The Theatre Award

Every Year Performing Arts Platform presents two awards to the  local performing arts community. The award ceremony usually takes place as part of our annual New Year’s Reception in January.

About the awards

Aarhus Audience Award
The jury selects and nominates three performances for the Audience Award. The nominees are put up for public voting via the local newspaper, Aarhus Stiftstidende. It is then up to the readers/audience to decide which performance will be this year’s winner of  the Audience Award.

Aarhus Theatre Award
The Theatre Award goes to a person or organisation who has excelled and made a difference in the performing arts community in Aarhus in the past year. This prize is awarded by the jury.

The Jury

Astrid Guldhammer: Children’s Culture Consultant at Børnekulturhuset, Aarhus.
Dorthe Hansen Carlsen: Actress, Director and Performance Trainer.
Erik Farmann: Journalist, Lecturer and Culture Consultant.
Mette Rønne: Actress, Theatre Director and Culture Entrepreneur
Jakob A. D. Nicolaisen: Journalist, Communication Advisor, J-DAN Communication.

Award Designed by Maya Emilie Enevoldsen, 2015

Read about the awards in Danish here.

Previous award-winners:

2020
The Audience Award: HOMAGE by Mette Rønne 
The Theatre Award: The theatre contacts at the schools in Aarhus

2019
The Audience Award: [pAp-kAs] by Hvid Støj Sceneproduktion 
The Theatre Award: Aarhus Festuge

2018
The Audience Award: Passageren by Den Jyske Opera 
The Theatre Award: Andreas Constantinou – Genderhouse Festival

2017
The Audience Award: A Snowball’s Chance in Hell, by Don Gnu 
The Theatre Award: Jesper de Neergaard

2016
The Audience Award: Store Illusioner, by Thalias Tjenere
The Theatre Award: Janicke Branth

2015
The Audience Award: Don Quichotte, by Den Jyske Opera
The Theatre Award: Ernst Steen Hansen

2014
The Audience Award: Faldet 2.0, by Primdahl & Schwarz
The Theatre Award: Christian Ludvigsen

2013
The Audience Award: Kvinde kend dit skab, by Don Gnu
The Theatre Award: Hanne Trap Friis