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  • Here comes the panto season!

    Here comes the panto season!

    It is almost time to share our biggest production of the year as we get ready to welcome thousands of families and friends and The Octagon comes alive for our busiest time of the year. Already over 22...

  • Christmas Tree 2018

    Let the festive times roll at our venues

    At Westlands on Tuesday 4th December, audiences will share a very special evening with award-winning singer songwriter Hazel O’Connor, featuring a rare screening of the digitally re-mastered uncut ver...

  • A new season of shows now on sale!

    A new season of shows now on sale!

    A new season of shows at The Octagon Theatre and Westlands is now on sale, as we reveal our winter/spring line-up with plenty to keep you entertained over the colder months and lots to look forward to...

  • Thank you for helping to make Yeovil Literary Festival a success

    Thank you for helping to make Yeovil Literary Festival a success

    The Yeovil Literary Festival is growing in popularity with the sixth festival adding two additional days and selling a record 7,000 tickets – a 40% increase on the previous year.

  • A Minute With The Manager: Stuff & Nonsense Theatre Company returns

    A Minute With The Manager: Stuff & Nonsense Theatre Company returns

    The brilliant Bridport based Stuff & Nonsense Theatre Company are returning to The Octagon Theatre with an imaginative production of the children’s classic tale ‘The Enormous Turnip’.

  • See The Biggest Names In Comedy Live In 2019

    See The Biggest Names In Comedy Live In 2019

    Make 2019 'The Year of Laughter' by coming to see some of the biggest names in comedy live at The Octagon Theatre and Westlands Entertainment Venue.

  • Name A Seat at The Octagon Theatre

    Name A Seat at The Octagon Theatre

    Naming a seat couldn’t be easier so why not join us in ensuring The Octagon’s future for generations to come?

  • The Perfect Gift Voucher This Christmas

    The Perfect Gift Voucher This Christmas

    Buy the perfect Gift Voucher for the ultimate experience this Christmas.

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four – Four reasons why the show is a must for you this October

    Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four – Four reasons why the show is a must for you this October

    Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four is crammed full of adventure, romance, comedy and of course one or two rather brilliant deductions; but that’s not our four reasons why the show is a must. The Sign...

  • ‘Be Our Guest’ for Ballet Theatre UK’s Beauty and the Beast

    ‘Be Our Guest’ for Ballet Theatre UK’s Beauty and the Beast

    Join Ballet Theatre UK with one of the most enchanting love stories of all time, Beauty and the Beast. For Beauty and the Beast fans, we don’t need to tell you the story of Belle, who attempts to r...

  • A Minute With The Manager: It's Strictly FAB-U-LOUS at Somerset's Premier Entertainment Venues

    A Minute With The Manager: It's Strictly FAB-U-LOUS at Somerset's Premier Entertainment Venues

    ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ is back on our screens with all the glitz, glamour and outstanding entertainment we need to keep us going through the dark, cold winter months! Did you know that we’ll be welco...

  • Granting Our Wishes This Christmas

    Granting Our Wishes This Christmas

    Introducing Our Genie Of The Lamp Anton Stephans. Joining the cast of Aladdin this Christmas is the multi talented Anton Stephans. He is a former backing vocalist for legends such as Sting, Elton Joh...

  • Get Your School Involved With The Yeovil Literary Festival!

    Get Your School Involved With The Yeovil Literary Festival!

    The Creakers are coming to The Yeovil Literary Festival on Thursday 25th October at 10 o'clock and your school will not want to miss this very special event… Best-selling author Tom Fletcher is com...

  • We Quiz Our Panto Cast

    We Quiz Our Panto Cast

    We had lots of fun at our official pantomime launch with our brilliant cast for Aladdin. We have quizzed some of our cast to find out what their favourites things are and what they are hoping for from...

  • We Quiz Our Panto Cast

    We Quiz Our Panto Cast

    We had lots of fun at our official pantomime launch with our brilliant cast for Aladdin. We have quizzed some of our cast to find out what their favourites things are and what they are hoping for from...

