What we do

Take Art is a pioneering arts charity, serving the towns, villages and rural communities of Somerset. We do this by providing opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to experience, participate and work within the arts.


rural touring

We play a vital role in keeping villages alive and vibrant through our hugely successful rural touring scheme, which works by offering memorable live arts experiences to thousands of people across Somerset.


early years

We provide opportunities for Somerset’s under fives and their families to take part in high quality arts experiences. Start works collaboratively locally, regionally and internationally to explore and enhance young children’s creativity and well-being.



With a focus on excellence, ambition and accessibility, Take Art Music is a brand new service, working with music partners, youth groups and schools across Somerset to deliver an exciting participatory programme of music for young people.



We believe that dance is for everyone and anyone can dance. As the county dance agency we support high quality performance and participation throughout Somerset.



We dream of a county where artists, practitioners and companies are inspired to make, produce and present extraordinary theatre for the people who live in and around Somerset.  Our job is to help make this happen.



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Call Out for Artists: Rural Touring Dance Initiative

22 Jul 2015

The National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF) has joined forces with The Place, Take Art and China Plate to launch a 3 year initiative for touring to and making dance for rural areas. We are now seeking artists to take part in the Rural Touring Dance Intiative.

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Dance & Drama Opportunities for your School

30 Jun 2015

Some autumn term dates still available for professional touring shows, workshops and CPD training available for schools bookings.

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Top Edinburgh Prize for Somerset’s own Pip Utton

24 Aug 2015

Somerset actor and playwright Pip Utton has been recognised with The Stage's Special Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Rural Touring Dance Initiative

05 Aug 2015

Take Art are delighted to announce a brand new partnership with NRTF (National Rural Touring Forum), The Place and China Plate to increase the reach and impact of dance in rural settings.

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Big Dance Urban Jam Returns

08 Jul 2015

The Yeovil Allstars, a group of young Urban Dancers, have come together in partnership with Take Art and the Octagon Theatre to organise this annual urban dance extravaganza!

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InspirED Somerset at Take Art


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