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Voting open for 'UK's Most Welcoming Theatre' award

New Brighton’s Floral Pavilion is in the running to win the title ‘UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre.’

Voting has begun and closes on Tuesday, September 19, at

The winners of this year’s award will be decided by a public vote.

The Floral is the only Wirral theatre nominated, and joins more than 175 venues across the country competing to take home the coveted title.

As an added incentive, people who nominate are entered into a prize draw for £200 worth of theatre tickets.

The 12 Regional and National winners of the vote will be announced on September 29. The overall winner of the award will be announced at the UK Theatre Awards on October 15.

The UK Theatre Awards are the only nationwide Awards to honour outstanding achievement in theatre throughout the United Kingdom and are supported by Smooth Radio, White Light, Theatre Tokens, John Good and Harbottle & Lewis.

Julian Bird, Chief Executive, UK Theatre, said: ‘Most Welcoming Theatre is a chance for audiences to celebrate their local theatre and for venues to shout about the incredible work they are doing day in day out. Theatres are the backbone of communities across the country and this campaign highlights the vital work they do.’