Nica Burns

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Nica Burns OBE is a London theatre producer and co-owner with her business partner Max Weitzenhoffer of the Nimax Theatres group, comprising six West End theatres: the Palace, Lyric, Apollo, Garrick, Vaudeville and Duchess.[citation needed] She was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to theatre.[1] At the 2013 Private Business Awards, Burns was awarded Private Businesswoman of the Year.[2]

The Apollo was the centre of a news story on December 19, 2013, when portions of the ceiling collapsed, landing on the audience.[3]

Following an early career in acting, Burns moved to directing and producing, co-writing and performing in H. E. BatesDulcima at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.[citation needed] She has been director and producer of the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards (formerly Perrier Awards) from 1984 to the present day.[citation needed]


  • Alistair Smith, The Stage 100 in Full December 30, 2009

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