Arts organisations

We work with a number of Somerset based arts organisations to deliver a diverse programme of activities throughout the district.

Somerset Based Arts Organisations


Working within the fields of popular music, and devised drama, community dance and design, Actiontrack teams build with their groups completely original performances. The script, songs, scenario and set are all devised in the period of time available.

With the support of The National Lottery and the Rural Development Commission Actiontrack is now able to offer projects and sessions using a fully equipped high grade mobile sound resource. This equipment incorporates a recording studio, with high quality microphones, effects units, mixing facilities, and computerised editing.


Take Art

Take Art is an arts development agency, which serves the towns, villages and rural communities of Somerset. They are regularly funded by us, Somerset County Council and Arts Council South West.

Their mission is to produce, promote and facilitate participation in the arts and continually to explore innovative ways in which artists can enrich communities.

Take a look at their event listings on their website.

Find out more on the Take Art website


The Engine Room

The Engine Room is an accessible community media centre located in Bridgwater's High Street. The centre co-ordinates all their activity as well as providing a public coffee bar with internet access and facilities including licensed cinema, studio and edit suites.


Somerset Arts Works

Somerset Art Works is a non-profit making organisation promoting the Visual Arts and creating opportunities for Visual Artists in Somerset through advocacy, promotion and development.

SAW organise a two-week visual arts festival, held every year. It is the largest visual arts event in Somerset. Open studios, special events and exhibitions are held throughout the county to provide a unique opportunity for people to meet artists and see their work.

Go to the Somerset Arts Works website


Spaeda Foundation

Spaeda creates opportunities for the children and young people of Somerset to experience high quality arts activities. They provide a web of information and support for the arts and education sectors.

Go to the Spaeda Foundation website


The Octagon Theatre

The 626 seat Octagon Theatre is owned and managed by us and provides a wide variety of performance types, both amateur and professional, throughout the year. See the Octagon Theatre website for performance listings and school holiday activities and events.

Go to the Octagon Theatre website


Arts Directory


For a full list of arts clubs and organisations, please check out the Arts Directory online.

If you're an arts organisation or club and would like to be added to our Arts Directory, please send us your details and we'll add you to the next edition.

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