AWARDS


1988
Special award for best stage movement in fairy tale programme “Children’s Thing” (dir. A.Toikka) in the Estonian Theatre Society festival.

1998
National culture award to Merle Karusoo (amongst other works "Children`s risky trip" produced in VAT).

1999
Awards best director, best actress, award for contextual leap in "Banaanikala" international festival for W.Shakespeare`s "Cymbeline" (dir. R. Agur);

Special director`s award to Rein Agur for the work in a small theatre in "Draama" festival, William Shakespeare`s "Cymbeline".

2000
Children´s jury Grand Prix, adult jury best director´s award in the  international festival "Banaanikala" for W.Shakespeare`s "Henry V" (dir. R.Agur).

2001
W.Shakespeare`s "Henry V" was selected into the programme of "Draama 2001" (10 best Estonian productions of the 2 years);

Awards in the international "Banaanikala"festival: S.Nantsou, T.Lycos "Stones" (dir. A.Toikka) 3rd prize winner of adult jury, best musical design, children`s jury Grand Prix, best production; B.Brecht´s "Flight Over the Ocean" (dir. B.Andersson) - best scene award of the adult jury.

2002
Salme Reek`s award of the Estonian Theatre Association for a comprehensive repertoire;

"Clever - Ants and old devil" (dir. A.Toikka) - best actors’ ensemble award in Komi International theatre festival.

2003
Theatre critics award "For a marvellous flight from Estonia to Russia" in Great Novgorod International theatre festival "King Fairytale" ("Flight Over the Ocean");

Awards in the international festival "Banaanikala": "Presents" based on P.Stewart children’s book (dir. M. Kampus) - adult jury: Grand Prix, best stage design, best actress Elgitha Zeno and best actor Janek Sarapson, children´s jury best puppet performance; I. von Zadow "Pompinien" (dir. M. Kampus) - children´s jury: best actress Elgitha Zeno;

Estonian ASSITEJ award to director Mart Kampus for the delicate work for youngest audience in Estonian theatre festival "Draama 2003 ("Presents").

2004
Award in the international festival "Rainbow" in St. Peterburg -"The Stones" - best performance for the small stage;

National culture prize to Aarne Üksküla for his part  performance "The Servant" (dir. R.Pass).

2005
Award in the international festival "Rainbow" in St. Peterburg - "Kalevipoeg" (dir. M.Zohner) - best performance for the small stage;

Grand Prix for "Kalevipoeg" in Great Novgorod International theatre festival "King Fairytale";

Award for fantasy " Pal-Street Boys" (dir. A.Toikka) Theatrefestival "Draama 2005";

Estonian Theatre Critics’ Union “Good Theatre Award” to Maarika Vaarik – teacher Klamm in “Klamm’s War”;

Awards for “Pal-Street Boys” in international theatre festival Banaanikala: Grand Prix, Best Director (Aare Toikka), Actor’s Awards (Tanel Saar, Margo Teder).

2006
Award "The Best Company" for "Pal-Street Boys” (dir. A. Toikka) in national theatre festival "Raduga" in St.Peterbourg;

Award in Estonian theatre festival "Draamake 2006" to Marika Vaarik (for her role in "Klamm´s War");

Estonian Theatre Critics Union’s “Good Theatre Award” to Aare Toikka for "Pal-Street Boys", "Klamm´s War" and "The Real Elvis" and for other creative work in VAT Theatre.

2007
Salme Reek´s award to Aare Toikka for "Little Mermaid";

VAT Theatre forum group – Austrian Socrates Bureau and European Commission certificate “The E-Quality Label”. VAT Theatre was commended for Gruntvig programme project “Forum theatre in adult education”.

2008
The most integral staging award from the Children´s and Youth Jury for the play "Misanthrope" at the international children and youth theatres festival "NB Festival".

2010
Estonia Theatre Critics’ Union award of "Good Theatre" to Katariina Lauk.

2011
Salme Reek´s award to Rein Agur for "Paper-Clip Belt";

Grand Prix for  Katariina Unt and special award for Tanel Ruben ("Nisa") in international Monotheatre festival.

2012
Estonian Theatre Union award 2011, best female lead - Katariina Unt (Nisa in “Nisa”);

Jury special award to Katariina Unt in “Nisa” – International Theatre festival Monobaltija;

 “The Little Cherry” and Audience Award to Lauri Saatpalu in “The Great Moment of Joseph Bieder” – Pärnu international theatre festival Monomaffia.

2013
Estonian Theatre Union award for 2012. Best sound design of a drama production or original score – Kaspar Jancis for original score for VAT Theatre’s production “Faust”;

Estonian Theatre Union award for 2012. Best theatre staff member – Raul Õitspuu.
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