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The Octagon Learning and Participation Department works with community groups and schools, and offers a range of  activities for young people of all ages and abilities, which aim to develop creativity, build confidence and enhance drama and theatre skills…

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Young People

The Octagon Learning and Participation Department offers a range of out of school activities for young people of all ages and abilities...

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Community Projects

The Octagon's Learning and Participation Department run drama and theatre projects throughout Bolton's communities all year round...

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Access to the Arts can have a transformative and lasting effect on many aspects of young people's lives, helping those with behavioural difficulties, enhancing community pride and increasing overall academic attainment.

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New Writing

New writing keeps theatre alive and relevant. Read more about the Octagon's New Writing department led by Associate Director Elizabeth Newman.

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We are keen to offer experience to people who have a strong interest in theatre or working with young people. We ask that volunteers to be over 18 and prepared to commit to 1 to 3 hours a week for a minimum of six months with us.

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Arts Award Supporter

The Octagon Theatre is an Arts Award Supporter.

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