Get ready for an action-packed winter season of shows, gigs, cinema screenings, art exhibitions and workshops. With over 100 events now on sale, our new programme kicks off in September with something on at our venue nearly every day until the end of the year, closing with a brand new festive treat – A Christmas Carol.READ SEASON BROCHURE BOOK TICKETS
A stellar comedy programme delivers a huge variety of famous faces including TV and radio favourites Andy Parsons, Seann Walsh, Stephen K Amos, Angela Barnes, Geoff Norcott, Jo Caulfield, Ashley Blaker, Mark Steel, Paul Foot and Tom Stade. Other laugh out loud events include a raucous evening with Sh!t-faced Shakespeare and a staging of the classic radio comedy Hancock’s Half Hour.Browse Comedy
Acclaimed UK theatre tours on their way to Somerset include a five-star reviewed version of Mike Leigh’s classic comedy Abigail’s Party, a riveting mystery The Haunting and a selection of hotly tipped productions from South West theatre-makers including Tam Lin Retold and Speed Dial. Family theatregoers can look forward to Nick Sharratt’s Shark in the Park and Tom Fletcher’s There’s A Monster in Your Show to name just a few in a vibrant line-up for young people.Browse Theatre Browse Family
Music highlights this season include 80’s sensation Paul Young, West End star Lee Mead, chart toppers The Three Degrees, rising indie duo The Dunwells, and folk musicians Kathryn Roberts, Sean Lakeman and Gilmore and Roberts. You can also relive your most beloved records with ABBA Forever, A Brief History of Jazz, A Beautiful Noise, The Music of Lionel Richie and Rave On and many more electrifying shows.Browse Music
Countryfile and Top Gear star Julia Bradbury will be in conversation about her new book Walk Yourself Happy. The book explores her passion for the outdoors and how following her recent cancer diagnosis and surgery, she is dedicating her time to supporting the benefits of healthy living and the virtues of nature therapy.
Fresh from Masterchef and his latest Channel 4 ‘documentary’, food enthusiast and celebrity presenter Gregg Wallace will provide a thoughtful and hilarious insight into his varied career in entertainment, health and business. Audiences can complete the evening by making the most of a special pre-show Wine Tasting event taking place before the show.Browse Talks
Our team is also gearing up for our busiest Christmas yet. From 4-30 December, don’t miss out brand new production of A Christmas Carol. Adapted by Pleasure Dome Theatre, this heartwarming journey will be filled with original music, puppetry and a sprinkling of Somerset magic. We’re also hosting Five Little Christmas Monkeys for younger children, the opportunity to meet Father Christmas, and a series of craft workshops for all ages.
A collaboration with local charity Taunton Foodbank is offering families free tickets to see A Christmas Carol. Customers purchasing tickets will be asked if they would like to donate to the ‘Pay it Forward’ campaign. Every penny that goes to this campaign will be used to fund free tickets for families who otherwise would not be able to see the show. The free tickets will be distributed by Taunton Foodbank. We’ve also introduced a family pack saving offer for A Christmas Carol. This new scheme allows all families to save by booking at least 4 tickets before the end of October.Browse Christmas
Don’t forget to join us for a new season of creative workshops and classes!
Come as a family and take part in our series of sustainable workshops including Cardboard Birds and Christmas Trees & Snowflakes with Somerset sculptor James Lake, or unleash your imagination with our roarsome Pop Up Monster Workshop led by bestselling author Paul Stickland.Browse Workshops and Classes
We’re so looking forward to welcoming audiences of all ages to our venue in the coming months for an incredibly exciting, incredibly busy winter season. Our dedication to bringing world class performers to Taunton continues with a variety of acclaimed acts from the worlds of comedy, theatre and music. We’re also pleased to be extending our community offering with free workshops, affordable ticket offers and the launch of a Pay it Forward scheme. None of this would be possible without the support of our loyal audiences, volunteers and sponsors so we thank them for all they do.”
Vickie Hobbs, Executive Director