We are determined that we WILL be back! Bigger, bolder and braver than ever before, and we are delighted to now have a re-opening date.
We are delighted to announce that after 2 years of construction, a global pandemic and your incredible support… we WILL be back, and cannot wait to throw the doors open.
We plan to open on Friday 4th December with our new Kitchen & Bar and host a number of creative workshops and a series of festive events to be announced soon.
However, 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 will reduce our capacity to just 25%, dramatically reducing our ability to earn the income needed to keep on going.
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!