Welcome to the Critics' Circle website
Who we are, what we are
President: Jeffery Taylor
Vice-President: Anna Smith
Hon. General Secretary: Rick Jones email@example.com
Hon. Treasurer: Peter Cargin
Trustees: Ian Herbert, Michael Billington
The Critics’ Circle, which makes an annual award for Services to the Arts, is composed of six sections - Drama, Music, Film, Dance, Visual Arts and Literary criticism. The Literary section, set up in November 2014, does need members and anybody interested should contact the Hon Gen Secretary Rick Jones. 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.
Dame Maggie Smith tops our poll
The 2015 Circle award for Services to the Arts in Britain
Maggie Smith is the recipient.
The Muses Compete
Candidates across the genres stand for the Circle's Distinguished Service to Art award 2015
Terpsichore, Polyhymnia, Calliope, Erato and Euterpe in tight finish for the Critics Circle Distinguished Service to Art stakes
An Enchanted Distance
John Armstrong, Piano Nobile, 129 Portland Road, London W11 4LW, until December 8
Houston on Cinema
writing in A Critical Century published in 2013 to mark our centenary.
Criticism as a social service.
Penelope Houston (1927 - 2015)
Reflections on a former colleague
Wew wil never see her like again.
To All Members of the Dance Section
Nominees announced for 16th National Dance Awards
Warsaw choreographer creates stunning new dance language
Baltic Dance Theatre amazes dance critic in advance of London booking.
Philip French (1933-2015)
Much-loved film critic has died at the age of 82
Time for a Change
The way ahead
The way ahead
The Circle's Award for Services to the arts in Britain.
presented to Nicholas Hytner at a lunch on 23 September in the National Liberal Club.
On the Day of Atonement Nicholas Hytner receives his Circle award