FAQs

We know there will be quite a few questions about the project and the year we will be producing shows outside of the building - so here are a few of those questions answered...

If you have any other queries please email info@octagonbolton.co.uk or call our friendly box office team on 01204 520661

Why are you making these changes?
At 50 years old, sadly our building now leaks and creaks, and is no longer accessible enough, big enough or modern enough to withstand the next five decades.  We need to make these essential improvements now to ensure that our building will be welcoming, accessible and open for audiences and artists for another 50 years to come.

How long will the work take?
The work will begin in May 2018 and we will be in the new building from autumn 2019

Will you still have shows on when the building is closed?
Yes, don’t worry! We will be producing shows in locations around Bolton throughout the time out of our building in our Octagon on the Road season. We are already on sale with Summer Holiday and Gulliver’s Travels with more shows to be announced soon.

Will you still be offering a season ticket?
Yes, there will be fewer shows than in a typical Octagon season but there will be chance for people to purchase a season ticket with the different shows we are producing.

How can I help?
Although we have most of the funding secured for the project will still have £1.5M to raise. Help us through our OCTAGON REIMAGINED campaign by sponsoring a seat or buying a brick – find out more here.

Where will youth theatre and other groups be?
We are in the process of finalising a town centre location which will become the hub for our activities whilst we are out of the building.

Where can I buy tickets?
Our current box office in the building won’t be accessible but tickets will be available to book as usual on the phone, online and we will announce soon a town centre location where you will be able to buy tickets in person.

Will your café be open?
Our café in the building will be closed but we will be announcing soon a town centre location for our café during the months we are not in the building.

Will there be a festive show in 2018?
Yes, details of our annual festive treat will be announced soon!

What will change? Will the auditorium stay the same?
There will be significant changes to the building including a new entrance and revamped café and bar areas. Find out about more about the changes here. We will be keeping much of what makes our unique auditorium such an intimate and atmospheric space.