Exeter Northcott Theatre at the Barnfield

Early last year, we took over the management of the Barnfield Theatre with a three-step plan: to secure the future of the cultural venue for Exeter; to enhance the range of creative activities going on in the city centre and broaden the range of people taking part; and to work towards a major transformation of the Barnfield into a vibrant creative hub serving the communities of Exeter and the surrounding area.

Taking on the Barnfield is part of a bigger plan for what we want to achieve in Exeter over the coming years. If you’d like to find out more, take a look at our outline business plan and watch a short video about our direction of travel. If you’d like to have a conversation, please do reach out via [email protected].  We’d love to hear from you.

Strategic planning for a cultural organisation like the Northcott is a dynamic process at the best of times, but over the last couple of years, as we’ve both adapted to the impacts of the pandemic and seized the opportunity to ask big questions about our place within the city, our business plans have been evolving faster than ever.

We’re committed to being as open as possible, involving an increasingly wide range of voices and perspectives in the conversations we’re having about how we develop as an organisation. Click on the link below to read an extract from our Outline Business Plan for 2022/2023, where you’ll find a snapshot of some of the discussions we’ve been having with our staff and Trustees to imagine the kind of organisation we want the Northcott to become over the next five years.

Making this public is about widening the conversation even further, so if you’d like to talk to someone about anything that you read in this plan, or share your ideas with us, we would love to hear from you.

Read our outline Business Plan

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