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All productions feature a multi-talented cast.

All productions I have seen at the Octagon have been talented, professional and a credit to there... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
Bolton, United Kingdom
Northern theatre at its best

Been visiting for about 30 years and seen a variety of quality shows. Staff, many volunteers are... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2017
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

All productions I have seen at the Octagon have been talented, professional and a credit to there cast.

Thank Kenneth25
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Been visiting for about 30 years and seen a variety of quality shows. Staff, many volunteers are welcoming and love the theatre. All shows are highly professional with top actors. Many are regulars on tv. Good if small restaurant. Bar serves local beers. Good website....More

Thank RobBeardsworth
Reviewed August 9, 2017

The Octagon always puts on first class productions, attracting experienced actors. The front of house staff are very welcoming. There is a well stocked bar with good seating and smart cafe, serving snacks and main meals.

Thank ladams772016
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Went to see Cinderella back in January but left it late to book, best available slot left was a special showing aimed at children and groups, this performance was so great as it was a lot more interactive you actually felt a part of the...More

Thank StephenRR21
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Excellent value for money. Pleasant service and reasonable choice of menu at the cafe attached to the theatre. Good coffee and generous portions - beware of the large soup it might defeat even the most determined diner.

Thank elainesmith4work
Reviewed June 19, 2017

We attended the Octagon last week and thoroughly enjoyed the performance of Talking Heads. However, our pre-theatre meal in the restaurant was of very variable quality. My own meal was acceptable, but my husband's chicken main was dried out of all recognition. He did complain...More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

I love the Octogan and regularly see performances. The quality of shows is incredible, and easily rivals some of the bigger theatres in the region. It'd also worth noting that the Octogan has one of the best-stocked bars I've ever seen in a theatre. Wide...More

Thank Leonie T
Reviewed June 12, 2017

A lovely intimate theatre which generally produces enjoyable, accessible plays without stooping to patronising the audience. The current production, Talking Heads' is first rate and well worth the admission fee.

Thank Peter R
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

It has been a while since visiting the theatre. The theatre space is intimate and you feel very close to the actors. The seats are comfortable with good leg room. There is good access to the higher floors with stairs and a lift. Th interior...More

Thank Daniel I
Reviewed April 28, 2017

I have enjoyed every performance this season (to date!) at the Octagon Theatre. Each performance has offered something very different and 'I Capture the Castle' was spectacular. Very clever musical adaptation of Dodie Smith's classical novel - don't miss it!

Thank suekilby
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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.