“The most revitalised regional theatre in the country”
“Holding audiences spellbound in Bolton”
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.