Coronavirus Update

Following Government advice, the theatre is now closed to the public until further notice.

Please bear with us during this unprecedented time. We will keep you updated as plans evolve. If you have booked tickets for an upcoming performance that is due to be cancelled, our Box Office will be in touch with you directly, using contact details provided at the time of booking.



Coronavirus Update

As a theatre we always try to ensure that the show goes on and that audiences and artists have a great time at our venue.  But we also know that the job of a theatre is to respond to what people and communities need most, and right now that’s making sure that everyone has the very best chance of staying well.

So, in light of the Prime Minister’s announcement today that for the time being people shouldn’t be attending theatres or other public gatherings, we’ve decided to close the Northcott to the public until further notice.

If you have booked tickets for an upcoming performance that will now be cancelled our Box Office team will be in touch with you directly, using the contact details you provided at the time of booking.

Our priority now will be ensuring that we protect the future of the Northcott so that our audiences can still enjoy the very best live entertainment here in Exeter once this crisis has passed. But we’re a registered charity with more than 90% of our income coming through ticket sales and donations, so these are undoubtedly going to be challenging times.

If you can, please support us. And if you require a refund, I’d ask you to please consider donating the cost of your ticket to the Northcott charity. At this critical moment for your local theatre, your help really could make a big difference.

We’ll keep you informed as we progress.

Daniel Buckroyd and the team at the Northcott

At this time, the following performances have been cancelled:

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The Pasadena Roof Orchestra
The Chicago Blues Brothers – A Night at the Movies
The Masters of the House
The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel
BalletBoyz: Deluxe
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Crimes, Camera, Action
TEDxExeter 2020 (Sign up for the virtual gathering instead)
Spontaneous Potter
Wilderland Film Festival
Ralph McTell: Hill of Beans
We Will Rock You (Stage by Stage)
A Bunch of Amateurs
Magic of the Beatles
Brassed Off
ETO – Così fan Tutte
ETO – Giulio Cesare
ETO – St John’s Passion (at Exeter Cathedral)
From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood
Giraffes Can’t Dance
Rambert 2
H.M.S. Pinafore
The Habit of Art (watch the play online for just £2.50 at Original Online)
Dragons and Mythical Beasts
The War of the Worlds
Absurd Person Singular
An Audience with Joanna Trollope
Richard Dale Theatre School – Fame The Musical!
Death Under the Big Top: A Moonstone Murder Mystery
80s Live: The Ultimate Retro Concert
The Cat and the Canary

The following performances have been postponed to a later date:

Tom Rosenthal: Manhood (NEW DATE: Friday 20 November 2020)
Rob Beckett: Wallop (NEW DATE: Thu 3 December 2020)
Geoff Norcott: Taking Liberties (NEW DATE: Wed 14 October 2020)
Foil, Arms and Hog: Swines (NEW DATE: Sun 7 March 2021)
Exeter Musical Society: My Fair Lady (NEW DATE: Mon 23 – Sat 28 November 2020)
David Baddiel: Trolls – Not The Dolls (NEW DATE: Wed 18 November 2020)
Ellie Taylor: Don’t Got This (NEW DATE: Thu 19 November 2020)
Zog (NEW DATE: Sat 3 & Sun 4 October 2020 )
Stewart Lee: Snowflake/Tornado (NEW DATE: Fri 5 March 2021)
Alistair McGowan: The Piano Show (NEW DATE: Sun 2 May 2021)
Rachel Parris: All Change Please (NEW DATE: Sun 27 September 2020)
The Three Musketeers: A Comedy Adventure (NEW DATE: Tue 13 – Sat 17 October 2020)
Giovanni Pernice: This Is Me (NEW DATE: Sun 18 April 2021)
What’s Love Got To Do With It? A Tribute to Tina Turner (NEW DATE: Fri 15 January 2021)
Neil Jones: Gingerland (NEW DATE: Sat 3 April 2021)