The 2022 Offies Awards Ceremony will be held this Sunday 20th February from 7-9pm (UK time). These awards are for fringe and independent theatres and their productions.
For those interested but anble to attned, the good news is that the ceremony will be screened via Scenesaver, which you can find here https://www.scenesaver.co.uk/production/the-offies-2022-awards-ceremony/ The event is free to attend – but you do need to be registered with Scenesaver prior to the event start time, in order to avoid digital bottlenecks and tech issues.
Alongside the core Offies awards, this year they will be announcing winners for the Offiettes ( recognising shows for young people), the OnComm for online shows and the OffFest for shows as part of theatre festivals – including, for the first time, the Brighton Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe and Greater Manchester Fringe. They will also be announcing their Special Offies awards and some additional OneOff awards, and highlighting the OffComm recipients in 2021 for outstanding short run shows.
Last year we included words of support from a number of well known faces – there will be a few of these again but they have decided this year to hear from some of those involved in shows which are currently (or will shortly be) on stage at OffWestEnd venues. There will also be an announcement of the results of the People’s Vote which now runs all year round, starting from 1 March – to increase the opportunities for audiences and supporters to vote for their favourite theatres.
It proves to be an interesting evening, so do join them if you can. Maybe I’ll “see” you there!