The Lichfield Garrick theatre has won Best Theatre/Arts Venue in Staffordshire in the What’s On Readers’ Awards for the second year in a row.
The What’s On Readers’ Awards initiative, which covers 6 regions - Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire had over 50,000 votes cast in total, which was a 5,000 increase on 2017.
Karen Foster, the Lichfield Garrick’s Executive Director said: “As a small independent charity, the Lichfield Garrick theatre is delighted to have received the Best Theatre/Arts Venue award, especially as it reflects the enthusiasm and support we receive from our community in Lichfield and beyond.”
80 awards were presented across the six regions, 28 of which were across the West Midlands. Sam Rabone, star of the Lichfield Garrick’s annual pantomime was voted as runner up as the West Midland’s Best Pantomime Dame.
Karen Foster further added: “We feel honoured that so many people took the time to nominate us as, not only as the place for entertainment, but also as a welcoming place for youth theatre, community choirs and our highly acclaimed community musical. I would like to thank all the staff and volunteers at the Lichfield Garrick for making our visitors so welcome.”
The Best Theatre/Arts Venue in Staffordshire award is the latest achievement gained by the theatre following on from winning the UK Theatre Award in both 2016 and 2017 as the West Midland’s Most Welcoming Theatre.