Aiming to encourage excellence in the amateur theatre within the South West of England


©2021 by The Rose Bowl Awards. 



The Rose Bowl Awards aim to encourage excellent in amateur theatre within the South West of England.  The Awards, presented annually since 1963, are open to any amateur dramatic or operatic club in Bristol and the surrounding area, including Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.  Award winners are nominated by a panel of adjudicators who are chosen for their extensive qualifications and experience in the amateur and professional theatre, either through performing or teaching.


Nominations for the 21 Award categories are announced in September.  This includes an Award for Best Opera/Operetta/Gilbert & Sullivan Production which is reinstated for 2019 and an award for Best Youth Actor in an Adult Production which was first presented in 2018.  

The winners are presented with an engraved Bristol Blue Glass Bowl at the Awards Ceremony in October which is attended by some 400 representatives of Clubs entering for an Award

Due to the pandemic, there was a virtual award ceremony covering 2020 and 2021 which took place on Sunday 14 November 2021.  We very much hope to be able to return to an "in person" ceremony in November 2022.

Please feel free to browse our previous newsletters

November 2021 Newsletter

Autumn Newsletter

Christmas Newsletter

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