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.

Please note that some covid secure measures may remain in place for our Autumn term groups, at the Octagon’s own discretion. Please familiarise yourself with the guidance we have been using for the Summer term here before booking your place. We’ll be in touch before sessions start to confirm full details.

If new measures are introduced at any point and we aren’t able to meet in person, then sessions will move online.

Additional information


Young people with additional needs aged 16-30

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


The Octagon Theatre 


Thursdays, 4.30-6pm

The autumn term will run from Thursday 23 September to Thursday 2 December. There will be no session on Thursday 28 October as it's half term



Thu 23 September 4:30pm 4:30pm Book