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Prelude Bistro

Prelude Bistro

Welcome to Prelude, The Octagon Theatre's bistro and cafe/bar. Located on the first floor, you can find a selection of food and drink to enjoy as well as the perfect place to relax and meet up with friends before a show.

2017 Festival Opening Hours

Friday 27 October   

Drinks, muffins & flapjacks from 9am.

Food served between 11am - 7.30pm.

Saturday 28 October   

Drinks, muffins & flapjacks from 10.30am.

Food served between 10.30am - 7.30pm.

Sunday 29 October  

Drinks, muffins & flapjacks from 1pm.

Food served between 1pm - 7.30pm.


2017 Festival Menu

A range of locally sourced food and drinks are available before the show and can be ordered from the bar.

Paninis & Snacks

Jacket Potatoes served with: Prawns, Tuna, Cheese or Beans (Coleslaw extra topping)

Ciabatta with Brie and Cranberry (V) (served with Sweet Potato Fries)

Ciabatta with Bacon, Brie and Cranberry (served with Sweet Potato Fries)

Tuna Melt (served with Salad)

Chips with Monterey Jack cheese sauce and Jalapeno Peppers

Meat Lasagne (served with Garlic Bread)

Chicken Goujons (served with Sweet Chilli dip, cool Mayo, Salad or Chips)

Scampi and Chips

Salad Bar

Selection of Sandwiches




Table Reservations and Special Events

While not always necessary, booking a table is the best way to guarantee a seat in Prelude and can be done for any of our shows. Bookings require a minimum party of five and food can be pre-ordered to avoid queuing on the night.

To book a table, or for more information about Prelude and what we can do for you, please contact our Catering Team Leader Julie Wills on (01935) 845930 or email julie.wills@southsomerset.gov.uk.