I’ve been running English classes at the GateWay for almost two years and myself, the students and volunteers have always been made very welcome. The reception staff always deal promptly and efficiently with any queries and they have a lot of patience with learners who struggle making themselves understood. We use the Lyde & Westfield Rooms upstairs as excellent venues for our Speaking and Listening exams in the summer term. We are encouraged to feel part of a community even though I and most of the learners are not members of Yeovil Community Church.
“I would gladly award the GateWay A* if it had to take an exam!”
Alison Holland, Tutor (English for Speakers Other Languages)


“I first used the GateWay for a World Music choral festival involving hundreds of Secondary School students in 2005, and have been back several times since – in fact, whenever I have a large group of musicians to gather together for rehearsals, workshops or performances.  The auditorium is a wonderful space for us, not least because it is so light, which has an undoubtedly uplifting effect on singers in particular.  The fact that seating can be arranged so easily to suit the occasion is also a major advantage.  The other wonderful aspect of using the GateWay is that both adults and young people are made to feel so welcome by the staff, who always accommodate our needs, however diverse.  I continue to recommend the GateWay as one of the most sympathetic venues in Somerset for large-scale musical events such as those I have described above.”
Penny Dunscombe, Vocal Development Manager (Somerset County Youth Choir)


Thank you to all your staff at the GateWay for being so welcoming and accommodating to the group of children we brought to your Community Centre on Monday.  They all had such a wonderful time.”
Trish Doble (Children’s Activity Co-ordinator for Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline Charity)