Young Reviewers

young reviewers

young reviewers

Want to watch theatre, live music, spoken word, dance and be able to write about it? Feel you have an opinion but want to learn how to get your voice heard?

Young Reviewers brings a fascinating and packed programme of workshops led by industry critics to allow you to understand how to talk about the arts. Find what suits you; are you an online blogger or broadsheet reviewer? Do you live tweet your reviews, YouTube after the show or write in your diary? Whatever your style, find the best way to begin or improve your critical approach.

Each workshop is centered around one of our fantastic shows in the season. Participants will be able to watch and review shows, then gain feedback from mentors on their work.

This course is for you if...
• You're interested in theatre and talking about it afterwards
• You're a blogger who wants to find their voice
• You're an aspiring critic or journalist

In May 2016, the Young Reviewers will contribute to the Young Programmers Music Festival, with the opportunity to review and write features.

Summary of our 2016 Workshops for Young Reviewers:


Saturday 13 February - Writing reviews for Family and Young Children's theatre with Susan Elkin, freelance journalist & author and Education & Training Editor for The Stage

Saturday 5 March - Johnny Fox and Paul London

Tuesday 15 March - Mark Fisher - Guardian and Variety Theatre Critic Scotland and author of 'How To Write About Theatre'

Thursday 31 March - Ockham's Razor - Kate Kavanagh - The Circus Diaries

Wednesday 13 April - Nicholas Minns, Blogger: How to write about Dance

Saturday 30 April - Aleks Sierz - Freelance theatre critic, author of 'The Time Traveller's Guide to Theatre'

Saturday 14 May - Donald Hutera, The Times

Friday 20 May - Lighthouse Young Programmers Festival

Friday 27 May - Catherine Love - arts journalist, theatre critic and editor


Download full details of our 2016 Young Reviewers workshops

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