We are committed to working with local talent. If you are a professionally practising designer or creative based in the North West, please feel welcome to say hello. Our producer is Catt Belcher and you can get in touch by emailing catt.belcher@octagonbolton.co.uk

We often get to know new creatives by seeing examples of their work. If you would like to invite one of our artistic team to see an upcoming production you have worked on, please email artist.development@octagonbolton.co.uk

We are a small team but we do try to get out to see as many productions as we can, across the UK.

Linbury Prize for Stage Designers

Our remarkable flexible theatre space offers designers a great opportunity to develop their practice. Our main stage can be adapated to present shows in the following configurations: end on, thrust, in the round and traverse.  We are delighted to be one of the hosts of the 2019 Linbury Prize, the UK’s foremost theatre design competition, and we will stage the prize-winning production in our 2020/21 season. 

We’re delighted to announce winner TK Hay

TK will be designing the regional premiere of Vinay Patel’s play An Adventure.