Nominations for the awards were received from all across the region and the shortlist of finalists has now been announced.
The Arena, based at the University’s City Campus, is one of the busiest and most successful theatres in the Midlands. It has a challenging, eclectic theatre programme and also runs shows produced by and starring students.
Marketing Manager Andrew Ridal said: “It’s great that the Arena has been nominated. We’re really pleased that we’ve made the final shortlist and hope that people will show their support by voting for us.”
The Arena is up against the Grand in Wolverhampton and Hippodrome in Birmingham. Winners will be announced in May.