What time is the Battle for Number 10 tonight?
The debate will simulcast on Sky News and Channel 4 tonight at 8.30pm for a 90 minute programme.
Channel Four’s political editor Faisal Islam will moderate a selected live audience, which will pitch questions towards the party leaders.
Jeremy Paxman will then take over for one-on-one questions wth Mrs May and Mr Corbyn as he interrogates them ahead of the election.
This will be the very first time the party leaders will face a live audience, but they will not be going head to head.
What is the format of the debate?
The Battle for Number 10 will be divided into two identical halves.
Jeremy Paxman and Faisal Islam will host the programme tonight
The party leaders will be questioned by the audience for 22 minutes
Jeremy Corbyn will be the party leader to go first, and will begin with questions from selected audience members.
Faisal Islam will moderate the first 22 minutes of the show before Jeremy Paxman steps in for 18 minutes of hard questioning.
Theresa May will then face the same format with audience questions followed by a face-to-face interview.
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The two leaders will not face each other directly, after Mrs May opted out of campaign debates where she would be facing her opposition.
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I believe in campaigns where politicians actually get out and about and meet with voters
Theresa May, Conservative leader
At the start of her campaign she said she would rather be focusing her efforts on door-to-door campaigning instead.
"We won't be doing television debates,” she said. “I believe in campaigns where politicians actually get out and about and meet with voters.
"That's what I have always believed in, it's what I still believe and I still do it – as Prime Minister, as a constituency MP, I still go out and knock on doors in my constituency.”
Both leaders will likely be grilled on their key election pledges outlined in their manifestos.
Theresa May ruled out head-to-head debates in this election campaign
When is the next election debate?
Here is the full list of upcoming election debates, including tonight’s Sky News/Channel Four “Battle for Number 10”.
Monday May 29 – Channel Four/Sky News 8.30pm. Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn with Jeremy Paxman and live audience.
Wednesday 31 May – BBC 7.30pm. Seven way debate with senior party members.
Friday June 2 – BBC 8.30pm. Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn on a Question Time special with David Dimbleby.
Sunday June 4 – BBC 6pm – Nicola Sturgeon and Tim Farron on a Question Time special with David Dimbleby.
Sunday June 4 – BBC 10.35pm. Election Questions with Leanne Wood.
Tuesday June 6 – BBC Radio 10.35pm. BBC Newsbeat youth debate.