Octagon Theatre Trust Limited

Octagon Theatre Trust Limited

Charity information

Octagon Theatre Trust Limited

The Octagon is an award-winning producing theatre of national recognition. We welcome an annual audience of over 77,000, presenting up to 10 main house productions and supporting emerging talent. Our artistic programme celebrates the dynamic community we serve, and our reach extends beyond the venue, with over 15,000 people seeing our work in community venues, other UK theatres or online. Alongside professional productions we run weekly participation groups for people of all ages and backgrounds

Founded 1967

  • Mission statement

    Our vision and mission is to connect with the people of Bolton and beyond through theatre. We want our community to be enriched and inspired by quality, entertaining and thought-provoking theatre productions, and offer opportunities for people to realise their full potential and express themselves.

    We aim to make theatre that reflects the diversity of the community we serve and present this work in our theatre, in the community and online.

    We aim to include all of the Bolton family regardless of age or background, and want to ensure every young person in Bolton has the opportunity to access the arts from an early age.

    We are proud of our Bolton community and proud of our values of creativity, inclusion, learning, quality and pride.

    We are a creative organisation that inspires others to be creative with us. We want to reach the entire community and for them to feel included, welcome and safe. We encourage people to grow their abilities and their ideas; and for us to grow and stretch our own too. We seek to ensure that everything we do aspires to the highest possible quality. We take pride in our work, our theatre and in Bolton; and we strive to make Bolton proud of us.

  • Aims

    Octagon Theatre Trust Limited aims to:

    • To make quality, exciting, enriching theatre inside, outside and online.
    • To be a sustainable and resilient organisation
    • To include all of the Bolton family
    • To ensure that every young person in Bolton has the opportunity to access theatre
    • To develop people to achieve their potential
  • Overview

    Established: November 1967

    Registered Charity Number: 248833

    Board members: 19

    Full time staff: 50

    Part time staff: 50

    Volunteers: 150

    Phone number: 01204557141

    Address: Howell Croft South, Bolton BL1 1SB

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