Live Music and Gigs in Exeter

Exeter Live Music and Gigs

Photograph: The Pirates of Penzance by Exeter University Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Photograph by Thomas A J Smith


The University of Exeter is proud to offer a full professional programme of music. The Great Hall, with a capacity of 1,400 makes a popular venue for concerts with world-renowned acts such as Radiohead Newton Faulkner and Blur gracing the stage. We have an ongoing relationship with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, English Touring Opera and Piano circus who provide a range of events throughout the year.


The Students' Guild runs the Lemon Grove which is another great venue for live music at the heart of Streatham campus.


The University is dedicated to the development of spaces for musical practice and performance. Kay House and the M&D Rooms are places available for use.


Extra-curricular music is a strong part of the University and there are over 30 student musical societies who regularly perform on and off campus. From large orchestras to rock bands, there is a vast spectrum of different styles of music for students to take part in and enjoy.  The vibrant extracurricular music scene featuring the student music societies of ExTunes promote music as a social and recreational activity amongst all students with the support of the Students' Guild.

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 Strike Anywhere (Room 2 Show) 

Strike Anywhere (Room 2 Show)

24th April 2017 from 19:30 to 23:00


Strike Anywhere hail from Richmond, VA. and play staunchly political punk rock in the vein of Avail and 7 Seconds. They've released LPs on Jade Tree, No Idea, Fat Wreck and Bridge Nine, and have a history of cracking...

 Alexander O'Neal 

Alexander O'Neal

29th April 2017 at 7pm

£27.00 - £34.50

One of RnB’s most iconic names, Alexander O’Neal, invites you to join him together with his nine piece all star band in celebration of his 1987 masterpiece HEARSAY, widely regarded as one of the greatest RnB albums of...

 BSO - Exotic Spice 

BSO - Exotic Spice

4th May 2017 at 19:30

£15.00 - £39.00

Once again, the BSO returns to Exeter Cathedral for an atmospheric season finale. Scheherazade consisted of “separate, unconnected episodes and pictures” as Rimsky-Korsakov himself put it, from The Arabian Nights: snapshots, in other words, of a world he...

 Ward Thomas 

Ward Thomas

18th May 2017 from 19:00 to 23:00


Record breakers and chart toppers Ward Thomas have announced 22 UK Dates for 2017 including their biggest headline show to date at The Shepherds Bush Empire on May 10th. 22 year old twins Catherine and Lizzy made history with...

 Twin Atlantic 

Twin Atlantic

26th May 2017 from 19:30 to 23:00


Twin Atlantic have become the alternative rock band of the moment with the release of their Top 10, critically acclaimed new album ‘GLA’. Their performance on Later with Jools Holland and their triumphant UK tour has shown them to...

 A Feast of Taiko  

A Feast of Taiko

30th June 2017 at 19:30

£10.00 - £12.00

This concert features youth taiko groups from Devon, the UK and beyond, including Gyoko Youth Taiko, who recently delighted a packed Royal Albert Hall in London, and this year's headliners, The Dublin Taiko Group, from Dublin, Ohio, USA.

 Taiko Beats 

Taiko Beats

1st July 2017 at 12:00

£12.00 - £12.00

Taiko is more than just drumming, and there are many different styles of taiko to enjoy. This concert features 10 different groups, each playing for no more than 10 minutes, making for a varied, action-packed, inspirational taiko show.

 Pulse & Roll 

Pulse & Roll

1st July 2017 at 19:30

£15.00 - £25.00

Kagemusha Taiko present an exhilarating, uplifting new show which sees the group joined from Japan by former Kodo member, Shogo Yoshii , and from USA by one of the world's leading taiko performers, Shoji Kameda. Kagemusha Taiko themselves...