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Review of Octagon Theatre

Octagon Theatre
Ranked #4 of 57 things to do in Bolton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

I've been going to the Octagon on and off for years and now my friend and have been season ticket holders for the last three years. We have enjoyed all of the productions / evenings we've spent there, obviously some more than others. Some productions can be little lacklustre but in the main they are highly professional, enthusuastic and well directed performances. The theatre attracts a lot of well known names - I've seen Michelle Collins, John McCardle, George Osborne, Hannah Waterman, Huw Higginson, Christopher Villiers and Christopher Ravenscroft to name but a few. I've even spotted Peter Barlow from Corrie in the audience!

The season ticket is great value for money at £90 and we always book for the audio description night as my friend is visually impaired. She is supplied with a headset describing the action onstage which is really helpful. The staff from Box Office to Bar are always helpful and friendly. The food in the restaurant is of a good quality and good value for money.

One reviewer mentions the temperature of the theatre; I agree it can be a bit erratic at times - I just wear layers so can add/remove as I wish!

I think it's vital that local theatres like the Octagon are supported by the local community - use it or lose it! One thing I have noticed is that most patrons tend to be middle age and above, unless there is a school/college group in. It would be great to see a bigger mix of people there.

So give your local theatre a go - who knows - you might enjoy it!

Thank libralady52
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

If you have never eaten at The Octagon Theatre treat yourself to a meal before an evening performance in the spotlight cafe. You need to make a booking as it is very popular and there is a choice of mains and puddings, all served by fantastic staff. I regularly attend now and always look forward to the event. Incredible prices for the quality of meal provided, and an excellent find!

Thank mariahilton
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

was the name of the play a world premier of bill naughtons lost play we always have a great time, you can have a beer while you watch, the plays are well chosen and the staff are very helpful long may it continue

Thank belleis65
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

A reasonable, centrally located, modern theatre building.
But, the choice of tipples - particularly shorts - at the bar be very limited.
Also, if attending in summer time, and the temperature outside be warm - be warned - you will sweat - inside !

3  Thank RobertTaggart
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Itry to attend this theatre as often as I can. It doesnt matter where in the theatre your seat is because every seat is a good seat. Also during each season there is something for everyone

Thank sugerbutty
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