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Octagon Theatre

Address: Howell Croft South, Bolton BL1 1SB, England
Phone Number: 01204 520661
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Ranked #3 of 57 things to do in Bolton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I really like the Octagon. Brilliant repertory theatre. A small intimate venue with a endlessly flexible auditorium in the round which looks different every time I go. Nice food in the bistro downstairs and the theatre bar has been refurbished for the better. Just went to see David Thacker adaptation of Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge. Excellent, top... More 

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OctagonTheatre, Head of Communications at Octagon Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Chris Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review about the Octagon, we really do appreciate all feedback – especially when it’s so positive! I also just wanted to reassure you that we have looked into various options for the Season Ticket holder and although the Silver Season Ticket is only valid for Monday – Friday... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Performance cancelled without notice we were told due to illness of one of the actors. No attempt made to contact our group party to inform. Lots of disappointed children and the waste of a precious day during the Xmas holidays. Refusal of compensation for trains tickets to get there which cost GBP17. Would never visit again or recommend. Very unprofessional!... More 

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OctagonTheatre, Head of Customer Services at Octagon Theatre, responded to this review

Dear Alex Thanks for your feedback, we would really like to use this opportunity to convey how rare it is that we ever cancel performances – we would never cancel a performance unless it was totally unavoidable. Unfortunately on Friday 2nd January one of the Alice in Wonderland actors was taken unwell only 90 minutes before the show was due... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Our family saw Alice in Wonderland at the Bolton Octagon, which was as Good as anything seen here before. The show was very imaginative and clever, appealing to adults and children alike. The theatre puts on a wide range of plays throughout the year, and everyone is a success. A play here offers the best value for money anywhere.

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Bolton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We always visit the Octagon in the Christmas holidays, We loved the show this year "Alice in wonderland". The cast were fabulous in engaging with the audience encouraging them to chat to them, join in singing etc. I Love how the set changes, using every bit of space they have, very imaginative! Think the cast did a brilliant job. We... More 

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lancashire
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Would definitely go again ,nice comfy seats and a lovely atmosphere. watched a great play,Great little Theatre

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Wigan
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72 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We visited the Octagon on our annual visit for the pantomime which this year is Alice in Wonderland. We expected the usual pantomime, dame and all and were sadly disappointed by an alternative production in the round- if you didn't know the story then you wouldn't be any the wiser afterwards especially as you couldn't hear everything the cast was... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I love going here. The productions are fantastib and the theatre has a great atmosphere. The bistro serves excellent food, although there are only a few options in the evening. The standard of food is good although it is slightly higher than average in terms of price.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Octagon is a brilliant theatre showing a wide variety of plays/drama to appeal to most tastes, all with excellent casts. The seating is good although the leg room in some of the balcony seats can be a little restrictive

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Went to watch a play, the production was great as was the cast and setting. Not to expensive and a great place to go when you fancy doing something a bit different at the weekend. You can always go round Bolton for a drink after.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Pre-booked meal in theatre restaurant far below usual standard. 40+ minutes late, luke warm and poorly presented when it finally arrived. Staff more interested in having a good time amongst themselves than seeing to customers. On the plus side - Early One Morning is a fantastic production!

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OctagonTheatre, Head of Customer Services at Octagon Theatre, responded to this review

Dear John I am sorry that you didn't have an enjoyable experience on your recent visit to cafe eight. The Early One Morning menu has been really popular so far with many favourable comments so please do accept our apologies that it wasn't up to standard when you visited. We train and encourage all staff to be enthusiastic and commited... More 

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