The Octagon relies on the incredible talent and creativity of a huge range of theatre artists and other freelancers. We greatly value your interest in the Octagon and appreciate your skills, commitment and passion.

We champion and support directors, designers, theatre makers and other creative artists throughout the work on our stages and we are particularly interested in working with local talent.

We warmly invite artists to say hello, via email at or through the GM Artists Hub, particularly if you are based in or have a strong connection to Bolton and/or the North West.

We often get to know new creatives by seeing examples of their work. If you would like to invite one of our artistic team to see an upcoming production you have worked on, please email