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We are now recruiting for the next cohort of young people for our performance company.

The Young Octagon is our performance company, developing excellence in young actors aged 13-19. 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.

Young Octagon is for young people who are interested in a more intensive and demanding performance experience. 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.

Over the past two years, Young Octagon members have taken part in the National Theatre’s annual, nationwide Connections youth theatre festival.

Applications are now open for interested young people to apply for their 2023/24 intake.

Creative Engagement Manager at the Octagon, Alex Joynes commented:We are thrilled to be recruiting for the next cohort of Young Octagon. This is an exciting opportunity for young people who want to take their acting skills to the next level and take part in a full production. Over the last few years, our Young Octagon company have created bold and exciting productions and we can't wait to see what this year's cohort create!”

Young Octagon is a yearlong commitment running for a full academic year over three terms, from September 2023. All participants will work towards a major performance in the spring/summer.

Click below for full information and how to apply.

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