Youth theatre

We run over 10 Youth Theatre sessions at the Octagon with different groups catering from ages 5 to 21 from weekend to after school sessions.

This is a great opportunity for young people with an interest in drama and theatre to engage creatively with peers and enhance their personal development. Our Youth Theatre is an inclusive provision and is open to any young person.

Youth Theatre sessions are divided into self-contained terms which vary in content; from a 'skills based' term, culminating in an informal sharing of what they have learned, to a 'production focused' term working towards a full scale production or gala 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

Where: Octagon Theatre Bolton

Cost: All groups are £55 for 10 weeks

We also have some free, bursary places. Enquiries about bursaries are dealt with confidentially and if you are interested in finding out more, please contact participation@octagonbolton.co.uk

How do I join?

Bookings open at the start of every term and work on a first come first served basis.

Please email participation@octagonbolton.co.uk to be added to the mailing list or call 01204 556501 to find out more.

Young Leaders

We recruit young people from our Youth Theatre projects to become Young Reps, this group meets every two months to plan events and discuss the programme. 
To find out more contact email participation@octagonbolton.co.uk.

"Being a part of the octagon has been like being part of a family. We have made friendships, fun and memories."