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We're Going On A Bear Hunt
Sat 6 - Sun 7 Feb
Direct from a smash-hit West End and international tour. Michael Rosen’s award-winning book We’re Going On A Bear Hunt is brought vividly and noisily to the stage in director Sally Cookson’s…
Adam Hills: Clown Heart
Mon 8 Feb
Widely referred to as ' the nicest man in comedy ', Adam Hills has fast become one of the most popular comedians in the UK, with 15 solo shows that have toured internationally. His combination of…
Fisherman's Friends
Thu 11 Feb
The Fisherman’s Friends are shanty singers from Port Isaac who have delighted visitors and locals there for more than 15 years, with almost 300 live performances under their belts.
Blake 2016
Sat 13 Feb
Hot on the heels of Il Divo and Collabro, Brit-Award-winning harmonisers Blake are back with a new album, new songs and their most uplifting live show yet!
Madam Butterfly
Sun 14 Feb
Presented by The Russian State Ballet and Opera House. One of the most colourful and exotic operas.
Fascinating Aida's Dillie Keane
Wed 17 Feb
Dillie Keane takes a short break from her Fascinating Aïda gal pals to present her first solo show in 57 years.
Martin Simpson
Thu 18 Feb
Nominated for Musician of the Year and for Best Album with Vagrant Stanzas BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014.
Photography with Matilda Temperley
Thu 18 Feb
Matilda will be talking about her work on the Somerset Floods and her life as an award-winning photographer.
CCS 2015/16 - Armonico Consort with Elin Manahan Thomas
Fri 19 Feb
Director: CHRISTOPHER MONKS  Artist: ELIN MANAHAN THOMAS, Soprano
That'll Be The Day 30th Anniversary Show
Sat 20 Feb
 This show will return to The Octagon Theatre on Saturday 18 June 2016.  Tickets are on sale now!
The Dublin Legends 2016
Sun 21 Feb
Featuring: Sean Cannon, Eamonn Campbell, Gerry O’Connor and Paul Watchorn.
Spring Forward 2016
Wed 24 Feb
Take Art’s annual county youth dance platform Spring Forward returns to The Octagon Theatre for the 6th year and as ever brings together young, inspiring dancers from across Somerset to…
Ben Portsmouth - The King Is Back
Thu 25 - Fri 26 Feb
Following his sell-out 2015 show, the World’s Number One Elvis Tribute Champion, Ben Portsmouth will return to The Octagon Theatre on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 February 2016.
Lee Nelson - 2016
Sat 27 Feb
He headlined Glastonbury with Kanye West and bribed Sepp Blatter at FIFA’s headquarters. Now he’s extending his sell-out tour into 2016. Catch Lee Nelson at his absolute best...…
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Sun 28 Feb
Brand new show for 2016! Direct from its success in London’s West End, a sold out UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon and Garfunkel Story is back!
Zoielogic Dance Theatre: Safe
Tue 1 Mar
ZoieLogic Dance Theatre’s production SAFE is dance theatre at its most thrilling.
CCS 2015/16 - Lesley Garrett, Emma Johnson & Andrew West
Fri 4 Mar
JOHN DOWLAND - Fine Knacks for Ladies  BACH - Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring (Cantata 147)  MOZART - Vedrai Carino ( Don Giovanni )  SCHUBERT - Shepherd On A Rock  BERNSTEIN - Somewhere & America ( West…
Lee Hurst
Sat 5 Mar
Lee Hurst is back on the road with his next stand up show... Comedy Show No. 9
YAOS: Evita
Tue 8 - Sat 19 Mar
Originally directed by Harold Prince. An amateur production by arrangement with the Really Useful Group Ltd.
Somerset Folk Songs with Amanda Boyd
Thu 17 Mar
100 years ago Cecil Sharp travelled Somerset villages recording people singing songs handed down by their ancestors. Now, Amanda Boyd and John Shaw take you on a journey sharing these folk songs.
The Royal Marines Association Concert Band 2016
Sun 20 Mar
This experienced and thoroughly entertaining band has played to enthusiastic and sell-out audiences for many years by providing a wide spectrum of music to suit all tastes.
CCS 2015/16 - Armonico Consort & Baroque Players With Gillian Keith
Mon 21 Mar
Director: CHRISTOPHER MONKS Artist: GILLIAN KEITH, Soprano
The Duke Of Edinburgh's Award 2016
Tue 22 Mar
South Somerset Presentation Evening.
Motionhouse: Broken
Thu 24 Mar
Broken erupts onto the stage in an adrenaline filled multi-media spectacle. This awe-inspiring show has something for everyone.
