2010 The Pragnell Shakespeare Birthday Award
Presented to Barrie Rutter “For outstanding achievement in extending
the appreciation and enjoyment of the works of William Shakespeare or in
the general advancement of Shakespearean knowledge and understanding.”
2006 Honorary Doctorate from the University of Huddersfield
To Barrie Rutter for his outstanding achievement with Northern Broadsides Theatre Company
2005 Honorary Doctorate from University of Bradford
Awarded to Barrie Rutter for his distinctive contribution as founder and director of Northern Broadsides.
2003 Shakespeare’s Globe Sam Wanamaker Award
To Barrie Rutter for his productions of Shakespeare.
2001 Honorary Doctorate from University of Hull
Awarded to Barrie Rutter for his services to theatre.
2000 Creative Briton Award
Barrie Rutter – Overall Winner.
2000 Liverpool Echo Arts Award
Best Visiting Production – Much Ado About Nothing.
1996 Prudential Award for the Arts
Commendation – Theatre.
1996 Manchester Evening News Award
Director Award to Barrie Rutter.
Best Visiting Production for: The Cracked Pot.
1995 British Regional Theatre Award
Best Director: Barrie Rutter.
For Northern Broadsides’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Cracked Pot
1994 Manchester Evening News Theatre Award
Best supporting performance in a visiting production. – to John Branwell (Bottom) in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
1994 Shakespeare Globe Classic Award – The Tyrone Guthrie Award
To Barrie Rutter for A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Best Production.
1993 Time Out Magazine
To Barrie Rutter and Northern Broadsides for giving fresh voice to classical texts and making them more accessible to a wider audience.
1992 Independent on Sunday Stage Performance of the Year
To Barrie Rutter for his title role in Richard III.