Stateside Supports The Octagon Theatre

23rd August 2016 ‹ Back to listing

Stateside Foods have become a new Corporate Sponsor of The Octagon Theatre in Bolton. As well as being a nationally acclaimed theatre, The Octagon also conducts inspirational work with young people and the local community. The theatre aim to fundamentally change peoples’ lives for the better.


•Run community projects in and around Bolton for those who may be facing barriers such as unemployment, social exclusion, learning disabilities or personal obstacles

•Use drama as a powerful tool to increase confidence and develop skills

•Run groups for the over-50s, providing a supportive environment for creativity and meeting friends

•Work with young people to develop their creative potential and future prospects in our youth theatre, youth groups and work in schools and colleges

•Provide access performances, allowing people who are deaf, deafened, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or have sensory or communication needs the opportunity to experience our shows in a safe and welcoming environment

•Work with the University of Bolton on their BA Hons Theatre Degree – providing students with insight into professional theatre practice

•Nurture and develop new writing, offering dramaturgical support and encouragement

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