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The Octagon Theatre has various spaces which are available for hire for performances, meetings and events.

The Auditorium

The Auditorium seats an audience of 622 and has excellent technical and stage facilities allowing an exciting new range of artists and companies to come to Somerset. There is increased flexibility within the Auditorium: there is an orchestra pit available if required, alternatively this can be covered to stage level, to form a 'thrust' stage. The Auditorium boasts luxury seating, excellent sight lines and great backstage facilities.

The Johnson Studio

The Octagon Theatre's Johnson Studio is available for hire for a large number of different functions including: meetings, training sessions, seminars, dance classes, presentations and exhibitions with a maximum delegate capacity of 60.


The Gallery/ Prelude Bar

 Our Gallery/Prelude Bar area provides a more relaxed space for meetings, book groups or community gatherings. 



To enquire about hirings, including availability and charges, please contact Development and Admin Support Officer, Sally Fulcher on 01935 845945 or email