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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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There's lots of exciting things happening around Bolton for the Queen's Jubilee on June 2nd, why not celebrate and get i...
22/05/2022

There's lots of exciting things happening around Bolton for the Queen's Jubilee on June 2nd, why not celebrate and get involved!

You can download the dscvr App and see what's on offer for you and your family. Enjoy!

Don't miss our Riot Act interview on BBC Radio Manchester today at 9.20am!There are just a few tickets left for this eve...
21/05/2022

Don't miss our Riot Act interview on BBC Radio Manchester today at 9.20am!

There are just a few tickets left for this evening's performance at 7.45pm, get your tickets now on our website or call Box Office on 01204 520661

We’ve got that Friday feeling!6 days to go until we bring the smash hit comedy, One Man, Two Guvnors to audiences - an e...
20/05/2022

We’ve got that Friday feeling!

6 days to go until we bring the smash hit comedy, One Man, Two Guvnors to audiences - an evening of brilliant live music, funny slapstick comedy and a good dose of belly laughs!
Book now bit.ly/3qdZpP2

Nothing planned for tonight? Enjoy a night comedy and join the “effortlessly funny” Jojo Sutherland Comedian Manchester ...
20/05/2022

Nothing planned for tonight?

Enjoy a night comedy and join the “effortlessly funny” Jojo Sutherland Comedian Manchester Comedy Store regular Andy Askins Joe McTernan and MC Rob Mulholland

You can now book your ticket to see the world premiere new musical, The Book Thief.Set in 1930s Germany this hauntingly ...
19/05/2022

You can now book your ticket to see the world premiere new musical, The Book Thief.

Set in 1930s Germany this hauntingly beautiful tale will be seen on stage or the very first time.

Don't miss out and book before tickets sell out!

Book online here bit.ly/3KFT4m0 or call our Box Office team today on 01204 520661

📻 Tune in to BBC Radio Manchester this evening at 7.30pm to hear Alexis Gregory talk about his one man show #RiotAct - a...
18/05/2022

📻 Tune in to BBC Radio Manchester this evening at 7.30pm to hear Alexis Gregory talk about his one man show #RiotAct - a solo verbatim show, telling 3 incredible stories, covering 6 decades of LGBTQ+ history! Emmerson & Ward Productions

Coming to Bolton: Sat 21 May, 7.45pm Book ➡️ bit.ly/3Hc8cXt

17/05/2022

One Man Two Guvnors opens next week!

Find out more about the gorgeous 1960s design of the set and costume for our upcoming production of One Man, Two Guvnors! You really won't want to miss this fantastic show! 👀⬇️

🎟Tickets from £15
Book: bit.ly/3qdZpP2

On the one year anniversary that theatres could open their doors again, we are proud to be going on GENERAL SALE WITH OU...
17/05/2022

On the one year anniversary that theatres could open their doors again, we are proud to be going on GENERAL SALE WITH OUR BLOCKBUSTER NEW SEASON!

Don’t miss a thing this season and book your tickets today - bit.ly/3FlC5UU

We are searching for your favourite Bolton views! We are producing a short film that will celebrate the varied landscape...
16/05/2022

We are searching for your favourite Bolton views!

We are producing a short film that will celebrate the varied landscapes of Bolton and diversity of people who explore it. The film will be created from submissions from the local community.

To get involved email us a picture/video of a view in Bolton that means something to you with a brief description of why the view means something to you and indicate whether you would be interested in appearing in the film yourself.

Email: [email protected]

Read more about the project here: bit.ly/3lc9I2k

Riot Act is coming to the Octagon for one night only so don't miss out on this celebration of queer activism across the ...
16/05/2022

Riot Act is coming to the Octagon for one night only so don't miss out on this celebration of queer activism across the decades, that pulls no punches at the same time as being hilarious and inspiring - it's a RIOT!

🗓 Sat 21 May 🎟 Tickets £10, book ➡️ bit.ly/3Hc8cXt

THIS WEEK: Our Octagon Comedy Club returns! Start the weekend off with a night of hilarious live stand-up comedy from Jo...
15/05/2022

THIS WEEK: Our Octagon Comedy Club returns! Start the weekend off with a night of hilarious live stand-up comedy from JoJo Sutherland, Andy Askins, Joe McTernan, MC for the eve Rob Mullholland.

