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: Unit 22, The Marketplace (Upper Ground Floor, next door to Debenhams)

Cost: All groups are £65 for 10 weeks

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

How do I join?

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

Please email to be added to the mailing list or call 01204 556501 to find out more.

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