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 Company offers adult participants a chance to work collaboratively to perform for audiences. The sessions provide acting opportunities in an inclusive setting, with the emphasis being on gaining confidence and improving collaborative skills.

Some covid measures may be in place for spring term, at the Octagon's own discretion. We will be in touch before sessions start to confirm full details.

Please note that we will be operating five-week terms for the group this term, with the intention of offering places to participants on alternate terms. This will ensure that as many of our participants get to join in as possible whilst we work with smaller groups.

If you are new and interested in joining the group, then please email participation@octagonbolton.co.uk to speak to a member of the team. 

Additional information


People aged 25+ with additional needs


Octagon Theatre 


Mondays, 1-2.30pm

Monday 17 January - Monday 21 February 2022 (no session on Monday 14 February due to half-term)