The stage is set for the star arrivals at the 2015 Laurence Olivier Awards.

Celebrating the best of British theatre, this year's ceremony is hosted by Lenny Henry.

Nicole Scherzinger, Gillian Anderson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dame Judi Dench and Kevin Spacey were among the star attractions converging on the Royal Opera House for the glamourous event.

We catch the celebrities striking a pose on the red carpet ahead of the main event.

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Angela Lansbury picked up the award for best actress in a supporting role for her performance in Blithe Spirit at the Gielgud theatreAFP / Getty Images
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Showstopper Nicole Scherzinger is nominated for best actress in a supporting role in a musical for Cats.AFP / Getty Images
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Best actress nominee Gillian Anderson.AFP / Getty Images
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Nominee James McAvoy.AFP / Getty Images
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Singer Pixie Lott strikes a pose on the Oliviers red carpet.AFP / Getty Images
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Made in Dagenham's Gemma Arterton is nominated for best actress in a musical.AFP / Getty Images
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British actress Emilia Fox poses after presenting an award at the Olivier Awards at the Royal Opera House.AFP / Getty Images
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Chiwetel Ejiofor puts the Bond rumours aside to enjoy the celebration of British theatre.AFP / Getty Images

The Olivier awards will be broadcast on ITV at 10.15pm on 12 April.