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What's On at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

What's On at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Catherine Bohart

The Theatre
Sunday 14 July 2024
Catherine Bohart's back and older than ever with her new show "Again, With Feelings." And adulthood frankly isn't living up to her expectations. Join this "effortless" (Chortle) "star in the making" (Skinny) for a hilariously twisted second...

Why These Fools?

The Theatre
Sunday 14 July 2024
Why These Fools? is a brand new improvised comedy show exclusive to the Bolton Comedy Festival, starring a cast of award-winning comedic talent.  Rufus Hound, Suki Webster, Andre Vincent and Sally Hodgkiss will be joining forces for an hou...

The Bolton Mislaid Comedy History Walking Tour

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Sunday 14 July 2024
A textiles boomtown, a royalist stronghold, one of the first market towns of the north and the happiest people in the UK - Bolton is brimming with interesting history. But what of comedy history? Surely the place has turned out too many foo...

Dylan Moran

The Theatre
Sunday 14 July 2024
  How can it be you have spent a whole ten minutes staring at a banana? Why do you always do stuff like that? Why do you never do the other really great things where it's much, much better - and afterwards you don't want to saw off your ow...

Harry Stachini

The Studio
Sunday 14 July 2024
Most of us are carrying honesty grenades. Some are small, like farting in a lift and owning up to it. But some are truly massive. Harry's was medium to large and once he pulled the pin; it destroyed an eight-year relationship, a mortgage an...

Jonny Pelham

The Studio
Sunday 14 July 2024
Jonny Pelham is one of the most exciting stand-up comedians in the UK. He's appeared on shows such as; Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, Alan Davies As Yet Untitled, Russell Howard's Stand-up Central, Live from the BBC and Bobby and Harrie...

Steve Bugeja

The Studio
Sunday 14 July 2024
The creator and star of ITV2's hit sitcom, Buffering, is back on the road following a sell-out 2022 tour and a critically acclaimed run at the 2023 Edinburgh fringe festival with his new show Self Doubt (I Think). He's appeared on Stand Up...

Bolton Comedy Festival

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Sunday 14 July 2024
Join us at the Octagon on selected Saturday mornings for FREE family storytelling sessions, sharing stories in creative ways to spark imaginations! There will be a small soft play area for families with little ones under 4....

Octagon Comedy Club

The Studio
Friday 19 July 2024
After sell-out shows, the Octagon Comedy Club is back for even more laughs! Join us one Friday a month and enjoy a hilarious night of live stand-up from some of the best names in comedy. To see who is performing, more details can be found h...

Star Crossed Summer School 2024

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Monday 22 July 2024
StarCrossed! Summer School 2024 - a 90s reimagining of Romeo &Juliet Our summer school is back for 2024! Bounce back to the 90s, to a time of Posh and Becks,britpop and Blockbuster. Dust off your tracksuit, double your denim and getready to...

Family Saturdays

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Saturday 3 August - Saturday 7 December 2024
Join us at the Octagon on selected Saturday mornings for FREE family storytelling sessions, sharing stories in creative ways to spark imaginations! There will be a small soft play area for families with little ones under 4....

Story Inventors

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Monday 12 - Tuesday 13 August 2024
Would you like to invent your very own story?5?10-year-olds are invited to join the Octagon Theare to explore their imagination through drama and creative play to become a Story Inventor!This is an exciting opportunity for children to take ...

Wonderland In Alice

The Theatre
Friday 16 - Saturday 17 August 2024
Ready to fall down the rabbit hole? British Youth Musical Theatre, in collaboration with Christopher Tendai Company present Wonderland In Alice, a brand new musical that re-imagines Lewis Caroll's classic tale of self-discovery and escapism...

Octagon Family Festival 2024

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Saturday 24 - Monday 26 August 2024
BOOKING INFORMATIONOur Family Festival is free to attend, but we are asking families to book a free slot for everyone who is visiting. You can then arrive any time between the beginning and end of your slot. You?ll be given a wristband for ...

Sheer Luck Holmes - The Case of the Floating Fiancée

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Saturday 24 August 2024
A laugh out loud Murder Mystery Dinner Show. Get ready for an exhilarating night of mystery and mayhem as you join Holmes, Watson and Mrs Hudson as they re-enact their latest mind-boggling case. With hilarious characters, deadly twists, das...

Faulty Towers - The Original Dining Experience

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Sunday 25 August 2024
Interactive Theatre's globetrotting show is truly quite legendary, selling out at venues like Edinburgh Fringe, Raffles Singapore and Sydney Opera House. When the audience become diners in the 'Faulty Towers' restaurant and are served by Ba...

