Westlands Entertainment Venue

Westlands Entertainment Venue, Yeovil: Hours, Address, Westlands Entertainment Venue Reviews: 4.5/5

Westlands Entertainment Venue

Westlands Entertainment Venue
4.5
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Westlands Entertainment Venue is South Somerset’s newest entertainment and conference venue. South Somerset District Council refurbished the venue following a petition signed by local residents, and Westlands is now a bright and bustling venue offering a space for local residents, visitors and businesses to meet, take part in classes or attend functions and events. Being managed by the same team managing The Octagon Theatre, Westlands offers a complimentary programme of fantastic live events including a monthly comedy club, cinema screenings (featuring 36 comfortable sofas), party nights, festivals and more. The venue is open Monday - Saturday offering visitors free parking, free wifi and a great place to have lunch and meet friends. Westlands boasts a range of versatile function spaces that are perfect for meetings, conferences, parties and events – these spaces are available to hire. Regular classes also take place at the venue including ballroom dancing on our stunning dance floor.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Louise
Jul 2020 • Solo
I have not been to this venue before to a cinema event. However having felt somewhat starved of theatre during lockdown I decided to be brave and go the National Theatre streaming of 'All my sons' by Arthur Miller. Thought the play was fantastic but really impressed by the organisation in the current circumstances. Sofas and armchairs all suitably distanced. With about 20 people or so there, I was several metres away from anyone else and of course, not facing anyone. Everything was cleaned, one way system in operation, 2m distancing in force etc. I will definitely book to see Present Laughter next week. Being able to get out and start doing some 'normal' things again, albeit in a slightly different way, is truly refreshing.
Written July 24, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bridget
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Disappointing seating arrangements
Jan 2020
I went to the dance with live band “The Swing Commanders”. I have been attending dances for many years, but this was the first time I have been told precisely on which chair I must sit! The tickets came with allocated table and seat numbers. Why was this necessary? Because my friends, acquaintances and I had bought tickets separately, we ended up scattered about the vast dance hall. We could not sit with each other as other people wanted to keep their seats.
When I found my table, on opposite sides of the room from some friends, there was one other couple there. I sat by them and engaged in conversation, which was interrupted by another couple saying I had to move as I was in their seats. I then found myself at the back of the table with no one to talk to, as the people seated next to me were late arriving. I was also surrounded by people I did not know, and who did not know me, many of whom came from a different dance genre, anyway.
I just do not understand why, unlike other dances, there was this compulsory seating arrangement. (And, for what it is worth, I would have thought the lights could have been dimmed a bit when the dancing began).
Written January 22, 2020
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JonPratt
Devon, UK58 contributions
Great venue-but get it all together
Nov 2019
We saw Show of Hands here and nearly everything about the experience was good. Smart venue - excellent acoustics and cheerful willing staff. BUT we booked for a meal before the show. arrived at 6.30 and ordered. Arrived at 7.20. Meagre portion of scampi and count the chips for £9.0 - pretty bad - bolted down so as not to miss the show. Clearly the venue is not organised to meet this sort of demand. Get it together please!
Written November 12, 2019
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Kitp01
South Petherton, UK49 contributions
Great film venue but avoid High Tea
Jul 2019 • Couples
We recently decided to try the High Tea being offered at a performance of the Mikado. What a disappointment!
Usually everything put on at the venue and The Octagon is first rate. Indeed the film screening of The Mikado was superb and the venue is so comfortable with the sofa seats. I would however give the high tea a poor rating. The quality was poor with 6 sandwiches without crusts taken off, 2 pieces of cake one of which was uneatable and a scone with cream that had come out of being frozen and had no taste. You did not even get a pot of tea but a cup with a tea bag and water not at boiling point.
It saddens me to warn patrons not to waste their money on this!
Written July 24, 2019
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Jane B
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Gin Festival 2019
Jun 2019 • Friends
Yet another great night at the Gin festival. A good atmosphere with local musicians
performing in the lounge bar and the ballroom.
A good menu was on offer for the evening. We had the falafel & spinach burger with skinny fries and a side salad. It was very tasty, the fries were crisp on the outside and soft in the middle. It was all very well presented.
Well done to all the staff who work so hard and make these events a pleasure to attend. Jane B
Written June 23, 2019
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Lord_P_Reed
Yeovil, UK163 contributions
Another Great night hosted at this venue
Jun 2019 • Couples
Decided to go along to the Gin Festival hosted at the Westlands Entertainment Venue. What a fantastic evening. Sampling a plethora of gins and recirculating be a master class in creating your own blends. Some great providers and some absolute new gems of gin discovered.

The venue is a great place for this sort of event being able to cater for such a vast array of stands and being able to provide bands of different genres the capability of playing simultaneously without getting in each other’s way is great. I have been to a number of events at this venue including Brain Blessed and Sir Ranulph Fiennes. Everytime has been a great experience ensured by the great staff they have supporting the event.
Written June 22, 2019
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Jane B
Somerset, UK20 contributions
A good venue
Feb 2019 • Couples
We went to the recent talk by Sir Ranulph Fiennes. The staff inside were friendly and efficient and the venue was clean and tidy.
My only negative comment would be about the lack of car parking. Although there was a large car park, people still struggled to find places We and many other cars were directed to a dead end with no free spaces.
Written February 12, 2019
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Paul D
Somerset, UK56 contributions
Screenings are excellent.
Dec 2018 • Couples
If you like the idea of going to the cinema but find the reality rather disappointing with noisy kids with popcorn and ear splitting soundtracks then this is for you. Enjoy a drink before you go in or indeed take it in with you in a real glass, sit on a nice settee or armchair and not be deafened by the soundtrack. A lovely way to enjoy good films, couldn't be better, well done Westlands.
Written January 11, 2019
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Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you love our screenings and we definitely agree that being able to sit back and completely relax while watching a film is essential to the viewing experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Westlands
Written February 15, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Peaches
Somerset, UK17 contributions
Back to the 80s Christmas event
Dec 2018 • Friends
The event on Saturday 15th December was very good overall, however for the £15 the buffet was overpriced and there was very little choice for our veggie friends, £10 would have been a more reasonable charge. The DJs always seem to shy away from the New Romantic era when it comes to music but I suppose thats what you get when the DJ wasn't born in time to understand that the New Romantic are to the 80s what the Teddy Boys were to the 50s!
Written December 16, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review. We are very glad to see that you enjoyed your visit with us. We are sorry to hear that you found the £15 charge for the buffet unreasonable. We aim to cater for all dietary requirements where possible, and we are sorry that you feel like they were not met on this occasion. Your comments have been passed on to our Chef & Catering Manager. If you are attending any of our Party Nights at Westlands in the future please feel free to request music in advance of the night via our Facebook Events Page. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Westlands
Written February 15, 2019
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Compass601612
11 contributions
A fabulous experience. A wonderful venue of dancing.
Nov 2018 • Couples
The Ballroom is magnificant and the resident club offers a varied programme of Ballroom, Latin and some sequence.

My wife and I dance here regularly and love the way that each night we get a different person to host our evening.

This is a great evening for couples to join in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere.

We love it!
Written November 25, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoy your time at Westlands and love the facilities. We hope you enjoy every visit to the venue. Kind Regards, Westlands
Written December 4, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM