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Write a theatre review on Stagedoor to win £100 of theatre vouchers

Write a theatre review on Stagedoor to win £100 of theatre vouchers cover photo
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12 Jul 2021 · Follow on Stagedoor

Calling all aspiring critics, writers, and theatre fans with opinions to spare

At long last, live theatre is making its way back to London’s venues this summer, and we’re more than a little bit excited about it. To celebrate, we’re giving two prizes of £100 in Stagedoor vouchers for the best reviews of recent shows: one for a musical, one for a play.

Have you seen something that got your pulse racing? Did it change the way you saw the world? Did it make you want to call your Mum? Or did it leave you feeling tepid? We want to hear your thoughts - and Stagedoor's critic Lyn Gardner is here to help with her tips on writing theatre reviews.

To enter, leave a mini-review on Stagedoor of something you’ve seen this summer so far, before midnight on Friday 6th August. The winning review will capture the atmosphere of the performance, give a sense of your unique voice and personality, and deliver a pithy verdict. You can write about any kind of performance; as long as it’s in the app, it’s up for grabs. And then share your review on Twitter or Instagram, tagging in @stagedoorldn and using the hashtag #MyStagedoorReview

What you can win:

All entries will receive a £5 Stagedoor voucher.

We'll read them all, and then create a shortlist of the best 15 reviews, which we'll publish in a special round-up. They'll win an exclusive masterclass with Lyn Gardner, plus £15 Stagedoor vouchers to spend on their next theatre trips.

Then, critic Lyn Gardner will select two grand winners: one for 'Best review of a play', and one for 'Best review of a musical'.They'll each win £100 in Stagedoor vouchers to spend on planning their dream line-up of shows to see this Autumn.

How to enter:

  1. Open up Stagedoor (or download it here)

  2. Use the search bar to navigate to a live show or livestream you’ve seen recently

  3. Scroll down, and tap ‘Review the show’ to deliver your verdict in under 500 characters

  4. Tap the ‘Share your review’ button to post your review on Instagram or Twitter - tagging in @stagedoorldn and using the hashtag #MyStagedoorReview


  • Reviews must be 500 characters or less

  • Your review must be for a performance you’ve watched in person in 2021 and must be submitted on the app by midnight on Friday 6th August

  • Stagedoor vouchers can be spent on anything that’s available to book directly through the app.

  • Winners will be provided with voucher codes that can be redeemed at checkout: vouchers are in denominations of £25, each of which must be used on a single purchase.

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