Young Octagon is our performance company, developing excellence in young actors aged 13-19 (up to 25 for participants with additional needs). The company offers committed young people the chance to work with professional directors and creatives, to create bold and adventurous pieces of theatre for performance. Our Young Octagon 2019-20 worked on One Night in Bolton, a world premiere radio production written by Becky Prestwich and co-directed by Lotte Wakeham and Joe Gilmour-Rees.

Who is it for?

Young Octagon is for young people who are interested in a more intensive and demanding performance experience than they might access in our other youth theatre provision. It is for participants with some performance experience who are ready to progress further, would like more opportunities to perform and who are considering acting as a potential career.

Applications have closed for Young Octagon 2021/2. 

If you are interested in applying in the future then please email