FCBStudios Manchester office is delighted to have been appointed architects for the refurbishment of the renowned 400-seat Octagon Theatre in Bolton. The project will improve and expand the theatre creating a new build extension with a 100 seat studio, rehearsal room, education space and modern back of house facilities.
Project architect, Ernst ter Horst, said: “Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios feel privileged to be involved in this exciting, transformational project for Bolton. We have been captivated by the passion of the Octagon’s creative team, who lead unique theatre performances and have established a positive social and cultural role within the local area.
“There is a real potential to redefine the Octagon’s expression, build on and improve the experiences within, whilst expanding and modernising the compromised support facilities. We very much look forward to contributing to the next step in the flourishing regeneration of Bolton centre with our local team.”
Funding of £10m is already secured from Arts Council England and Bolton Council.