Epic Awards

The Epic Awards shine a spotlight on the achievements of creative groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland each year.

The 2020 Epic Awards closed for applications on 14 June 2020. This year, a diversity of inspiring groups and projects were awarded at our first virtual ceremony on Thursday 22 October. Discover the stories of each winner. Read more in our press release.

Each year, shortlisted entries are put forward for the highly coveted People's Choice Award while winners and runners-up from each of the four main categories (England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales) are selected by our panel of judges.

The Epic Awards are an annual chance for your creative group or project to be recognised for the incredible work you've done over the past year. 

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Roscommon Solstice Choir - BBC Breakfast

2017 People's Choice Award winners Roscommon Solstice Choir celebrating their win on BBC One's Breakfast show

The Theatre Room Galway

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The Theatre Room Galway started life in a living room in January 2015 with the intention of challenging people’s perceptions of theatre. Over 120 plays later and the community collective has gone from strength to strength and have performed as part of the Galway Fringe Festival, Westside Arts Festival and Galway Theatre Festival.

Plays by the collective are under 10 minutes in duration and have included monologues, dramas, comedies, mime, sketches and modern adaptations of Shakespeare as well as bilingual plays. The Theatre Room Galway also offers free monthly workshops in acting/directing which focus on improvisation, interpretation of the script, character development and a writers’ workshop.

An open submission approach and the opportunity to pitch scripts at the end of each month’s performances allows new contributors to join the group and work with new people to quickly develop and stage the play within four weeks. Themes for particular months help to provide inspiration for all involved. In May 2016 five plays were performed simultaneously in five venues while in November the group went global with seven monologues performed to audiences across the globe.

“Its main premise is that it is a collaborative platform for people from all skill and experience levels to come together to create theatre.”

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