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:

Emi Bagshaw
Emi Bagshaw
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, Jane Eyre, ASM
Octagon Theatre Bolton
Anna Tierney
Anna Tierney
Actor
2018, HAMLET, Rosencrantz
Octagon Theatre
Katie Balmforth
Katie Balmforth
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, Hamlet, Assistant Stage Manager
Octagon Theatre Bolton
Alice Loftus
Alice Loftus
Child Actor
2018, Gulliver's Travels, Lilli 1
Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Nicole Hull
Nicole Hull
Actor
2018, Gulliver's Travels, Adult Company Member
Queens Park, Bolton
Phil Buckley
Phil Buckley
Production Manager
2018, Flight, Company Manager & Sound Designer
Katie Balmforth
Katie Balmforth
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, East is East, Assistant Stage Manager
Octagon Theatre Bolton
Lorraine Ayrton
Lorraine Ayrton
Stills Photographer
2018, Dear Nomad (Theatre), Photographer
Kane Power
Kane Power
Actor
2018, Boys Dont Cry, Tom
Bolton Octogan
Ian Wilson
Ian Wilson
Lighting Programmer
2018, And Did Those Feet, LX Programmer
University of Bolton Stadium (Lion of Vienna Suite)
Tom Smith
Tom Smith
Sound No.1 / A1
2018, And Did Those Feet, Sound Programmer
University of Bolton Stadium
Su Newell
Su Newell
Wardrobe Supervisor (Deputy)
2018, All productions across seven seasons, Deputy Wardrobe Supervisor
Alice Loftus
Alice Loftus
Child Actor
2018, A Christmas Carol, The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Keiran Meadowcroft
Keiran Meadowcroft
Technician
2017, Various in-house productions, co-productions., 2nd Deputy Electrician
Imogen Beech
Imogen Beech
Director
2017, Top 5 Play Readings, Assistant Director
Octagon Theatre Bolton Studio
Rory Howson
Rory Howson
Technical Manager
2017, Threepenny Opera, Sound Engineer
Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Gareth Hart
Gareth Hart
Actor
2017, Three Penny Opera, Policeman/ Chorus
Bolton Octagon
Ashleigh German
Ashleigh German
Deputy Stage Manager
2017, The Threepenny Opera, Deputy Stage Manager
Bolton Octagon
Alexi Papadopoulos
2017, The Threepenny Opera, Ensemble
Natasha Lewis
2017, The Threepenny Opera, Maxine of the Mint
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