One of the country’s most prestigious cultural honors, The Helen Hayes Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in professional theatre throughout the Washington metropolitan area. The Awards serve as a valued credential for theatres just getting started, for those already established, and, of course, for individual theatre artists.
The Awards process was developed over 27 years by the Helen Hayes Awards Rules Committee, adopted by The Helen Hayes Awards Board of Directors, and went into effect January 1, 2003. Now, the Helen Hayes Awards Board of Governors oversees all Awards rules and procedures. The full Rules for the Administration of The Helen Hayes Awards are available on www.theatreWashington.org.