We are thrilled to announce our brand new season of shows and events in venues across Bolton as the major redevelopment of our building continues.
In Artistic Director, Lotte Wakeham’s, first season here at the Octagon we have a fantastic range of popular, bold and adventurous theatre coming up. From new writing, to quality drama and of course our annual festive treat for families, autumn 2019 promises to be a season not to be missed.Download the brochure
First bite - play readings
Join us for three evenings of rehearsed readings of new plays at our home in the Market Place Shopping Centre. We invite you to see our actors perform three new “script in hand” readings, followed by a Q&A. We’d love to hear your thoughts about these scripts, which might one day become full productions.
First Bite: Family Trees
First Bite: Wilt
First Bite: Burkas and Bacon Butties
Storytelling with a difference for children and the grownups who look after them. With stories read aloud by a professional actor plus live music and creative craft activities, classic tales will come to life for your little ones to enjoy.
StoryMakers: The Gingerbread Man
StoryMakers: Hansel and Gretel
StoryMakers: The Snow Queen
Delve deeper into the worlds we create on stage. Explore the themes of Beryl and Seagulls with the director and cast in our informal Investigate Days. Discover the process of how we produce plays at the Octagon and ask your burning questions to our actors and directors.