Event Details

Event details

Location: City Central at the HAC

Dress code: Red carpet ready. Get your celebratory party outfits out, be that black tie or suit, sequins or summer dresses.

  • Arrival & drinks reception: 18:00
  • Dinner: 19:00
  • Awards begin: 21:00
  • After party: 22:15
  • Event close: 00:00

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Food and drink

Your ticket includes a delicious three-course meal along with a cocktail welcome reception, and unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks all evening.

All dietary requirements and allergies can be catered for but please ensure the lead booker registers these before the event, here.

Our menu is sourced sustainably and responsibly - you can view it here.

Click here to find out more about the policies put in place to reduce the event carbon footprint.

Awards host

Awards host

We are so excited to announce critically acclaimed comic, Nish Kumar, as our host for the evening. Nish has achieved huge success on the stand-up circuit with five rave reviewed solo stand-up shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, two of which have been nominated for the prestigious comedy award for best show in both 2015 and 2016.

Alongside stand-up you can catch Nish on the likes of Q.I, Mock the Week, Have I Got News for You, The John Bishop Show, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Taskmaster. Nish has hosted his own satirical, spoof news series, The Mash Report, for BBC Two.



For the second year the PPA Awards will delight in the HAC’s garden, where guests can soak up the summer sun, as well as enjoy exclusive use of the private fairground - complete with dodgems, a carousel, games stalls, and big wheel!

Expect delicious food, free-flowing drinks, performances throughout the evening and a banging after-party. Plus a few surprises along the way!