Your Theatre and Shows

Bringing live performance and shows to Axbridge, Cheddar and the Polden Villages

Would you like to see some live performance and shows in your local village or town?

Seed has partnered with Take Art to offer a menu of theatre, spoken word, dance and other live arts events suited to small towns, villages and rural communities.

The Rural Touring scheme has been running in Somerset since 1987 and offers subsidised performances to make shows more affordable to see. Between now and May 2023 Seed is supporting Take Art to bring shows to Sedgemoor  – we are particularly keen to find venues in the Polden Hills, Cheddar and Axbridge where residents have asked us for more theatre!

If you would like theatre, music, dance or spoken word brought in your village hall, pub, town hall or public space do get in contact – we can see if there is an act that fits the bill.

We want to enable the community to experience high quality theatre, music, dance or spoken word performances in their local areas, chosen by you and offered at an affordable price.

David Eagle, Flying Solo 25 Feb Axbridge Town Hall

Multi Award winning comedian and musician David Eagle is performing his one man show Flying Solo at Axbridge Town Hall on 25 February 7.30pm. The last performance Seed brought to the town hall (waiting for Godot) sold out so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Janice Burns and Jon Doran

Anglo-Scottish folk duo Janice Burns & Jon Doran perform songs that tell vivid stories about the nature of life and our place in the world.
“Really well crafted, intimate, beautifully understated” – Karine Polwart

They are performing at The 37 Club in Puriton on 25 February at 8pm

 

How Long is a Piece of String, Fully Booked Theatre

Laugh, learn, play and connect. A show for primary school children.

Seed is supporting Rural Touring programme to bring this performance to children attending Catcott Primary School on 18 Jan 2023 and Cheddar First Primary School 19 Jan 2023. These two events are not open to the general public.

Last Call for Venues Near You

We are finalising the programme for 2023 now – so please get in touch if you’d like to see Theatre or a Show near you.

What ever size venue, be it a pub, village hall, church room, or community space there is likely to be a show for you to enjoy that fits your venue.

Reviews

Godot is a Woman  by Silent Faces Theatre Co. was created in response to frustrations with the barriers and gender inequality within the industry, and a desire to provoke change within British theatre and beyond. It played at Axbridge Town Hall on 27 Nov to a full house with standing ovations.

“Godot Is a Woman will have you laughing all evening and arguing all night”
The Spectator

How The Rural Touring Scheme Works

How to bring theatre to your village hall or public space

  • All you need is an enthusiastic group of people who would be interested in seeing local theatre
  • One person willing to be the named promoter / contact
  • A venue space in your locality (venues range from huts to village halls, from community centres to churches, you might want to use the village green, the school or the local arts centre)
  • Contact the Rural Touring Manager, Danny Pedler, at danny@takeart.org for more information

Seed Sedgemoor working with Take Art can support reduced prices at these shows in Sedgemoor.

More information – The Rural Touring Promoters’ Menu & Booking Form 2022/23 is here….

Booking form

Promoters Menu 2023

What do you do next?

Talk to committee members, friends in your village etc. Take a look at the booking menu to see what’s on offer. Decide on the type of shows your community might like and suggest a venue. It is useful if you can complete and return a  Booking Request Form to Danny at Take Art.

Danny will call you to discuss your choices and  possible dates.

For more info or a a friendly chat about it Contact Danny Pedler at Take Art danny@takeart.org or Seed info@seedsedgemoor.com