Box Office and Front of House Assistants

We are recruiting!

Box Office Assistants and Front of House Assistants (Fixed term September – December)


If you are friendly, outgoing and unflappable when it’s busy – come work with us! Previous experience in a customer facing role would be beneficial

The Octagon Theatre is currently undergoing a huge refurbishment - the largest in it’s 50 year history.
Whilst this is happening we are out of the building, but still operating and performing! Our Box Office and café are situated in the Market Place shopping centre and our productions are taking place in different venues throughout Bolton.

We have Beryl and Seagulls performing in the theatre space at the Library in the town centre September through to November.
We also have three new play readings being performed in our unit in the Market Place in November
Then in December we have our huge festive show Treasure Island in the Premier Suite up at the Bolton Wanderers/Whites Hotel in Horwich.

We are therefore looking for some additional team members for our autumn season
We have hours available both in the Box Office, and need ushers for the Front of House Team.

Our Box Office opens 9am-4.30pm Monday to Saturday in the Market Place and then we operate a pop-up Box Office at the venue from an hour before the performance.
Ushers work the performances (usually starting an hour before the show)
For the Library shows the performances are predominantly in the evening but for Treasure Island we have lots of daytime shows too.

As we need to recruit several people we can be wholly flexible re the number of hours and shifts, and we are happy to take applications from people wanting just to apply for the one role, but also those that would like to be considered for both.
We would discuss your availability and shift preferences at interview. 

There would be an expectation that applicants would be available for at least two shifts per week (eg an average usher shift would be 3.5 hours) and this would include evening and weekend working (both roles)

Please find attached a Job Description for each role.

The application form is a joint application for both roles, so if you are not applying for both Box Office AND Front of House Assistant its vital that you draw a line through the role you are not interested in.

Applications are to submitted by 5pm Monday 2nd September
Interviews will be held 4th-7th September

If you have any questions or need any help completing your application, please contact a member of our Box Office team on 01204 520661 or at who will more than happy to assist you.

Completed applications should be emailed to or posted to
Rebecca Coombes, HR & Payroll Manager, Octagon Theatre, Floor 3 Wellsprings, Bolton BL1 1US