2016 Laurence Olivier Awards

The 2016 Laurence Olivier Awards were held on Sunday 3 April 2016 at the Royal Opera House, London. The 40th anniversary ceremony was hosted by Michael Ball. A highlights show was broadcast on ITV shortly after the live event ended.

2016 Laurence Olivier Awards
Date3 April 2016
LocationRoyal Opera House
Hosted byMichael Ball
Television/radio coverage


Any new production that opened between 26 February 2015 and 16 February 2016 in a theatre represented in membership of the Society of London Theatre was eligible for consideration, provided it had performed at least 30 performances.[1]

Event calendar

Winners and nominees

The nominations were announced on 29 February 2016 in 26 categories.

Best New Play Best New Musical
Best Revival Best Musical Revival
Best New Comedy Best Entertainment and Family
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Actor in a Musical Best Actress in a Musical
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical
Best Director Best Theatre Choreographer
Best Set Design Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design Best Sound Design
Outstanding Achievement in Music
Outstanding Achievement in Dance Best New Dance Production
Outstanding Achievement in Opera Best New Opera Production
Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre
Audience Award

Productions with multiple nominations and awards

The following 20 productions, including three operas and one dance, received multiple nominations:

The following six productions, including one dance, received multiple awards:

See also


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