Young Critics 2016

We are delighted to announce that Young Critics are back for Hat Fair 2016 (1 – 3 July).

Are you aged 18-25?

Interested in theatre criticism?

Want to be mentored by a professional critic?

Then, this is for you.

What’s involved?
You will take part in a 2 hour workshop with renowned critic Megan Vaughan on Saturday 25 June at 1pm to talk about how to be a critic and get a sense of how the festival period will work.

During the festival we will set you up in the Fringe hub where you can work on your reviews, get advice from Meg and edit your work. Your uncensored reviews will be posted live from the festival on the Hat Fair Young Critic’s tumblr.

See what 2015’s Young Critics got up to, visit

Applications close on Tuesday 21 June at 12 noon