UHT Awards – Nominations Open!

Union House Theatre doesn’t let a pandemic stand in the way of our end-of-year awards and celebrations! This is an important time to acknowledge the hard work you all contribute to making our community so great.

There are honours to be awarded across our student theatre community including a selection of nods that are by self or peer nomination.

Winners will be announced at an online Awards+Trivia night!
Save the date: Thurs 28 Oct, 7pm (during SWOTVAC)

We encourage you to back yourself and throw your hat in the ring, or acknowledge someone else for the great work they’ve done this year. Or both!

Eligibility: All nominees must be (or have been) a current Uni Melb student during 2021.
Awards are for extra-curricular creative activity only – i.e. not related to your studies.

Nominations Close: Wednesday 20 Oct at Midday (Week 12)

Prizes proudly supported by the University of Melbourne Theatre Board

Awards Categories

Emerging Artist

Have you (or someone you know) emerged from multiple lockdowns to discover you LOVE art? Have you made some cool things and thought – actually I’m kinda good at this! For those new to theatre/art/creativity, this award is for you or someone you know.

Access & Inclusion

For your amazing pursuit and great achievements in making performance accessible and for capturing all voices, bodies, stories, backgrounds, approaches. Art is for everyone, and you are (or someone you know is) a boss at it.

Community Engagement

Have you (or someone you know) gone above and beyond to keep your arts community together, creative and engaged during 2021? Maybe you sent creative care packages, held singalongs, welcomed new members or gained a whole new following as you tried and tried to get that show up and running!

Experimentation in Digital Performance

Can you (or someone you know) use Zoom, Facebook, YouTube or Insta like it’s going out of fashion?…

Have you learnt some amazing new art tech skills or created some extraordinary work for online platforms? Then this award is for you.

Student Theatre Group Award

An award for the student theatre groups out there, who have worked throughout lockdown to hold it all together, to create amazing new performances, to try new things, new works, art making or other creative expressions.


This award is for an ensemble or collective of artists, who have discovered the power of communal creativity and shared practice, and are working as a team making art together.

Skills Development

There’s no doubt about it – the pandemic requires us to learn new skills! Whatever the skill; artistry, creative or technical – however you (or someone you know) developed it – let us know.

Production / Technical

Have you (or someone you know) made an outstanding costume, created a rocking soundscape, managed a zoom performance or had great lighting in your video/film/content?

New Work

Are you (or someone you know) a new playwright, a new poet or an original songwriter or librettist? Have you created new ideas, new words, any genre. This award is all about new work!

So…not Shakespeare.

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