The Devon Choirs Big Weekender

Calling all South West choirs!

This summer Exeter Northcott Theatre will be holding a bold, exciting, community-focused event for South West based choirs.

Over two fabulously musical days in July, we will welcome selected local choirs to come together to perform on our iconic main stage, take part in exciting workshops led by industry professionals and to socialise, eat, drink and share in the joy of singing.

A photo taken from the stage of Exeter Northcott Theatre, looking out at two tiers of seating upholstered in purple.
Photo by Ralph Whitehead

Every choir will enjoy:

  • Their own 30-minute performance slot on the main stage to perform for friends and family
  • Lighting and sound support to make their performance extra special
  • Access to workshops with music and choir industry professionals
  • On stage accompaniment by our live band
  • Space to advertise their choir
  • Inclusion in The Devon Choirs Big Weekender programme

And in addition, every performance will be watched by a panel of industry professionals, including the Northcott’s Creative Director Martin Berry, who will provide positive feedback.

Each choir will also take home a certificate in recognition of their participation in the event.

The dates of the event are 20th – 21st July, and each choir will perform on one of those two days. Members will be able to buy a full-day ticket for their performance day, giving them access to the workshops and performances across the whole day.

The event is open to both adult and children’s choirs, with a minimum age guidance of 8 years old, and no maximum!

There is a small registration fee charged to choirs to take part, and then individual members can pay a fee of £25 for their ticket.

Please note that this event is a fundraiser for the Northcott’s work in the local community with young people and children, supporting their work in particular with disadvantaged young people, improving their wellbeing, aspirations and confidence.


A photo of a diverse group of young people singing together. They are all wearing black and smiling. Sunlight streams through a window behind them.
Applications for choirs to participate in The Devon Choirs Big Weekender 2024 have now closed. Please keep an eye on our website and email newsletter for tickets going on sale soon.

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