Bolton Octagon

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Opened in November 1967 as a Bolton Council initiative, with financial support from businesses as well as money from highly popular community schemes Buy A Seat and Buy A Brick, Bolton’s Octagon Theatre broke the mould of regional theatre design with an innovative, fully flexible auditorium where audiences are never more than 30 feet from the stage and actors.

At a time when many regional theatres struggle for audiences, the Octagon is seeing an upward trend in visitor numbers. Over 135,000 people come to the Octagon each year as audience members, as partakers of the Theatre’s café bar and other facilities, or as participants of the Octagon’s highly regarded community and education programme, activ8. The Octagon’s audience is an inspiring example of a theatre reflecting - and responding to - its community. Today, 25% of the Octagon’s audience are young people aged 16-25, with 12% of the audience coming from culturally diverse backgrounds - slightly above the latest census statistics for Bolton.

In the forty glorious years since it opened, the Octagon has made a significant contribution to in the UK’s creative landscape. Octagon productions continue to break box office targets, win audience and critical acclaim, receive awards and plaudits, and tour nationally. Most recently, Alan Plater’s Blonde Bombshells Of 1943, a co-production with Hampstead Theatre, won the coveted Best Production award at the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards 2006 (the second year in a row that the Octagon won this prestigious award), and is currently enjoying a sell-out national UK tour.


Connected mandy members:

Nakib Narat
Nakib Narat
Actor
2020, Family Trees, Old Dev
Bolton Octagon
Christian Edwards
2020, All I See Is You, Ralph
Octagon, UK Tour, Sydney, Melbourne
Kenan Ali
Kenan Ali
Fight Director
2019, Treasure Island, Fight Director
The University of Bolton Stadium
Alice Loftus
Alice Loftus
Child Actor
2019, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Munchkin, Mouse, Flying Monkey, Flik Flak
Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Rory Beaton
Rory Beaton
Lighting Designer
2019, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Lighting Designer
Albert Halls, Bolton
Sophia Horrocks
Sophia Horrocks
Stage Manager
2019, The Importance of Being Ernest, Stage Manager
Albert Halls
Oliver Guy
Oliver Guy
Technician
2019, House Crew, Technician
Amirul Hussain
2019, Burkas & Bacon Butties, Yusuf (Taxi station Manager/ Bossy Friend)
Octagon Theatre
Chris Jack
Chris Jack
Actor
2019, Beryl, Jim / Charlie Burton
Bolton Library and Museum
Calli Crook
Calli Crook
Child Actor
2018, Wonderful Wizard Of OZ, Munckhin ,Person Of Bolton,Person Of The Emrald City,Flying Monkey
Macron Staduim Bolton
Liam Tranter
Liam Tranter
Lighting Programmer
2018, Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Lighting Programmer
Sufia Manya
Sufia Manya
Actor
2018, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Wicked Witch of the West/Jade
Sophia Horrocks
Sophia Horrocks
Stage Manager
2018, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, DSM
University of Bolton Stadium
Thom Petty
Thom Petty
Actor
2018, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Tin Man
Lorna Munden
Lorna Munden
Sound Designer
2018, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Sound Designer
University of Bolton Stadium
Katie Balmforth
Katie Balmforth
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, The Big Corner, Assistant Stage Manager
Octagon Theatre Bolton
Phil Buckley
Phil Buckley
Production Manager
2018, Summer Holiday, Production Electrican
Bolton octagon
Rory Beaton
Rory Beaton
Lighting Designer
2018, Summer Holiday, Lighting Designer
Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Richard Reeday
Richard Reeday
Musical Director
2018, SUMMER HOLIDAY, Musical Director/Arranger
Katie Balmforth
Katie Balmforth
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, Jane Eyre, Deputy Stage Manager
Octagon Theatre Bolton

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Alternative Company Names

Bolton Octagan, Bolton Octagon Theatre, Octagon Bolton, Octagon Theatre, Octagon Theatre Bolton, Octagon Theatre Company, The Octagon Theatre / Stephen Joseph Theatre / Hull Truck Theatre