Tickets to be launched for sell-out ideas festival

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Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 3:22pm

Organisers of TEDxExeter, the South West’s leading ideas festival, have announced that tickets for TEDxExeter 2020 are soon to be released for sale.

The 9th annual TEDxExeter event will take place on Friday 17 April 2020 at Exeter’s Northcott Theatre and will be simultaneously livestreamed to venues across the city and beyond.

Tickets, which usually sell out in minutes, will be released at 10am on Friday 29th November 2019 via Eventbrite. For those wishing to beat the queues, a limited number of VIP tickets will be available from 10am on Wednesday 27th November.   

Claire Kennedy, Director and curator of TEDxExeter, said: ‘We are particularly excited about our 2020 event. We are already working with inspiring individuals from all around the world who are preparing to share their ideas from the famous red dot in April. We’re particularly excited that talks from TEDxExeter have been viewed over 23 million online times by a global audience.”

Karime Hassan, Chief Executive, Exeter City Council, said: ‘When you look at the success of TEDxExeter compared to some of the best in the world, it is simply remarkable. It speaks volume to the passion and skills of the team involved. TEDxExeter is one of Exeter’s best exports; TEDx gets the brand of Exeter across the globe.”

Tickets to attend the 2020 event live in the Northcott Theatre will cost £80 (plus booking fee) while tickets for the livestream in Exeter University’s Alumni Auditorium will be £25. These prices include a sustainably sourced vegetarian lunch, served in the Great Hall, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments.

VIP tickets, including an invitation to the TEDxExeter 2020 launch event, post-event drinks and a photo on stage, are £160.

The livestream from the Northcott will be shown at venues across the city and beyond. For more information on TEDxExeter, including how to book tickets for the 2020 event, visit