WEST END WILMA AWARDS 2022 – nominations now open

West End Wilma Awards in association with Free@Last TV Ltd
Entertainment Sponsor Box Office Radio
Sunday 31 July 2022
Leicester Square Theatre



The West End Wilma Awards returns in 2022 for the seventh year, celebrating the best of UK Theatre. The Wilma Awards prides itself on recognising those who sometimes go unmentioned in other award ceremonies like understudies, ensemble performers and rising stars.

The Wilma Awards has grown in popularity since its beginning and the last year received over 100,000 votes from the theatre loving public.

The star studded ceremony is always a celebration of theatre and a great chance for performers and theatre fans to get together and have fun.


This year we will be celebrating the following categories:

Best Touring Production

Sponsored by The Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Best Cabaret/Solo Performance

Sponsored by Phoenix Arts Club

Rising Star

Sponsored by Concord Theatricals

Best Takeover in A Role

Sponsored by Towngate Theatre

Best Understudy

Best West End Ensemble Performer

Sponsored by Sherman Theatrical Entertainment

Best Performer in A West End Show

Sponsored by The Theatre Cafe  

Best Performer In An Off-West End Show 

Best Off-West End Show 

Best West End Show

Sponsored by Theatrical Rights Worldwide

For the first time, theatre lovers will be able to nominate who they would like to see on the shortlist (usually decided by the West End Wilma team). The most popular nominations will then, as always, be put to a public vote to decide on the winners.

Nominations will begin on 9 May 2022 and will span the entire two and a half years since the last West End Wilma Awards (from September 2019 to May 2022). The shortlist will be published to cast your votes for the winners on 31 May 2022.

The Wilma Awards were first held at Freedom Bar in Soho for the first year before moving to the Hippodrome Casino for 2015 and 2016 and then the Prince of Wales Theatre (Delfont Room) in 2017. For 2018 we moved to the Arts Theatre in Covent Garden, more than doubling the capacity of the venue. The 2019 awards were the biggest yet, at Café de Paris in London’s West End.


Tickets are priced at £24.50 each + fees.

There are a very limited number of VIP tickets available priced at £49.50 + fees. VIP tickets include a front row seat, a signed programme (by the performers on the day) and exclusive access to watch the soundcheck before the show!


10% of ticket sales will be donated to Mousetrap Theatre Projects to help create more accessible theatre.

For more information about the West End Wilma Awards visit https://www.westendwilma.com/awards/

For sponsorship/media enquiries please contact Ed Baker wilma@westendwilma.com