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Get Involved!

Get Involved - Gallery paintings

Get Involved! is all about encouraging personal investment in the arts within South Somerset. Engaging, developing and inspiring growth in the arts by facilitating community platforms, classes and delivering spaces to create and exhibit work.

Whether you are looking to join a regular class, become one of our Foyer Club volunteers, or find out how you can get involved with our latest project… Here’s how you can join in!

Octagon Academy Shine concert Octagon Gallery


The Octagon Academy is the place to sing, dance and act with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment. With many classes to choose from for all ages and abilities. So if you love to sing, were born to dance or want to get fit The Octagon Academy has something for you!


Our Visual Arts gallery is a community led space showcasing an array of work by talented local artists wanting to share their passion for the visual arts with visitors to the venue.

Move To Improve Community Engagement Programme The Octagon Development - 50 years and counting


Our Move To Improve dance project puts the audience and community at the heart of The Octagon Theatre. It's aim is to understand more about why people may or may not come to see dance shows and to share some exciting dance with you on our stage.


Read all about our proposal for developing The Octagon Theatre into a flagship venue for the Arts and Entertainment in South Somerset.

Footlights with octagon seating in background  The Foyer Club Venue volunteers


Our Footlights members are The Octagon Theatre and Westlands Entertainment Venue's most loyal supporters. Members enjoy an exclusive range of benefits including, discounts, exclusive offers, priority booking and more.


The Foyer Club are The Octagon Theatre & Westlands Entertainment Venue's team of fantastic volunteers. When you visit The Octagon it will probably be Foyer Club members who greet you, show you to your seat, sell you a programme or ice cream and answer your enquiries.

Arts organisations we support and fund annually include Take Art, Somerset Film, Actiontrack and Somerset Art Works. These organisations are well-established within Somerset and help us to increase access for all to art and cultural opportunities across the district.

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