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What is IMHO?

Get the lowdown on live performance and entertainment from those in the know – the audience. IMHO is the ultimate word-of-mouth platform for Queensland’s theatre and performing arts scene. It is a digital meeting place for audiences, arts lovers and anyone who wants to learn more about what’s on in Queensland.

What are Citizen Reviewers?

IMHO’s Citizen Reviewers are real people delivering real reviews on shows they’ve seen: from stand-up comedy and independent theatre to international opera and blockbuster musicals. Citizen Reviewers are given free tickets to a variety of live performances in exchange for their honest opinions and written reviews – whether they enjoyed the show or not.

How can I become a Citizen Reviewer?

Anyone can become a Citizen Reviewer. To apply, simply complete the registration form

How do you choose Citizen Reviewers for each performance?

Citizen Reviewers nominate themselves as either Veterans or Virgins across a range of art forms. IMHO wants to encourage a diverse range of opinions so we select a mixture of Veterans and Virgins across all ages, genders and backgrounds for each performance. Other factors include a person’s availability for the review performance date, whether they can submit their review within 48 hours and how far they are prepared to travel.

I’ve never been to the opera/ballet/orchestra/a musical/a play, can I still be a Citizen Reviewer?

Absolutely! The honest opinions and genuine first impressions of someone who has no previous experience with an artform or performance style are just as valid – and entertaining – as someone with deep knowledge. IMHO encourages sincere and candid reviews from both our Veterans and our Virgins.

Can I still review performances, even if I’m not a Citizen Reviewer?

IMHO’s Do You Rate It? is a tongue-in-cheek rating system open to everyone, not just Citizen Reviewers. Do You Rate It? highlights one featured production and asks audience members six cheeky multiple choice questions then displays the results in real-time online. If you would like to submit a written review, you must be registered as a Citizen Reviewer.

What happens if I didn’t like the show?

We want your honest opinion – good, bad or otherwise. We will never censor reviews but we do ask that you show respect and phrase criticism in a way that wouldn’t offend you if it were you on the receiving end. Citizen Reviewers will not be penalised for submitting negative reviews.

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