Bolton’s Octagon Theatre was originally opened in 1967, as the first fully professional flexible theatre in the country, by Princess Margaret.
Last week David Jennings of our Manchester Studio led a tour which included two of the original co-founders, the leader of Bolton Council and the Chief Executive of the Octagon Theatre around the proposed works ongoing on-site. Most of the work takes place at the rear of the auditorium, including 6 storeys where the old rehearsal studio once was.
Dr. Philip Butterworth, one of the founders commented: “As you might imagine, this was a nostalgic and inspiring tour conducted by the architects and builders whose commitment and enthusiasm for the project is obvious”.
We look forward to seeing the progress on-site and the new Theatre to be opened.
As we see out one month, we are reflecting on what a fantastic November jmarchitects had, and what a way to start a new month with our 20|60 anniversary exhibition opening for the final time in Glasgow tonight.
We are delighted to announce that the planning application for a new primary school at Craighall, submitted on behalf of East Lothian Council, has been approved at Planning Committee!
Stewart Davie and Ciaran Quinn were delighted to attend the official opening of Holy Family Primary School on the 29th November 202