Get paid to review London West End shows – Here’s how to apply

The leading theatre tickets platform SeatPlan is on the look out for a Theatre show and seat critic and it could be you!

The lucky candidate will be paid to watch and review up to four West End shows a month in some of the best seats available in London’s top theatres.

Whether you can’t stop humming Hamilton or you go wild for Waitress, here’s everything you need to know about applying for this dream job. 

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“We believe it’s important to collect honest, insightful reviews on shows and seats across theatres, which is why we’re delighted to announce our latest job vacancy,” says Ben Jackson, Founder of SeatPlan.

Mr Jackson added: “We hope to have plenty of enthusiastic candidates apply, who are keen to showcase their expertise and give us that in-depth knowledge, to help us grow and flourish in 2022 and beyond!”

SeatPlan’s theatre critic role

SeatPlan is looking for a “theatre fanatic with a strong understanding of what makes a great show”.

This dream opportunity involves watching and reviewing up to four West End shows a month.

You will need to rate and photograph the show’s seating options to help SeatPlan keep their website up to date on the best places to sit in London’s theatres.

SeatPlan is looking for candidates that are:

  • UK residents aged 18 or over and based in London
  • Available to regularly attend shows around the city
  • Passionate for all types of theatrical performances (plays, musicals etc.)
  • Talented writers with an engaging style
  • Excellent at note-taking and have a good eye for detail 
  • Knowledgeable about what makes a great show. An additional understanding of what will appeal to a wide audience is also a big advantage, SeatPlan says

If you’re successful, you will be able to review up to four shows a month and will be paid £50 per review.

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How to apply for this dream theatre job

SeatPlan wants interested candidates to get in touch with them via this email:

You should include your full name and age and then explain in under two hundred words why this would be your dream job.

The theatre ticket provider has also asked applicants to include any relevant experience. 

Applications close by January 31, 2022 so good luck!

See the full terms and conditions via the SeatPlan website.

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