A Bolton estate agent has moved to support the Octagon Theatre in a new partnership.

Cardwells Estate Agents says it is proud to support the theatre by helping it further its work in Bolton

Andrew Cardwell, Managing Director of Cardwells Estate Agents said: “We are in awe of the wonderful and tireless work that the Octagon Theatre does for the great people in our Bolton community, and we are proud to help, just a little bit, in supporting their work and energies.

“From the children’s classes, adult groups, the community space, facilities, the voluntary work scheme, work experience opportunities, the productions, and all the way through to lower-priced tickets for certain people in our community, the Octagon is an absolute gem, and a real asset to Bolton that we should all be so proud of.

“We are honoured to support them and offer what little help we can.

“The Octagon Theatre, and the facilities it provides to the people of Bolton, is a priceless cultural asset to Bolton, and we hope that it is here for many future generations of Boltonians to enjoy.

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“As someone who has grown up in Bolton and deeply cares about our Boltonian community, this partnership is particularly exciting for me. It's not just about supporting the arts and their amazing productions; it's about investing in the heart of Bolton.

“The Octagon Theatre brings people together, enriches our culture, and provides invaluable opportunities for young and old alike.”

The Octagon Theatre has recently launched a new ticket scheme too which is aimed at making theatre more accessible to Bolton residents.

Hundreds of £4 tickets will be made available annually to those on Universal Credit, Pension Credit, or living in low-income households.

This initiative ensures that ticket price is not a barrier to enjoying theatre.

The scheme unlocks over 1,000 £4 tickets every year, offering access to shows like the musical "Little Shop of Horrors" and the comedy "Dracula – The Bloody Truth."

Additionally, the Octagon offers thousands of £15 tickets throughout the year, making it one of the most affordable theatres in the UK.

Bolton, currently ranked as the 34th most deprived local authority in the country, benefits greatly from such initiatives.

For example, 37 per cent of young people in Bolton are living in poverty. By providing affordable tickets, the Octagon Theatre ensures inclusivity and accessibility, enriching the cultural landscape of Bolton.

This partnership not only highlights the community-focused efforts of both the Octagon Theatre and Cardwells Estate Agents Bolton but also underscores their commitment to making cultural experiences accessible to all residents of Bolton.

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