only a week left to vote for your favourite theatreThere’s only a week to go until voting ends for the 2015 My Theatre Matters! Most Welcoming Theatre Award, in association with Smooth Radio.

My Theatre Matters! is a nationwide campaign aimed at galvanising public support for local theatres across the UK in response to a series of damaging cuts in local government funding.

Over 27,000 votes have already been cast across the participating theatres and arts venues across the UK. Voting is open until 12 noon on Friday 25 September so, if you haven’t already done so, vote now.

The twelve regional and national winners will be announced on Thursday 1st October and the overall winner will be crowned at the annual UK Theatre Awards ceremony at London’s historic Guildhall on Sunday 18 October.

Visit to cast your vote.


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