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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Bring a Friend for Free

07 Sep 2015

As part of our 2015/16 Rural Touring programme, we are offering free tickets for audiences new to watching live dance.

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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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Jump Start! Free training to get boys dancing

28 Sep 2015

A CPD training session designed to support non-specialist teachers who want to develop ways to get boys dancing

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Our new season kicks off with World Cup fever!

21 Sep 2015

Our autumn Rural Touring programme kicks off this weekend with a rugby themed theatre production.

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Take Art Autumn 2015 brochure out now!

07 Sep 2015

Our autumn brochure is hot off the press, packed with performances, projects and news.

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"I’ve done a lot stuff here I wouldn’t do at home.  Normally I’d be on my X-box. What I’ve enjoyed the best is writing lyrics and rapping them out. "

Jordan, The Word On participant