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Alan Bates Award

In Association with The Stage

 

Applications for the Alan Bates Award 2018 are CLOSED

 

ABOUT:

 

Now in it’s fourteenth year, The Alan Bates Award has established itself as the most prestigious awards for graduating actors. Every year, one winner will be the recipient of a prize package worth over £5000* comprising of everything they need to launch their career after drama school.

 

There are four rounds to the Alan Bates Award, each judged by a panel of established industry professionals. Previous judges have included Catherine Willis, Hannah Miller, Julia Crampsie, Matt Weston, Amanda Howard, Deborah Willey, Alex Jennings, and Janet Suzeman.

 

The award is named for Sir Alan Bates, patron of the Actors Centre from 1994 until his death in 2004. Sir Bates was passionate about acting and supporting young talent entering the profession. It is in his memory and in honor of his inspirational work that the Alan Bates Award is presented annual to an actor of exceptional talent.


* Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash equivalent

 

This year The Alan Bates Award extends, with no less than thirteen applicants being offered free showcase space. To be considered for this additional stand, please 'opt in' on the application when asked.

 

THE ALAN BATES AWARD IS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY LEADING BRANDS AND INDUSTRY ORGANISATIONS – SEE THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FOR LINKS TO THIS YEAR’S SUPPORTERS.

 

THE PROCESS:

 

THE AWARD:

The Alan Bates Award 2018 is open to all acting students graduating in 2018 from a drama school who has the ability to work in the UK for twelve months following graduation.

The Award prize bundle is worth over £5000** and includes:

**No cash alternative is offered for any prizes.

NOTE: You must be eligible to live and work in the UK for at least a year after graduation to take advantage of this Award.

 

Applications for the Alan Bates Award 2018 are now OPEN. Congratulations to our previous winner Georgia Frost.

 

QUOTES FROM PREVIOUS AWARD WINNERS:

 

'Taking part in the Alan Bates Award competition was fantastic. The prizes that accompany the award are incredibly valuable and are allowing me to build my skills and my professional profile in a way I would otherwise not have been able to afford. Additionally, the support I have received from the Actors Centre has helped immensely during my first year in a 'business' I've realised I actually knew very little about! Not to mention the confidence it has given me, and the joy I feel every time I think back to the moment when I was named the winner.' - Adam Buchanan winner 2013

 

 

'It is an amazing opportunity and wonderful prize; it enables an actor to pursue their dreams and passions in the harsh wilderness of the industry. Not only have I reaped the benefits of what the award offers on paper, I also have priceless tutoring, new friends, and a title that associates me with a great thing.' – Elliot Barnes-Worrell, winner 2012
 

 

Alan Bates Award Supporters