What time are the Olivier Awards 2018 on TV?

Everything you need to know about the biggest night of the year in the theatre calendar

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 09:  Sir Kenneth Branagh with his Special Award on stage during The Olivier Awards 2017 at Royal Albert Hall on April 9, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Catherine Tate hosts the 2018 Olivier Awards this Sunday 8th April 2018.


As well as the awards, the show will feature stunning performances from nominated musicals including Hamilton, 42nd Street, Follies, Young Frankenstein, Girl from the North Country and Everybody’s Talking about Jamie, as well as a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

Actors in the running for awards include Imelda Staunton, Andrew Garfield, Bryan Cranston, Lesley Joseph and Lesley Manville.

Find out everything you need to know about the awards night below.

What time are the Olivier Awards 2018 on TV?

The ceremony will be broadcast live from The Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday 8th April at 10.20pm on ITV.

What can we expect?

They may as well be called the “Hamilton” awards this year. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s phenomenon of a hip-hop musical is nominated in 13 categories for the 2018 London theatre prizes, more than any show ever before (check out the full list of nominations for 2018 here).

It should at the very least sweep up best new musical, though it’s a strong category with Dylan show The Girl from the North Country and the life-affirming Everybody’s Talking about Jamie.

That should be just one of a tricorn hatful of wins, but it would be a shame if other triumphs this year, such as Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman or the bizarrely brilliant Oslo, were cast into the shade. Catherine Tate hosts proceedings from the Royal Albert Hall.