Ring in 2017 our essential guide to What’s On in and around Exeter this weekend:
Exeter Northcott Theatre
Escape to Neverland this Christmas. Join Wendy, John and Michael as they soar into the night sky with Peter, to a magical land of mermaids and fairy dust, where children can fly and all sorts of exciting adventures happen every day. But beware – danger is just around the corner. Captain Hook and the pirates are looking for revenge and Peter Pan is top of their list! The show runs until 1 January. https://exeternorthcott.co.uk
Beauty and the Beast
Exeter Corn Exchange
This classic fairytale romance is filled with unmissable magic and hilarious comedy characters. Glittering sets, wonderful singing and lots of silly slapstick, with a cast packed with top West End performers and some some familiar favourites. The show runs until 1 January. https://exetercornexchange.co.uk
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
Exeter Little Theatre Company bring the classic fairy-tale to life. Beautiful Snow White lives with Queen Evelyn in a grand palace but her life is far from that of a perfect princess. Joined by her best friend Silly Simon and childhood nurse, Nanny Nick-Nack, Snow White must learn to be brave and escape the clutches of her evil stepmother. The show runs until 7 January. www.barnfieldtheatre.org.uk
The Wizard of Oz
Join Dorothy Gale as she befriends a brainless Scarecrow, a loveable Tin Man and the cowardly Lion on their quest to thwart the evil powers of the Wicked Witch of the West. With a little help from Glinda the Good Fairy and the almighty and powerful Wizard of Oz, good is sure to conquer evil, featuring an all-star cast. The show runs until 31 December. https://www.ledleisure.co.uk/exmouth-pavilion/whats-on
Friday, various venues
The Sorry Head, Blackboy Road, Exeter: The Blu Funk Allstars, 9pm, free.
The Park Hotel, Exmouth: The Barefoot Bandit, 9pm, free.
Black Horse Inn, Sidmouth: Rock the Night, 9pm, free.
New Year’s Eve Pick n Mix
Saturday, Exeter Phoenix
Exeter Phoenix’s famous sell out NYE extravaganza returns with a madcap mix of the best shindigs, celebrations and festival. From High School Discos to Birthday Parties, Mardi Gras to Oktoberfest, get ready for an eccentric pick ‘n’ mix of party madness. Expect live music, DJS, immersive decor, walkaround acts, food and drink plus much more! 8pm - 3am, tickets £30, over 18s. http://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk
Great Gatsby! New Years Eve 2016
Saturday, The Terrace, Queen St. Dining, Exeter
New Years Eve 2016 at The Terrace looks mighty fine! Featuring ‘The Terrace House Band,’ and Funky House DJs until 4am. Complimentary fizz on arrival. Tickets £20 in advance, £25 on the door. Dress code: 1920s chic. http://theterraceexeter.com
New Year's Eve at On The Waterfront
Saturday, Exeter Quay
Entertainment throughout the evening from 4pm with Widsith & Deor Storytelling Theatre, face painting by Sandra and live music from 6pm-10pm followed by party music until midnight! Plus cockt-ale and cider festival in the heated marquee! https://www.facebook.com/events/106024189823483/
The Black & Gold Ball
New Year’s Eve, Rosies, Mary Arches Street, Exeter
Missoula - DJ Sam Gilbert the Best in Hip-Hop & RnB; Popworld - Join Graham Daniels to see in the new year with the biggest PARTY in Exeter; Dao - DJ Joe Hawes Playing EDM and massive Floor Filler Anthems. Tickets £7 in advance or £8 on the door.
NYE at Timepiece
Saturday, 9pm, Timepiece Nightclub, Little Castle Street, Exeter
Timepiece’s resident DJs will be accompanied buy confetti cannons and their trademark balloon drop. 9pm-3am. www.timepiecenightclub.co.uk
New Year’s Eve with Mark Wright
Saturday, Unit 1, Summerland Street, Exeter
This is set to be a huge night out! £10 entry, £5 online.
New Year’s Eve, various venues, Exeter
The Bishop Blaize, Commercial Road: Booster, 9pm, free.
The King’s Arms, Cowick Street: The Shrine, 9pm, free.
Venezia, Exeter Quay: Mar & Eddie, 6pm, tickets in advance or on the door. www.barvenezia.co.uk
The Sorry Head, Blackboy Road: Charge! 9pm, free.
The Queen’s Head Hotel, Pinhoe Road, Exeter: Audius Maximum, 9pm, free
The Lord Nelson, Topsham: Wired, 9.30pm, free.
Heart of Oak, Pinhoe: Reckless, 9pm, £6.
Stoke Canon Inn, Stoke Canon, 9.15pm, free.
Sunday, various venues
The Famous Old Barrel, Exmouth: DJ Colin, 4pm, free.
The Bank, Exmouth: Elvis (Maurice Broadway), 3pm free.
First & Last Inn, Exmouth: The Gadge Band, 6.30pm, free.
Ship Inn, Teignmouth: Heartland, 6pm, free.
New Year Johann Strauss Gala Concert
Monday, Great Hall, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter
Classical Viennese flavoured New Year concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Frank Zielhorst and soloist Soraya Mafi. Featuring all the famous waltzes to get the feet tapping. www.bsolive.com
New Year's Day Racing
Sunday, Exeter Racecourse, Kennford, Exeter
New Year's Day Racing on Haldon Hill is a great Devon tradition! Come and join in the fun and toast the New Year in style.
Racecourse opens at 10.40am, first race 12.40pm, last race 4pm. http://exeter.thejockeyclub.co.uk