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Great show

I have watched several shows here over the years and always enjoy the performance. The tickets are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jane T
Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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Cosy and intimate experience

The Octagon is now closed for extensive rebuild/renovation (see later). Our visits there have... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bolton, United Kingdom
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| Howell Croft South, Bolton BL1 2AL, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have watched several shows here over the years and always enjoy the performance. The tickets are reasonably priced too compared to other theatres which is great.

Thank Jane T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Octagon is now closed for extensive rebuild/renovation (see later). Our visits there have always been highly satisfactory. Described as theatre in the round it makes you feel you are involved in the play. Even Arthur Millar's "The Crucible" had you on the edge of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fantastic performance as always. My grandaughter and my family all enjoyed it.It is a brilliant theatre with very good performers. They give opportunities to young and older actors. There are not many actors in the performance but what they give their all....More

Thank Denise P
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Always very good shows here 😊 Great bar & food area; Tickets are usually priced ok too! Can’t wait until new refurbished Octagon is ready 😍

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent theatre 🎭 who attract top actors every time. Now in it’s 51st year, the £10 million upgrade to will ensure it continues to compete with other world class theatre. Actors and audiences will be clamouring to return here.

Thank SidStrong
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went to watch east is east here and it was a fantastic experience. Not only was the show a classic and brilliantly acted out, the staff at the theatre were also just as accommodating. Highly recommended

Thank nilufarpatel
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

I had an amazing time. The food was lovely and was on time there was 30 people dining too. The lady that booked us in Amanda was lovely and allowed us to downsized is with no concerns. The front of house was also polite and...More

Thank xxayeshaxx
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Great theatre for local or national productions and actors. Friendly and accessible for disabled customers. Possible to eat and drink before or after productions.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Wonderful experience! The 1960s Cliff Richard movie recreated across 3 locations in Bolton Town Centre with a brilliant cast. From the first scenes at Bolton Intercange bus station, we were taken on a tour of the town centre, singing along to the well known tunes...More

Thank Orreller
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Since the Octagon opened 50 years ago, I had only been once as child. This year I have been introduced to the excellent productions of Jane Eyre and East is East. If you haven't already been to Bolton Octagon give it a try, I'm now...More

Thank Lesley E
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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.