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Theatres, Arts & Galleries in Somerset

Somerset has a wide range of art galleries and theatres and it continues to attract professional artists to live and work in the County.

It is perhaps not surprising when you consider that our rolling countryside, coastal views and rural crafts have been inspiring creative minds for centuries.

What is new is the spotlight that has been turned on our contemporary art with the opening of the world class gallery Hauser and Wirth at Bruton, and the pop up exhibition by Banksy at Weston-super-Mare.

Whether it is in the prestigious setting of Bath, a World Heritage site; in the grounds of a school or in shipping containers on Watchet quay - there is no doubt we have the quality and variety of art to suit all tastes. One of the newest galleries to open is the Contemporary Somerset Gallery in Hestercombe House.

As well as established art galleries and venues, there are a number of arts bodies that organise temporary exhibitions and performances in our towns and villages.

We also revel in the festivals we hold for literature, opera, music and visual art. Somerset also has many theatres to offer, showcasing West End shows and musicals.

One of the biggest is Somerset Arts Week organised annually in the Autumn by Somerset Art Works showcasing artists work across the County.

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  1. Fashion Museum Bath

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    Fashion Museum Bath

    Type

    Museum

    Bennett Street, Bath

    A must-see for every fashion-lover, the Fashion Museum is home to one of the world’s leading collections of historic and fashionable dress. Here you can see everything from sumptuous Georgian gowns...

  2. Wookey Hole Caves & Attractions

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    Wookey Hole Caves & Attractions

    Type

    Adventure Park/Playground

    Wells

    The UK’s largest show caves system and home to the infamous Witch of Wookey. Wander through the prehistoric Valley Of The Dinosaurs and enter the 19th Century Paper Mill, which houses a variety of...

  3. The Bristol Hippodrome

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    The Bristol Hippodrome

    Type

    Theatre

    Bristol

    The Bristol Hippodrome is one of the country's top, family-friendly provincial theatres, which proudly continues to stage major West End and Broadway productions. The Bristol Hippodrome caters for...

  4. Musgrove Willows

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    Musgrove Willows

    Type

    Craft Centre

    Westonzoyland, Bridgwater

    For almost a hundred years the Musgrove family have been growing willow on the Somerset Levels, working sensitively with the environment to continue a traditional rural business offering a wide range...

  5. Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre

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    Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre

    Type

    Heritage/Visitor Centre

    Stoke St Gregory, Nr Taunton

    A warm welcome awaits you at the Willows & Wetlands Visitor Centre.

    Willow is as traditional to Somerset as cheese and cider, although perhaps not so much is known about it these days. Here in...

  6. mill pond

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    Hestercombe Gardens

    Type

    Garden

    Cheddon Fitzpaine, Nr Taunton


    Discover 300 years of garden design in one inspiring estate.  Wander along the lakeside paths of the Georgian Landscape Garden, admire the views from the Victorian Terrace and see the stunning...

  7. The Playhouse Theatre

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    The Playhouse Theatre

    Type

    Theatre

    Weston Super Mare

    Located in the centre of Weston-Super-Mare the Playhouse is a friendly and welcoming 664-seat theatre which offers a lively and diverse programme of events to meet the entertainment, creative and...

  8. The Octagon Theatre

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    The Octagon Theatre

    Type

    Theatre

    Yeovil

    The Octagon Theatre is owned and managed by South...

  9. Bridgwater Arts Centre

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    Bridgwater Arts Centre

    Type

    Arts Centre

    Bridgwater

    Bridgwater Arts Centre is one of the UK's oldest,...

  10. Taunton Deane Male Voice Choir

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    Taunton Deane Male Voice Choir

    Type

    Music Venue

    Taunton

    The choir seeks to maintain the very best...

  11. Museum of Somerset

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    Museum of Somerset

    Type

    Museum

    Taunton

    ENTRY TO THE MUSEUM IS FREE!

    Visit Taunton...

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