Our Almeida Young Critics is made up of 10 young people aged 15–25 who work with us over a year to respond creatively to the creative arts both here at the Almeida and across London.
As well as having the opportunity to watch a huge variety of theatre, we offer them a holistic experience of the arts which doesn’t just mean seeing plays but stretches across all disciplines including dance, art and music. Through this cross discipline approach they will develop the skills and confidence to deconstruct the arts and cultural industries.
They have the chance to explore different journalistic styles from formal written reviews, podcasts, blogging and filmed interviews in order to capture their responses.
Sessions are based around the idea of building a critical voice through lively debate and creative workshops. In the past the Young Critics have collaborated with Soho Radio, BFI Network, Graeae Theatre and Maddy Costa.
At the end of their time with us, the young critics will continue to engage with theatre and the arts independently utilising the critical skills they have developed with us throughout the year.
Applications for Young Critics 2019-20 will open in August.
Explore some of our young critics work