Take Art is a unique, life-changing organisation that doesn’t live in an arts venue, dance studio or whacking great theatre but in the villages, towns and rural communities of Somerset. Every year we bring diverse, exciting and empowering arts experiences to thousands of people, no matter their age, inclination or background.
A theatrical musical adventure about songs that leave and come back againMore info
Good old-fashioned family theatreMore info
‘Life to me has been a great adventure’More info
BARNfest is a small-scale festival showcasing theatre made in Somerset and the South West.More info
BARNfest is a small-scale, two-day festival showcasing theatre made in Somerset and the South West. The Wednesday night features a special spoken word and comedy night at the Cosy Club - starring Elvis McGonagall.More info
BARNfest is a small-scale festival showcasing theatre made in Somerset and the South West spanning over two days. Welcome to Day 2.More info
- NewsIn 2020 Spring Forward unites with U.Dance for the best Take Art Dance Festival Ever
Now in its 15th year, Spring Forward Dance Festival is back with an unrivaled offering to the entire Somerset and South West dance community, featuring three fabulous platform events, one of which will be the U.Dance regional showcase.More info
- NewsFive years left for rural arts?
England’s rural arts leaders, including Take Art's Chief Executive Ralph Lister, have serious concerns about the future of their organisations and are calling for more support to keep going and thriving.More info
- NewsARTS AS ACTIVISM
On Thursday 26 September at 4pm Take Art will be joining forces with Arts organisations across Somerset to look at how we can use the arts to influence the political agenda?More info
- NewsPlan your Autumn with the new Take Art Brochure
The New Take Art Autumn Season has arrived. Get the first glimpse of all the brilliant new shows and opportunities coming up over the next four months!More info
- NewsLittle Big Dance - Artist Call Out!
New Opportuntity for SW Dance Companies/Artist in a major new national dance programme, launched to create a new blueprint for working with pre-school children.More info
- NewsOur Chief Executive Ralph Lister talks to Arts Professional
With metropolitan bias prevailing at both a national and European level, the best hope for rural arts organisations lies in collaboration, argues Ralph Lister. Read the full article here.More info