My Theatre Matters! is a campaign run jointly by Equity, The Stage and TMA, designed to challenge the threats of increasing budget cuts and marginalisation currently faced by theatres and other arts organisations across the country. The campaign celebrates the important role played by theatre in the community, and provides artists and audiences with a way of expressing what theatre means to them.
This month, in association with Classic FM, My Theatre Matters! is searching for the UK’s most welcoming theatre. Between now and 30th September, you have the chance to choose and vote for the theatre that makes you feel most at home. The winner will then be announced at the Guildhall in London on Sunday 20th October as part of the UK Theatre Awards, the only nationwide awards honouring creative excellence and outstanding achievement throughout Britain, both on and off stage. Over 220 theatres are participating, and with such competition, the Birmingham Hippodrome would really love to have your vote!
In the interests of fairness, voting will take into account the relative sizes of different theatres. In order to find the winner, the number of votes for a theatre will be divided by its seating capacity. Of course, with a lot of seats to fill, this means that the Hippodrome will need plenty of votes to be in with a chance of winning!