Applications now open for young reporters Sept - Dec 2015!

Applications now open for young reporters Sept - Dec 2015!

By Nick Rice

We’re looking for young reporters across the UK! Are you an avid writer or eager to learn more about a creative industry? If you’re aged 17 – 30, you could be our next young reporter at your nearest theatre. 

Applications now open for Sept - Dec 2015

Become our young reporter and you’ll get a week’s experience reporting on the staging of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, adapted by Dawn King. You’ll get behind-the-scenes access and an insight into the process of staging a play.

We’re not just looking for writers! This is a chance for all young people to create and craft online content. You’ll get to experience creating work for our audiences, which could include interviews, blogs, features, photographs and video.

We’re looking for reporters at the following theatres and dates:

3 – 10 September 2015
Northampton Royal & Derngate

Deadline: Monday 24 August 2015

13 – 17 October 2015
Nottingham Theatre Royal

Deadline: Monday 28 September 2015

10 – 14 November 2015
Darlington Civic Theatre

Deadline: Monday 26 October 2015

24 – 28 November 2015
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Deadline: Monday 16 November 2015

1 – 5 December 2015
Bradford Alhambra Theatre

Deadline: Monday 23 November 2015


How do I apply?
Please email [email protected] telling us why you’d make the perfect reporter, including a sample of your work or a paragraph proposal idea. It could be about the show or your local theatre.


Please include your name, age, twitter handle (if you have one) and telephone number, putting the name of your nearest theatre in the subject line.


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. 

Brave New World premieres at Royal and Derngate, Northampton, where it runs from 4 to 26 September 2015. It then tours to Edinburgh, Blackpool, Nottingham, Cheltenham, Wolverhampton, Darlington and Bradford where it concludes on 5 December.