Win a year at the theatre

Your chance to judge the Olivier Awards

One Radio Times reader has the chance of a year’s worth of free tickets to West End theatres and to be part of the panel that will help decide the winners of the 2016 Olivier Awards.


Starting 26th February 2015, the winner will join the awards judging panel and receive two free tickets (the best available) and a programme to all new West End productions in the running for an award. (This excludes opera or dance.) 

Last year’s winner:

“I’d never have imagined that the prize of a year of marvellous theatre would be mine. I’ve had the privilege to witness outstanding performances — Angela Lansbury, veteran dame of the theatre, acting her socks off in Blithe Spirit, alongside Patsy Ferran, a novice whose comic timing suggests she’s at the beginning of a glittering career. Very few productions didn’t have something to recommend them… Sitting, waiting for around 100 shows to begin, I thought how lucky I was to be there. I will remember those moments for a long time.” 

Kerry White, 51, a counsellor and play therapist from Hounslow, London.

How to enter:

Write a 150-word theatre review of a production you’ve seen in the past year. Send it to us (details below) along with an explanation (in fewer than 100 words) of why you deserve to be on the panel, and a list of all the shows you’ve seen in the past year.

Four readers will be shortlisted and invited to London on 17th February 2015 for a brief interview at the Society of London Theatre (SOLT). One winner will then be selected by SOLT to join the theatre panel. The winner will be expected to commit to watching all proposed productions (about 100 over the year) and be invited to attend the awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in April 2016. Aside from the tickets and programmes, the winner will not be reimbursed by SOLT or Radio Times for any expenses incurred. 

Post your entry, name, address, email and phone number to Oliviers Competition, Radio Times, Vineyard House, 44 Brook Green, London W6 7BT; or email it to with Oliviers Competition in the subject line. The closing date is 6th February 2015. 


Looking for inspiration? Why not book theatre tickets priced at £10, £15, £25, £35 or £40 for 70 top West End shows, via Open until 13th February 2015.