The Octagon was founded over 50 years ago, in Bolton town centre. Our £12 million new building is due to open in December 2020. We are passionate about building a stronger community, and believe that theatre can enrich and fundamentally change people’s lives for the better. As a regional producing theatre, we aim to do this through creating a range of entertaining and thought-provoking theatre of the highest quality, which inspires and ignites the curiosity of the people of Bolton and beyond. We also provide opportunities for learning and participation to enable people to realise their potential. We believe that theatre is for everyone, and that everyone’ story matters. We are joining Stage Sight because we are committed to making our work and our company more reflective of our society. We intend to make ‘off stage’ job roles in our industry more transparent and accessible, in order to be able to draw on the widest possible talent pool.