The Pantomime Awards 2024 will take place on Tuesday 18 June at G Live in Guildford offering increased audience capacity for this year’s star-studded celebration of pantomime

The UK Pantomime Association has announced that The Pantomime Awards 2024 will take place on Tuesday 18 June 2024 at 7pm at G Live in Guildford.

The ceremony’s move from the West End to the major theatre and entertainment venue, which will have cabaret-style seating for the event, is a marker of the UK Pantomime Association’s commitment to celebrating regional theatre. It will also offer complete accessibility and significantly increased seating capacity following last year’s sell-out event, meaning a greater number of theatre industry professionals and theatregoers can attend. 

Tickets for The Pantomime Awards 2024, which will feature live performances, celebrity presenters and the winners announcements, will go on sale on 2 May 2024 through G Live’s Box Office:  https://trafalgartickets.com/g-live-guildford/.

During the 2023-24 pantomime season, the third year in which the Awards have taken place, the UK Pantomime Association’s 70 judges had their biggest year ever, collectively visiting 259 venues to see over 728 performances, far and wide across the United Kingdom. The nominees shortlist will be announced on 2 May 2024.

Simon Sladen, Chair of the UK Pantomime Association said: “We can’t wait to welcome everyone to The Pantomime Awards at G Live in Guildford as we celebrate pantomime excellence across the 2023-2024 season. The UK Pantomime Association is proud to champion regional theatre and acknowledge the important role it plays in the UK’s wider performance ecology. We’ve outgrown the West End, so get ready for an even bigger Awards Ceremony in June!”

Founded in 2021, the UK Pantomime Association is a charity that explores, shares and celebrates pantomime by investigating the genre’s rich past, engaging with contemporary practice and inspiring the future. The Pantomime Awards recognize excellence across 19 categories comprising onstage roles such as Best Dame and Best Villain to creative positions such as Best Costume Design, Best Script and Best Choreography. The Special Awards, which celebrate productions representing the values that the Association seeks to promote, as well as an award for Outstanding Achievement, are also to be announced at the ceremony, in addition to three Best Pantomime awards for productions with capacities of 500 seats, 500 to 900 seats and those with more than 900 seats.

The Pantomime Awards 2023 in association with Butlin’s for the pantomime season 2022/23 took place at a star-studded ceremony. Amongst the winners were Ian McKellen, Su Pollard, Joyce Branagh, Cast, Doncaster, Theatre Royal Stratford East, and Vernon Kay. In 2022, winners included Duncan Burt and Nic Gibney, Vikki Stone, Morgan Brind, Rolan Bell, Alexandra Burke, Nigel Ellacott and Joe Tracini.