Octagon Theatre

Polly Checkland Harding
Bolton Octagon stage in the round
Image courtesy Bolton Octagon

Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton, BL1 1SB – Visit Now

Opened in 1967 and constructed from money raised by public donation, the Octagon Theatre was the first theatre built in North West England after World War II, and has been making nationally-regarded theatre, with a strong community focus, ever since.

  • Howell Croft South
  • Bolton
  • BL1 1SB
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 9:00am – 7:00pm
  • Tue: 9:00am – 7:00pm
  • Wed: 9:00am – 7:00pm
  • Thu: 9:00am – 7:00pm
  • Fri: 9:00am – 7:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am – 7:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit

Things to do at Octagon Theatre

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Visual Arts 20 September 2018–19 September 2019, FREE

Manchester Art Gallery Highlights Tour

Red Dust Road at HOME
Literature 11–21 September 2019, from £10.00

Red Dust Road at HOME

A Taste of Honey at The Lowry
Theatre 13–21 September 2019, from £12.50

A Taste of Honey at The Lowry

Cinema 13–22 September 2019, from £9

The Shock of the Future at HOME

MIF19 David Lynch at HOME Manchester International Festival
Cinema 6 July–29 September 2019, FREE

MIF19: David Lynch at HOME

Unearthing passion and protest at Quarry Bank
Activity 13 July–29 September 2019, general admission charges apply

Glorious Phantoms at Quarry Bank