Only a handful of tickets left! Book today.
🗓 Fri 21 May
🎟 £17
bit.ly/3wc5Kx5

Only 3 days of priority booking for our Season Saver!See all 3 shows and save money with our Season Saver, SAVE up to 20...
14/05/2022

Only 3 days of priority booking for our Season Saver!

See all 3 shows and save money with our Season Saver, SAVE up to 20% on tickets.

Box Office is now open to take your booking, call them on 01204 520661 today!

Find out more here: bit.ly/3FlC5UU

13/05/2022
One Man, Two Guvnors - Music

There is live music in our production of One Man, Two Guvnors.

Find out more about the music in the show and why you should come along and enjoy a hilarious and entertaining night out at the theatre!

Priority booking for supporters now open for our blockbuster new season!The Book ThiefBrief EncounterSpring and Port Win...
13/05/2022

Priority booking for supporters now open for our blockbuster new season!

The Book Thief
Brief Encounter
Spring and Port Wine

Save up to 25% on all 3 shows

Join today from £5 a month > bit.ly/2PKPeyj

Audition call out for YOUNG PERFORMERS AGED 11-15We are looking for young performers to be part of our new musical, The ...
12/05/2022

Audition call out for YOUNG PERFORMERS AGED 11-15

We are looking for young performers to be part of our new musical, The Book Thief.

First round of auditions will take place on Sat 11 June 2022.

For casting information pack and how to apply check out bit.ly/3l5qZKp

12/05/2022
One Man, Two Guvnors

2 week to go until we open our doors for the smash hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors!

Our cast are having a hoot in rehearsals!

Get a sneak peek behind the scenes and a taste of what to expect!👇

🎟 £15 & £21 tickets added due to popular demand - limited availability! Book ➡️ bit.ly/3qdZpP2

Priority booking for individual shows opens for our supporters in 2 days time!Join today from as little as £30 a year or...
11/05/2022

Priority booking for individual shows opens for our supporters in 2 days time!

Join today from as little as £30 a year or £5 a month to get great rewards and support your theatre bit.ly/2PKPeyj

We are hiring! Another exciting job opportunity at the Octagon! We are recruiting a Senior Sound Technician to join our ...
11/05/2022

We are hiring!
Another exciting job opportunity at the Octagon!
We are recruiting a Senior Sound Technician to join our Production Department.
More information about the role and
how to apply > bit.ly/2U9nsNx

Come and say hello! We will be in Queens Park this afternoon between 2 – 5pm. There will be free fun activities for fami...
09/05/2022

Come and say hello!

We will be in Queens Park this afternoon between 2 – 5pm. There will be free fun activities for families to get involved in and we will be talking to people about our upcoming family fest this Summer.

08/05/2022

🎼 Sound on 🎶

Listen to the song 'The Brighton Line' from our smash hit production One Man, Two Guvnors.

Tickets now on sale > bit.ly/3qdZpP2

Don't miss out on priority booking. Book all 3 shows today with one of our Season Saver packages.  The Book Thief Brief ...
07/05/2022

Don't miss out on priority booking.

Book all 3 shows today with one of our Season Saver packages. The Book Thief
Brief Encounter
Spring and Port Wine

Save up to 20% when buying all 3 shows
Save up to 25% as a Member

Book your Season Saver today call Box Office on 01204 520661

Take a look at our full season here bit.ly/3FlC5UU

Last chance to see #HabibtiDriverDon't miss out on seeing our production of #HabibtiDriverIf you haven't got anything pl...
06/05/2022

Last chance to see #HabibtiDriver

Don't miss out on seeing our production of #HabibtiDriver

If you haven't got anything planned for Saturday, join us at the Octagon. Tickets still available for the final two performances at 2pm or 7.30pm. Ends Sat 7 May

Book here > bit.ly/3D6gj6x

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY! The rehearsal room has been full of high energy and lots of laughter this week. Here is a photo dump #...
06/05/2022

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY!

The rehearsal room has been full of high energy and lots of laughter this week. Here is a photo dump #OneManTwoGuvnors having a fabulous time as they prepare to bring this hilarious farce to life for audiences in 3 weeks!

