For #LoveTheatreDay 2018 we asked a selection of people from across our organisation - why do you love theatre?
We'd also love to know why you love theatre! Tweet us @octagontheatre or find us on Facebook or Instagram.
As well as the wonderful moments on our stage we want to celebrate Elizabeth's passion for the Bolton community and how she worked to make everyone feel welcome at the Octagon!
Here are just some of the wonderful moments from Elizabeth's time as Artistic Director.
Elizabeth Newman, Artistic Director, has done so many brilliant things for Bolton and the Octagon Theatre both on and off the stage. Here we have a time line of images from main house productions directed by Elizabeth Newman.