Eligible Venues

Theatre Venues Eligible for the Offies

The Offies awards are open to all independent, alternative and fringe theatres across London. 

It is up to the theatre and/or their visiting companies to decide whether or not to invite Offies assessors to their shows.  A minimum number of performances is also required.  Please select the SUBMIT A SHOW tab above to read more information about how the Offies work and the criteria for the different categories.

There are around 100 venues eligible for the Offies:  

Above The Stag, The Albany, Arcola, artsdepot

Barons Court, Battersea Arts Centre, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Bloomsbury, Blue Elephant, Boulevard, Bread and Roses, Bridewell Theatre, Bridge House Theatre, Bunker, Bush Theatre

Calder Bookshop & Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre, Canada Water Culture Space, Canal Cafe Theatre, Cervantes Theatre, Charing Cross Theatre, Chickenshed, CLF Theatre, Cockpit Theatre, Colour House Theatre, Courtyard

Drayton Arms Theatre

Etcetera Theatre

Finborough Theatre

Gate Theatre, Golden Goose, Greenwich Theatre

Hackney Empire, Half Moon, Hampstead (studio), Hen and Chickens, The Hope Theatre, Hoxton Hall

ICA Theatre, Iris Theatre

Jack Studio Theatre, Jacksons Lane, Jermyn Street Theatre

Katzpace, Kiln Theatre (formerly Tricycle), Kings Head Theatre

Leicester Square Theatre, Lion and Unicorn Theatre, London Theatre Workshop, The London Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith (studio)

Menier Chocolate Factory, Millfield Arts Centre, Mirth Marvel and Maud, Monkey House

Network Theatre, New Diorama

Old Red Lion Theatre, Omnibus, Orange Tree Theatre, Other Palace (studio), Ovalhouse

Park Theatre, Pentameters, Platform Theatre, Playground Theatre, Pleasance Theatre, Polka Theatre, Poplar Union, The Print Room

Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch

Rich Mix, Rose Playhouse Bankside, Rose Theatre Kingston, Rosemary Branch, Royal Court (studio)

Shoreditch Town Hall, Soho Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, The Space, Spread Eagle Theatre, Stockwell Playhouse

Tabard Theatre, Tara Theatre, Theatre 503, Theatre Collection, Theatre Delicatessen, Theatre N 16, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Theatre Utopia, Theatro Technis, Toynbee Studios, Tristan Bates

Unicorn Theatre, Union Theatre, Upstairs at the Gatehouse


Waterloo East Theatre, Watermans, Watford Palace Theatre, White Bear Theatre, Wilton’s Music Hall

Yard Theatre, Ye Olde Rose and Crown, Young Vic (studio)


THE ABOVE LIST INCLUDES the following who are members of SOLT (Society of London Theatres) but who are not eligible for Olivier awards (except within the Affiliated Theatre category): Bloomsbury, Bush, Greenwich, Hackney Empire, Kiln, Lyric Hammersmith, Menier Chocolate Factory, Park, Polka, Soho, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Unicorn.  The above list also includes the smaller spaces at the Hampstead, Royal Court, Other Palace, Young Vic.

…BUT EXCLUDES the following whose membership of SOLT entitles their shows to be nominated for Olivier awards: Almeida, Arts, Donmar Warehouse, Hampstead, National Theatre, Natural History Museum, Other Palace, Young Vic and the major / commercial West End theatres.