Exeter Northcott Theatre and Le Navet Bete present Cinderella for Christmas 2024

After year-on-year record-breaking success, Exeter Northcott and Le Navet Bete team up once again to bring you this fabulous modern take on a classic story. With laugh-out-loud fun, great music, stunning costumes and sets, and amazing special effects, you’ll soon be telling everyone about the unmissable family panto Cinderella.

We’re bringing young people’s empathy centre stage

We are bringing two visually stunning and provocative shows, Feel Me and Belongings, to the Northcott Theatre within the next few weeks. Both shows’ creative teams have used years of research and planning to actively connect the audience to their stories and help build empathy.

We’re launching our first pyjama performance for families at the Barnfield Theatre!

We’ll be holding our first ever pyjama performance for the upcoming early years show The Farmer & The Clown on Wednesday 13 March, 6pm, at the Barnfield Theatre.

Spring / Summer Shows Revealed

We’ve announced over 100 exciting new events at our Northcott and city centre Barnfield theatres from January until June 2024.

We’ve gifted the first 100 Christmas tickets of our 2023 Pay It Forward campaign 

We’ve given away 100 tickets for our and Le Navet Bete’s Christmas family pantomime Dick Whittington in partnership with Exeter-based bereavement support charity Balloons.

Meet the cast for our Christmas panto Dick Whittington!

Our Dick Whittington is a hilarious new take on the classic folk tale, combining stunning costumes, spectacular sets and mesmerising song and dance routines to catapult audiences through a rollercoaster, rags-to-riches ride filled with courage and camaraderie – both human and feline!

We’ve Announced Our New Creative Director and Joint Chief Executive Leadership 

We’ve appointed Martin Berry as our Creative Director and Joint Chief Executive. The Chief Executive role will be shared between three people with distinct areas of expertise: Martin Berry (Creative Director), Kelly Johnson (Development & Marketing Director) and Emma Stephenson (Finance & Operations Director).

We’re piloting a new Community Associates Programme with Cafe Theatre Company

We’ve created a Community Associates Programme to learn how we can support artists or companies who work with communities with limited access to arts opportunities and communities whose stories and voices have low visibility.

Autumn / Winter Shows Now On Sale

We’re thrilled to announce our highly anticipated autumn / winter theatre season, showcasing more than 60 captivating performances and stories across Exeter from August 2023 to January 2024.

Northcott Announces New Leadership Structure with Search for Creative Director and Joint Chief Executive

Recruitment for a Creative Director & Joint Chief Executive commences today. The Creative Director & Joint Chief Executive will lead the Northcott’s creative strategy with responsibility for programming, producing and creative participation.

Northcott Launches New Pay It Forward Campaign

By purchasing an additional ticket alongside your own, you can make a real difference to someone’s life and this year, we want to share the magic of panto with even more people.

Exeter Northcott and Le Navet Bete team up again for Dick Whittington in 2023

Expect plenty of laughs, great music, amazing special effects and full-on-fun for every generation with this fabulous rags-to-riches tale.

Dragon catches bus to the Northcott for its starring role in Christmas show Robin Hood

Fluffy the Dragon had been rehearsing with the Robin Hood cast at the city centre Barnfield Theatre, but needed to get to the Northcott Theatre, where the show will be staged this Christmas, for a dress rehearsal…

Spring / Summer 2023 Shows Announced

We’ve launched a super-packed programme of cutting-edge dramas, family favourites, outrageous comedies and so much more taking place across Exeter over the next eight months.

Barnfield Theatre Joins National Warm Spaces Initiative

We’re offering people a place to get warm and find community amid the challenging rise in the cost of living this winter. Additionally, anyone who is not able to purchase a drink from the café will be able to ask for a free tea or coffee from our Barnfield staff, no questions asked.

Northcott hits stretch target of gifting 750 theatre tickets

In total, 1234 people donated £12,559 towards our Pay It Forward campaign this year.

Exeter Northcott Will Continue To Receive Funding From Arts Council England

This investment, which represents standstill funding from Arts Council England, will allow Exeter’s theatre to continue presenting a diverse programme of quality live performance at both the Northcott Theatre and the Barnfield Theatre in Exeter’s city centre.

Northcott Associates Documental Launch Three New Radio Plays Interrogating Life in Devon

Written from the perspective of three different writers, each of the plays in the Ties That Bind series used the Devon landscape as a starting point to explore what feels important to them today.

Northcott hits target of gifting 500 Christmas theatre tickets; extends goal to 750 tickets

Our Pay It Forward campaign, now in its third year, asks audience members to donate towards the cost of a theatre ticket for children and young people who would not otherwise be able to go.

Northcott Artistic Director Daniel Buckroyd To Step Down

Daniel Buckroyd, CEO & Artistic Director of Exeter Northcott Theatre, has announced his intention to step down from the role in December, after four years at our theatre.

Barnfield to host first BEAM musical theatre pitching day on 22 September

Don’t miss your chance to get support to develop a musical theatre piece for the industry leading showcase event.

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