Although 2017 marks the first time the Olivier Awards have been hosted at the Royal Albert Hall, the building itself has a fascinating historic connection with the history of theatre and musicals.

Did you know, from 1906 to 1957, the Central School of Speech and Drama trained some of Britain’s greatest thespians, including Lawrence Olivier himself, Dame Judy Dench and Vanessa Redgrave, in what is today known as our Elgar Room?

Find out more with red carpet host Collabro’s Jamie Lambert and tour guide Milly Anderson:


Now in their 41st year, the Olivier Awards are a mark of theatrical greatness with live performances from the West End’s biggest shows, famous faces, and extraordinary talent.

Find out how to watch and listen to the Olivier Awards 2017.