The Octagon Theatre

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The Octagon Theatre

The Octagon Theatre
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The Octagon Theatre is South Somerset’s premier arts and entertainment venue. Owned and managed by South Somerset District Council the venue welcomes over 130,000 visitors a year for a range of fantastic live performances from top quality production companies. The theatre’s programme offers something for everyone with performances for children, world-class comedy, stunning opera and dance, captivating drama and fantastic live music. The venue’s Johnson Studio is home to a busy community participatory programme: The Octagon Academy. The studio is also used by local groups for meetings and events. The venue has a popular Bistro, Prelude; a wonderful way to start your evening at with a delicious pre show meal in a relaxing atmosphere. There is also a first floor art gallery and exhibition space. The theatre’s annual professional pantomime attracts over 29,500 people from South Somerset and beyond – breaking attendance records for the last 7 consecutive years.
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2-3 hours
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bvenn
Penzance, UK19 contributions
Fab night out
Oct. 2019
Nice theatre which lots of good shows on all year round to see.Easy to find close to town centre with parking.
Written March 4, 2020
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Saluki25
Mere, UK256 contributions
fabulous evening
Feb. 2020
We have visited here several times. The theatre is excellent with good views from wherever you are sitting.The acoustics are good too.
There is a bistro and a bar so you can book a meal prior to the event starting or order a drink for the interval. There is a car park next to the theatre which is free during the evenings.
Written March 3, 2020
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YeovilWuppy
Yeovil, UK684 contributions
Best theatre around.
Feb. 2020
Came here to celebrate The Chinese New Year. The acts were simply amazing! We really enjoyed the Hat Jugglers and the Contortionist (and the pandas, who came on during the show). The theatre staff, as always, were so friendly and helpful, and their attentiveness cannot be faulted. We had fantastic seats with a great view of the stage. Thanks to everyone for a lovely evening!
Written February 17, 2020
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eeevon2
Weston-super-Mare, UK3 contributions
Fascinating Aida
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Brilliant great show. Amazing songs and performance. The best night out 12/2/2020.
So amazing will recommend to our friends
Written February 13, 2020
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Stephen H
Yeovil, UK23 contributions
Very good venue
Feb. 2020 • Friends
Always a good theatre with top acts. Staff very friendly and helpful in assisting my disabled mother.
Written February 11, 2020
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bud2807
Somerset, UK67 contributions
Panto
Jan. 2020
Excellent pantomime. Cast were fantastic, costumes were amazing. Excellent entertainment would highly recommend.
Written February 6, 2020
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Darren
2 contributions
Concert
Jan. 2020 • Couples
Excellent facilities easy parking friendly and helpful staff and great concert for sen charity in Somerset and Dorset from just take that
Written January 11, 2020
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Jayne B
Ilchester, UK17 contributions
Meal at prelude bar before Snow White and seven dwarfs pantomime
Dec. 2019 • Couples
Excellent meal tasty good value food. Served by very helpful and polite staff in lovely surroundings. This was followed by another amazing pantomime which we so enjoyed. We have seen many pantomimes at the Octagon, and each one has been wonderful. It is so good that we have such quality entertainment here in Yeovil. Thank you all
Written December 29, 2019
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Matthew L
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Snow White and the seven dwarfs
Dec. 2019 • Friends
My friends and I had a thoroughly enjoyable experience with the cast of this classic pantomime. We would recommend this to anyone 👍
Written December 24, 2019
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Tracey P
2 contributions
Snow White
Dec. 2019
Just back from seeing Snow White...absolutely fantastic!!
3 generations of family and friends go every year as part of our Christmas tradition. Would highly recommend. The cast are BRILLIANT, costumes amazing and the story line fab.
A must see
Written December 21, 2019
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The Octagon Theatre is open:
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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