Hello, from the Most Welcoming Theatre in the South East! This isn’t just us blowing our own trumpet, but the public verdict on The Marlowe.
UK Theatre, the industry’s leading body, announced today that we have won the award for Most Welcoming Theatre in the South east. This means we’re now in the running for the award for Most Welcoming Theatre in the UK, competing against the other eleven regional finalists. The winner will be announced at the UK Theatre Awards at London’s Guildhall on Sunday 18 October.
We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who voted for us, and to everyone who has supported us in the four years (almost to the day, our anniversary is this Sunday) since we re-opened in our new building.
Our Theatre Director Mark Everett says: “The fact that our customers have voted us most Welcoming Theatre in the South East is hugely gratifying and rewarding. It means a lot to me but also to all The Marlowe’s staff, without whom, of course, this award would not have been possible.”
“We have come on in leaps and bounds since 2011 and now welcome more people than ever before to the main house, The Marlowe Studio and our creative and educational workshops.”
Now, of course, we have to wait to find out if we’ve won the national award. Fingers crossed!