We are changing the ticket pricing for the British Podcast Awards 2023 ceremony.

We are introducing tiered ticket prices based on the size of your company — small, medium or large — and we are pleased to say that all of the Rising Star nominees and all of the small companies that have been shortlisted for this year’s awards qualify for one free ticket as part of our bursary scheme. 

When we initially announced the ticket prices, we offered one rate for an individual ticket, but we have listened to feedback from across the podcast community who told us that the pricing needed to reflect company size to improve accessibility.

That’s why we have revised the ticket prices — in line with the cost of an award entry for the BPAs, which was also tiered, based on company size. Importantly, every Rising Star nominee and small company entrant (with a turnover below £100,000) who has been shortlisted qualifies for a free bursary place this year and we are writing to tell each of them individually.

The new ticket prices are as follows: 

  • Small company: £118+VAT (£141.60)
  • Medium company: £165+VAT (£198)
  • Large company £255+VAT (£306)

A medium-sized company has a turnover between £100K and £250K and a large company has a turnover above £250K. 

We originally increased the ticket prices this year because we have moved the awards ceremony from an outdoor event during the day to a top, central London venue in the evening, with food, drink and entertainment, a DJ and after-party all included, plus the BPAs invest in marketing, publicity support and online write-ups for the winners afterwards.

One of our main aims, ever since the founders set up the British Podcast Awards in 2017, is to bring podcasting to the attention of new audiences and elevate the brilliant work of podcast creators, producers and platforms from every background and part of the industry.

We hope that the new, tiered ticket pricing, and the fact that all of the Rising Star nominees and small company entrants on the shortlist have qualified for a free place, will make a positive difference. 

The bursary scheme is open to other applications that will be assessed by the BPA team with the aim to provide support and ensure all parts of the podcast community are able to participate in the event.

Congratulations again to everyone who has been shortlisted and thank you to all of the entrants and judges for helping to make the British Podcast Awards 2023 a celebration of the industry and its talent.