Octagon Theatre Bolton

Octagon Theatre Bolton Theatre. Made in Bolton. Sharing stories, making memories, and igniting curiosity. We are a registered charity. Registered Charity number: 248833
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📢 Call-out for over 50s to take part in new writing project as part of Age Without Limits Action Day.We have space for u...
03/02/2024

📢 Call-out for over 50s to take part in new writing project as part of Age Without Limits Action Day.

We have space for up to 10 participants to take part in a writing workshop & develop a short piece that will be performed as script-in-hand readings by our ArtBeat drama group.

➡️ More info & apply:

As part of Age Without Limits Action Day on Wed 20 March, we are looking for over 50s living in Bolton, for an exciting new writing project. WHAT IS AGE WI

📸 FIRST LOOK AT ANIMAL FARMGet a first glimpse at our striking and bold co-production of Animal Farm in these stunning p...
03/02/2024

📸 FIRST LOOK AT ANIMAL FARM

Get a first glimpse at our striking and bold co-production of Animal Farm in these stunning production images from Pamela Raith Photography

Tickets are in high demand so book soon to avoid disappointment.

📅 Thu 1 – Sat 24 Feb
🎟️ From £15
👉 https://bit.ly/45zUKIW

Our “joyous must-see” co-production of Northanger Abbey is going down a storm with audiences at Orange Tree Theatre!Join...
02/02/2024

Our “joyous must-see” co-production of Northanger Abbey is going down a storm with audiences at Orange Tree Theatre!

Join us next month for this deliciously fun take of Austen that is packed with humour & brimming with love.

📅 Fri 1 – Sat 23 Mar
🎟️ From £15
👉 https://bit.ly/46csvQi

Not booked for Animal Farm yet?Why not take advantage of our Season Saver packages and save up to 20% on your tickets!Sa...
02/02/2024

Not booked for Animal Farm yet?

Why not take advantage of our Season Saver packages and save up to 20% on your tickets!

Save BIG this Spring and enjoy the magic of live theatre at the Octagon. Book 3 or more shows from our new season, including Animal Farm, and you can save up to 20%.

Find out more about our Season Saver and all the upcoming shows here:

Check out our unmissable new season! Experience the magic of live theatre with our incredible Spring/Summer 2024 season of shows. We can’t wait for you to

NEXT WEEK: FREE Bridges Taster SessionThis spring we are launching a new group for young people aged 12-17 with addition...
02/02/2024

NEXT WEEK: FREE Bridges Taster Session

This spring we are launching a new group for young people aged 12-17 with additional needs and learning disabilities who are interested in drama and want to get creative.

Participants will learn acting skills, share ideas and connect with new people.

We are running a FREE 1-hour taster session on Wednesday 7 February for anyone interested in joining the group.

Find out more and book a place:

The Octagon is excited to announce the launch of a new group for young people aged 12-17 with additional needs and learning disabilities who are interested

WE'RE HIRINGWe have 2 fantastic opportunities to join our Customer Experience team.If you are passionate about deliverin...
01/02/2024

WE'RE HIRING

We have 2 fantastic opportunities to join our Customer Experience team.

If you are passionate about delivering exceptional customer service, then this could be for you!

➡️ Deputy Customer Experience Manager – full-time or part-time available.

➡️ Box Office Supervisor – full-time or part-time available.

Find out more and apply here: https://octagonbolton.co.uk/jobs

Deadline for both roles is Tue 27 February.

Interviews will take place w/c 4 March (subject to change).

Good luck to our   company for their opening show tonight!There is already so much buzz and excitement for this producti...
01/02/2024

Good luck to our company for their opening show tonight!

There is already so much buzz and excitement for this production and we cannot wait to share it with audiences.

Tickets are selling incredibly fast, so we would advise booking soon to avoid missing out.

📅 Opens tonight until Sat 24 Feb.
🎟️ From £15
👉 https://bit.ly/45zUKIW

Derby Theatre Hull Truck Theatre

Stunning rehearsal studio space available to hire!Our recently fully developed 130 Sq. meter rehearsal studio is the per...
01/02/2024

Stunning rehearsal studio space available to hire!

Our recently fully developed 130 Sq. meter rehearsal studio is the perfect space for your next rehearsal, workshop or R&D.

Facilities include: private kitchen and WC, access to free Wifi, integrated rehearsal sound system, tv screen & projector, discount in our in-house Kitchen & Bar.

Packages available from £180 per day – save up to 20% by booking multiple days.

Enquire here: https://bit.ly/47TwNgc

Tune in to Doctors on   today and catch an appearance from Chardai Shaw. Bolton audiences can see Chardai on the Octagon...
01/02/2024

Tune in to Doctors on today and catch an appearance from Chardai Shaw.

Bolton audiences can see Chardai on the Octagon stage in April in our monster rock ‘n’ roll musical 🌱 as Ronnette.

📅 Wed 24 Apr – Sat 18 May
🎟️ From £15
➡️ https://bit.ly/3umdMET

Join the club!Did you know that we have an Octagon Book Club and a Theatre Club?These FREE sessions provide great opport...
31/01/2024

Join the club!

