Everything Theatre started in 2011 as the random musings of two theatre enthusiasts. Since then we’ve grown to become possibly the biggest volunteer run review site for London fringe theatre. Today we have over forty people writing for us, some regularly, some not so much. We even have a few reviewers outside of London and are looking to explore growing our coverage further. There’s certainly room for more people to join us, as we get many more invites than we can manage.
So, what are we looking for? Well, we are always looking for new reviewers, people who love the theatre and want to write about it. You don’t need to be an expert, what you do need is enthusiasm and the desire to keep improving. If you’re interested, simply send a sample of something you’ve written to email@example.com so we can see if you might be a good fit for our team.
If we like it, we’ll ask you to go out on a trial with one of our experienced reviewers. That way you can chat about what to expect and what we’re looking for in a review. You’ll then review the show and if we think it’s a fair review, we’ll invite you to join our team.
Still not sure, well, here’s some more information we hope will convince you to get in touch.
Why should you join our team? Free theatre tickets for one thing. As one of our reviewers, you won’t have to pay for your ticket, and quite often, we’ll be able to provide a pair of tickets so you can take a friend along as well. Even better, sometimes you even get a free drink thrown in as well.
What if I live outside London but would love to help out? Well, get in touch. Firstly, we get lots of invites to do interviews by email and sometimes phone, so if that takes your interest, we would love to hear from you. Secondly, we do get invites from outside London but right now, we have to decline them. So, we’d love to get a few reviewers from different regions, as we reckon we could expand our coverage even more that way. Just drop us an email and tell us about yourself, what you’d like to do and where you live, and we will see if we can fit you in somehow.
What if I know nothing about theatre? Perfect. Our core aim is to publish honest and unpretentious writing that everybody can understand. We’re not a site aimed only at the theatre-buffs, we’re a site for everybody, so knowing nothing about theatre is a strength rather than a weakness. Don’t believe us? Well, one of our founders studied for a PhD in Particle Physics. Seriously. And plenty of our team work in fields completely unrelated to theatre from civil servants to teachers.
What about the time commitment? ET is 100% volunteer. Whilst we take what we do seriously, we also know that it’s not our day job, and that we all have other commitments to attend to. Otherwise how are we going to pay our own bills? So there is no need to worry about it taking up too much of your time, it won’t. You just need to be able to find the time to go and see at least one show each month, and of course find the time to write the review afterwards. Obviously if you want to do more, fantastic, we have plenty of shows that always need a reviewer.
Besides reviewing, what else can I do? Every review that’s written is checked by an editor, so we can always do with extra eyes. Being an editor is a great way to gain some experience if you’re looking for a career involving writing, and it looks great on your CV. We also do interviews and feature articles, these can be another way to experience something new in the world of theatre.
Nearly sold… What else can we tell you? Whether you’re looking to add something unique to your CV, or just want the chance to see some wonderful theatre, we’re the place for you! London is the most vibrant city for theatre, so we’re sure you’ll experience some wonderful shows if you join our team.
Interested or have questions we haven’t answered here? Then drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org including a sample of something you’ve written before and we’ll get back to you from there.