After 2 years of construction the reimagined Octagon is nearly ready and we will be reopening in Summer 2020! We cant wait to welcome you!

All levels of our theatre can be accessed via lift. There is an accessible toilet on every floor, and a Changing Places toilet on the first floor, available at all times that the venue is open; to access this facility please speak to Box Office on arrival or you can call ahead of your visit on 01204 520661 or email

There are steps within the auditorium and studio, although there are some seats that can be reached without any steps at all. If you have a mobility impairment or any other access requirements, please let the Box Office know on 01204 520661 or at and we will make sure you are given the suitable seats. Wheelchair spaces must be booked in advance. 

Familiarisation visits

If new places cause anxiety for you, we'd be happy to offer a pre visit to familiarise yourself with the venue. This can be arranged by calling our friendly Box Office team on 01204 520661 or email

If there are any aspects of your visit that we could help with to make your experience more pleasant and enjoyable, please get in touch and talk to us and we will do our best to assist.

We welcome Guide Dogs to the Octagon and fresh drinking water is always available for them. 

BOX OFFICE: 01204 520661

Mon - Sat 9.30am - 5.30pm
(from July 8.30am - 7.30pm)

In person
Mon - Sat 9.30am - 5.30pm, Market Place Shopping Centre - Upper Floor next to Debenhams*
From July 8.30am - 7.30pm, Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, BL1 1SB 

24hr ticket
bookings online

*Until our building is reopened in summer 2020 we will continue to run our pop up Box Office in our temporary home in the Market Place Shopping Centre, Upper Floor next to Debenhams Bolton, BL1 2AL - Find out more

Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton BL1 1SB 

The Octagon is situated opposite the Library and Museum. We are a five minute walk from Bolton Train Station and Bus Interchange.

The nearest car park in Octagon NCP multi-storey car park adjacent to the us on Great Moor Street SAT NAV: BL1 1TN

Octagon customers get a discounted rate for the car park if parking after 5pm - please bring you ticket to the theatre for validation. 

After 6pm there is free on-street parking on Le Mans Crescent, although spaces are limited. There are also disabled parking bays there too.