Get involved

The Octagon Reimagined project will set the stage for the next 50 years, transforming the building and improving customer experience, updating backstage facilities, increasing accessibility and enabling us to reach even more people with our community work.

This redevelopment will crucially safeguard the future of your theatre. We have secured most of the funding, but need to raise a further £1.5million to complete the work.

Your support really will make a difference.

Donate now

Donate today and leave a lasting mark on the future of your theatre

All donations, no matter how large or small, really will make a difference to the future of the Octagon. Help us continue creating stories and changing lives for another 50 years by donating today.

Donate today

Other ways you can make a donation:

  • Call Box Office on 01204 520661 to donate over the phone
  • Drop some coins into one of our donations boxes around the building when you visit us
  • Contact Danni Fearnley on 01204 557141 or email make regular donations via direct debit

If you wish to speak to our Development team about making a significant contribution to the Octagon Reimagined fundraising campaign contact Rebecca Muir, Head of Development on 01204 557147 or email

Fundraise for us

Put yourself in the spotlight.

From running a marathon or holding a bake sale to jumping from a plane, there are endless ways you can help us to reimagine the Octagon! Have fun challenging yourself to do something new, something different, and raise money to support the future of your theatre at the same time.

We will support your fundraising efforts, help spread the word and tell the world about your achievements. We welcome fundraising of all shapes and sizes.

Contact Danni Fearnley on 01204 557141 or email if you have an idea you’d like to let us know about and would like us to support your fundraising efforts.

Name a space

See your name in lights.

The heart and magic that makes the Octagon so special constantly happens on our stage, behind the scenes, in our rehearsal room, in the dressing rooms and in our community spaces. Stories are created and lives are changed as we make world class theatre, support emerging talent, and help people to fly.

If you wish to make a major contribution to the future of the Octagon, put your name to a space in the new building and enable us to create more stories and change more lives for 50 years to come.

Get in touch with Rebecca Muir on 01204 557147 or email to start a conversation today.

Buy a Brick

The Octagon is being reimagined one brick at a time.

The original ‘buy a brick’ campaign in 1967 raised the funding needed to begin the Octagon story.

Fifty years on we are asking you, our audience and the Bolton community, to make history again and continue the Octagon story.

All brick donors will be invited to attend an exclusive opening event to see the new theatre spaces.

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Sponsor a seat

Ladies and gentlemen, the Octagon is about to be reimagined, would you please take your seats...

Whether it is to show your love for the theatre, remember a loved one or to give a unique gift, sponsoring a seat is the perfect way to support the Octagon Reimagined project and leave a lasting mark in the auditorium.

All seat donors will be invited to attend an exclusive opening event to see the new theatre spaces.

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