Have you book your ticket?! > bit.ly/3ORKsMB

The best way of seeing our shows is with our season saver! Book The Book Thief, Brief Encounter and Spring and Port Wine...
05/05/2022

The best way of seeing our shows is with our season saver! Book The Book Thief, Brief Encounter and Spring and Port Wine & save up to 20%. Priority booking now open, book today by calling box office on 01204 520661.

Find out more about our new season here: bit.ly/37mZXew

The season closes with Bill Naughton’s beloved Bolton classic #SpringAndPortWine returning to the Octagon stage after br...
05/05/2022

The season closes with Bill Naughton’s beloved Bolton classic #SpringAndPortWine returning to the Octagon stage after breaking box office records back in 2008.

The Crompton family begin to fall apart over the course of a weekend as they struggle to cope with the ups and downs of life in 1960s working-class Bolton in this touching and funny drama that has delighted Octagon audiences for over 50 years.

Read more: bit.ly/3P0ecXl

Join us on an exciting journey through yuletides past, present and future in our heart-warming and uplifting production ...
05/05/2022

Join us on an exciting journey through yuletides past, present and future in our heart-warming and uplifting production of #AChristmasCarol- the perfect festive treat!

Filled with toe-tapping live music, festive fun and a good splash of magic!

Read more: bit.ly/3HNgIfm

Be swept away in the romance with Noël Coward’s #BriefEncounter reimagined for the stage in a stunning new production wi...
05/05/2022

Be swept away in the romance with Noël Coward’s #BriefEncounter reimagined for the stage in a stunning new production with music and movement. Co produced with
Stephen Joseph Theatre and Theatre by the Lake

Read more: bit.ly/37luM3c

It's been a long time in the planning so we're thrilled to be opening our new season in sensational style with the WORLD...
05/05/2022

It's been a long time in the planning so we're thrilled to be opening our new season in sensational style with the WORLD PREMIERE musical adaptation of the best-selling novel THE BOOK THIEF.

Written by award-winning author Jodi Picoult (My Sister’s Keeper and Small Great Things) and Timothy Allen McDonald (adaptor of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and James and the Giant Peach), this hauntingly beautiful tale set in 1930s Nazi-Germany follows courageous young orphan Liesel as she enters a dangerous game of book thievery.

Show sponsored by Boo Coaching & Consulting

Read more: bit.ly/3KFT4m0

NEW SEASON ANNOUNCED TODAY - World premiere new musical leads blockbuster new season! #TheBookThief#BriefEncounter#Sprin...
05/05/2022

NEW SEASON ANNOUNCED TODAY - World premiere new musical leads blockbuster new season!

#TheBookThief
#BriefEncounter
#SpringandPortWine
#AChristmasCarol

Read more about our exciting new season by clicking the link in our bio. 😀

NEW SEASON ANNOUNCED TODAY - World premiere new musical leads blockbuster new season!Read more about our exciting new se...
05/05/2022

NEW SEASON ANNOUNCED TODAY - World premiere new musical leads blockbuster new season!

Read more about our exciting new season here >> bit.ly/37mZXew

👀GET THE FIRST LOOK at our new production of the smash hit comedy #OneManTwoGuvnorsThe cast are having a blast in rehear...
04/05/2022

👀GET THE FIRST LOOK at our new production of the smash hit comedy #OneManTwoGuvnors

The cast are having a blast in rehearsals & we're certain audiences are going to have a fantastic time watching this hilarious show!

See more rehearsal pics & book: https://bit.ly/3ORKsMB

Address

The Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South
Bolton
BL1 1SB

Octagon Theatre Bolton is situated in the heart of Bolton town centre, 5 minutes walk from the train and bus stations. BY CAR From Manchester and the south: Exit the M61 onto the A666 (Bolton). Take the ‘Bolton South and Bury’ exit and at the top of the slip road turn left towards Bolton. At the traffic lights, opposite Focus, turn right and go straight through the next set of lights. At the traffic lights, turn left onto Great Moor Street. Follow the signs for the Octagon APCOA car park.From Preston and the north: Follow the M61 south and exit at junction 5. Leaving the motorway turn left and follow the road to Bolton until you reach the junction opposite Mecca Bingo. At this junction, follow the road to the left and turn right at the next set of lights. At the first ‘T’ junction turn right. The Octagon APCOA car park is the next turning on your left BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT Bolton is easily accessible by train, with only a 20-minute train ride from Manchester (all stations) and 25 minutes from Preston. Buses also run regularly from Manchester and the surrounding areas. Octagon Theatre is a five-minute walk from Bolton’s rail and bus stations. FOR RAIL ENQUIRIES PLEASE CALL: 08457 484950. FOR BUS ENQUIRIES PLEASE CALL: 0161 228 7811.

