Manchester Theatre Awards Seek Young Reviewers

The Lowry is part of a group of Manchester Theatres working in collaboration with the Manchester Theatre Awards to launch a new award for youth theatre, judged by a Young Panel.

Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford QuaysWe are looking for 18 to 30 year olds to form the panel. The callout and criteria are below.

MTA Young Panel Callout

  • Can you spend one to three nights a month seeing theatre?
  • Are you aged 18 – 30?
  • Would you like to see theatre throughout greater Manchester for free, share your views on it and have them published?
  • Would you like to be mentored by professional journalists and other industry professionals from the MTA panel and Manchester theatres?
  • Are you interested in developing your knowledge of and confidence to critique theatre?
  • Are you interesting in developing your writing and journalism skills.

If the answer to all of these questions is yes, we’d love you to apply to be a member of the Manchester Theatre Awards Young Panel.

To apply, send us:

  • A review of a piece of theatre or live performance you’ve seen in the last six months. The review should be a maximum of 500 words.
  • A copy of your CV.
  • A covering letter telling us why you’d like to be part of the MTA Young Panel.

Send your application to

Closing date: Mon 7 April 10pm

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