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

Exeter Northcott Theatre is one of the South West’s leading professional theatres. Located at the heart of the University of Exeter’s campus, the Northcott draws an annual audience in excess of 100,000 from across Exeter, Devon and the wider region with its programme of exceptional live performance and creative learning.

Our vision is for the Northcott to be a vibrant artistic hub at the heart of the cultural life of Exeter and the South West; a centre for collaboration between artists and academics; a pipeline for regional creative and technical talent; a producer of mid-scale touring theatre with a particular focus on drama, work for children and families, and new voices from the South West.

Exeter Northcott Futures – a comprehensive, new programme of funding and support to develop theatre-making talent – was launched in October 2019. The three-tier project offers professional development for individual artists at the start of their careers, through the Early Career Artists Programme, tailored packages of support for regionally-based companies at a critical moment in their development, through the Associate Company Programme, and a launch pad for the next generation of producers with a Producers Programme.