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Octagon Theatre

Address: Howell Croft South, Bolton BL1 1SB, England
Phone Number: 01204 520661
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Bolton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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

Manchester
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Booked a visit to watch early one morning, fantastic play and very talented actors also as travelling from out of town I found this theatre to be close to local bus/train station and in an ideal location

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Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We went seeing 'Hobson's Choice', when it was on it's run there, absolutely brilliant, the atmosphere was wonderful.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Been a season ticket holder for five years now and the Octagon is well worth the patronage. Staff are welcoming, box office is good and the productions are well directed and performed. Good variety of plays and usually at least one Shakespeare with excellent interpretation. Excellent local theatre - Bolton is very fortunate, long may it continue

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Brill production of Peter Pan, we just loved Tink. We have booked again for Christmas eve with the kids.. so magical. Unfortunately since changing the cafe the food last year was awful. We wont be eating at the octagon this year.

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lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Saw Journey's End at the Bolton Octagon last night. Absolutely stunning, moving, heartbreaking but uplifting commentary on the nobility of the human spirit. David Thacker's direction is always inspired, but he excelled himself with this one. The staging is in the round and the set is an incredibly realistic dugout. Every character is perfectly cast. It's only on until 4th... More

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runcorn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

we wemt to bolton octagon to see journeys end..first we ate in the cafe..it was great the way the main meals matched the play ie:world war one fare but I opted for goats cheese pizza so nice ......after we ate we went from a contemporary cafe to the theatre which put you right in the middle of ww1!!!the stage was... More

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Prestwich, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Went to see the play "Journeys End", with Deb,it was about the horrors of the First world war and was a powerful and moving play.Before the performance we ate in the restaurant.The menu was themed to the play..so it was all wartime dishes.We both had sardines on toast then I had a delicious and filling bully beef and Deb had... More

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