A community led space managing to produce and attract some really excellent theatre
Described by The Guardian as 'the most revitalised regional theatre in the country', The Octagon Theatre continues to produce excellent work inside its main midsize theatre and studio space.
The main space is one of the theatre's greatest assets. Its flexibility allows for work in all formats – end stage, in the round, thrust – so that the presentation of work is as varied as the work itself. Visiting productions sit easily alongside those from the Octagon itself, and the main shows are supplemented with music and comedy, talks, special events and a very successful youth programme.
Over 150,000 visitors each year enjoy everything from 'Journey's End' to 'Mother Courage', and The Octagon has its roots firmly planted in its hometown, making opportunities available to local people to audition via its Community Company. Here, absolutely zero acting experience won't necessarily be a barrier to joining in, making the Octagon a place where community engagement is far more than just a bolt on.
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Octagon Pleasure Beach
The Octagon auditorium is transformed into a seaside pleasure beach. Enjoy all the fun of the fair, indulge in candy floss and ice cream and enjoy a range of family activities and pop-up theatre performances.Until Monday August 29 2016Read more
To Kill A Mockingbird
Christopher Sergel and Elizabeth Newman's moving stage adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about Atticus Finch, who strives to defend a wrongly accused black man in 1930s Deep South where racial prejudice is rife, told through the eyes of his...Thursday September 8 2016 - Saturday October 15 2016Read more
The Winter's Tale
David Thacker directs the University of Bolton's production of Shakespeare's tale of a delusional king, who causes damaging issues with his family and ultimately tears them apart.Shakespeare Friday October 21 2016 - Saturday November 5 2016Read more