  • 10 Facts You May Not Know About Panto

    10 Facts You May Not Know About Panto

    You might visit our spectacular Christmas pantomime every year and be well-versed in ‘Boo-ing’ the baddies and singing along with our Ghost Gag but here are few more panto facts to help you become a t...

  • Our Aladdin May Be A Little Familiar

    Our Aladdin May Be A Little Familiar

    We are excited to reveal that, playing Aladdin in our spectacular 2018/19 production is Yeovil’s very own Jonny Purchase! Aladdin will mark his return to pro panto at The Octagon after 9 years – havin...

  • We Chat To Explorer Benedict Allen

    We Chat To Explorer Benedict Allen

    Benedict Allen has spent his whole career exploring some of the wildest and most remote regions of the planet. He was the first known human to cross the Amazon Basin at its widest point. He once made...

  • From Santa To Emperor, We Welcome John Hester

    From Santa To Emperor, We Welcome John Hester

    John is delighted to be working for Evolution again this Christmas, having last appeared for them as the eponymous hero in Dear Santa at Lichfield in 2016. This year he'll take on the role of Emperor...

  • Aladdin: The Story Behind The Panto

    Aladdin: The Story Behind The Panto

    Thanks to the hugely popular 1992 animated film by Disney, as well as the critically-acclaimed Broadway and West End production, Aladdin is a story that children across the world are well-versed in. A...

  • Sorsha Talbot-Hunt Is Princess Jasmine

    Sorsha Talbot-Hunt Is Princess Jasmine

    We are delighted to introduce you to another fantastic new member of our Octagon pantomime family for Aladdin 2018. Originally from Weybridge, Surrey, Sorsha trained at Performers College, Essex grad...

  • He's Back And This Time He's Bad

    He's Back And This Time He's Bad

    Everybody’s favourite ‘Dabbing Dandini’, Thom Ford, is returning home to Yeovil, for what promises to be yet another fantastic show. Last year’s pantomime, Cinderella, saw Thom’s return to The Octagon...

  • Here's To You! Our New Customer Rewards Initiative

    Here's To You! Our New Customer Rewards Initiative

    From complimentary tickets to shows and events to a free dessert after a meal and special ‘one of a kind’ experiences; thousands of Octagon Theatre & Westlands Entertainment Venue patrons will be rewa...

  • We Chat With Comedian Sara Pascoe

    We Chat With Comedian Sara Pascoe

    Sara Pascoe is an English writer, actress and comedian, who once worked as a tour guide in London. Sara started performing stand-up comedy in 2007 and performed her first  show at the Edinburgh Fringe...

  • There's Nothing Like A Dame: Meet Our Widow Twankey

    There's Nothing Like A Dame: Meet Our Widow Twankey

    We are excited to welcome some brilliant new cast members to The Octagon panto this year. Our wonderful new Widow Twankey, Gordon Cooper, has many panto credits to his name... Gordon is a familiar fa...

  • We Remember Brian Morgan

    We Remember Brian Morgan

    At The Octagon and Westlands we are fortunate to have the support and loyalty of so many friends and colleagues. It is the people that make a place special and make a venue come to life – and recently...

  • Everyone's Favourite Fairy Is Back

    Everyone's Favourite Fairy Is Back

    What would The Octagon Theatre pantomime be without everyone’s favourite fairy, Lizzie Frances? As well as being a Yeovil audience favourite, Summer School Director and a great friend of The Octagon,...

  • More 2018 Yeovil Literary Festival Events Announced

    More 2018 Yeovil Literary Festival Events Announced

    We are delighted to announce even more fantastic events coming to the 2018 Yeovil Literary Festival. We've already SOLD OUT An Audience With Simon Reeves and we've been on sale with Benedict Allen, Mi...

  • Meet Our New PC Pongo: George Akid

    Meet Our New PC Pongo: George Akid

    George originally hails from the mighty county of Yorkshire but he is thrilled and excited to be spending Christmas in Somerset. George began his professional performing career by donning the world...

