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Address: Howell Croft South, Bolton BL1 1SB, England
Phone Number: 01204 520661
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Intimate venue, always a good atmosphere, have great productions on, check out their What's On Guide!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Intimate venue, always a good atmosphere, have great productions on, check out their What's On Guide!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Enchanting, mesmerising and captivating an evening here will leave you wanting more evenings like this. The productions are slick, the seating superb and the atmosphere electric as you eagerly anticipate the show ahead. Most certainly book tickets for any production here and you will not be disappointed.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

What a fabulous evening performance of "Noises Off" at this great little theatre. The actors were tireless in their performances which had the audience rolling in their seats. A very special mention to the stage staff who were even entertaining in shifting the sets around, twice, as part of the performance. It was very interesting too, so see how they... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It was my first visit to the Octagon for many years, having been persuaded by a group of friends to join them. The production featured several cast members better known for their soap opera characters & guess what, they are better in the flesh. Thoroughly enjoyable night. Maybe my next visit won't be too far in the future.

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I have visited the Octagon theatre on several occasions over a number of years ,and have never been disappointed. No matter where you sit in the auditorium you have a clear view of the stage. The performances were outstanding both the directing & acting superb. Would definately recommend include a visit to the theatre should you be in the Greater... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Frequent visitor to the octagon theatre, I love these nights out. Set out so your right in the action. A must for ant theatre goer, looking forward to my next visit

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Bolton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Octagon Theatre is a great venue. I have seen some wonderful performances over the last few years. I am a season ticket holder, and it has been worth every penny. The last performance we saw was " Noises Off", which was excellent and very funny.

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derbyshire, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Saw 'Noises Off', brilliantly acted, fast paced, judging by the laughter of the audience, was enjoyed by all. A special mention to the stage crew who executed amazingly choreographed changes of scene

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England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Lovely cafe, great choice of food and drinks. Friendly service, would definitely recommend for a pre- theatre meal or just a bite to eat whilst out shopping!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I have been to see several plays at the Octagon Theatre over the years but I have to say The Ancient Secret of Youth and the Five Tibetans was the worst of them all. I have never sat through 2 hours of such utter dismal rubbish. It was so bad I was in fits of laughter, best comedy by far!... More 

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Address: Howell Croft South, Bolton BL1 1SB, England
Phone Number: 01204 520661
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Bolton

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