Youth Theatre

Our Youth Theatre programme is the place where most people start at the Octagon, with groups taking place throughout the week and on weekends. Our Youth Theatre is inclusive and is open to any young person. You don’t need any experience to join – just lots of enthusiasm and energy!

Youth theatre is full of exciting opportunities to see, make and perform theatre. Sessions are divided into 10 week terms which vary in content; from a skills development term, culminating in an informal sharing of what they have learned, to a production focused term working towards a performance.


Stage 1 (Ages 5-7)
When: Saturdays 9.30am – 11am

Stage 2 (Ages 8-11)
There are 2 different groups at this age group:
When: Stage 2A -Fridays 4.30pm – 6pm, Stage 2B - Saturdays 11.30am – 1pm

Stage 3 (Ages 11-16)
There are 3 different groups at this age group:
When: Stage 3A - Tuesday 4.30pm – 6.30pm, Stage 3B - Tuesdays 7pm – 9pm, Stage 3C - Wednesdays 4.30pm – 6.30pm

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).

All Youth Theatre groups are £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