Theatres, Arts & Galleries


The Octagon Theatre

Hendford, BA20 1UX

The Octagon Theatre


The Octagon Theatre is owned and managed by South Somerset District Council. The venue offers a range of live events from ballet to comedy, opera, music and much more.

As well as presenting a vibrant performance programme the venue has a busy community participatory programme with classes in dance, music and drama as part of The Octagon Academy.  The venue's auditorium has 622 seats and The Johnson Studio offers a meeting space for around 60 people. The venue welcomed 200,000 people in 2015/16 and the latest pantomime was seen by over 29,500 people.

The venue has a popular Bistro, Prelude, which is now operates an online booking system; Prelude is a wonderful way to start your evening at The Octagon with a delicious pre show meal in a relaxing atmosphere. The first floor gallery space also provides local groups and artists with a bright and spacious exhibition area.

The Octagon is currently running a Name A Seat campaign to replace all 622 seats in its auditorium – patrons and businesses are invited to buy a seat that they can name for perpetuity.

The Octagon Theatre works in partnership with the Yeovil Community Arts Association, Waterstones Yeovil and Yeovil Library to present the Yeovil Literary Festival annually - welcoming over 5,000 visitors in 2017. This year's festival takes please from Thursday 25 - Monday 29 October across The Octagon, The Manor Hotel, Yeovil Library and Brimsmore Garden Centre. For full festival listings and to book tickets please visit or call our Box Office on 01935 422884.







            TRAVEL & TRADE

              • Conference facilities

              • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors

              • Group discounts available

              • Groups accepted

              • Indoor Attraction

              • Min group size numeric qualifier

              • On-Site café/restaurant

              • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

              • Toilets

              Road Directions

              Visiting The Octagon Theatre

              The Octagon Theatre is sign posted into the town of Yeovil, located in the centre of town. 

              By Car

              The Octagon is located next to Petters Way Car Park. For details about parking visit South Somerset District Council Website.

              By Train

              The nearest train station is Yeovil Pen Mill, located just outside the town centre. The station has good links with Bristol, London and Weymouth as well as many smaller nearby towns. The railway station is located within a 25-minute walk from The Octagon Theatre, for up to date information visit the National Rail Website.

              By Bus

              Yeovil Town Bus Station is about a 10 minute walk from the theatre site. In addition bus stops are located in and around the town.


              The Octagon Theatre
              BA20 1UX
              United Kingdom

              T: 01935 422884



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