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Barnfield Theatre hosting open house event on Sunday 29 May

You can get involved with lots of family-friendly activities and learn more about our plans for the Barnfield.

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Heritage Day Programme Launched

Take part in family-friendly craft activities and experience community-led film, exhibitions and live performances inspired by stories uncovered from the Northcott Theatre Archive.

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Free 1-to-1 Theatre Career Conversations with Daniel Buckroyd

To celebrate World Theatre Day, our Artistic Director Daniel Buckroyd is offering free one-to-one conversations for anyone who could do with some support breaking into the sector!

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Exeter Northcott Theatre and Le Navet Bete team up for panto adventure Robin Hood!

This brand-new Christmas show will be directed by our Artistic Director Daniel Buckroyd and stars Le Navet Bete alongside an extended cast and company.

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Exeter Northcott Theatre launches summer season

We’re adding more live performance and theatre shows to our already packed programme of plays and comedy, dance and music events this year!

2-for-1 ticket offer for Exeter Northcott Theatre shows extended through April

We are now offering National Lottery players 2-for-1 tickets to April performances of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Jeremiah and Steve Knightley: Songs from the West.

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Join the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme – New Directions

Take part in a curated series of workshops where you’ll expand your skills, do some thinking around your practice and chat to the Artistic Directors of partner theatre companies.

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Two Community Projects to Explore Representation at the Northcott

The artists – Hannah Kumari and Liberty Smith – will undertake a series of workshops with local people and, inspired by the stories they uncover, co-create new works that will be shared as part of an open day on 1 May entitled The Stories We Tell.

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We want to hear your theatre stories!

We have partnered with digital campaign Theatre Stories to collect theatre memories and show how people engage with theatre in different ways. Share yours today!

Charlotte Hanson (Head of Projects & Participation, Exeter Northcott Theatre), Daniel Gresswell, (Partner, Corporate and Commercial Team, Wollens), Lucy Rundle (Paralegal, Corporate and Commercial Team, Wollens), Charlotte McGregor (Partner, Private Client Team, Wollens), Kelly Johnson (Marketing and Development Director, Exeter Northcott Theatre)

Wollens Announce Sponsorship of Exeter Northcott Theatre

The sponsorship will support initiatives such as our Pay It Forward campaign which gives theatre tickets to people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to go and our Under 26 membership scheme which offers heavily subsidised tickets to local young people.

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Exeter Northcott joins UK Theatre’s 2-for-1 ticket offer for National Lottery players

You can now get 2-for-1 tickets for a range of shows, including 40 Years of Phoenix Dance, Black is the Colour of my Voice and The Ballad of Maria Marten!

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The Beat of Our Hearts’ Cast and Creative Team Announced

Scott Hurran directs Elijah W Harris, Frewyn Thursfield, Kieron Jecchinis and Rebecca Todd in this new LGBTQIA+ focused play written by South West playwright Natalie McGrath.

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A present from us to you: A Christmas Carol Free Streaming

It’s been another tough year for us all and if ever we needed some time to escape to another world and have some fun, it’s now. So, to say a big thank you for everyone’s support over the past year and to see 2021 out in good humour, we’re offering the chance for anyone to see a filmed version of A Christmas Carol for free.

Exeter Northcott are taking over management of the Barnfield Theatre

The immediate impact will be increased engagement with existing users and audiences, the improvement of the creative, participatory and consumer offer at the venue and the introduction of a range of new opportunities for young people, communities and local artists.

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Share a memory for our archives

This Christmas we’ll be celebrating the Northcott’s legacy of bringing people together through pantomime and family performances with Front of House activities at the theatre.

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Exeter Northcott Theatre to receive funding from third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

This award will help ensure the theatre can continue to offer excellent creative experiences for the people of Devon and beyond.

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The perfect treat for all the family can be found at Exeter Northcott this Christmas!

We’re hosting two hilarious and heart-warming Christmas shows that’ll keep the whole family entertained!

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Bishop Fleming Announce Sponsorship of Exeter Northcott Theatre

The sponsorship will support initiatives such as our Pay It Forward campaign, which gives theatre tickets to people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to go.


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.

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Welcome Back! Special offer for Devon residents

Exeter’s favourite funny men Le Navet Bete are coming back to our stage!

Northcott Artist Lucy Bell to create new film about resilience across the generations

Grown Ups will share stories across generations, gathering reflections on life from people with a broad range of perspectives and experiences.

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Adopt your very own seat at the Exeter Northcott and help secure a bright future for the theatre.

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