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, our team numbers over forty strong, made up of reviewers, editors and feature writers. But there is always room for more, as we get more review invites and interview offers than we can ever cover.
So what are we looking for?
Reviewers. Well, we wouldn’t be a review site without reviewers, so this is the backbone of our team. If you enjoy both theatre and writing, then we want to hear from you. Send us a sample of something you’ve written so we can see if you might be a good fit to our team.
Editors. Every review we publish is checked over by an editor beforehand. It’s an ideal role for theatre lovers, especially if you want to develop your editing skills. Many of our editors use this as a way to hone those skills and gain some experience for their CV. And many of our editors also review as well so feel free to put your name down for both roles.
Feature Writers & Interviewers. As you will see on our site, we publish more than just reviews. We have our own Features Editor who is always overrun with offers of interviews and articles. Interviews are done by email, phone, and sometimes even face to face. They are a great opportunity to put your own unique style into your writing. And sometimes a fantastic chance to get to chat to those people creating the work we are reviewing.
As well as interviews, we also publish opinions and features, so if you have any ideas, we’re always willing to listen.
What else do you need to know?
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. Besides that, you should enjoy writing and want to contribute.
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 is a PhD student in Particle Physics. Seriously. And plenty of our team work in fields completely unrelated to theatre.
What about the time commitment? ET is 100% volunteer. We run it in our spare time as a hobby, so if you’re worried about it being too much of a time commitment, you don’t need to. Reviewers just need to be willing to give up a minimum of one evening a month to attend a show, and of course the time to write the review. But if you want to do more, you are more than welcome as we have plenty of shows we’d like to review.
Nearly sold… What else can we tell you? Whether you’re an aspiring journalist who wants to add interviewing or editing skills to your CV, or just somebody who wants the chance to see some wonderful theatre, we’re the place for you! London is the most vibrate place for theatre of all types, so we’re sure you would experience some wonderful shows if you joined out team.
Interested or have questions we haven’t answered here? Then drop us a line at email@example.com including a sample of something you’ve written before. If we like what you’ve sent, we’ll get in touch and arrange a trial review with you. It really can be that simple.