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Octagon Theatre

Howell Croft South, Bolton BL1 1SB, England
+44 1204 520661
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Wonderful theatre.

The Octagon always puts on first class productions, attracting experienced actors. The front of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bolton, United Kingdom
Special showing - Fabulous idea should do more of them

Went to see Cinderella back in January but left it late to book, best available slot left was a... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Bolton, United Kingdom
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Howell Croft South, Bolton BL1 1SB, England
+44 1204 520661
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Octagon always puts on first class productions, attracting experienced actors. The front of house staff are very welcoming. There is a well stocked bar with good seating and smart cafe, serving snacks and main meals.

Thank ladams772016
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Went to see Cinderella back in January but left it late to book, best available slot left was a special showing aimed at children and groups, this performance was so great as it was a lot more interactive you actually felt a part of the...More

Thank StephenRR21
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent value for money. Pleasant service and reasonable choice of menu at the cafe attached to the theatre. Good coffee and generous portions - beware of the large soup it might defeat even the most determined diner.

Thank elainesmith4work
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We attended the Octagon last week and thoroughly enjoyed the performance of Talking Heads. However, our pre-theatre meal in the restaurant was of very variable quality. My own meal was acceptable, but my husband's chicken main was dried out of all recognition. He did complain...More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I love the Octogan and regularly see performances. The quality of shows is incredible, and easily rivals some of the bigger theatres in the region. It'd also worth noting that the Octogan has one of the best-stocked bars I've ever seen in a theatre. Wide...More

Thank Leonie T
Reviewed 12 June 2017

A lovely intimate theatre which generally produces enjoyable, accessible plays without stooping to patronising the audience. The current production, Talking Heads' is first rate and well worth the admission fee.

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

It has been a while since visiting the theatre. The theatre space is intimate and you feel very close to the actors. The seats are comfortable with good leg room. There is good access to the higher floors with stairs and a lift. Th interior...More

Thank Daniel I
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I have enjoyed every performance this season (to date!) at the Octagon Theatre. Each performance has offered something very different and 'I Capture the Castle' was spectacular. Very clever musical adaptation of Dodie Smith's classical novel - don't miss it!

Thank suekilby
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Wow went yesterday to see a new British musical called I Capture the Castle, original by Dodie Smith. What a fantastic show. The singing was phenominal, made all the more better by the excellent sound quality at this little gem of a theatre. I've been...More

Thank Mandy B
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Went to see the show,the tenent of wild fell hall.Fabulous show very close up and personal.Before we went into the show we went into the bar,what a lovely place to meet before a show,lovely seating,good choice of beers and wines,and not at rip off prices...More

Thank chrisdooley14
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Response from lappiloo | Reviewed this property |
2 flights of 10 steps high is the only way I can gage it. Very good view.