Progress Theatre and Progress Youth Theatre have both been nominated in the inaugural Reading Cultural Awards. These awards were instituted following Reading's Year of Culture:
"Reading’s brilliant cultural scene reached new heights during Reading Year of Culture. The Reading Cultural Awards will provide an opportunity for Reading’s cultural community, businesses and stakeholders to come together to celebrate all the amazing achievements of the past 18 months."
Progress have been nominated in 2 categories for the Reading Cultural Awards:
- His Dark Materials - nominated for Performance of the Year
- Progress Youth Theatre - nominated for Best Education Project
In addition to mounting some stunning productions of their own, Progress Youth Theatre took many roles in His Dark Materials, so this is, in a way, is a double nomination for them.
The full list of nominees, more information about the awards and tickets for the awards ceremony can be found at readingplaceofculture.org/awards/