There are various groups and ways to be involved at the Octagon for adults. 


Art-beat is a theatre group for anyone aged over 50 and is a great opportunity for people with an interest in drama and theatre to engage creatively.

When: Wednesdays, 10.15am - 12.15pm
Where: Unit 22, The Marketplace (Upper Ground Floor, next to Debenhams) 
Cost: £65 for 10 weeks.

Bookings open at the start of every term and work on a first come, first served basis.

Please email to be added to the mailing list and we will email when bookings open or call 01204 556501 to find out more.

Bolton at Home

Act Out
Act Out

 Working with major partner Bolton at Home our shared goal is to use the arts to transform communities.

Through this partnership we have had the opportunity to work with tenants across Bolton at Home areas. Together we have delivered unique artistic experiences for residents including promenade performances on housing estates. Community members have tours of the theatre, backstage workshops and volunteer at the theatre.

Working with Bolton at Home The Octagon runs a membership scheme for residents, with ticket offers throughout the year. To become a Bolton at Home Member, you will need to have completed a registration form and returned this to the Bolton at Home team. They can be contacted at or on 01204 329706.


Headspace is an exciting and creative outlet for people with Mental Health issues, without direct focus upon these. It is a forum where people can freely express their unique traits, individuality and utilize their skills by primarily focusing on positive, personal, social and professional achievement and success and not on mental health. Headspace promotes positive change for the individual and challenges misconceptions often held by society.

We offer a programme of activities, all of which feature creativity at their core and are intended to support participants to develop artistic skills as well as developing confidence, peer support networks and challenging stigma. Sessions are run by professional artists from across the North West.

When: Fridays
Where: Unit 22, The Marketplace (Upper Ground Floor, next to Debenhams)
Cost: This is group is free to attend

For more information email