The Octagon is a producing theatre in Bolton, Greater Manchester. It offers a rich and varied programme that includes classic and contemporary drama, musicals, and festive shows.
There are two performance areas. The Main Auditorium is a flexible performance space that can seat up to 400. The Bill Naughton Studio Theatre hosts smaller productions and can accommodate 100.
The theatre’s café, eight, is open throughout the day Monday to Saturday. Pre-show meals are available on performance evenings.
Tickets for performances at the Octagon Theatre can be bought online from the official website (see information box below). A seating plan is shown during the booking process. They can also be purchased over the telephone by calling the box office on 01204 520661.
Tickets can also be purchased in person from the box office. It is open Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 7.30 pm (5.30 pm on days when no performances are scheduled).
Discounted tickets are available for children, students, pensioners, and the unemployed. Standby tickets are extremely good value. They are offered to young people and students of the University of Bolton on the day of the performance.
The Octagon Theatre is situated on Howell Croft South (postcode BL1 1SB) in Bolton town centre, immediately south of Bolton Town Hall and Le Mans Crescent. Bolton Bus Station is just 200 yards from the theatre. Bolton Train Station can be reached on foot in five minutes.
The closest car park is the NCP Octagon Theatre Car Park, a multi-storey car park with spaces for just over 500 vehicles. Vehicles enter the car park from Great Moor Street (postcode BL1 1SN). At the time of writing (December 2015) parking here is free on Saturday, Sunday, bank holidays, and weekdays (between 3 pm and midnight). Check the NCP website for the latest parking prices and information.
Shows - What's On
Upcoming shows and events at the Octagon Theatre are listed below.
|Fri 17 Feb||Islands in the Stream|
|Sat 18 Feb||Manoranjan|
|Thu 23 Feb - Sat 11 Mar||Ashes|
|Tue 28 Feb - Sat 18 Mar||Reveal Festival - Under Canvas|
|Tue 28 Feb - Sat 18 Mar||Reveal Festival - The Moor Girl|
|Tue 28 Feb - Sat 18 Mar||Reveal Festival - Left|
|Tue 28 Feb - Tue 28 Feb||Transit|
|Wed 1 Mar||Top Five Season - All in a Row|
|Thu 2 Mar||Top Five Season - Three Mothers|
|Fri 3 Mar - Sat 4 Mar||Down Ashton|
|Sat 4 Mar||Investigate: Ashes|
|Mon 6 Mar||Top Five Season - Roost|
|Tue 7 Mar||Where Paths Meet/Ripple Effect|
|Wed 8 Mar - Wed 8 Mar||'Til Death Us Do Part|
|Wed 8 Mar||Top Five Season - The Rub|
|Thu 9 Mar - Fri 10 Mar||A Little Bit More of Headspace|
|Thu 9 Mar||Top Five Season - Bleeding Hearts|
|Fri 10 Mar||Storyplay - Amazing Grace|
|Fri 10 Mar - Sat 11 Mar||Card Tricks|
|Sat 11 Mar - Sat 11 Mar||The Toothy Adventure of Davey Denture|
|Mon 13 Mar - Sat 18 Mar||Remains|
|Tue 14 Mar - Wed 15 Mar||Dirty Face|
|Thu 16 Mar - Sat 18 Mar||Witch|
|Sat 18 Mar - Sat 18 Mar||Tales of Love|
|Sat 18 Mar||Pepper Pot and the Quest for the Salt Shaker|
|Thu 23 Mar - Sat 25 Mar||NT Connections Festival|
|Thu 30 Mar - Sat 22 Apr||The Tenant of Wildfell Hall|
|Sat 8 Apr||Investigate: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall|
|Fri 21 Apr - Fri 7 Jul||Backstage Pass - Group Tours|
|Fri 21 Apr||Storyplay - Shrek|
|Wed 26 Apr - Sat 6 May||I Capture The Castle|
|Thu 11 May - Sat 3 Jun||Winter Hill|
|Fri 26 May||Storyplay - Fantastic Mr Fox|
|Sat 27 May||Investigate: Winter Hill|
|Thu 8 Jun - Sat 8 Jul||Talking Heads|
|Wed 21 Jun - Sat 8 Jul||First Words - A Season of New Writing|
|Sat 24 Jun||Investigate: Talking Heads|
|Fri 30 Jun||Storyplay - Hungry Caterpillar|
|Fri 17 Nov - Sat 13 Jan||A Christmas Carol|
The list was last updated on Wednesday 15th of February 2017.
Address and postcode
Howell Croft South