Nica Burns

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Nica Burns OBE (born 1954) 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.[1]

She was educated at Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls, when it was in Acton. In 1973, she went to University College London to read for a Law degree.[2]

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.[2][3] She has been director and producer of the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards (formerly Perrier Awards) from 1984 to the present day.[3]

She was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to theatre.[4] At the 2013 Private Business Awards, Burns was awarded Private Businesswoman of the Year.[5] The Apollo was the centre of a news story on 19 December 2013, when portions of the ceiling collapsed, landing on the audience.[6]


  1. ^ Limited, London Theatre Direct. "Nimax Theatres - who is Nica Burns?". Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  2. ^ a b "The British Theatre Guide: Interview with Nica Burns". Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  3. ^ a b Dickson, Andrew (2011-08-26). "Nica Burns: queen of Edinburgh comedy". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60367. p. 10. 29 December 2012.
  5. ^ PricewaterhouseCoopers. "Private Business Awards 2013 – and the winners are...". Retrieved 2016-08-31. 
  6. ^ Apollo Theatre: Ceiling collapses during show in London - BBC News

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