Applications now open for young reporters Autumn 2016

Applications now open for young reporters Autumn 2016

23 August 2016

We're looking for Young Reporters to go backstage on A Tale of Two Cities at theatres in Bradford, Blackpool, Cheltenham and Nottingham. If you're aged 17 - 30 and have a keen interest in writing or theatre, this could be the scheme for you!

Young Reporters Scheme Autumn 2016

We are looking for Young Reporters to go backstage on A Tale of Two Cities in Bradford, Blackpool, Cheltenham and Nottingham.  Are you an avid writer, photographer or blogger or just eager to learn more about a creative industry?  If you’re aged 17 – 30, you could be our next Young Reporter.


Our Young Reporter scheme is now in its third year and we’ve already enjoyed working with over fifteen young people on shows including Regeneration, A View from the Bridge, Brave New World and Of Mice and Men


We’re now on the hunt for our next Young Reporters, to go behind-the-scenes on Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities which is touring the UK from 20 September – 26 November 2016.  Have you ever wanted to know more about how a play is staged?  Do you want the opportunity to interview actors about their work?  Are you looking to improve your writing skills?


If so, then the Young Reporters scheme might be for you!  You’ll get to experience creating work for our audiences, which could include writing interviews, blogs, features and taking photographs and video.

Young Reporters from previous yearrsPrevious Young Reporters from Nottingham Theatre Royal and Blackpool Grand Theatre

We’re looking for Young Reporters at the following theatres:


Bradford Alhambra Theatre
Tuesday 4 – Friday 7 October

Deadline:  Monday 19 September 2016


Blackpool Grand Theatre
Tuesday 11 – Friday 14 October

Deadline:  Monday 26 September 2016


Cheltenham Everyman Theatre
Tuesday 15 – Friday 18 November

Deadline:  Monday 31 October 2016


Nottingham Theatre Royal
Tuesday 22 – Friday 25 November

Deadline:  Monday 7th November 2016


Please complete the short application by the deadline for the theatre which you are applying for 

Application form


Arts Award

Our scheme is approved as part of the Arts Council-funded national Arts Award.  Participation will be invaluable for those gaining experience and credits while working toward your bronze, silver or gold level Arts Award.

Unpaid experience

Please note this is an unpaid work experience but we will be providing a basic expense allowance.


A Tale of Two Cities opens at Royal & Derngate, Northampton, where it plays from 10 to 17 September 2016. It then tours to Oxford Playhouse, Richmond Theatre, Bradford Alhambra, Blackpool Grand, Wolverhampton Grand, Brighton Theatre Royal, Edinburgh King's, Cheltenham Everyman and Nottingham Theatre Royal. 

Get tickets for this show by visiting our tour page.