List of theatre awards

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A theatre award is an award for plays, their authors and directors, actors, theatre groups or theatre institutions.


  • European Theatre Award

Important theatre prizes in German-speaking countries

  • before 1951 the Büchner Prize
  • Alfred Kerr Actor Award
  • Alma-Seidler-Ring
  • Barbara Kisseler Theatre Prize
  • Bavarian Theatre Award
  • Boy Gobert Award
  • Bonn Theatre Prize
  • Brothers Grimm Prize of the State of Berlin
  • Conrad Ekhof Prize
  • German Children’s and Youth Theatre Award
  • German Musical Theatre Award
  • German Theatre Award The Faust
  • Else Lasker Schüler Playwriting Prize
  • Award for directing
  • Hersfeld Prize
  • Kurt Hübner Prize
  • Otto Kasten Prize
  • Friedrich Luft Prize
  • Fritz Kortner Prize
  • Gertrud-Eysoldt-Ring
  • Grillparzer-Ring
  • Hans Reinhart-Ring
  • Iffland-Ring
  • Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz Prize for Drama
  • Karl Skraup Prize
  • Kainz Medal
  • Kurt Meisel Prize
  • State prize for folk theatre plays of the state of Baden-Württemberg
  • Louise Dumont Goldtopas
  • Leipzig Movement Art Award
  • Mario Adorf Prize
  • Max Reinhardt Prize
  • Nestroy Ring
  • Nestroy Theatre Prize
  • Mülheim Playwright Prize
  • O.E. Hasse Prize
  • Raimund-Ring
  • Theatre Award Berlin
  • Tilla Durieux Jewelry
  • Prize of the Welti Foundation for the drama
  • Ulrich Wildgruber Prize
  • Cologne Dance and Theatre Awards
  • Swiss Theatre Prize

Another award for achievements in theatre is an invitation to the Berlin Theatertreffen. Critics’ surveys conducted by the magazines Opernwelt and Theater heute also determine the titles of Opera House of the Year and Theatre of the Year, among others, at the end of a season each summer.

Important foreign theatre awards


  • Mo Awards


  • Asker


  • Reumert


  • Grand Prix du Théâtre
  • Molière
  • Prix Gérard Philipe
  • Prix SACD


  • Dimitris Horn Prize

United Kingdom

  • Evening Standard Awards
  • Clarence Derwent Awards for Outstanding Actor in London’s West End and in the US for On-Broadway.
  • John Whiting Award (Screenwriters)
  • Laurence Olivier Award
  • Critics’ Circle Theatre Award (formerly Drama Theatre Award) in the London theatre scene


  • Le Maschere del Teatro Italiano


  • Kinokuniya Theatre Award
  • Kishida Kunio Prize


  • Heddaprisen


  • O’Neill Fellowship
  • Guldmasks
  • Gunn Wållgren Prize (Young Talent Award)


  • Žanka Stokić Prize


  • Premio Nacional de Teatro
  • Premios Max

Czech Republic

  • Alfréd Radok Prize
  • Thalia

United States

  • Tony Award for (Broadway plays)
  • Clarence Derwent Awards for Outstanding Actors On-Broadway and in London’s West End.
  • Obie Award for Off-Broadway Productions
  • Drama Desk Award (Off-Broadway Plays)
  • Joseph Jefferson Awards (Chicago Theater Scene)
  • New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, New York Theatre Scene
  • Theatre World Award (New York theatre scene)
  • Erwin Piscator Award

United Kingdom

  • Whatsonstage awards

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