See below for some FAQs about our upcoming production, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and if you have any further questions please get in touch with our box office on 01204 520661 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Is it a pantomime?
No. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is The Octagon Theatre’s festive show, being performed at The University of Bolton Stadium whilst The Octagon Theatre itself is closed for refurbishment. It’s recommended for ages 5 and over.
Can I bring children younger than 5?
It’s very much aimed at school-age children.
There is a story to follow and younger children may get bored or distracted, or possibly upset
Some people do bring 4 year olds if they have started school.
Everyone attending requires a valid ticket
Please note babes in arms will not be admitted (children 18 months old and younger)
Where does The Wonderful Wizard of Oz performance take place?
In the Premier Suite at the University of Bolton Stadium (formerly the Macron, and before that the Reebok!) This is Bolton Wanderers Stadium and The Whites Hotel.
How do I get there?
The address of the stadium is
Bolton Wanderers Football Club
University of Bolton Stadium
From the North
If travelling down the M6, follow signs for the M61 and leave at Junction 30. Once on the M61, follow signs for Manchester/Bolton and leave at Junction 6 (the University of Bolton Stadium should be visible on the left). Take the first exit off the roundabout onto the A6027, after the De Havilland Way. Turn off De Havilland Way into the Stadium (Following signs for Car Park A).
From the South
If travelling up the M6, follow signs for the M62 and leave at Junction 21a, following signs for Manchester. Join the M60 at Junction 12 and proceed to follow signs for the M61 towards Preston. Do NOT take the A666 towards Bolton. Turn off the M61 at Junction 6 and take the third exit off the roundabout onto the A6027, after the De Havilland Way. Turn off De Havilland Way into the Stadium (Following signs for Car Park A).
Macron Stadium is located approximately 200 metres from Horwich Parkway Station. Trains regularly run from Blackpool and Preston if travelling from the North, and Manchester and Bolton if travelling from the South. For more details please visit www.rail.co.uk
Where can I park?
Car Park A
This is the car park available for show attenders and is located at the South end of the stadium and is accessed via the A6027, De Havilland Way. This car park is clearly sign posted from the motorway junction, and is the car park in front of the hotel entrance
Where exactly is The Premier Suite located?
If you are stood outside/in Car Park A, with the hotel main entrance to you, it’s to the right. You walk (externally) about 60 yards and the The Premier Suite is there on your left
There will be Octagon staff and volunteers to point you in the right direction!
Will I be able to buy a drink?
With the exception of the schools performances, the bar in the Premier Suite will be open pre-show and at the interval selling drinks and confectionery
There will also be merchandise and programmes on sale within the suite too
Is there pre-theatre dining?
Yes, at the Bolton Whites Hotel. Find out more at https://octagonbolton.co.uk/media/4182/wizard-of-oz-menu-2018.pdf
Is The Premier Suite accessible?
The suite is entered at ground floor level and all the seating is on the flat (there is a large raised stage at one end) so there aren’t any steps to navigate. If you use a wheelchair please let the Box Office know when booking your tickets and they will book you in the appropriate area of seating in the room.
Where will I collect my tickets?
We will have a Box Office at the suite from half an hour before each performance so if anyone hasn’t had their tickets in advance these can be collected there from there
If you have any queries at all please contact the Box Office on 01204 520661 or via email@example.com