Creating standout brand identity for a regional theatre company. Creative web design that’s integrated with Spektrix booking. A social media strategy that attracts audiences.
The Octagon strives to bring wonderful theatrical experiences to the people of Bolton and beyond. Stories are at the heart of everything that happens at the Octagon – from telling some of the greatest stories ever written through their performances, to encouraging young people to tell stories of their own.
We created a website and branding that gets the message out - world class theatre: made in Bolton.
The annual report details the Octagon’s finances, together with reports of community initiatives and creative achievement. It needed to reflect the clarity and impact of the website.
We used infographics, illustration and brochure design to deliver key information simply and clearly, while colourful graphics convey a powerful message of the Octagon’s community work and artistic accomplishment.
Our web design for octagonbolton.co.uk attracts participation. It makes it easy to get involved – in a workshop, in the community or as part of the theatre audience. Buying tickets online is made simple – we incorporated a cutting-edge Spektrix booking system into the website.Launch site
One of the key features of the website was the ‘home takeover’. By allowing an upcoming show to fill the background of the whole page, the website’s personality is constantly evolving and changing, while retaining a strong brand identity.
The Octagon wanted to highlight their passion for storytelling. This was incorporated into the layout of the show pages. Show details can include image galleries, illustration, videos, cast and creative information, reviews and related news and blog posts. All these elements combine to tell the story behind the story.
The website was integrated with the cutting edge Spektrix booking system. This allows the user to select seats, choose from concessions and upgrade to a season membership, all in one transaction – it’s a straightforward user experience. Users can also filter shows to view accessible performances only.
The Octagon is 50 years old in 2017.
We created a logo to celebrate this milestone throughout the 2017/18 season. The logo design will help build Octagon’s profile as a central stalwart of the Bolton community. It will feature on brochures, banners, printed materials and online.