The Octagon is opening its doors to families at it stages free fun on Saturdays.

As part of the theatre's Sharing Stories programme, it launched a new free family event on the first Saturday of each month, starting this Saturday.

Those attending can enjoy the power of storytelling and creativity to help spark imaginations.

Each session will include interactive storytelling followed by a different creative activity.

The sessions are perfect for ages four plus and their grown-ups – there will also be a small soft play area for families with little ones under 4.

Free Family Saturdays is one of a number of initiatives run by the Octagon, with more information available on the theatre's website.

Pre-booking for the sessions is essential and can be done by visiting