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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30th May - 1st June 2018 at 8:30pm


Emerging theatre company Get Out Of My Space, in collaboration with University of Exeter student-run theatre company Theatre with Teeth, will be taking over Exeter's historic Poltimore House with new production Umbra, an immersive theatrical experience inspired by...

 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...

 Jack and the Beanstalk 

Jack and the Beanstalk

3rd December 2018 - 6th January 2019 from 19:00 to 18:00

£11.00 - £26.00

Steve Bennett returns in a GIANT of a Pantomime for 2018. Get ready for the climb of your life next Christmas, as Exeter Northcott Theatre presents a GIANT of a family pantomime - JACK AND THE BEANSTALK. The creative team...

 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’...

 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...

 Don Carlos 

Don Carlos

11th - 20th October 2018 at 19:30

£15.00 - £32.50

by Friedrich Schiller Translated by Robert Davis MacDonald Director Gadi Roll Designer Rosanna Vize with Tom Burke as Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa A magnificent tale of passion and power set against the chilling backdrop of the bloody and ruthless Spanish Inquisition.   Don Carlos...

 Neil Oliver ‘The History of Britain in 100 Places’ 

Neil Oliver ‘The History of Britain in 100 Places’

11th November 2018 at 19:30

£17.00 - £24.50

Neil was born to love Great Britain. During his 20 years travelling to every corner, and whilst filming BBC2’s Coast, he’s fallen in love all over again. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty....