Alexandra Palace

The Profile Awards have been created and are coordinated by Durham and Jennie Marenghi in association with the ABTT, the ALPD and the STLD; the Awards recognise lighting design excellence in Theatre and Television in the UK and the inaugural event took place at the Alexandra Palace theatre on the 6th of June 2024.

Alongside eight specific Theatre awards and six TV awards there was a Student Virtual Lighting Design competition and the Richard Pilbrow Lifetime Recognition Award by kind agreement with Richard’s family and sponsored by Theatre Projects.

The Theatre Awards were judged by eight UK theatre critics and were not open to nominations whereas the Television Awards were judged by broadcast professionals and can be nominated by anyone, the deadline of next year’s entries is the 30th of April 2025. The Awards trophies are Patt 23M fixtures on stands, a miniature LED version of the iconic Rank Strand Pattern 23 profile fixture modelled and produced in limited amounts by Hugh Chinnick.

Sponsorship take was incredible this year with all the 16 Awards being taken up by the industry in as many days, the Headline Sponsor was Ayrton with the TV Awards being sponsored by ChamSys, ELP, LCR, Light Initiative, Roxxlight and Version 2 Lights. The Theatre Awards were sponsored by Chauvet, Elation, ETC, Fix8, GLP, TSL, SLX and Vari-Lite; the pre-show bar was sponsored by Ambersphere Solutions and the Goody Bags at the end of the evening were sponsored by JLL.

The Student Virtual Lighting Design Award entries were judged by the professional Profile Awards TV and Theatre nominees and the Virtual competition student nominees received an invitation to The Profile Awards event with the winner being announced live at the Awards at Alexandra Palace on the 6th of June, these awards were kindly sponsored by AC Entertainment Technologies.

The Profile Awards ceremony was an informal cabaret style seating affair, so no named seating at tables, which allowed everyone maximum mingling!  Out of just over 200 guests over half were lighting designers or lighting designer team members.

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