The Naledi Theatre Awards, recognised as the premier event on the Gauteng theatre calendar, were held at the prestigious Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City on 18 March. The awards’ mission is to recognize and reward excellence in the Performing Arts as well as to raise the profile of Live Theatre and the abundant talent in the local theatre industry.

This year, the Best Theatre Lighting Design Award was bestowed to Tina Le Roux for her work on Abnormal Loads. Braam du Toit scooped the Naledi Aawrd for Best Theatre Sound Design / Sound effects for his work on Trilogy: Lot/Betesda/Babbel.

The Best Lighting and the Best Sound Design awards were sponsored by Chauvet Lighting and Wharfedale Pro respectively. Wharfedale Pro and Chauvet Lighting are under the Audiosure, which has sponsored the Naledi Theatre Awards for the last 10 years.

Speaking about the theatre awards Chris Andrews of Audiosure stated: “Our sponsorship is our way of showing appreciation for the integral role theatre plays in the AV industry. The Audiosure always prides itself for honouring the top performers in the theatre realm.’