Did you know that we have an Octagon Book Club and a Theatre Club?

These FREE sessions provide great opportunities to come together & discuss our shows, share ideas & meet new people in a fun and friendly environment.

The next events will be looking at our upcoming production of Northanger Abbey.

📚 Book Club
Thu 7 March, 6:30pm – 8pm

🎭Theatre Club
Sat 23 March, 11:30am – 1pm

Book now: https://bit.ly/3Nd7nUe

If you would like any more information please contact [email protected]

30/01/2024

We spoke to movement director Shelley Eva Haden who talks about bringing the animals to life on stage in this chilling re-telling.

The farmyard revolution begins this week.

📅 Thu 1 – Sat 24 Feb
🎟 From £15
👉 https://bit.ly/45zUKIW

Fresh, fun and insightful, our co-production of Northanger Abbey is taking audiences on a joyous theatrical ride.Don’t m...
30/01/2024

Fresh, fun and insightful, our co-production of Northanger Abbey is taking audiences on a joyous theatrical ride.

Don’t miss this bold reimagining – it is Austen as you have never seen before.

📅 Fri 1 – Sat 23 Mar
🎟️ From £15
👉 https://bit.ly/46csvQi

Orange Tree Theatre Theatre by the Lake Stephen Joseph Theatre

This week is  !Join us today at Breighmet Library (10:30am) & High Stret Library (1pm) for our Sharing Stories sessions....
30/01/2024

This week is !

Join us today at Breighmet Library (10:30am) & High Stret Library (1pm) for our Sharing Stories sessions.

Plus, this Saturday (3 Feb) we will be at Farnworth Library (11:30am & 1:30pm) for Once Upon a Time - an interactive storytelling session for young people (up to age 11) and families which will include stories, creative crafts and drama workshop.

All these sessions are FREE and drop-in, with no need to book.

🚨DEADLINE FOR OUR EID FACILITATOR CALLOUT IS THIS WEEK🚨 We are looking for creative facilitators to help us lead our Eid...
29/01/2024

🚨DEADLINE FOR OUR EID FACILITATOR CALLOUT IS THIS WEEK🚨

We are looking for creative facilitators to help us lead our Eid celebrations.

A great opportunity for artists to develop and run storytelling, craft workshops and poetry workshops.

More info & how to apply here: https://bit.ly/47FNmfj

Closing date to apply: Wed 31 Jan

To celebrate Eid at the Octagon we are looking for creative facilitators, artists and practitioners to deliver workshops in April. We are looking for artis

When it’s only Monday, but you’ve already got that  !Our "joyous must-see"(Fringe Theatre) co-production of   comes to t...
29/01/2024

When it’s only Monday, but you’ve already got that !

Our "joyous must-see"(Fringe Theatre) co-production of comes to the Octagon in March.

🎟️ Book your tickets now from just £15.
📅 Fri 1 – Sat 23 March
👉 https://bit.ly/46csvQi

It might be damp & gloomy outside but things are really heating up inside as we welcome our fabulous company for the fir...
29/01/2024

It might be damp & gloomy outside but things are really heating up inside as we welcome our fabulous company for the first day of rehearsals for 🌱

Coming to the Octagon from Wed 24 Apr - Sat 18 May

Book tickets: https://bit.ly/3umdMET

An Octagon co-production with New Wolsey Theatre Theatre by the Lake Hull Truck Theatre

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ London Evening Standard “The show pulses with real passions…Austen would thoroughly approve”Another 4-STAR revi...
27/01/2024

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ London Evening Standard

“The show pulses with real passions…Austen would thoroughly approve”

Another 4-STAR review for our fresh and joyous reimagining of Austen’s classic, Northanger Abbey which comes to the Octagon in March!

Full review ⬇️

https://www.standard.co.uk/culture/theatre/northanger-abbey-orange-tree-theatre-review-jane-austen-b1134706.html #:~:text=Review%20at%20a%20glance&text=It's%20performed%20by%20three%20wryly,personal%20agency%2C%20authorship%20and%20control.

The show undercuts the romance at the book's core in favour of something far more interesting

Did you catch our Artistic Director, Lotte Wakeham on BBC Radio Manchester earlier this week talking about our upcoming ...
27/01/2024

Did you catch our Artistic Director, Lotte Wakeham on BBC Radio Manchester earlier this week talking about our upcoming co-production Little Shop of Horrors?

Re-listen to the interview here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0h3nc98
(From 1hr 29mins)

The smash-hit monster musical about the mean, green man-eating plant, comes to the Octagon from Wed 24 Apr – Sat 18 May!

27/01/2024

💬 Thrilling, compelling, surprising, vital, insightful…

How would our Animal Farm cast and creatives describe the show?

Opening next week, be sure to book now for this must-see production of Orwell’s timeless masterpiece.

📅 Thu 1 – Sat 24 Feb
🎟 From £15
👉 https://bit.ly/45zUKIW

Derby Theatre Hull Truck Theatre

FREE Bridges Taster SessionThis spring we are launching a new group for young people aged 12-17 with additional needs an...
27/01/2024

FREE Bridges Taster Session

This spring we are launching a new group for young people aged 12-17 with additional needs and learning disabilities who are interested in drama and want to get creative.

