About the Theatre

Located on the University of Exeter’s stunning Streatham campus, Exeter Northcott Theatre plays a central role in the cultural life of the city and region.


About the Theatre

Hello and welcome,

The Northcott is a place to experience exceptional live performance from across the country, as well as exciting new work being made right here in the South West. This autumn, we are delighted to once again bring you a varied programme of drama, dance, music, family theatre, comedy, and more.

Behind the scenes, we’ve also been forging wonderful partnerships exploring new approaches to theatre-making and uncovering new stories: with CEDA we’re better understanding a more accessible approach to making work; with Graeae we’re developing the skills and experience of d/Deaf and disabled writers in the South West; and with the University of Exeter we’re connecting local artists with academics in a project around loneliness and wellbeing.

Meanwhile, our Northcott Young Company is going from strength to strength. Their production of Mal Peet’s book The Family Tree will be a challenging new piece of drama, exploring issues of mental health using a novel that has never before been adapted for the stage.

It’s an exciting time for the Northcott and I’d like to thank you for helping to make such projects and productions possible. Every time you buy a ticket, donate or buy an item from our café, you are supporting our work.

Every time you share your Northcott experiences with others — whether it’s leaving reviews on TripAdvisor, sharing on social media or having a chat with your neighbours — you’re helping us connect with more people.

So thank you and I hope that we welcome you to our theatre soon.

– Daniel Buckroyd, Artistic Director and Chief Executive