  • Introducing Jack Glanville as Wishee Washee

    Introducing Jack Glanville as Wishee Washee

    Jack Glanville has been making ‘em laugh ever since he enjoyed his first stage role at age 5. Then going on to support top comedians like west country favourite Jethro and performing alongside celebri...

  • A Minute With The Manager: We Bid Farewell To Our Operations Manager

    A Minute With The Manager: We Bid Farewell To Our Operations Manager

    When it comes time to leave a role and to move on to a new job you start to ask yourself, “Have I done a good job?”, and this can be a difficult thing to measure. I always think the test is, “Is the p...

  • 2018 Pantomime Charities Announced

    2018 Pantomime Charities Announced

    The Octagon Theatre has announced that the charities they will be raising money for over the course of their 2018/19 pantomime production, Aladdin, are the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and The Fo...

  • Security Updates for Online Booking

    Security Updates for Online Booking

    TLS (or Transport Layer Security) is the encryption protocol that makes browsing the web a secure experience. Because our Box Office provider, Spektrix, is committed to providing customers with a secu...

  • A Minute With The Manager: 12 Months of Westlands Entertainment Venue

    A Minute With The Manager: 12 Months of Westlands Entertainment Venue

    During another busy day at Westlands a couple of weeks ago everyone in the Westlands office paused for a moment as we realised that it has now been a full twelve months since the newly refurbished ven...

  • Octagon Theatre Donates Rope To Monkey World

    Octagon Theatre Donates Rope To Monkey World

    On Tuesday 27 March staff from The Octagon Theatre visited Dorset’s Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre to see the latest installation in the woolly monkey enclosure… During the theatre’s most recent ‘dar...

  • A Minute With The Manager: How The Arts Promote Health & Wellbeing

    A Minute With The Manager: How The Arts Promote Health & Wellbeing

    The teams working here at The Octagon Theatre and Westlands Entertainment Venue are hugely passionate about their work, theatre and the arts in a wider context. We are all keen theatre-goers ourselves...

  • Spotlight: New Magazine Launched!

    Spotlight: New Magazine Launched!

    The Octagon Theatre and Westlands Entertainment Venue are excited to launch their new magazine, Spotlight. Spotlight is our new platform for sharing fantastic behind the scenes features, interviews,...

  • The First 2018 Yeovil Literary Festival Events

    The First 2018 Yeovil Literary Festival Events

    We are excited to open our 2018 Yeovil Literary Festival programme with two fantastic events! We've already got a SOLD OUT visit from explorer Simon Reeves on Sunday 28 October and we're now delighte...

  • Cinderella Breaks Box Office Records For The Sixth Consecutive Year

    Cinderella Breaks Box Office Records For The Sixth Consecutive Year

    The Octagon Theatre’s 2017/18 pantomime, Cinderella, has officially become the best-selling pantomime that the Yeovil venue has ever presented. Following five previous years of record-breaking produc...

  • Lizzie Frances Celebrates 200 Performances At The Octagon Theatre

    Lizzie Frances Celebrates 200 Performances At The Octagon Theatre

    On Saturday 30 December 2017, Lizzie Frances – currently playing the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella – celebrated 200 performances at The Octagon Theatre. During the finale of the evening performance o...

  • Paul Zerdin Named As Patron Of The Octagon's Name A Seat Campaign

    Paul Zerdin Named As Patron Of The Octagon's Name A Seat Campaign

    The Octagon Theatre is running a Name A Seat campaign to raise the last funds needed to replace the 622 seats in their auditorium. Local businesses, friends, staff and visitors to the theatre have the...

  • A Minute With The Manager: The Octagon Academy

    A Minute With The Manager: The Octagon Academy

    When you look back over the things you’ve achieved in work there are moments and things that you are particularly proud of. For me, one of the things I am most proud of at The Octagon is our participa...

  • A Minute With The Manager: The Octagon Philosophy

    A Minute With The Manager: The Octagon Philosophy

    By the time you are reading this we will have celebrated the official re-opening of Westlands with Darcey Bussell cutting the ribbon and marking a new chapter in the life of the sports, entertainment,...

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