James Martin Cookery Demo

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Monday 26 August 2024
Mr Food and Drink, James Martin returns to Bolton Food & Drink Festival for his 14th year to teach you some brand new recipes! James Martin made a great impact with his television debut in November '96 and has rarely been off screen since....

Basil Brush Unleashed

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Wednesday 28 August 2024
Showbiz legend, national treasure, fox. Children of the 2000's, 1970's (and everything in-between) this one's for you as Basil goes prime time! Join him as he takes to the road following his much-talked about and totally sold out run at l...

Basil Brush: Unleashed

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Wednesday 28 August 2024
Showbiz legend, national treasure, fox. Children of the 2000?s, 1970?s (and everything in-between) this one?s for you as Basil goes prime time! Join him as he takes to the road following his much-talked about and totally sold out run at las...

Brassed Off

The Theatre
Thursday 5 - Saturday 28 September 2024
Based on the smash-hit film, Brassed Off, this production of the much-loved modern classic by Octagon Theatre Bolton, Theatre by The Lake and Stephen Joseph Theatre is full of grit, heart and northern humour, and will feature live music fr...

Octagon Comedy Club - 6th September 24

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Friday 6 September 2024
After sell-out shows, the Octagon Comedy Club is back for even more laughs!Join us and enjoy a hilarious night of live stand-up from some of the best names in comedy. It's guaranteed to be the funniest night in Bolton!Line-up to be announce...

Blackpool, What a Shit Place To Die

The Studio
Tuesday 17 - Thursday 19 September 2024
An award-winning, one-man show, which has toured extensively in the UK and has been featured on the BBC, ITV and in the Manchester Evening News. The dark comedy is inspired by real events in the life of Oldham actor Mark Newsome and is writ...

Octagon Comedy Club - 20th September 24

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Friday 20 September 2024
After sell-out shows, the Octagon Comedy Club is back for even more laughs!Join us and enjoy a hilarious night of live stand-up from some of the best names in comedy. It's guaranteed to be the funniest night in Bolton!Line-up to be announce...

Bridges Company - Thursday

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Sunday 22 September 2024
Our award-winning Bridges programme enables young people and adults with additional needs and learning disabilities to take part in drama and performance opportunities at the Octagon Theatre. Bridges Company offers adult participants a chan...

Youth Theatre: 11-14

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Tuesday 24 September 2024
Performers in this group are given the opportunity to experience a variety of texts and theatrical approaches that enhance their skills as actors. Young people are encouraged to work creatively and collaboratively, with an emphasis on ensem...

ArtBeat

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Wednesday 25 September 2024
This group is very popular, so we'd recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. Bookings open Wednesday 2nd July at 12pm....

Bridges Company - Wednesday

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Wednesday 25 September 2024
Our award-winning Bridges programme enables young people and adults with additional needs and learning disabilities to take part in drama and performance opportunities at the Octagon Theatre. Bridges Company offers adult participants a chan...

Bridges Youth Theatre

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Wednesday 25 September 2024
The Octagon is excited to announce the launch of a new group for young people aged 12-17 with additional needs and learning disabilities who are interested in drama and want to get creative. Participants will learn acting skills, share idea...

Youth Theatre: 14-17

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Wednesday 25 September 2024
Youth Theatre for our older participants aims to develop young people as sophisticated performers who feel confident to take creative risks in a supportive and engaging environment. We encourage actors to challenge themselves to work togeth...

Who the F--k is Shakespeare?

The Studio
Friday 27 - Saturday 28 September 2024
Following a sell-out run, Liverpool theatre company 20 Stories High present four of Shakespeare's (in)famous characters, who are back for a national tour, ready to tell their side of the story. Join them as they blow the dust off the classi...

Theatre Club - Brassed Off

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Saturday 28 September 2024
Theatre Club is a chance to chat about Octagon productions in a relaxed and informal discussion group. In our June meeting, we'll be discussing Brassed Off. If you would like any further information please contact participation@octagonbolto...

Youth Theatre: 7-11

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Saturday 28 September 2024
Our youngest performers will enjoy sessions that emphasise fun and celebrate the power of imagination!Youth Theatre at this age is fantastic for developing young people's confidence, as well as helping them to forge new friendships and make...

Jenny Ryan

The Theatre
Wednesday 2 October 2024
Jenny Ryan - better known as the dream-crushing Bolton brainbox The Vixen on the hit ITV quiz The Chase - breaks away from teatime telly and invites you to an evening of song, storytelling and even some showbiz secrets. Join Jenny on a jour...

The Gruffalo

The Theatre
Thursday 3 - Saturday 5 October 2024
A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood... Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories' magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Searching for h...

