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The Octagon Theatre

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Perfect Evening to see Madame Butterfly

We had a pre show meal first and the rooms were packed. The staff in the restaurant coped very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ebbiecot
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Weymouth
I love this place

My first time here and not my last that’s for certain. A small intimate theatre that is very “user... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TJA950
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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About
The Octagon Theatre is South Somerset’s premier arts and entertainment venue. Owned and managed by South Somerset District Council the venue welcomes over 130,000 visitors a year for a range of fantastic live performances from top quality production...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Hendford, Yeovil BA20 1UX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a pre show meal first and the rooms were packed. The staff in the restaurant coped very well. We had booked a table and this was just as well as there did not seem to be any spare tables. The food as usual...More

Thank ebbiecot
TheOctagonTheatre, The Octagon Theatre at The Octagon Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you had such a great experience in our cafe/bar ahead of your show on a very busy food service evening. Thank you for recommending our sight lines and ice cream as well as the production itself....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My first time here and not my last that’s for certain. A small intimate theatre that is very “user friendly”. Plenty of parking and no hassle getting in and out of the car park. The theatre access is easy from the foyer too. Everything seems...More

Thank TJA950
TheOctagonTheatre, The Octagon Theatre at The Octagon Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you can recommend our venue so highly after your very first visit - we are always excited to welcome new visitors. Thank you for your recommendation of our venue, parking, cafe/bar and staff and we look...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Originally booked to see Joe Pasquale then decided to book a table for a meal before the show. What a good decision. Excellent tasty meal. Looked after by wonderful caring staff, nothing too much trouble and all very smart. The show was hilarious and to...More

Thank Pjb238
TheOctagonTheatre, The Octagon Theatre at The Octagon Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed a fantastic meal ahead of your visit to Joe Pasquale recently. Thank you for your recommendation of our staff, venue and food. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another meal...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow wow wow! What more do i need to say. Just had our first meal in the Octagon restaurant and it was amazing. Hot, tasty and very good sized portions. All of the staff go above and beyond to help you and are polite and...More

Thank Jayne B
TheOctagonTheatre, The Octagon Theatre at The Octagon Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you had such a fantastic experience dining with us ahead of your show. Thank you also for your kind comments about our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind Regards, The Octagon...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Octagon puts on a wide variety of shows and musicals, so there is something for everyone. I am really looking forward to seeing Benedict Allen in October as part of their Literary week of events. It is very near to where I love which...More

Thank Gill P
TheOctagonTheatre, The Octagon Theatre at The Octagon Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you recommend our programme of events and that you find there's something for everyone which we actively strive for. We look forward to welcoming you to this year's Yeovil Literary Festival. Kind Regards, The Octagon Theatre

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great small theatre with good views of the stage from any of the seats, good food and bar, ideal for a social gathering prior to seeing your show. Has a wide and varied selection of shows, catering for all ages

Thank Chris W
TheOctagonTheatre, The Octagon Theatre at The Octagon Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you recommend our auditorium and cafe/bar facilities as well as the range of productions that we present each year. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, The Octagon Theatre

Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I watched that’ll be the day with friends and it was fantastic. Brought great laughs and good music to our day, we loved it, everyone was great, however the theatre was so hot we were almost melting!! But the show must go...More

Thank johntrebb
TheOctagonTheatre, The Octagon Theatre at The Octagon Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your recent visit to us for That'll Be The Day and we hope we'll see you again soon. We appreciate your comments re the temperature of the venue on the night. We made sure...More

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Came here with a mate great hospitality with a mate clean had a few drinks in the bar also and then in to the show it was another fantastic eve here will defo return again

Thank Perks29
TheOctagonTheatre, The Octagon Theatre at The Octagon Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to us so much that you'd definitely return to us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, The Octagon Theatre

Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is a really nice intimate venue.It is however a shame that there is little or no air conditioning which in the current climate makes it uncomfortable.More

Thank philipt816
TheOctagonTheatre, The Octagon Theatre at The Octagon Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for your review. We are sorry that the current heatwave and subsequent temperatures in the auditorium spoilt your visit to us. We do not currently have air conditioning at The Octagon – we are looking into installing this in the future but it...More

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

I have had to walk out of the venue after about 10-15 minutes as the place is unbearable, how can a place like this not have air conditioned. So I have wasted my money to pay for a show and have not been able to...More

Thank Scuzzie2k
TheOctagonTheatre, The Octagon Theatre at The Octagon Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that the current heatwave and subsequent temperatures in the auditorium spoilt your visit to us. We do not currently have air conditioning at The Octagon – we are looking into installing this in the future but it...More

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