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Octagon Theatre

Howell Croft South, Bolton BL1 1SB, England
01204 520661
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Bolton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Aug 26, 2014
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English first
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Staff were friendly and accommodating but I'd expected the food to be a little more exciting, I had the Lancashire rarebit and to be honest I was a little disappointed as it wasn't overly flavoursome aside from possibly some celery salt it was just cheese on toast. Don't think I'll be rushing back, sorry!

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Bolton
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Being a season ticket holder time to time I enjoy the variety that is truly available at the Octagon as there is something for everyone and it's good to widen your horizons from time to time. Great staff, good venue, great food. Don't forget to pre order your drinks during the break or breaks., saves queuing

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went when the story of brass bands was on fabulous as we have one of the best in our town, went with a ladies group fab fab night thanks

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had a lovely meal at the restaurant, which consisted of three courses £15.00. Excellent value and very tasty. The staff are very helpful and friendly. They also cater for vegetarian and gluten free food. I had mango and chicken starter, my husband had Mediterranean tomato and bean soup. Main course I had ginger and chilli beef and rice and... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great theatre. Intimate but not too small so seats had a great view and you felt part of the production. Friendly staff. Nice bar. If you plan on eating there, as there aren't many eating venues close by, then I would recommend booking a table.

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

What a wonderful theatre the Octagon is. Not only the main theatre, but also the smaller venue inside. And with great productions all year round, a lovely bar area, friendly, helpful staff and easy access NCP car park next door it is a gem that the people of Bolton should be mighty proud of.

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maidenhead
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Bolton is lucky to have a theatre of this calibre. As a keen theatre goer who attends the theatre in London frequently I was very impressed by the quality of the production I saw; the creative team and the programme for this year and 2015. I believe there is an excellent Season Ticket which I would buy immediately if I... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We go to the Octagon to see shows often however this review is in relation to when we popped in for lunch. The food was terrible and overpriced. We ordered 2 diet cokes, I ordered ravioli and my boyfriend had cheese on toast. My ravioli sauce tasted disgusting, i just could not stomach it. My boyfriend had cheese on toast... More

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

I am very sorry to hear that you had a bad experience at the Theatre, we are always eager to hear customer feedback and strive to improve in whatever way we can. I am very sorry to say that the food you experienced was not up to the standards we have set, and for that I would like to apologise.... More

Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

One of the best cafes lovely coffee and yummy toasted tcakes just whats needed after being at the ye olde pastie shop

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My daughters and I saw Love Story last night and it was truly wonderful! I was so traumatised by the ending,(and I already knew the ending) that I had to sit and compose myself a little while! The music was great, beautifully portrayed.This was a fantastic final play in a fabulous season, we have thoroughly enjoyed each and every production.... More

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