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We’re delighted to support Exeter Fringe Festival, an innovative festival of locally-made theatre. With concurrent performance and artist development programmes, Exeter Fringe will support creatives connected to the South West to share exciting new work with local audiences.

To kick off the the Fringe, we’ve curated a ‘Housewarming’ week of new theatre by artists we’ve been working with through our Futures artist development programme, Young Creatives, Kickstarter theatre company and community-based theatre groups. From 9 – 15 October, audiences can see double bills of bold new work, anarchic comedy, scratch nights and hear new stories from a wide range of South West voices.

From 15 – 17 October there’s a wonderful line up of new work at The Barnfield Theatre and Exeter Phoenix programmed with partners across the city including Maketank, Exeter Library and The Hall. Meanwhile, this year’s artist development programme is supporting seven pieces of theatre currently in development with space in the city centre, culminating in a sharing in front of Exeter cultural leaders.

‘It’s incredibly important that local artists get the support they need and audiences get the chance to see theatre being created right here in Exeter which is why the Northcott as strategic partner, has worked with the Fringe team to make sure it happens this year . It’ll be fantastic to see the city energised by the buzz of creativity in October – I can’t wait!’

Daniel Buckroyd, Exeter Northcott Artistic Director & Chief Executive

For Housewarming and all events at the Barnfield Theatre, book here. For full listings visit

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