Applications now open for young reporters early 2017

Applications now open for young reporters early 2017

3 February 2017

Aged 17 - 30? We're looking for young reporters in Blackpool, Nottingham and Bradford.

Young Reporters Scheme Autumn 2016

We are looking for Young Reporters to go backstage on Anita and Me in Cheltenham, Blackpool, Nottingham and Bradford.  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.

We’re now on the hunt for our next Young Reporters, to go behind-the-scenes on Meera Syal's Anita and Me, adapted by Tanika Gupta, which is touring the UK from 14 February - 1 April 2017. If you've ever wanted to know more about how a play is staged and take a peek beyond what you see on stage, then we want to hear from you. We're looking for people ages 17 - 30 in the different communities that the production tours. You'll get to interview actors, meet members of the production team and learn more about your local theatre. As a Young Reporter, you'll get guidelines and advice on writing style as you get the opportunity to write interviews, blogs and features. We also want to hear from people who prefer to tell stories through photography and video.


Previous participants in the schemeSome of our awesome previous participants in the scheme

Theatres taking part
As a Young Reporter, you'll need to be available for the week that Anita and Me is on stage your local theatre. Here's a full list of where we're looking for reporters.


Grand Blackpool
Tuesday 7 March – Friday 10 March 2017
Deadline: Monday 27 February 2017

Theatre Royal Nottingham
Tuesday 14 March – Friday 17 March 2017
Deadline: Monday 6 March 2017

Alhambra Bradford
Tuesday 21 March – Friday 24 March 2017
Deadline: Monday 13 March 2017

How to apply
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
This is an unpaid work experience but we will be providing a basic expense allowance.


Anita and Me opens at Wolverhampton Grand theatre, where it plays from 14 to 18 February 2017. It then tours to Cheltenham, Blackpool, Nottingham, Bradford and Edinburgh.

Get tickets for this show by visiting our tour page