Young Critics

PLEASE NOTE MORE INTERVIEW DATES ARE BEING ADDED, AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE ADDED UNTIL THE DEADLINE ON SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER. WE ARE COMMITTED TO MEETING EVERY PERSON THAT IS INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR GROUPS.

The Almeida Young Critics is for young people aged 16-25, interested in interrogating a wide variety of creative arts within London’s cultural scene.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage with theatre, dance and art throughout the year, as well as learn more about the process of creating work, from a critical point of view. The group explores different techniques to respond to these different styles of work, through critical reviewing, creative writing, podcasting and many more.

Within this programme, participants receive free tickets to all work that we take them to.

How to apply

To apply, please fill in the registration and application form linked below.

We meet with every young person that applies, but are interested to hear why you would like to join the Young Artist programme, and so require this information from every applicant.

We ask for you to book into an interview slot, listed below. Please be aware that there are particular dates for each different strand of our Young Artist programme. The interview date for the Young Critics is:

Friday 4 October 6:30pm
Friday 4 October 8pm

All interviews will take place at our 108 Upper Street Offices, N1 1QN.

If the interview slots are sold out, please keep checking back as we will add additional workshops in the coming days.

We will be in touch to confirm the allocated interview date once the application deadline has passed on Saturday 28 September.

A further interview date may be added if there is high demand. If you can’t make this date but are still interested in applying, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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

YoungCritRev      YoungCritsPE