After 2 years of construction, a global pandemic and incredible support from our audiences and community the Octagon will be back – bigger, better and bolder than ever before!

We are hugely grateful for all of the support from funders, audiences and everyone who have donated so far. As we prepare to navigate the challenging months ahead your support will be more important than ever before.

Donate on our Crowdfunder page here




With no date of when social distancing restrictions will be lifted, we have had to take the difficult decision to postpone previously announced productions leaving us in a continuing fight for survival.

This is because social distancing creates financial gaps as well as physical ones. As a registered charity we are 100% not for profit, every pound we receive through fundraising and ticket sales goes straight back into making the shows you love and working with our community. We typically need at least 75% of seats sold for a show to be financially viable. Social distancing could reduce our capacity to just 25%, dramatically reducing our ability to earn the income needed to keep on going.

Donate now on our crowdfunder page by clicking here

Please continue supporting to ensure our future

Whilst we are delighted to have made it this far thanks to your support, we are continuing to fight for the Octagon's future in these very difficult times, and have our sleeves rolled up ready for the new challenges we know are ahead. 

Please keep supporting your local theatre by donating or becoming an Octagon Member or Patron. Members will enjoy fantastic rewards and priority booking, as well as ensuring the future of this incredible theatre we all love. Find out more.

If all of our loyal audiences, and everybody that believes in what we do joined us today, together we could all be part of a strong and adventurous future of Theatre Made In Bolton - wouldn't that be a wonderful thing!

Thank you.