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Lovely venue

I've visited this theatre twice in the last year - To Kill A Mockingbird in Sept 2016 and Christmas... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2017
Kazza9173
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Cumbria
The Theatre vs The Show (Christmas Carol)

A Christmas Carol was the show. Excellent cast that makes use of minimalistic scenery to entertain... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2017
Brendan M
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Warrington, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 25, 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

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 19, 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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Brendan M
Reviewed November 6, 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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Barry M
Reviewed October 20, 2017

We're not really fans of theatre but it was my sisters birthday and theatre was how she wanted to spend it. What a surprise and what a performance of The Three Penny Opera, 1 word, FANTASTIC. The theatre is amazing, as are the buildings that...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Been to this theatre before,This is a lovely small theatre to visit,you feel you are right up and close to the cast.The show we went to see ,was funny from start to finish. The bar area is good and reasonably priced drinks,will defo go back...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

Went to watch Rita Sue and Bob 2 and was disappointed the actors where good and we had laugh but the props they used 4 old seats out of a car looked so pathetic I've seen better props at a school play .For how much...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Sharon F
Reviewed September 6, 2017

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

Date of experience: January 2017
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

Date of experience: June 2017
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: January 2017
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2 flights of 10 steps high is the only way I can gage it. Very good view.
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