It’s Nomination time for the 2024 Black British Theatre Awards

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The UK’s only event celebrating the outstanding achievements and contributions of black artists to the nation’s vibrant and dynamic theatre industry, the Black British Theatre Awards (BBTA), has opened nominations for this year’s awards and invites the public to submit their favourite black British theatre professionals for recognition. Lovers of black theatre can submit their nominations via the BBTA website from 1 June to 31 July.

Once voting is closed and nominees have been shortlisted, the BBTA will hold its 6th annual ceremony at the Lyceum Theatre on Monday 4 November. Disney’s award-winning musical The Lion King, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, is the headline sponsor of the highly anticipated event.

The BBTAs was founded to honour the exceptional work of black professionals across all aspects of the industry. Co-Founders of the BBTAs. Solange Urdang OBE and Omar F. Okai said: “It is crucial for us to be loud in our celebration of black talent in the British theatre industry as it not only amplifies the diverse voices that have made significant contributions to enriching the industry’s unique and creative and cultural perspectives, but also to recognise the decades-long impact of black professionals’ artistic legacy in the UK while inspiring future generations of black creatives,”

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Previous winners of the BBTAs include Ryan Calais Cameron and Tristan
Fynn-Aiduenu
for Best Director for For Black Boys Who Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy, and Toyin Ayedun-Alase for both Best Female Lead and Best Supporting Female Actor for her work in The Clinic and Alice in Wonderland.

For further information about the Black British Theatre Awards and to vote, visit blackbritishtheatreawards.com.

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