Artists and Freelancers

The Octagon has produced high quality, accessible theatre for over fifty years.  We are proud of our track record of inspiring and supporting generations of theatre makers and freelancers who have begun their careers here, from our founders onwards.  We continue to attract theatre talent from across the UK and internationally to work in Bolton, as well as being committed to supporting artists and creatives that are local to us.

We want to work with artists of all ages and backgrounds in the belief that everyone’s story matters, and in particular, to champion the next generation of new artists.  Our commitment to diversity means that we will seek out artists and voices that are currently under-represented. 

“The Octagon is a special place – it has been making theatre in Bolton, supporting its local community, and giving opportunities for new artists for over 50 years”
Olivier Award Winner, Sharon D. Clarke

To stay in touch and hear about all our latest opportunities, sign up to our mailing list by sending your contact details to artist.development@octagonbolton.co.uk

Casting

Casting

Find out how we work with actors

Literary

Literary

Find out how the Octagon work with writers

Creatives

Creatives

Find out how we work with directors, designers, theatre makers and other creative artists

Programming

Programming

Find out how we programme our 2 main spaces

Technical

Technical

Find out more about technical and backstage roles

Creative Engagement

Creative Engagement

Find out more about roles involving work within our community