How to watch the Olivier Awards

Here's your guide on where to watch the 2022 Olivier Awards and how to find out all the Oliviers news.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

The Olivier Awards is the biggest night in the London theatre calendar. West End stars gather together to celebrate all the new West End productions which opened during the past year. The 2022 Olivier Awards will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on 10 April. Find out more about the 2022 Olivier Awards nominees ahead of the Olivier Awards ceremony.

Sadly, not every West End theatre lover can attend the Olivier Awards. But you can still stay in the loop and watch the Oliviers unfold even without a ticket. Keep up to date with the latest Olivier Awards news on the television, the radio, and on YouTube. So get your gladrags on, pour a glass of champagne and toast the West End's jubilant return from the comfort of your own home!

Ahead of the 2022 Olivier Awards, discover more about the Olivier Awards ceremony and where you can find out all the award winners as soon as they’re announced.

What are the Olivier Awards?

The Olivier Awards is an awards ceremony that acknowledges exceptional theatre performances in the West End and across London's affiliate theatres. The Olivier Awards are the most prestigious awards ceremony in the West End's theatre calendar and are similar to the Tony Awards on Broadway.

When are the Olivier Awards in 2022?

The 2022 Olivier Awards will take place on 10 April. Typically, the Olivier Awards are held in April and mark the end of a year of theatre. This year, the Olivier Awards will be held on the second Sunday in April.

Where are the Olivier Awards taking place?

The 2022 Olivier Awards will take place at the Royal Albert Hall. The Olivier Awards were first held at the Royal Albert Hall in 2017, and this tradition has continued for all in-person ceremonies since then. Over 1.7 million people visit the Royal Albert Hall each year, and this year, the venue is home the buzziest night in the theatre calendar — the Olivier Awards.

Can I watch the Olivier Awards on television?

Audiences can watch highlights of the 2022 Olivier Awards on terrestrial television. Highlights of the Olivier Awards ceremony will be broadcast on ITV1 at 10:15pm on 10 April, the same day as the award ceremony. It's likely that the highlights will also be available to watch on ITV Player, so you can rewatch the performances as often as you'd like. Check out the greatest performances in Olivier Awards history.

Can I watch the Olivier Awards online?

If you’re glued to your phone or want to get the latest Olivier Awards updates as soon as they came in, you can find out all the Olivier Awards information online. The Official London Theatre YouTube channel will broadcast live information from the Royal Albert Hall from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Hosts Emma B, Angellica Bell, Frank DiLella and Anita Rani will chat to nominees and presenters as they arrive at the Royal Albert Hall.

If you’re watching the Olivier Awards from outside the United Kingdom, the Olivier Awards will begin streaming on the Official London Theatre Youtube channel from 3:15am on 11 April — 10:15pm for Eastern Standard Time.

Can I listen to the Olivier Awards?

Yes, you’ll be able to listen to Olivier Awards coverage on the radio as it happen. Magic Radio will broadcast the ceremony live from the Royal Albert Hall, beginning from 5:30pm.

Which shows will perform at the Olivier Awards?

Many West End productions will perform live snippets of their respective shows at the 2022 Olivier Awards. Look forward to performances from Back To The Future - The Musical, The Drifters Girl, Frozen the Musical, Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Anything Goes, Cabaret and Spring Awakening, and a performance from Life of Pi.

A Stephen Sondheim tribute will also take place during the 2022 Olivier Awards. Find out more about Stephen Sondheim musicals.

Who will take part in the Olivier Awards?

Many West End stars will take part in the 2022 Olivier Awards either as performers or presenting awards. Expect to see the following people at the 2022 Olivier Awards: Jade Anouka, Baroness Dame Floella Benjamin, Don Black, Anne-Marie Duff, Noma Dumezweni, Tom Felton, Kit Harington, Max Harwood, Ruthie Henshall, Cassidy Janson, Beverley Knight, Bonnie Langford, Miriam-Teak Lee, Oti Mabuse, Dame Arlene Phillips, Jonathan Pryce, Keala Settle, Dr Ranj Singh, Giles Terera, Sam Tutty, Eric Underwood and Layton Williams.

What time will the Olivier Awards ceremony take place?

The 2022 Olivier Awards will take place on 10 April at the Royal Albert Hall from 5:30pm. Pre-award broadcasts will begin from 4:30pm at the Royal Albert Hall.

Photo credit: Olivier Awards (Photo courtesy of Society of London Theatre)

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