Participants will learn acting skills, share ideas and connect with new people.

We are running a FREE 1-hour taster session on Wednesday 7 February for anyone interested in joining the group.

Find out more and book a place:

The Octagon is excited to announce the launch of a new group for young people aged 12-17 with additional needs and learning disabilities who are interested

A great ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review for our co-production of Northanger Abbey from The Stage“The production is exuberantly, unashame...
27/01/2024

A great ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review for our co-production of Northanger Abbey from The Stage

“The production is exuberantly, unashamedly silly, heightening Austen’s comedy of manners to outrageous levels.”

Don’t miss it when it comes to the Octagon from Fri 1 - Sat 23 March!

📰 read full review:

Zoe Cooper's playful q***r retelling of Jane Austen’s story about unwise friendships and overactive imagination

26/01/2024

“It really explores narrative and storytelling and the power of seeing yourself represented in stories.”

Zoe Cooper’s imaginative and joyous production shows Austen’s classic through a new lens in our upcoming co-production of Northanger Abbey.

📅 Fri 1 – Sat 23 March
🎟 From £15
👉 https://bit.ly/46csvQi

Thanks to the generous support from our amazing audiences, our festive appeal raised over £15,000.“We have been overwhel...
26/01/2024

Thanks to the generous support from our amazing audiences, our festive appeal raised over £15,000.

“We have been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of our wonderful audiences and supporters who have really got behind our festive appeal.”

All proceeds from the festive appeal will go towards making the magic of live theatre and the arts more accessible for children and young people in 2024.

Read full story:

We are delighted to announce that our festive appeal raised over £15,000 - all thanks to donations from audiences of our 2023 festive productions. Generous

25/01/2024

🎬 Interview with Animal Farm director, Iqbal Khan.

5/5 – “We are walking a joyous tightrope with audiences.”

Hear what Iqbal is most excited for with this upcoming production.

Full interview https://bit.ly/45zUKIW

Coming to the Octagon next week.

📅 Thu 1 – Sat 24 Feb
🎟 From £15

Derby Theatre Hull Truck Theatre

25/01/2024

🎬 Interview with Animal Farm director, Iqbal Khan.

4/5 – Iqbal shares what he hopes audiences will take from the show.

“I want them to enjoy entering into a different world.”

Full interview https://bit.ly/45zUKIW

Prepare for the revolution in this powerful production.

📅 Thu 1 – Sat 24 Feb
🎟 From £15
👉 Click the link above to book your tickets

Derby Theatre Hull Truck Theatre

25/01/2024

🎬 Interview with Animal Farm director, Iqbal Khan.

3/5 – Learn more of the themes explored in our compelling production.

“How much agency do we have in our lives.”

Full interview https://bit.ly/45zUKIW

Animal Farm opens at the Octagon next week.

📅 Thu 1 – Sat 24 Feb
🎟 From £15
👉 Click the link above to book your tickets

Derby Theatre Hull Truck Theatre

25/01/2024

🎬 Interview with Animal Farm director, Iqbal Khan.

2/5 – Find out why Orwell’s masterpiece is still as relevant today (if not more so) than when it was written nearly 80 years ago.

“We’re in a very divisive time at the moment”

Watch the full interview here: https://bit.ly/45zUKIW

Animal Farm opens at the Octagon next week.

📅 Thu 1 – Sat 24 Feb
🎟 From £15
👉 Click the link above to book tickets

25/01/2024

🎬 Interview with Animal Farm director, Iqbal Khan.

1/5 - In this first section of our interview with the esteemed director, Iqbal shares with us his vision for the production.

“Freedom, revolution, and how that gets perverted.”

Watch the full interview here: https://bit.ly/45zUKIW

Do not miss this bold and compelling retelling of Orwell’s masterpiece.

📅 Thu 1 – Sat 24 Feb
🎟 From £15
👉 Book tickets at the above link.

Derby Theatre Hull Truck Theatre

Good luck to the   company and our co-producers at Orange Tree Theatre for their press night tonight! Have a great run, ...
24/01/2024

Good luck to the company and our co-producers at Orange Tree Theatre for their press night tonight!

Have a great run, and we cannot wait for the show to come to Bolton in March!

Find out more about the show & book here: https://bit.ly/46csvQi

Stephen Joseph Theatre Theatre by the Lake

Tune in to BBC Radio Manchester at 3:20pm as our Artistic Director, Lotte Wakeham, will be joining Simone Riley to talk ...
24/01/2024

Tune in to BBC Radio Manchester at 3:20pm as our Artistic Director, Lotte Wakeham, will be joining Simone Riley to talk all things Little Shop of Horrors - which starts rehearsals next week.

Listen live: https://bit.ly/3XzZKZW

New Wolsey Theatre Theatre by the Lake Hull Truck Theatre

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The Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South
Bolton
BL11SB

Opening Hours

Monday 9:30am - 4:30pm

Telephone

01204 520661

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