BATS work in connection with the Bolton Evening News and hold an annual awards night celebrate the achievements of various amateur theatre groups.
September 2009 NOMINATION- Best Musical- West Side Story NOMINATION- Best Pantomime- Dick Whittington NOMINATION- Best Comedy- Are You Being Served? September 2010 NOMINATION- Best Musical- Kes NOMINATION- Best Actor in a Musical- Ryan Quick as Billy Casper (Kes) NOMINATION- Best Pantomime- Sleeping Beauty September 2011 NOMINATION- Best Pantomime- Jack and the Beanstalk August 2012 NOMINATION- Best Pantomime- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs NOMINATION- Best Choreography- Lorraine Sullivan (Snow White) AWARD- BEST CHOREOGRAPHY- KATIE THOMAS AND CLARE BROWN (FOOTLOOSE) NOMINATION- Best Actor in a Musical- Tom Heyes as Willard (Footloose) August 2013 AWARD- BEST NEWCOMER- LIAM JONES AS SHANE (BRASSED OFF) NOMINATION- Best Pantomime- Cinderella August 2014 NOMINATION- Best Stage and Costume Design- Little Voice NOMINATION- Best Actress in a Drama- Lily Blundell as Little Voice (Little Voice) NOMINATION- Best Newcomer- Yzzy Heyes as Annie (Annie) NOMINATION- Best Actor in a Musical- Clive McCoy as Daddy Warbucks (Annie) NOMINATION- Best Choreography- Lorraine Sullivan (Annie) AWARD- BEST MUSICAL- ANNIE September 2015 NOMINATION- Best Comedy Actress- Kathy Turton as Vera (Stepping Out) NOMINATION- Best Pantomime (Aladdin) NOMINATION- Best Staging and Technical Design (Aladdin) NOMINATION- Best Choreographer- Heather Rodd (Aladdin) AWARD- BEST CHOREPGRAPHER- LORRAINE SULLIVAN (WIZARD OF OZ) September 2016 NOMINATION- Best Musical (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) NOMINATION- Best Actor in a Musical- Rob Armstrong as Doug Panch (Spelling Bee) NOMINATION- Best Pantomime (Dick Whittington) NOMINATION- Best Musical (Legally Blonde) NOMINATION- Best Actress in a Musical- Beth Eccleshare as Elle Woods (Legally Blonde) AWARD- BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL- CHRISTIAN BRABIN AS WILLIAM BARFEE (SPELLING BEE) Spetember 2017 AWARD- BEST MUSICAL (MADE IN DAGENHAM)
AWARD- BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL- BETH ECCLESHARE AS RITA O’GRADY (MADE IN DAGENHAM)
NOMINATION- Best Staging (Made in Dagenham)
NOMINATION- Best Pantomime (Jack and the Beanstalk)
NOMINATION- Best Youth Production (Bugsy Malone)