The Bellingham Theatre Guild loves to celebrate excellence among our volunteers, technical crews, and actors.

Here are the major awards given by BTG to acknowledge ongoing commitment and excellence to the organization and to the arts in our community.

Bentley Awards

Named for Roy Bentley, the Bentley Awards are bestowed at the annual awards ceremony held each August. Bentley Awards are focused on the productions from the previous season; a panel of independent judges create nominations and choose winners in a variety of categories, some standard (e.g., best show, best director) and some nonstandard and even whimsical (e.g., most enthusiastic set change).

Olga Pattison Award

Awarded by the Board to an outstanding long-term volunteer who embodies the spirit and guiding principles of the Guild. This special award is named after Mrs. Olga Pattison, who devoted an enormous amount of time and energy to ensure the success of BTG

Life Members

Life Membership is awarded by the Board of Directors to individuals who have shown outstanding engagement with and support for BTG.

Audience Choice Awards

The Audience Choice Award is treasured by the performers because it comes from YOU! This is your opportunity to make your choice known for Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Show from all of the shows you see this season.

Voting is open all season to everyone that attends a performance. Membership is not required to vote, but we welcome your support. If you would like to become a Member of for the BTG family and support the shows that you love, make a donation for $25 or more at

The programs for each show will be posted below as the show starts to help you refresh your memory of the actors, actresses, and shows this season.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch


Vote for the Audience Choice Awards