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  • 'My Mountain Life' with Simon Yates

    'My Mountain Life' with Simon Yates

    Internationally acclaimed mountaineer, Simon Yates, is gearing himself up for a visit to Yeovil on Wednesday 10 April to present the visually stunning and hugely entertaining My Mountain Life.  Best k...

  • Swansea City Opera return to Yeovil

    Swansea City Opera return to Yeovil

    Swansea City Opera will return to The Octagon Theatre on Saturday 9 March. For their 2019 production the company is setting Mozart’s Così fan tutte in the period of the British Raj in India. Suppose...

  • An exceptional season of Contemporary Dance

    An exceptional season of Contemporary Dance

    We are looking forward to an exceptional season of Contemporary Dance this spring, with some of the UK's finest dance companies set to visit The Octagon Theatre.     Tuesday 26th February, 7.30pm...

  • Knighthood for Richard Alston

    Knighthood for Richard Alston

    We are proud to confirm that Richard Alston has been awarded a knighthood by Her Majesty the Queen for Services to Dance, Children and Young People as announced in the 2019 New Year’s Honours List. Th...

  • Hidden Needs Trust Charity Concert

    Hidden Needs Trust Charity Concert

    The Hidden Needs Trust will present a very special concert at The Octagon Theatre on Monday 18 March. Just Take That Tribute is an amazing show celebrating the best of Take That, Gary Barlow and...

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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