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Octagon Theatre

Howell Croft South, Bolton BL1 1SB, England
+44 1204 520661
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Theatre visit with friends

We went to see the recent production of Jane eyre with colleagues. Initially i (ashamedly so!) was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ashley Barbie C
via mobile
Jane Eyre - earthy and refreshing

This is one of the friendliest theatres in the North West. The staff go out of their way to help... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Howell Croft South, Bolton BL1 1SB, England
+44 1204 520661
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see the recent production of Jane eyre with colleagues. Initially i (ashamedly so!) was a bit sceptical, having never visited this theatre before, and having seen some rubbish in ‘local theatres’. How wrong I was! This was an excellently scripted, beautifully acted...More

Thank Ashley Barbie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the friendliest theatres in the North West. The staff go out of their way to help you. The tickets are really reasonable, in terms of price. I saw Jane Eyre today at a matinee and the views are great wherever you...More

Thank MancTeacher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a lovely welcoming place. It was easy to book the performance and when we arrived in Bolton very easy to park. The theatre has a lovely cafe/restaurant with a very lovely atmosphere. The seating was great and a superb cast that portrayed...More

Thank Sue A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good theatre, seating, bar and cafe. Excellent arts programme throughout the year, well acted, directed and produced. Well worthy of joining the mailing list.

Thank edmcgurk
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Went last night to see this favourite of mine and was not disappointed..A great cast including Sue Devaney put on a great production which received approval from all age groups including an old "Ebenezer"like myself. My partner treated me to a pre show three course...More

Thank CrimsonCrowbar
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Went to see a Christmas Carol on Saturday. Had good seats so good i was in most of the production. As with most theatres in the round its very immersive when it is a good performance. And it was a good performance. Quite true to...More

Thank jasperjones2015
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This was a wonderful production thoroughly enjoyed by all my party.However I must mention a health and safety issue.There should be hand rails to help older and less nimble patrons to come down the steps to their seats.I myself felt very unsafe and one of...More

Thank val-edson1
Reviewed 25 November 2017

I've visited this theatre twice in the last year - To Kill A Mockingbird in Sept 2016 and Christmas Carol in November 2017. What a fab venue. It's small, spotlessly clean and intimate. The staff are friendly and the bar isn't a rip-off. Central to...More

Thank Kazza9173
Reviewed 19 November 2017

A Christmas Carol was the show. Excellent cast that makes use of minimalistic scenery to entertain the audience with this iconic of tales. This isn't a pantomime and perhaps, looking at the younger audience people misunderstood it to be. The play was well delivered and...More

Thank Brendan M
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We went with friends to see The Threepenny Opera last Friday night as my birthday treat and what a treat it was. The music was great, the acting was super and the combination held the audience enthralled. We go all the time, isn't it time...More

Thank Barry M
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Response from lappiloo | Reviewed this property |
2 flights of 10 steps high is the only way I can gage it. Very good view.