Our award-winning Bridges programme enables young people and adults with additional needs and learning disabilities to take part in drama and performance opportunities at the Octagon Theatre. 

Bridges Youth Theatre is a theatre-based group for young people who are interested in drama and performing, and want to get creative in a supportive environment. Our tailored sessions enable young people to learn new skills, share ideas and connect with others.

We are planning for our sessions to take place in our brand new theatre. We'll be working within Covid secure measures which you can find here. Please take a moment to read through these before you book. If sessions cannot take place in person then they will move online to Zoom.

Additional information


Young people with additional needs aged 16-30

Age guidelines for these groups are recommendations. Please contact us directly if you have any questions.


Octagon Theatre

Sessions will move to Zoom if we are unable to meet in person


Thursdays, 4.30-6pm

The summer term will run from Thursday 29 April to Thursday 9 July, excluding the week beginning 31 May which is half-term.