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:

Simon Kane
Actor
2022, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Watson
Octoagon Theatre Bolton
Catherine Farish
Deputy Stage Manager
2021, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Company Stage Manger
Octagon Theatre Bolton
Victoria Hubbard
Company Stage Manager
2021, Shirley Valentine, Treasure Island and various others, Company Stage Manager
Octagon Theatre
Rebecca Slack
Lighting Technician
2021, See You At The Octagon, Duty Stage
Bolton Octagon
Sophia Horrocks
Deputy Stage Manager
2021, Resident. Shows Include: Cinderella, Hamlet, Love Story, The BFG, A Christmas Carol, Macbeth, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Wizard of Oz, East is East., Deputy Stage Manager
Octagon Theatre
Tiran Aakel
Actor
2021, India Pale Ale, Sonny
Bolton Octagon Theatre
Rebecca Slack
Lighting Technician
2020, Shirley Valentine, LX Programmer / Tech
Bolton Central Library
Sophia Horrocks
Deputy Stage Manager
2020, Shirley Valentine, Deputy Stage Manager
Bolton Library
Nakib Narat
Actor
2020, Family Trees - Bolton Octagon Theatre, Old Dev
Bolton Octagon
2020, All I See Is You - (JOINT WINNER 'BEST ACTOR' - DUBLIN 2019), Ralph
Octagon, UK Tour, Sydney, Melbourne
John Afzal
Actor
2020, A Christmas Carol, Narrator
Bolton Octagon Theatre
2019, Treasure Island, Billy Bones / Ben Gunn
Bolton Octagon
Sophia Horrocks
Deputy Stage Manager
2019, Treasure Island, Deputy Stage Manager
University of Bolton Stadium
Kenan Ali
Fight Director
2019, Treasure Island, Fight Director
The University of Bolton Stadium
Rebecca Slack
Lighting Technician
2019, Treasure Island, LX Programmer / Tech
Bolton Octagon
Alice Loftus
Child Actor
2019, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Munchkin, Mouse, Flying Monkey, Flik Flak
Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Rory Beaton
Lighting Designer
2019, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Lighting Designer
Albert Halls, Bolton
Sophia Horrocks
Deputy Stage Manager
2019, The Importance of Being Earnest, Company Stage Manager
Albert Halls
2019, Seagulls, Con
Octagon Theatre
Oliver Guy
Technician
2019, House Crew, Technician

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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