantomime venues – looking for nominations for the UK Pantomime Awards. We regularly recruit new judges to join our experienced team, who will cover the length and breadth of the UK.

We aim to ensure they represent the diverse nature of pantomime audiences, and welcome applications from people who have experience which might include:

  • Professional pantomime performance or production credit.
  • Journalistic/reviewing background.
  • Seasoned audience members with a critical eye.

What will a Judge be required to do?

  • Attend a training session about the judging process and be shown how to use The Pantomime Awards portal. 
  • Watch an agreed number of performances within their region.
  • Commit time to complete and submit a show report via The Pantomime Awards portal.

Benefits of being a Judge

All judges are volunteers, however we are able to offer the following benefits as a gesture of thanks for time given to the judging process:

  • Complimentary tickets for pantomime performances within an agreed region.
  • An invitation to The Pantomime Awards judging conference.
  • Tickets for The Pantomime Awards ceremony.

How to apply

If you’d like to apply, please fill out our application form here:

We aspire to engage Judges from a diverse group of volunteers. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and acknowledge the importance of lived experience, as well as the significant role local audiences play in regional pantomime’s production and reception. 

Applications are especially welcome from disabled and neurodiverse individuals, members of the LGBTQI+ community, and people from the global majority, in particular those with African, Caribbean, Middle Eastern, North African, South Asian or South East Asian heritage, as these voices are currently underrepresented in our team.