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 Summer 2018 and we will be in the new building from early 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 on the Road season. Find out more here.

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 - view our 2018/19 season ticket offer here. 

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?
During the time our town centre building will be closed we will be creating an Octagon Theatre Hub at the Market Place Shopping centre which is wear our box office, cafe and theatre activities will all take place.

Where can I buy tickets?
From July 2018 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 in person at our hub on the first floor of the Market Place shopping centre (next to Debenhams) - find out more

Will your café be open?
Our café in the building will be closed but we will be moving our café to the Market Place shopping centre during the months we are not in the building.

Will there be a festive show in 2018?
Yes, our festive show is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and we will be following the yellow brick road all the way to the Macron Stadium which will host our usual festive show - find out more. 

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.