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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Avril Silk Reviews Playing Maggie…

03 May 2016

Take Art and Pip Utton have brought professional, provocative theatre to a rural location. Rejoice.

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Northern Harmony returns to Somerset

15 Apr 2016

Northern Harmony joins us once again all the way from Vermont, USA, to wrap up Take Art’s rural touring season in Somerset.

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Spring Forward 2016 Overview

30 Mar 2016

Our annual Spring Forward Youth Dance Festival has come to an end for another year. As ever it was one to remember, demonstrating that youth dance is flourishing in Somerset!

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South West Theatre Symposium: How can we work together to effect change?

21 Mar 2016

Take Art joined Salisbury Playhouse, Theatre Bristol and Activate Performing Arts to initiate discussions between those working in theatre in the South West at the launch of Theatre Fest West in Salisbury on Friday 18 March.

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The Iranian Feast: a very relevant story

07 Mar 2016

Farnham Maltings' touring production is a poignant, uplifting story - and more relevant now than ever. Coming to two Take Art venues.

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