Opening Hours

Monday 9:30am - 4:30pm

Telephone

01204 520661

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Say hi to the cast of Brief Encounter! 👋🏼 (Albeit in 2D for now...) We had our first design meeting on Friday and without giving too much away, it's all looking pretty gorgeous ready for our July 22 opening. More coming soon! ✨ Octagon Theatre Bolton Theatre by the Lake
The Octagon Theatre Bolton is looking for creative over 50's as part of the react festival. get more information here: https://octagonbolton.co.uk/news/call-out-for-react-festival-community-creators/
This incredible lot worked solidly all Saturday to complete their first professional film with Rogue Artists' Studios & Project Space CIC Working with Jeremiah Quinn they have developed film making skills that will transfer into employment and education and importantly be used as a powerful means of telling stories, amplyfying voices and leading change. Thank you BoltonCVS for supporting this project and thank you to all Headspace supporters University of Bolton Octagon Theatre Bolton Bolton at Home WAVE Adventure The National Lottery Community Fund
Another outstanding day of original music creation for our #CreativeJubilee musical theatre piece. Huge thanks to everyone involved in this project and in particular Stephen Pilling for stepping in last minute with outstanding imagination and creativity. Oh and check out our new drummer ☺ Forever Manchester Arts Council England The National Lottery Community Fund Octagon Theatre Bolton University of Bolton BoltonCVS #lottogoodcauses
Recent video trailer RM produced for the Octagon Theatre Bolton 🙏
Our next stand up comedy course starts in June. A chance to create and perform your own set to audiences accross the north west To enrol contact: [email protected] 07880735242 (text only) The National Lottery Community Fund Octagon Theatre Bolton University of Bolton BoltonCVS #mentalhealth #standupcomedy #Stigma #trauma
Its been such a busy week preparing our #CreativeJubilee #musicaltheatre performance we have resorted to eating on the go 😂 Loving the musical pieces, original script and character development created by our very talented writers and musicians. Forever Manchester Arts Council England BoltonCVS Octagon Theatre Bolton University of Bolton #lottogoodcauses
I’m absolutely honored to have co-adapted Markus Zusak's bestselling novel THE BOOK THIEF as a musical. It’s world premiere is this September in the UK. Join us! https://octagonbolton.co.uk/whats-on/theatre/the-book-thief-1/ Octagon Theatre Bolton
DigitalTheatre.com has announced a one-off interactive live event with a streaming of Original Theatre’s critically acclaimed comedy ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’, combined with live studio interactive hosting by BBC Radio 4 comedian Pippa Evans and guests. Original Theatre’s hit show was co-produced with the Octagon Theatre Bolton, recorded at Belgrade Theatre, Coventry in February of this year, and sees Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated adventure brilliantly farcically overhauled in Lotte Wakeham’s acclaimed production, directed on tour by Tim Jackson.
Spoken Word clinics on Fridays preparing for our next gig on Tuesday 31st of May Contact us if you'd like to join us on Fridays or contribute to this performance as part of our week long Jubilee events. #CreativeJubilee #lottogoodcauses [email protected] Forever Manchester Arts Council England BoltonCVS The National Lottery Community Fund University of Bolton Octagon Theatre Bolton
#audiodescription tonight @Arena_Theatre for Rewind 7.30pm with Theo and tomorrow Octagon Theatre Bolton for #HabibtiDriver . Touch tour with Anne 12.45pm
REVIEW - Shamia Chalabi and Sarah Henley's new comedy drama HABIBTI DRIVER at Octagon Theatre Bolton serves its slice of Wigan family life sunny side up - with lashings of humour & some wonderful performances. Here's the link to read my full review: http://circlesandstalls.com/2022/04/27/habibti-driver/