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Exeter Northcott Theatre announces The Story of Us Cultural Festival this September

Exeter Northcott Theatre announces The Story of Us , a family friendly cultural festival co-created with members of Exeter and Devon’s Caribbean, Hindu and Polish communities taking place at the city centre Barnfield Theatre on 11 September, between 10am and 5.30pm.

The free event will celebrate the creative and cultural connections between Exeter and Devon’s communities as well as what makes them unique.

Festival attendees can meet new people and experience a wide range of fun activities and performances, including:

  • Arts and crafts sessions.
  • ...

Should we play Russian music?

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 03/31/2022 - 9:59pm

The Amadeus Orchestra has faced fierce criticism online recently for refusing to stop playing Russian music. We are due to be performing music by Stravinsky and Prokofiev in Exeter Cathedral on 22 July – a programme that was decided on six months ago, way before Putin began his atrocities in Ukraine. Are we against the war? Of course we are. Are we in favour of sanctions that try and put a stranglehold on Putin’s evil regime? Again, of course. However, I’d be surprised if a thug like Putin had ever knowingly heard any of this music, let alone care if it’s performed in Britain or not....

Art with Artists for 11-16 year olds

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 03/28/2022 - 6:57pm

Young people will have the opportunity to work and play with professional artists and theatre makers this Easter.

Nature-inspired Textiles and Devised Theatre are amongst the activities that 11 to 16 year olds will be able to take part in during Art With Artists – a four-day programme run by Significant Seams in partnership with Exeter Northcott Theatre.

The activities include:

Experimenting with the natural colours of plants and sunprinting with textile artist Catherine West

Devising a performance and learning acting skills with the Exeter Northcott...

Exeter Northcott Theatre and Le Navet Bete to present an original panto adventure - Robin Hood!

Exeter’s flagship theatre and the city’s very own merry men, Le Navet Bete, are to collaborate on the creation of a brand-new Christmas production of Robin Hood . Exeter Northcott has an established reputation for presenting large scale, quality pantomimes, with more than 18,000 people of all ages enjoying Beauty & The Beast in 2019.

While the pandemic closed many theatres through 2020 and 2021, the Northcott was able to keep its doors open at Christmas by working with Le Navet Bete to revive their comic take on Treasure Island - which went on to win Exeter Living’s Best...

Tickets to be launched for sell-out ideas festival

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.


The Chicago Blues Brothers are on a Motown Mission

The award-winning Chicago Blues Brothers present the world’s biggest and best tribute to the legendary Blues Brothers with ‘MOTOWN MISSION’, a two hour high energy, all-singing, all-dancing songfest featuring over 40 smash hits – many of which were featured in the Blues Brothers films – performed live in concert. They bring their high-energy tribute spectacular to Exeter's Northcott Theatre this Saturday 27th October.

Says Chris, who also serves as the show’s musical arranger and producer: “One of the things I love about being a Chicago Blues Brother is the chance to carry on the...

Volunteers knit 1,500 cupcakes for Exeter panto

Back in July, the Northcott Theatre in Exeter appealed for volunteers to knit 1,000 cupcakes to be used in performances of our pantomime Dick Whittington.

The show, co-written by leading panto director Tony Lidington with Steve Bennett, who plays Dame Sarah Suet, marks a return to panto for the first time in eight years at the Northcott.

Knitters across Devon answered the call and surpassed expectations by downloading the Dick Knittington pattern and producing an amazing 1,456 of the woolly fancies.

Individuals and knitting groups took to the task with enthusiasm,...

Exeter Northcott Theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary today

Exeter Northcott Theatre is today (NOV 2nd) celebrating its 50th anniversary.

The theatre opened on the 2nd November 1967 with a production of The Merchant of Venice, starring its first Artistic Director, Tony Church.

To launch the Northcott’s 50th anniversary celebrations, it will be hosting a charity gala on Sunday 12 November. The evening will celebrate the Exeter Northcott Theatre’s first 50 years and will raise funds to help strengthen the foundations for the next 50. Exeter Northcott is delighted to announce that actors Ruby Bentall, Bertie Carvel and Alex Kingston...

Exeter Northcott Theatre 50th Anniversary Gala

Event Date: 
12/11/2017 - 7:00pm
Northcott Theatre, Exeter

An evening of world class performances and artists* as we celebrate the Northcott’s first 50 years and raise funds for those who’ll shape the next 50.

Prosecco and Canape Reception, Souvenir Brochure and Auction.

Drinks reception: 6.30pm Performance: 7pm

Dress: Black Tie

Dance stars of the future perform in Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 03/29/2017 - 3:42pm

Dance students from a leading performing arts school, world famous for producing international dance stars, will be showcasing an exciting programme of dance during a UK tour that visits Northcott Theatre in Exeter this spring.

The Encore Dance Company, which features dance students who are just about to graduate from the third year of their sixth form at the prestigious Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in Hertfordshire, will be showcasing a variety of genres of dance including classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, commercial dance and more during their performance at the...