Individual giving

Amazing moments are created at the Octagon. Moments that wouldn’t be possible without amazing support. Could you play a part?

There are a number of ways that you can support the Octagon and the work that we do.

"The Octagon is such a joy and I can’t express how much pleasure it has brought to my life. Long may it continue."

Margaret, Love Octagon Donor

Give regularly as an Octagon Donor

"Give me your hands, if we be friends."

William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Do you want to find out and book the Season before anyone else?

In addition to getting exclusive access to our shows as well as other great benefits, our Regular Giver support our work on and off stage, making anything possible.

You can donate from only £4 per month and your donation will sustain an amazing part of Bolton’s heritage and future.

Download a form or let us know how to contact you and we’ll pop one in the post – simply email us on

Become an Octagon Donor by giving a gift of £8, £6 or £4 per month and you will:

  • Be invited to our exclusive season launch event, with the opportunity to meet our Artistic Director and be one of the first to take the brand new season brochure away and book your tickets, ensuring the best seats, before anyone else.
  • Receive a biannual newsletter, unique to Love Octagon Donors, where you can hear about what happens behind the scenes and how your donations really impact on what we do

Become an Octagon Donor Plus by giving a gift of £25, £15 or £10 per month and you can be involved in the same way as our Octagon Donors, plus we will also:

  • Recognise your gift on our website and in a selection of programmes
  • Give you greater access to the Octagon with exclusive Octagon Donor offers

Take a seat and sponsor it!

"In memory of my amazing mum Annie, who told me to follow my dreams."

Denise Welch

Love the Octagon so much you want to become part of the furniture?

Did you know you can sponsor a seat in our auditorium for a minimum donation of £250 for 10 years? For your donation you can have a seat plaque dedicated in memory of a loved one, as a unique present or as a treat to yourself.

You can also sponsor one of the many images around the theatre. For a minimum donation of £100 for one year, stamp your name under your favourite show, the last show you came to, or one where you hold a special memory.

If you are interested in sponsoring a seat or picture please contact Gemma in our Development team 01204 557141 or email

Donate now

Do you Love the Octagon? Every donation we receive goes directly to the heart of what we do; creating award winning theatre, life changing community work and inspiring youth projects.

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Leave a gift in your Will

Noreen Kershaw - Hobson's Choice, 86
Noreen Kershaw - Hobson's Choice, 86

Since the Octagon’s beginning we’ve strived to be innovative and bold, but this takes hard work, commitment and money.

Can you gift the ultimate gift, and leave a legacy to the Octagon Theatre in your Will?

If you would like to discuss this further, or are keen to support specific aspects of our work in this way, please contact Gemma Rooke, 01204 557141

"I intend to leave a legacy to the Octagon Theatre in my Will. I am doing this because the Octagon has provided me, and the people of the North West, with a continued high standard of accessible and challenging theatre over the years."

Jackie Taylor, Octagon Season Ticket Holder

Gift Aid It

Help us to make your support go even further through Gift Aid. You can boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate.

As a registered charity (number 248833) we can reclaim Gift Aid from the tax you pay for the current tax year. Please note that you must pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax that is at least equal to the total amount of tax that all of the charities that you donate to will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year. Your address is needed to identify you as a current UK taxpayer.