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The 2017 Laurence Olivier Awards were held on 9 April 2017 at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The ceremony was hosted by comedian Jason Manford.[1] A highlights show was shown on ITV shortly after the live event ended.

2017 Laurence Olivier Awards
Date9 April 2017
LocationRoyal Albert Hall, London
Hosted byJason Manford
Television/radio coverage
NetworkITV (television)
Magic 105.4 FM (radio)



Any new production that opened between 17 February 2016 and 21 February 2017 in a theatre represented in membership of the Society of London Theatre was eligible for consideration, provided it had performed at least 30 performances.[2]

Event calendarEdit

Winners and nomineesEdit

The nominations were announced on 6 March 2017 in 26 categories.[6]

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
Society Special Award

Productions with multiple wins and nominationsEdit

Multiple winsEdit

The following productions received multiple awards:

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child broke the record for winning the most awards by a single production, overtaking Matilda (2012) and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2013) both winning seven.

Multiple nominationsEdit

The following 18 productions, including one opera and two dances, received multiple nominations:

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tied for most nominations by a single production with Hairspray at the 2008 ceremony.

Guest performersEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Masters, Tim (9 April 2017). "Olivier Awards: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child wins record nine prizes". BBC News. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions".
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  6. ^ "Olivier awards 2017: full list of nominations". The Guardian. 2017-03-06. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-03-06.

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