We are looking young people aged 14-21 to take part in a two day residency with award-winning gig theatre-makers, Middle Child. If you are interested in theatre, performance, music, writing or singing then this project for you! Across the two days you will explore how to blend theatre with music and new writing, and work with other young people to create an original piece of gig theatre.

Following the residency, participants will attend the Octagon’s production of Seagulls to see first-hand how the skills learned are put into practice in a professional production. 

To hear more about what gig theatre is all about, watch this short film produced by Middle Child:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPgsbU3Dz70

About Middle Child

Middle Child tell untold stories which capture the electrifying moment when the beat drops, mixing original live music with bold new writing. Their events are live and loud, making sense of the modern world. Middle Child are committed to breaking down barriers and ensuring that theatre is affordable and accessible for all. Middle Child are based in Hull but are here in Bolton working with us on our production of Seagulls.

Through the generosity of donations and grant funders, we are able to offer a small number of bursary places to those who unable to pay the whole fee due to financial hardship. For more information contact participation@octagonbolton.co.uk

Additional information


Octagon Theatre, Unit 22, Market Place Shopping Centre, Upper Floor


11am-5.30pm each day


£30 and a FREE ticket to Seagulls on Friday 25 October, 8pm performance


£30 for 2 day workshop and a FREE ticket to Seagulls on Friday 25 October, 8pm performance