Guest Reviewer Programme

At Theatre Weekly we pride ourselves on being the voice of the audience. We recognise that the vast majority of theatre-goers aren’t from within the industry, and will want to read lots of opinions before deciding which tickets to spend their money on. Demand is increasing, and we are always looking for guest reviewers to contribute to our theatre community.

We are reviewers, not critics.

We want to support productions as much as we want to support audience choice, that means instead of looking for faults we lay out what someone can expect when they but tickets for a particular show. We’ll highlight what’s good, and not so good, giving a general feel for the production.

Demand is increasing...

....and we are always looking for guest reviewers to contribute to our theatre community. You’ll need to have excellent writing skills to be able to be a guest reviewer for Theatre Weekly.

While a background in theatre is useful, it’s not essential.

You will be the voice of the audience, our readers want to know what a show will be like for them, as long as you can describe the experience you had, it will help other people make an informed choice.

This is a fantastic opportunity

to see lots of exciting theatre (without having to buy a ticket) and to get your work published, and read by a large audience.

Most reviews are in London...

but we welcome applications from across the country. We are particularly interested in hearing from people in festival cities, like Edinburgh and Brighton.

What’s in it for you?

Aside from the free ticket, our Guest Reviewer Programme gives you the opportunity to have your published under your own by-line. We will also link to social media profiles of your choosing.

What shows will I see?

You could be asked to review anything, but you get to choose the ones you sign up to. The majority of productions will be off-west end, which is an excellent way to see new and exciting productions, and build up your experience of theatre.

How often will I get to review?

That’s really up to you, we make all our review opportunities open to all our guest reviewers, you simply choose the ones you want to do. We're looking for people who are able to commit to at least one review per week on average.

Think you have what it takes to be a guest reviewer on Theatre Weekly?