Our Get Creative Summer Festival takes place from 20 July - 15 August and we’re offering lots of activities, workshops and opportunities for you to stay inspired at home! Find out more here. 

Each week we’re setting a Get Creative Challenge for you to take part in at home. It might be anything from making an instrument out of things in your kitchen, to learning a poem by heart. Our Get Creative Challenges are suitable for all ages and can be done on your own or with your family.

Take part and win!

If you take part in our Get Creative Challenge you and your family could win an exclusive backstage tour of our new theatre when we open in autumn!

To be in with a chance of winning:

1. Sign up for the challenge, by emailing participation@octagonbolton.co.uk. You’ll get the Get Creative Challenge in your inbox each Monday morning throughout the festival. You can also follow us on social media to see the challenges release on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

2. Complete the challenge!

3. Share the results with us on social media through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #GetCreative

If you’re not on social media send your results to participation@octagonbolton.co.uk

Every week that you take part in the challenge (and share the results with us!) we’ll enter your name into our competition. At the end of the four weeks we’ll select a winner who will be announced at our Wonderland Picnic.

The closing date for all entries is Thursday 13 August.


Additional information




All ages are invited to take part!



Show accessible performances only