Write for Noises Off




We’re looking for exciting arts writers aged 16-25 with big things to say to contribute to Noises Off.

Noises Off is a magazine run by young theatre critics for young theatre makers at the National Student Drama Festival (NSDF), a week-long annual festival for emerging theatre-makers. In 2020, NSDF will be held in Leicester. The Noises Off team publishes exciting theatre criticism, writing, and opinion pieces.

Click here to read all of the Noises Off content from 2019. 

As a writer for Noises Off, you’ll attend festival events and all the performances, writing reviews and articles about the festival. During the festival we publish one print edition every day (for the last day we make a handmade zine) and upload rolling news online. It's a week to work closely with editors, to challenge yourself and to question the industry. We encourage experimental writing and we don't care if you haven’t been published before.

Noises Off supports writers to challenge themselves, and our readers, with life-changingly good criticism and ideas about theatre and the arts. It’s a communal environment for young writers to write together and think together, and a stepping-stone towards professional writing. Writers for Noises Off have gone on to become professional critics.

You'll meet some of the most exciting emerging theatre companies and have the opportunity to attend a programme of workshops, performances and discussions.  



We just ask for you to complete a short and simple application form which can be found at the top of the page. 

We welcome any applicants aged 16-25 or in full-time education, regardless of background or previous reviewing experience.

NSDF will take place from Saturday 4 April to Friday 10 April 2020. The Festival will take place in venues across Leicester City. 

NSDF will provide a FREE ticket to the Festival, and meals during your time with us, to every member of the NOFF Team.

NSDF encourages a diverse range of voices to apply and is a passionate believer in Equal Opportunities for all.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 17th January 2020.

Please make sure you have read all the information above before you submit your application. If you have any questions please email  [email protected]