Theatre Shows in Exeter

Exeter Theatre


The University has a theatre right at the heart of its Streatham campus. The Exeter Northcott Theatre is a 460 seat venue hosting a professional programme of events from family theatre to world-class opera.  The University has many venues for theatrical performance, from practising spaces and performing halls in Kay House Duryard, to the open space of the Forum Street and Piazzas.  

The University of Exeter has a strong Drama department, 1st in the National Student Survey (2012). Combining practise and research in an exciting combination, the department is also internationally renowned for world-leading research.

There are also a large number of theatrical student-led societies at the University of Exeter. From contemporary musicals to renditions of Greek tragedy, there is a great choice of theatre to be involved with, or to go and enjoy. Student concessions are available for most events - with some 'on the day' student standbys for as little as £8. Please check with the box office for further details.

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 The Snail and the Whale  

The Snail and the Whale

7th - 8th July 2018 at 14:00

£13.00 - £14.00

Join a tiny snail on her trip round the world in Tall Stories’ (creators of the The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom stage shows) magical, musical adaptation of the fantastic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel...

 Murder Mystery Evening: A Midsummer Night's Murder  

Murder Mystery Evening: A Midsummer Night's Murder

30th June 2018 at 19:30

£39.50 - £39.50

It is 1935 and rehearsals are underway for a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Northcott Theatre. The cast are excited after a successful rehearsal, but they are interrupted by Detective Chief Inspector Appleby of Scotland...

 WHO, ME  


27th June 2018 at 19:30

£13.00 - £15.00

Doctor Who is about to face his greatest challenge: his number one fan. Rob Lloyd (BBC America’s Doctor Who: Earth Conquest) is putting The Doctor on trial. Is Doctor Who (the television show) guilty of inciting in Rob...

 Great Expectations  

Great Expectations

19th - 23rd June 2018 at 19:30

£13.00 - £25.00

By Charles Dickens With Nichola McAuliffe as Miss Havisham Adapted by Ken Bentley The producers who have delighted audiences in recent years with Travels with my Aunt, Our Man in Havana and A Christmas Carol are back with Dickens’...

 Ugly Duckling  

Ugly Duckling

16th June 2018 from 14:00 to 18:00

£7.50 - £9.50

A ballet for children Don’t miss Northern Ballet’s hugely popular Ugly Duckling as it returns to the stage for the first time since 2013. Ugly Duckling is lonely and fed-up, ignored by those around her who think she is...

 David Baddiel – My Family: Not the Sitcom 

David Baddiel – My Family: Not the Sitcom

13th June 2018 at 19:30

£27.00 - £27.00

Following a sold out run at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory and two critically-acclaimed West End runs, David Baddiel takes his Olivier-nominated one-man show to theatres nationwide. My Family: Not the Sitcom is a show about memory, ageing,  infidelity, dysfunctional...

 Barry Cryer & Colin Sell - Strictly Come Joking  

Barry Cryer & Colin Sell - Strictly Come Joking

10th June 2018 at 19:30

£22.00 - £22.00

Barry Cryer and Colin Sell – the Ant and Dec of the sanatogen set, reunite to bring you a new show, devised by them after the visitors left. Cryer, still a “Sprightly Veteran” (Undertakers Gazette) and Sell a...



5th - 9th June 2018 at 19:30

£18.00 - £26.00

Having wooed audiences with the Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S. Pinafore and The Mikado, Sasha Regan returns with her most critically acclaimed production to date, Iolanthe. Universally regarded as Sir Arthur Sullivan’s most beautiful score, Iolanthe is a topsy-turvy...