Welcome Critics' Circle website
Who we are, what we are
President: Simon Tait
Vice-President: Jeffery Taylor
Hon. General Secretary: William Russell
Hon. Treasurer: Peter Cargin
Trustees: Ian Herbert, Michael Billington
The Critics’ Circle, which makes an annual award for Services to the Arts, is comprised of the five sections listed above. The Circle's aims are to promote the art of criticism, to uphold its integrity in practice, to foster and safeguard members’ professional interests, to provide opportunities to meet, and to support the advancement of the arts.
Critic Ben Walters on why he is a critic
He tells how vocational passion inspired his new Guardian ebook on criticism.
Advice for those who aspire to be critics.
Peerless Potter Perry Wins Our Award for Services to the Arts
The first visual artist in its 25 year history to do so
25 Glorious Years.
100 Critical Moments
Circle Publications as welll as 100 Critical Moments we have published a history of the Circle - A Critical Century.
12 Years a Slave leads CC Film Awards
Steve McQueen's film collects three prizes as Gary Oldman picks up the night's top prize
Criticism Today - ICA 13 June
A panel of critics chaired by Mark Kermode discuss the issues facing criticism today.
Alison Frank looks at the problems facing critics today.
2013 National Dance Awards
List of winners
Critics' Circle Theatre Awards 2013
Rory Kinnear wins two awards and the Almeida does well in Michael Attenborough's final year with awards for Ghosts and Chimerica.
National Dance Awards winner Dane Hurst talks to Marianne Gray
Going back to one's roots
London Critics’ Circle Announces 2014 Film Awards Nominations
Gary Oldman to accept the Dilys Powell Award For Excellence In Film, while Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave leads the field with 9 nominations
Music Section Awards 2013
Gongs for John Eliot Gardiner, Ryan Wigglesworth, Iestyn Davies and Yevgeny Sudbin