Our award-winning Bridges programme enables young people and adults with additional needs and learning disabilities to take part in drama and performance opportunities at the Octagon Theatre. We have three groups spanning different age ranges. Please contact for more information or to discuss participant needs.


Spring term will take place in the Octagon. If the guidance changes then we will move our sessions online to Zoom. 


Spring term will begin w/c 17 January 2022. 

Bookings open w/c 6 January. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. We suggest you book early so that you don’t miss out! If you have any questions about any of the groups please email

Group Details

Bridges Youth Theatre: Thursdays, 4.30-6pm (suggested ages 16-30; please contact us to discuss participant's individual needs)

A theatre-based group for young people who are interested in drama and performing, and want to get creative in a supportive environment. Our tailored sessions enable young people to learn new skills, share ideas and connect with others.

Little Bridges: Wednesdays, 5-6pm (ages 8-14; please contact us to discuss participant's individual needs)

Storytelling and sensory activities for younger participants aged 8-14. Little Bridges offers a nurturing and creative space for an exciting introduction to drama. 

Bridges Company: Mondays, 1-2.30pm (suggested ages 25+; please contact us to discuss participant’s individual needs)

Bridges Company offers adult participants a chance to work collaboratively to perform for audiences. The sessions provide acting opportunities in an inclusive setting, with the emphasis being on gaining confidence and improving collaborative skills.

Please note that we will operating 5 week terms instead of 10 week terms for Bridges Company, with the intention of offering places to participants on alternate terms. This will ensure that as many of our participants get to join in as possible whilst we work with smaller groups.


We are able to offer a small number of bursary places for participants facing financial hardship, thanks to the generosity of our funders. To enquire about a supported place, please contact


Mon 26 Apr 2021

Bridges Company - Summer 2021 Term 1

Mon 14 Jun 2021

Bridges Company Summer 2021 - Term 2

Thu 29 Apr 2021

Bridge Youth Theatre - Summer 2021