We are Somerset’s theatre company.  

Our name ‘Wassail’ literally means “good health”, from the Old English word was hál.  It is also evocative of cultural traditions in Somerset.

We value the unique diversity of communities that make Somerset the place it is.  We stand for equality, representation and inclusion for all.

Our mission is to use theatre as a catalyst for creating healthy, culturally connected communities.

We achieve our mission by making theatre projects as accessible as possible.  You'll find our projects in community venues across Somerset such as: in pubs, village halls, homes, shops, cafes, bus shelters, butcher shops, schools & libraries as well as outdoor spaces.

We believe that anyone can be an artist, and that we are all always audiences.

Picture by Paul Blakemore