Win the chance to be part of the Olivier Awards judging panel

...and a year's worth of free theatre

A Radio Times reader is being offered the chance to receive free West End theatre tickets for a year and become part of the expert panel that decides the winners of the prestigious Olivier Awards for 2012.


Starting from mid-February 2012, the winner will receive two free tickets (the best available) and a programme to all the new West End productions in the running for an award. Our Radio Times winner will then join the judging panel and decide on the winners.

How do you win this fabulous prize? To enter, write a 150-word theatre review of a production you have seen in the last year and send it to us, along with an explanation of why you deserve to be on the panel in less than 100 words and a list of all the shows you have seen in the past year.

Four readers will be shortlisted by Radio Times from all entries and invited to London between 17 and 20 January 2012 for an interview at the Society of London Theatre (SOLT). One winner will then be selected by SOLT to join the theatre panel (this does not cover opera or dance). The winner will be expected to commit to watching all proposed productions (about 100 over the year) and aside from the tickets and programme will not be reimbursed for any expenses incurred by SOLT or RT. For competition rules, go to

Looking for inspiration? Why not book theatre tickets priced at just £10, £15, £25 and £35 for more than 55 top West End shows with Get Into London Theatre. Booking now open for shows running 1 Jan to 10 Feb 2012. Book online at or call 0871 230 1548 (10p per min plus network charges).


Send your entry, name, address, email and phone number to Olivier’s Competition, Radio Times, 201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TQ; or by email to with Olivier’s Competition in the subject line. But you’ll have to hurry – the closing date is 6 January 2012…