Octagon Comedy Club - 4th October 24

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Friday 4 October 2024
After sell-out shows, the Octagon Comedy Club is back for even more laughs!Join us and enjoy a hilarious night of live stand-up from some of the best names in comedy. It's guaranteed to be the funniest night in Bolton!Line-up to be announce...

Joy Unspeakable

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Saturday 5 October 2024
It?sall about food and nothing to do with food. Chancesare someone you know has an eating disorder. So why don?t you know, and why dowe think they?re about skinny women who can?t eat? Groundedin an ethos of care, Joy Unspeakable presents th...

Stars For A Night 2024

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Sunday 6 October 2024
Backup North West ? a much loved charity dedicated to providing supported and emergency accommodation for young people of Bolton are hosting Stars for a Night ? the Live Final of the competition that celebrates and showcases ??BOLTON?S GOT ...

Bolton on Film

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Tuesday 8 October 2024
Bolton on Film offers the unique opportunity to explore the archive's collection of films showcasing Bolton's industries, cultures and traditions as captured by local film-makers over the last 100 years....

Austen's Women: Lady Susan

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Wednesday 9 October 2024
From Dyad Productions, the award-winning creators of Austen's Women, A Christmas Carol, I, Elizabeth, Female Gothic, Christmas Gothic, and A Room of One's Own.  Austen's Women are back - in a brand-new solo show! Devil-may-care Lady S...

Daliso Chaponda

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Friday 11 October 2024
Hilarious Manchester-based Zambian-born Malawian comedian Daliso Chaponda shot to fame in 2017 when he finished third in Series 11 of Britain's Got Talent, and was the Golden Buzzer choice for Amanda Holden. As a result of his appearance on...

MANIA - The ABBA Tribute

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 October 2024
Formed in 1999 - as ABBA Mania - and following an eighteen week run in London's West End in 2002, MANIA is accepted as the world's number one ABBA tribute show. A special concert which celebrates the music of ABBA in a respectful and enjoya...

An Evening Without Kate Bush

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Monday 14 October 2024
Howl with the Hounds of Love and dance on the moors with Wuthering Heights! She's not there - but you are. Whether you've been a fan for decades or recently joined the shoal via the 'Stranger Things' phenomenon, there has never been a bette...

Pali and Jay's Ultimate Asian Wedding DJ Roadshow

The Theatre
Wednesday 16 - Saturday 19 October 2024
An immersive DJ Bromance from the critically acclaimed Rifco Theatre Whoever said there's too many actors in LA, hasn't seen the number of DJs in Southall - Anyone with a laptop & a pair of headphones can mix a few tracks and claim to be fr...

Octagon Comedy Club - 18th October 24

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Friday 18 October 2024
After sell-out shows, the Octagon Comedy Club is back for even more laughs!Join us and enjoy a hilarious night of live stand-up from some of the best names in comedy. It's guaranteed to be the funniest night in Bolton!Line-up to be announce...

Toxic

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Saturday 19 October 2024
Pulling back the glittery curtain of pride to reveal a place where many still suffer the devastating impact of generational HIV stigma, racism, homophobia and toxic gender norms, this powerful and passionate play inspired by true events cel...

Buddy Holly and the Cricketers

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Sunday 20 October 2024
Starring some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK whose combined West End credits include Buddy, Lennon, Forbidden Planet and Jailhouse Rock and endorsed as Britain's most popular Buddy Holly act when the boys guested on BBC One's Satur...

Stones in his Pockets

The Theatre
Tuesday 22 October - Saturday 2 November 2024
Directed by Matthew McElhinney, son of the play's writer and original director, this new production brings a fresh take on the hysterically funny, thought-provoking and witty award-winning Irish comedy. Lights Camera Action! Hollywood is co...

Octagon Comedy Club - 1st November 24

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Friday 1 November 2024
After sell-out shows, the Octagon Comedy Club is back for even more laughs!Join us and enjoy a hilarious night of live stand-up from some of the best names in comedy. It's guaranteed to be the funniest night in Bolton!Line-up to be announce...

Theatre Club - Stones in his Pockets

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Saturday 2 November 2024
Theatre Club is a chance to chat about Octagon productions in a relaxed and informal discussion group. In our June meeting, we'll be discussing Stones in his Pockets. If you would like any further information please contact participation@oc...

Maura Jackson

The Theatre
Sunday 3 November 2024
  The Feather Fixer, Boltonian Maura Jackson, returns with her new show, "Introducing Me Time And Other Stuff That Just Wasn't A Thing". Maura is the Queen of Comedy (in Southport anyway!). She is back with a raucous night of laughter. A ...
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