The Octagon is more than a theatre, it is a story. A story written and cherished by the Bolton community. Not only do we create world class theatre, we firmly believe that everybody should have access to the arts and be given opportunities to learn and reach their full potential.

You may not be aware that the Octagon is a registered charity. Our ambitions have no limits – but our resources do. If you, like many others, have made wonderful memories here over the past 50 years, we need you to help us write the next 50 by supporting all of the work you love and helping us reach even more people

"Without support in its many forms,  the Octagon wouldn’t be able to achieve all it does. The future is looking good, with 50 year celebrations…  long may it continue” 

Sue, 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.

If you are interested in sponsoring a seat or picture please contact Danni 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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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.