About Us

“The most revitalised regional theatre in the country”
The Guardian

“Holding audiences spellbound in Bolton”
The Independent

The Octagon creates theatrical experiences that inspire the people of Bolton and the North West. 

We present annual seasons with a wide range of entertaining and thought-provoking productions that include Shakespeare, American drama, great European plays and contemporary classics, alongside brand new work, musicals, theatre for families and plays that are rooted in the culture of Bolton and the North West.  Our opportunities for learning and participation enable people to realise their potential by expressing themselves and their stories.  At the heart of our vision is a belief in the power of theatre to enrich lives, and a commitment to do so through artistic excellence and community engagement.

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Octagon Theatre Annual Report

The Octagon's Annual Report is available to download here, or a hard copy can be requested from the Octagon Box Office.


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Profile

Find out more about the Octagon Theatre and our vision for the finest in theatre made and performed in Bolton.


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Venue Information

Interested in touring here? We have a limited number of weeks available for tours due to our busy programme. If you are a touring company interested in performing at the Octagon Theatre, please contact Elizabeth Newman (Associate Director) by email...


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Our History

The Octagon has been setting a standard for theatre in the North West since 1967. Read firsthand accounts about some of the fascinating moments in the Octagon's history. Or from this summer you will be able to visit our production archive with...


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Jobs

It takes much more than the actors on the stage to make the Octagon. More than 80 full or part time staff work behind the scenes in our production, communications, participation, finance, administration, sales and front of house departments. As well...


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Octagon New Starters Info

Some useful information with all you need to know about working at the Octagon.


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Octagon Info for Actors

A useful guide with all you need to know about Bolton during your time at the Octagon!


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Octagon cast members

A full run down of the cast in current or forthcoming Octagon Theatre productions.


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Press

Welcome to the press page where news releases and images from Octagon productions can be downloaded. For interview requests, review tickets, or for permission to film or photograph in the Octagon, please contact Helen Jones -...


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New Writing

New writing keeps theatre alive and relevant. Read more about the Octagon's New Writing department led by Associate Director Elizabeth Newman.


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Writers

Below are profiles of some of the local writers whose work has been performed here on the Octagon stage.


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Casting

Find out more about our casting policy and submissions process here.


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Digs List

Do you live within a 30 minute walk of the Octagon Theatre Bolton? Do you have a spare room that you would like to rent out to our visiting actors? If so then please contact us!


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