Tortoise and the Hare
Tue 29 Mar
Following the sell-out successes of Ugly Duckling, Three Little Pigs and Elves & the Shoemaker and the TV adaptations for CBeebies, Northern Ballet bring their magic to Tortoise and the Hare…
The Wizard of Oz: Easter Pantomime
Thu 31 Mar
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to The Octagon Theatre for an amazing Easter pantomime version of The Wizard of Oz, with an all-star cast to be announced!
Showaddywaddy
Fri 1 Apr
Showaddywaddy have long been established as Europe’s most successful ever exponents of retro-inspired rock and roll. The record simply speaks for itself!
Beyond The Barricade 2016
Sat 2 Apr
Beyond The Barricade has delighted audiences throughout the UK and mainland Europe for more than a decade, with its exciting concert portrayal of the greatest songs in musical theatre, all…
Prima Productions: Coppelia
Sun 3 Apr
Prima Productions is a new and exciting children’s ballet company located in the South West of England. The company creates full length classical ballets to be performed at The Octagon Theatre.
Gordon Buchanan
Tue 5 Apr
Join Gordon Buchanan , the highly acclaimed wildlife cameraman and presenter of The Bear Family and Me and The Polar Bear Family and Me as he hosts an evening of exciting personal…
Chris Ramsey: All Growed Up
Wed 6 Apr
Critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, Celebrity Juice regular, star of BBC2’s Hebburn , and the man who once got pizza delivered to a moving train embarks on his biggest stand-up tour yet!
La Boheme
Thu 7 Apr
Presented by Swansea City Opera. Sung in English.
The UK Pink Floyd Experience
Fri 8 Apr
Making a welcome return as part of their Classic Floyd Collection Tour 2016 , The UK Pink Floyd Experience will again recreate the atmosphere of the great Pink Floyd in concert.
Dinosaur Zoo
Sat 9 - Sun 10 Apr
Dare to get up close and personal! Now introducing the Tyrannosaurus Rex to the stage, Dinosaur Zoo brings these awesome prehistoric creatures to life as you’ve never seen them before.
Pasha Kovalev: It's All About You
Tue 12 Apr
After his successful Life Through Dance UK tour, Pasha Kovalev , the winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2014, welcomes you to his new and exciting dance spectacular.
Poetry with Pam Zinnemann-Hope
Thu 14 Apr
After her mother's death, Pam found a tiny pile of cigarette papers with writing pencilled in Russian. Surely these are recipes? They start an amazing journey of discovery.
Julian Clary
Thu 14 Apr
Julian Clary , national trinket, author, TV and radio star is coming up your way...
Tap Factory
Fri 15 Apr
A breathtaking show in the genre of Tap Dogs and Blue Man Group World on Stage and UAU International are extremely proud to be returning this world class production to the UK direct from Las…
An Evening With Des O'Connor
Sun 17 Apr
One of the UK’s greatest ever performers, the incomparable Des O'Connor , in his brand new show celebrating the stage and screen career of this show-business legend.
The All-Star Stand-Up Tour
Wed 20 Apr
Gary Delaney, Pete Firman, Jarred Christmas and Sean Hughes.
The Syd Lawrence Orchestra
Thu 21 Apr
This fizzy and frisky, glittering gem of a show remains the best entertainment in town as Chris Dean and The Syd Lawrence Orchestra deliver another full-throttle performance.
Mark Watson: I'm Not Here
Fri 22 Apr
Mark Watson returns with the follow-up show to his highly celebrated and successful Flaws .
Mister Maker & The Shapes Live!
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Apr
Come and join your ultimate arts and crafts hero Mister Maker, for his first ever live theatre tour.
Russell Kane: Right Man Wrong Age
Tue 26 Apr
Are you 16-years-old, yet feel 21? Are you 40, but tragically faking 25? Or maybe you’re full-on 80 years, with the heart of three oxen and the sex drive of a bonobo chimp. Don’t worry: this is…
Psychic Sally: Call Me Psychic
Wed 27 Apr
World-renowned psychic and star of TV’s Psychic Sally On the Road, Sally Morgan returns with her sensational live show.
Show Of Hands
Thu 28 Apr
After nearly two years of solo touring the lanes and byways, shores and tideways of England Show of Hands now revisit their musical roots.
Ireland's Call
Fri 29 Apr
Two countries. One love. Inspired by true events and spanning three decades, this uplifting musical from the producers of Essence of Ireland, follows the extraordinary journey of the…
Ballet Theatre UK: Pinocchio
Sun 1 May
Join Ballet Theatre UK as we tell the tale of a wooden puppet carved from pine with but only one wish…to become a real boy.
