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Octagon Theatre

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Address: Howell Croft South, Bolton BL1 1SB, England
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Cinderella

Went to the octagon theatre on Monday 2nd January to watch Cinderella with our 12 year old daughter. What a great evening. It doesn't matter where you are seated as you can see... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to the octagon theatre on Monday 2nd January to watch Cinderella with our 12 year old daughter. What a great evening. It doesn't matter where you are seated as you can see everything from anywhere in the theatre. It is a small theatre but the actors really did manage to use the space well. The characters interacted with the... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow went to see cinderella with my 6 year old son. It was magical. Not your usual comedy panto but a performance based around the story. What a talented cast who played live instruments whilst singing and dancing. It was spot on for younger children 45 mins each half. Highly recommend.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

By far my favourite theatre 🎦,all productions I have seen have been extremely enjoyable.Great atmosphere - all good seats .

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been season ticket holders at the Octagon for several years. The productions are invariably excellent offering a range of choices all with with great acting, stunning sets, moving stories. We have never been other than thrilled, overwhelmed often very amused with all that hey have put on over the years. In addition the restaurant offers great meals with... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Been to this theatre a number of times and we absolutely love it! Always go as a family with my 2 younger sisters 17 and 14 and they always enjoy the shows just as much as me! Always a warm welcome and friendly workers. The shows are done so well considering its only a small space they always make the... More 

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this show and venue. Easy access. Comfy seats. Helpful staff. My wife had mobility issues and they helped us to lift. More legroom than average. And a great show - very talented 6 actors / musicians swapping roles and instruments. All ages from 10-70 loved it in our group. Lots of laughs and a fresh take on cinders... More 

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bolton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended many performances here, great place, good bar,nice cafe, good to see refurbishment try a performance, you maybe surprised who is sitting next to you.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Octagon Theatre with my family to watch Cinderella on Thursday 29th Dec. Absolutely fantastic, the acting was brilliant and all the actors really engaged with the audience at all times. My son enjoyed himself. If you want "He's behind you" then this is not for you as the performance is focussed on a proper script, story, superb... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Went to the octagon on Friday night 2dec.to watch Cinderella with my daughter in law and her mother. It was the worst panto I have ever seen in my life. Costumes awful. Could hardly tell what they were saying.. I wouldn't advise anyone to waste their time and money.. Seen better at infant school

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Never seen a bad play at the Octagon. Superb acting, brilliant set designs and some outstanding directors. The compact design means that you are never far from the action. This has to be the best theatre in the country, probably the world.

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