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.

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.

Please note that we will be operating 5 week terms instead of 10 week terms, 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.

Additional information


Adults with additional needs aged 25+ 

Age guidelines for this group are recommendations. Please contact us directly if you have any questions. 


Octagon Theatre

Sessions will move online if they cannot take place in person


Mondays, 1-2.30pm:

26 April, 10 May, 17 May, 24 May and 7 June