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  • Great News: Panto is happening this Christmas!

    Great News: Panto is happening this Christmas!

    NURSE NELLIE SAVES PANTO! 

  • Live Entertainment is back at Westlands with PAUL ZERDIN!

    Live Entertainment is back at Westlands with PAUL ZERDIN!

    LIVE PERFORMANCES ARE BACK! We have missed you and the magic of live performances since theatres were closed in March. We know this has been and continues to be a difficult time and we hope you are k...

  • In The Spotlight Industry Chats

    In The Spotlight

    This August we will be speaking to leading film industry experts based in the South West. We will be discussing their route into film, career to date, their career highs and lows and what advice they...

  • Screenings in the ballroom - logo

    Screenings In The Ballroom are proving a hit!

    Westlands Entertainment Venue reopened to the public on Monday 6th July for film screenings in line with government guidance to reopen cinemas. Over 950 people have now enjoyed a film screening in t...

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    Online Summer Workshops: This August!

    This summer we are delighted to present our Online Summer Workshops, our weekly arts and theatre workshops! These tutorials are an online alternative to our annual summer schools. This year we are re...

  • Westlands - Socially Distanced Cinema Photos

    Screenings In The Ballroom: Socially Distanced Cinema

    We've had an excellent fortnight entertaining patrons for the first time in over three months, with regular faces re-appearing and those experiencing our take on Cinema for the first time. We are in...

  • Screenings In The Ballroom Are Back!

    Screenings In The Ballroom are Back!

    We are delighted to announce that Westlands Entertainment Venue will reopen to the public from Monday 6th July for film screenings in line with government guidance to reopen cinemas. We are introduc...

  • Keeping Everyone Safe At Westlands Entertainment Venue

    Keeping Everyone Safe At Westlands Entertainment Venue

    Safety Information for attending Events and Screenings at Westlands Entertainment Venue The safety of our guests and staff is our top priority and as we begin our initial reopening on 6th July, Westl...

  • Shine 2020

    Let’s SHiNE Together!

    We are delighted to present to you ‘Let’s SHiNE Together’, our first online flash dance! Let’s SHiNE Together is our online alternative to the Octagon’s annual community performance platform, SHiNE....

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    Octagon Academy Online Together!

    We are pleased to be launching the Octagon Online Together initiative! With support from Arts Council England, we are delighted to present our programme of activity designed to bring our community t...

  • Our theatre manager, Adam Burgan

    Adam's Perfect Literary Dinner

    Our Venues Manager Adam Burgan recently took time out of his busy schedule to chat to us about the Yeovil Literary Festival.  The Yeovil Literary Festival is a not-for-profit partnership between Th...

  • A picture of the Octagon seats from above the stage

    Octagon Theatre Coronavirus Update Regarding Cancelled & Postponed Shows

    UPDATED 15.08.2020 AT 11:00 Due to the guidance outlined by Public Health England and in the best interest of our guests and employees, we can confirm that the following shows have now been cancelled...

  • The Octagon online together logo

    Octagon Online Together

    We are pleased to be launching the Octagon Online Together initiative! With support from Arts Council England, we are delighted to present our programme of activity designed to bring our community t...

  • Liz Pike, one of our literary festival directors

    Liz's Lockdown Literary List

    Did you know a third of the nation are reading more than ever before in lockdown? We recently asked Yeovil Literary Festival Director and friend of The Octagon, Liz Pike, to share her lockdown fa...

  • Move to improve

    Move To Improve: Graduate Steering Group

    Move To Improve: Octagon Theatre Dance Development Project  Graduate Steering Group As part of our new Dance Development Project at The Octagon Theatre we are looking to work with a group of Graduat...

  • Charlie, our box office manager

    The Lockdown Life Of A Box Office Supervisor

    Our Box Office Supervisor, Charlotte Wood, recently took a moment out of her busy day to share with us how life has changed since going into lockdown. I’ve been in my post as Box Office Supervisor...

  • Dance group dancing during shine

    Introducing our brand new, Move To Improve project!

    BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: MOVE TO IMPROVE PROJECT At the Octagon Theatre we are proud to announce the official launch of our Move To Improve dance development project. The project announcement comes at a tim...

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    Over £10,000 Raised For Local Charities

    We are thrilled to announce that a total of £10,319.55 was raised through our bucket collections at Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and our Venues Manager, Adam Burgan, and Marketing Manager, Kat...

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    Arts & Engagement Winter Update

    It is becoming ever more important that we offer access to all and enable our community to benefit from the performing arts. Particular attention must be paid to children and young people who will be...

  • 2018/19 annual report

    Arts & Entertainment: Annual Report 2018/19

    2018/19 proved to be an incredible year for Yeovil’s Premier Entertainment Venues and we are delighted to share with you some of the key achievements and figures for South Somerset District Council’s...

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