Shakespeare in the Country Park
Hendford, Yeovil, BA20 1UX
Wednesday 9th June 7pm
Box office: 01935 422884
Advance – Adult £16 | Child £10
On the day – Adult£18 | Child £11
The Octagon Theatre is situated in the vibrant market town of Yeovil in the heart of Somerset. In 1974, The Octagon Theatre (then known as The Johnson Hall) opened its doors and has been entertaining audiences from South Somerset and beyond ever since. Millions of people have been entertained in our theatre and each year we present a diverse range of artists and events, from big name comedians, classical music and opera to rock and folk music, the very best in variety as well as superb plays and ballets, and not forgetting our yearly blockbuster pantomime.
This year we are bringing The Lord Chamberlain’s Men to the Octagon and staging their highly acclaimed outdoor production, ‘Macbeth’, in the beautiful surrounds of Yeovil Country Park, situated behind the Octagon.
What to bring
Please bring your own low-backed seating. No tables are permitted. Sun hats, sun cream, sunglasses, raincoats and rain hats should all be considered!
This venue is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Parking is very accessible at this venue.
Our performances continue in all but the very worst weather! On very rare occasions, it will not be possible for us to complete the performance, but we will never cancel a performance before the advertised start time.
Should the performance start and then be called off by the weather, no refund can be issued however if the weather is so bad that the performance cannot even begin, a full refund will be issued.
We will be adhering to the most up to date government guidelines relating to outdoor theatre. Our tour is ‘See It Safely’ compliant, please click here for more information. Each audience member/the lead booker of your party will receive a pre-event briefing detailing what measures are in place at the venue you are attending. More information regarding our Covid safety planning can be found here. We want to make your welcome back to live theatre as safe as possible and as enjoyable as possible.
We believe that all of our performances can be considered as relaxed. The lights don’t go down (until the sun sets!), the performances take place in the open air where there is plenty of space for audience members and all are welcome. We believe that theatre should be as accessible as possible and will be happy to talk to you about how we can make it accessible for you. If you have specific questions regarding your attendance at one of our performances please do not hesitate to get in contact with us so that we can help to welcome you. Contact details are here.