Young Festival Critics

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Become a Young Festival Critic: see a performance, write a review and you could win a prize!

Identify your Concert!

Which performances would you like to see from the 2024 Newbury Spring Festival programme?

See the performance!

Tickets can be purchased at
Some events are Free for Under 30’s, and most have half-price children’s seats. We also have a number of events free for schools, including tickets to lunchtime recitals, please contact the office to find out more.

Create your review…

Your review should be a personal response. It is an opportunity to express your thoughts and opinions about the music and the performance.

You can create your review in a way that is unique and personal to you. Your review could be:

  • written review in the style of a newspaper or magazine article
  • an essay or standalone piece of creative writing
  • filmed as a video (vlog) for a website
  • created as video or reel for a social media review
  • recorded as a radio report

You may also choose to include pictures, photographs or illustrations to bring your creative writing to life!

Send in your review.

Complete and send in your review by 15 June 2024.

Make sure you include:

  • Your name
  • Your age
  • Name of your School / Sixth Form
  • Teacher/Parent/Guardian Contact email address

Or submit your entry by Post:
NSF Young Critic Competition, 33 34 Cheap Street, Newbury, RG14 5DB

Submit your entry by Email: [email protected]