Starlight Express
Fri 6 - Sat 14 May
Motiv8 Productions present their next thrilling production at The Octagon Theatre.
CCS 2015/16 - Aronowitz Ensemble
Wed 18 May
SCHUBERT - Quintet in A Trout D.667  SCHUBERT - Adagio & Rondo  FAURE - Piano Quartet No.2 in G Minor Op.45
Thank Abba For The Music
Fri 20 May
Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves! 
Let's Hang On
Sat 21 May
This award-winning production is a musical journey through the prolific career of one of the most successful bands of all time - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons .
The Mousetrap
Mon 23 - Sat 28 May
The world’s favourite murder mystery Starring Louise Jameson
The Wizard Of Oz
Thu 2 - Sat 4 Jun
Presented by Castaway Theatre Group Prepare to be dazzled as Castaway Theatre Group take you on a musical journey Somewhere Over The Rainbow with this spectacular production of The Wizard…
Tell Me On A Sunday
Mon 6 Jun
Following her acclaimed performance in the Watermill Theatre’s 2014 production of Calamity Jane, Jodie Prenger now steps into Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s classic musical, Tell Me On A…
Strike A Chord! Charles Hazelwood Conducts The Philharmonia Orchestra
Tue 7 Jun
The Philharmonia Orchestra are conducted by Charles Hazelwood in a special evening performance as part of The Octagon Theatre's Strike A Chord! project.
The Sons Of Pitches
Wed 8 Jun
Gareth Malone's BBC 2 Naked Choir Winners.
Ian Waite & Natalie Lowe
Thu 16 Jun
Ian and Natalie will deliver a night you will remember forever.
The Dreamboys 2016 UK Tour
Fri 17 Jun
The Dreamboys are back and hotter than ever with a brand new show and UK Tour for 2016. The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UK's top Male Strip Show, perfect for a girls night out…
That'll Be The Day
Sat 18 Jun
Prepare for a nostalgia party extravaganza as the legendary That’ll Be The Day returns with another opportunity to see its 30th Anniversary Special !
Return Of The Grumpy Old Women
Wed 22 Jun
  Return of The Grumpy Old Women- Fifty Shades Of Beige. Returning after a critically acclaimed, sell-out spring 2015 tour the Grumpies are back to knock some sense into the nation.
A Night Of Dirty Dancing 2016
Thu 23 Jun
No film has captured the hearts of a generation like Dirty Dancing . Relive the passion, indulge in the romance and celebrate the greatest movie soundtrack of all time.
G4 - Back For Good
Wed 14 Sep
Having reunited after seven years away from the spotlight, G4 are Back For Good . After the phenomenal reaction to their Reunion Tour to packed houses across the UK, G4 transported their…
Puppetry Of The Penis
Sat 17 Sep
Puppetry Of The Penis has now played to most of the Western World, having been hosted in over 35 countries and performed in 6 languages. 2 near naked men (they wear shoes) manipulate their…
Magic Of Motown
Thu 22 Sep
Join the party as this scintillating show celebrates its 10th birthday.
Paul Zerdin: Spongefinger
Fri 23 Sep
America’s Got Talent winner 2015 Paul Zerdin returns to the UK fresh from headlining the world-famous Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas with an all new show featuring his all-star cast of (in)famous…
Carmen
Sun 25 Sep
Presented by The Russian State Opera . Music by Georges Bizet Librettists Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy Sung in French with English Surtitles
Al Murray The Pub Landlord
Mon 3 Oct
Publican. Politician. Other thing beginning with P. Philosopher, yeah, that. The nation’s critically acclaimed bar-based-braveheart, Al Murray - The Pub Landlord embarks on a common sense campaign…
Romesh Ranganathan: Irrational
Thu 10 Nov
Romesh Ranganathan is back with a brand new show exploring the rationality of his worldview. Irrational will see Romesh examine the issues close to his heart, and explains why everybody else…
Ross Noble
Fri 11 Nov
Everybody's favourite randomist is back.  As always Ross has lots of stuff backing up in his head and it's time to let it all out.  Famed for his super quick freewheeling style and highly…
YYT: Seussical The Musical
Wed 16 - Sat 19 Nov
CALLING ALL THINKERS! Come follow YYT as they venture into the fantastical, magical and somewhat crazy world of Seussical The Musical .
The Chinese State Circus
Tue 22 Nov
Tickets on sale from 12 noon on Friday 29 January. The internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus returns in an innovatively spectacular new production, Dynasty.
Peter Pan
Fri 2 Dec 2016 - Sun 1 Jan 2017
Hook your tickets now for Christmas 2016!