Take your pick from theatre, cinema, top-flight football and a two-day agricultural show with our Yeovil entertainment guide.
Entertainment in Yeovil
Theatre and Cinema
Re-opened in 2017 after an extensive refurb, the Westlands Entertainment Venue is a multi-purpose space that hosts live music, a regular comedy event on the last Thursday of the month, theatre and cinema screenings as well as conferences, gin festivals and more. The main theatre is adaptable and can hold 850 seated, 350 for a cabaret-style event or 1,000 for standing events. The Lounge Bar on site is open from 10am-8pm for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and snacks.
The world of cinema is right on your doorstep if you’re staying at our Yeovil Town Centre hotel as Cineworld Yeovil is directly opposite in the centre of town. The 10-screen cinema shows the latest releases across 2D, 3D and HFR formats and has its own large free car park, while the main foyer has the usual range of popcorn, snacks and drinks as well as a dedicated Baskin Robbins ice cream counter.
A 622-capacity theatre that’s been a mainstay of Yeovil’s culture scene since the mid-70s, The Octagon Theatre puts on a wide range of events including musicals, pantomime, opera, dance, theatre, comedy and more. Art fans should head up to the first floor of the theatre for their gallery hosting a range of exhibits and shows, while the Prelude Bistro and Bar is open for snacks, drinks and pre-show dinner options.
Theatre and Cinema in Yeovil
Yeovil Country Show
Yeovil Town FC
A professional football club since 1895, Yeovil Town FC are one of the giant-killers of the English football scene, having forged a reputation for knocking out bigger teams from the FA Cup including Premier League giants Manchester United. The club have worked their way through the football leagues getting as high as the Championship, while they currently play as part of League Two, the fourth tier of English football. Home games are played at the 9,500-capacity Huish Park, a short drive from our Yeovil Airfield Hotel. The modern stadium has two all-seater stands, a club shop, ticket office and several bars – but perhaps most importantly, the ground doesn’t have an 8ft slope like their previous pitch! Also known as The Glovers, thanks to the town’s reputation for glove-making in the 18th and 19th century, Yeovil Town FC’s season runs from August until May.
A mainstay of the Somerset festival scene for decades, the Yeovil Show took an extended break and returned to action in 2016, once again becoming an annual two-day event that brings together everything from live music, food and drink stalls and entertainment to a series of animal parades, showcases and more. The family-friendly show takes place towards the end of July and is held at the Yeovil Showground off the A37, around two miles south of the town centre. Car parking and children under 15 are free, while booking your tickets in advance is the cheapest way to attend the 9am-6pm event.