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2019 WATCH Awards

The WATCH Awards Announcement of Nominations is held annually in January at the Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia. The Awards presentation takes place at the beginning of March at the Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia.

The 2019 WATCH Awards Nominations

The WATCH Awards Announcement of Nominations was held at 7:30 PM on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia.

The 2019 WATCH Awards Ceremony

The Awards presentation will be held at 7:00 PM on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Awards Ceremony Information

Ticket Purchases

  • In Person at The Birchmere box office, $17.50 each.
  • Online at TicketMaster. Please Note: There is a substantial surcharge that applies when purchasing online, including facility fees and service charges. (As of 5 February 2019, TicketMaster’s prices are 1 ticket for $30.25, 2 tickets for $56.75.) Beware that online ticket resellers like StubHub add more markup. For the best online price, order through TicketMaster.
  • Box Office/Lobby Doors Open: 5:00 PM
  • Venue Doors Open/Food Service Begins: 6:00 PM
  • Ceremony: 7:00 PM
  • Festival Seating (General Admission) – 500 Seat Capacity
  • Food and Beverages are available from the Birchmere menu (not included in ticket price).
  • Attire: Jacket requested.

FAQs

  • Do nominees get complimentary tickets? No. The only complimentary tickets are provided for members of the press. Everyone who wants a seat at the ceremony needs to buy a ticket.
  • Does the ceremony ever sell out? YES. The past several years, the event sold out. Please purchase tickets in advance.
  • What about bad weather? In case of inclement weather, check this website for postponement information. If you are looking to reach the Birchmere about a concert, go to the Birchmere web site.


The adjudication matrix for 2019 has been released. Remember: The matrix is prepared at the start of the year, and is not updated to reflect schedule changes.  Always check the Weekly Report and the appropriate company web site for the most current information.

2018 WATCH Awards Announced

The 2018 WATCH Awards Ceremony

The Awards presentation was held at 7:00 PM on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia.  Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all who made this past year a success!

WATCH would like to publicly apologize to Nick Stone and Dominion Stage for the inexcusable oversight of leaving Nick’s name out of the script at the ceremony for his co-nomination as Stage Combat Choreographer for Evil Dead, The Musical, along with Michael Page.  Please forgive us the error, Nick, and accept our congratulations on your achievement.