Festive Appeal 2016

Please support our future talent and help young people fly.

We are launching our Festive Appeal to support our learning and participation provision throughout 2017 for children and young people with disabilities, who have additional needs, or who are from disadvantaged communities.

Our learning and participation work enables children and young people to gain experience in theatre and performance, working together and with theatre professionals. It also helps to develop key life skills, builds their confidence, and most importantly offers the chance to make new friends and have fun!   

For many young people this will be their first experience at a theatre. With your help we can make the Octagon a welcoming place for everyone to enjoy and to fulfil their potential.

Please support us by making a donation today, to give young people the chance to be the best that they can be. 

We are aiming to raise £5,000 for our Festive Appeal, which would help us to:

  • Offer support workers throughout 2017, so young people can take part in any youth theatre sessions that they wish
  • Welcome more young people to experience live theatre by offering Captioned, BSL and Relaxed performances
  • Open up the Octagon to new audiences, reaching out to looked after children and young people and offering bursaries to help overcome financial barriers

How can you help

Every donation received, whether large or small, makes a real difference. Your support will help ensure that our work with children and young people from in and around Bolton can truly have a life-changing impact.

Please give what you can, and please don’t forget to Gift Aid your donation! If you are a UK taxpayer and would like to Gift Aid you will boost your donation by 25p for every £1 you donate.


In Person

You can speak to our Box Office team when visiting the theatre to make a donation. We will also be collecting donations following performances of our festive family show Cinderella.  

By Phone

You can call our Box Office on 01204 520661 to make a payment by debit or credit card

By Post

You can donate by writing a cheque made payable to ‘Octagon Theatre Trust Ltd’ and sending it to: Festive Appeal, Octagon Theatre Bolton, Development Office, Howell Croft South, Bolton BL1 1SB 

Thank you for helping us spread a little festive cheer throughout our Bolton community this winter.

The Octagon Theatre is a registered charity no 248833