Bridges are the Octagon’s specialist groups for young people with learning disabilities and additional needs.


Little Bridges is for young people age 8-14. Each week the group share stories, play drama games and take part in craft activities together in a relaxed and friendly environment. Parents and carers are welcome to meet in the café while the session is running.


Bridges Youth Theatre is for young people age 16-25. It’s a great place for young people to develop drama skills, explore their creativity and meet new people, in a fun and nurturing environment. Bridges Youth Theatre take part in informal sharings and performances throughout the year.




Little Bridges (Ages 8-14)

When: Friday 5-6pm

Where: Café Create, Claremont House, Bark Street, Bolton

Cost: £30 for 10 weeks


Bridges Youth Theatre (Ages 16-25)

When: Thursdays 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Where: During our building re-development, our groups take place at our temporary home in Bolton’s The Marketplace Shopping Centre (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 or call 01204 556501 for more information.


Through the generosity of donations and grant funders, we are able to offer a small number of bursary places to those who unable to pay the whole fee due to financial hardship. For more information contact