The Laurence Olivier Awards, also known as the Oliviers, are a prestigious set of awards presented annually by the Society of London Theatre to recognize excellence in professional theatre in London. The awards are named in honor of the renowned British actor Laurence Olivier and are considered the most prestigious awards in the British theatre industry.
The Laurence Olivier Awards are presented in a variety of categories, including best new play, best new musical, best actor, best actress, and best director, among others. The awards are determined by a panel of judges consisting of industry professionals, critics, and other theatre experts.
The Laurence Olivier Awards are presented in a ceremony held at the Royal Opera House in London. The ceremony is typically held in the spring and is attended by a wide range of theatre professionals, including actors, writers, directors, producers, and others. The awards ceremony is televised and is widely covered by the media, making it a major event in the British theatre industry.