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, our building was no longer accessible enough, big enough or modern enough to withstand the next five decades.  We needed 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 summer 2018 and we will be in the new building in spring 2020

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 Out and About season. Find out more here.

How can I help?
Although we have most of the funding secured for the project will still have the final £600,000 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?
During the time our town centre building will be closed we have created an Octagon Theatre hub at the Market Place Shopping centre which is where our box office, cafe and youth theatre groups are now based. 

Where can I buy tickets?
Tickets are available to book as usual on the phone, online and in person at our box office on the first floor of the Market Place shopping centre (next to Debenhams) - find out more

Will your café be open?
We have moved our café to the Market Place shopping centre during the time out of the building - find out more

Will there be a festive show in 2019?
Yes, our festive show is Treasure Island that will take place at the Premier Suite at the University of Bolton Stadium. 

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.

Keep up to date with the latest images and news of the construction by visiting our blog.