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Octagon Theatre

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Address: Howell Croft South, Bolton BL1 1SB, England
Phone Number: 01204 520661
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One of Bolton's few cultural highspots!

I have watched plays at this theatre since the late 1970s and have an annual season ticket. It produces a wide variety of challenging plays and other events and the performances... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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English first
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I have watched plays at this theatre since the late 1970s and have an annual season ticket. It produces a wide variety of challenging plays and other events and the performances are nearly always excellent. It's had a bit of a makeover in recent years so the small cafe and the bar are now much better. My only "complaint" is... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a superb small in area but on ideas town theatre. Holds about 500 people depending on the set. They do a very wide spectrum of plays for all tastes. The prices are reasonable but if you book a season ticket, you will save even more money. The staff are very helpful and friendly and you can either book... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I am a season ticket holder at the Octogon, and it is just the best value for money .Every production is just brilliant. I love the Exchange Theatre in Manchester, but I have to say that the Octogon always has the edge. It absolutely never disappoints. The restaurant is also really good, and the staff always helpful and friendly, and... More 

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OctagonTheatre, Public Relations Manager at Octagon Theatre, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review, it's great to hear such lovely comments and a real boost for all the staff here who work so hard. We look forward to seeing you here at the Theatre for the new Season of plays starting in September! Best wishes, Helen Head of Communications, Octagon Theatre... More 

Bolton
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190 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We've just had lunch at 8 Cafe Bar and we've been very impressed. Clean & tidy,nice service and tasty food. What more could you want in a town centre setting. Will definitely go again.. Thanks!

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

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

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england
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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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