Young Octagon

Young Octagon is our performance company, developing excellence in young actors age 13-19. The company work with professional directors and creatives to create bold and adventurous pieces of theatre for performance.

Our Young Octagon 2019-2020 company are currently working on One Night in Bolton, a world premiere radio production written by Becky Prestwich and co-directed by Lotte Wakeham and Joe Gilmour-Rees. One Night in Bolton tells the story of two fictional audience members who were there at the opening night of the original theatre in 1967. From that eventful night through to the present day, it is a celebratory, uplifting story about what makes a community.

Young Octagon is a year-long commitment for young people interested in a more intensive and demanding performance experience, those who are ready to progress further and are considering acting as a potential career. Participants are selected though an audition process. To join our mailing list and to receive information about our next auditions for Young Octagon, please email