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Dinosaur performance going ahead as planned

11.45am At this stage we plan to go ahead with tomorrow’s matinee performance of ‘So you think you know about Dinosaurs!’.  The snow is thawing quickly on the University campus and the University’s grounds team are clearing pathways and carparks…

Tom Burke: Don Carlos set to be unique theatrical experience

Tom Burke has revealed why he loves the stage and offered a glimpse into what audiences can expect from his theatre company’s first play, Don Carlos – one of the most eagerly awaited productions of the year which opens in…

Last chance to join week-long Easter school for 11 to 14-year-olds

Following the highly successful Easter School in 2017 we are running the initiative again this year and places are going fast. The week-long residency is open to young people aged between 11 and 14, and will give them the opportunity…

Gender-bending brutality: women cast in dominant male roles in new version of A Clockwork Orange

Key male characters in a contemporary interpretation of the classic novel A Clockwork Orange – infamous for scenes of sadistic assault and rape – are to be played by females.  The play, which opens this week at the Exeter Northcott Theatre,…

Northcott Young Company – explore your creativity at Saturday youth theatre

This is the chance to be part of a brand new youth theatre in Exeter. Here at the Northcott we believe theatre gives young people a stage to reach their personal and creative potential. Some of our youngsters have recently…

Producer placement opportunity

Exeter Northcott Theatre is one of four theatres selected to host a £20,000 a year regional placement for a producer, it has been announced. The 12-month role is designed to provide an entrepreneurial producer with hands-on experience and comes as…

Dick Whittington – What did you think?

We have rounded up some reviews along with press reports and our favourite audience feedback and tweets – we are so happy that everybody is enjoying the show! Rosemary Waugh from the Stage came on Tuesday and gave us a…

Exeter Northcott Theatre announces 2018 Spring Summer Season

Exeter Northcott Theatre is delighted to announce a packed 2018 spring and summer season with tickets now on sale for more than 50 new shows. As a year of 50th anniversary celebrations begin, a diverse programme puts classical drama, new…

Amazing volunteers knit 1,500 cupcakes for Northcott panto

Back in July, we 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…

Panto comes home to the Exeter Northcott Theatre with Dick Whittington

Panto is making a welcome return to the Exeter Northcott Theatre with a new production by one of the country’s leading pantomime directors. Dick Whittington is set to open next month, marking a spectacular return to the theatre’s tradition of…

Tom Burke leads company of Don Carlos in major new revival at the Northcott

11 – 20 October 2018 A major new revival of Schiller’s Don Carlos with Tom Burke leading the company as Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa, is coming to the Northcott. Gadi Roll’s production, presented in a co-production with Nuffield Southampton Theatres…

Dame Judi Dench donates signed painting for gala auction

She may be best known for playing the tough and calculating spymaster in the James Bond films but Dame Judi Dench has revealed her little-known artistic side to support Exeter Northcott Theatre. The award-winning stage and screen actress has donated…

Exeter Northcott Theatre Celebrates 50th Birthday

Exeter Northcott Theatre is today 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…

In Conversation with Playwright Duncan Macmillan

Award-winning playwright Duncan Macmillan, writer of People, Places & Things, talks to us about the writing and development of this extraordiary play. Can you tell us a little about the process of writing People, Places and Things. Why did you…

Tim Wonnacott Announced for Northcott Anniversary Gala

Exeter Northcott Theatre is delighted to announce that antiques expert and television presenter Tim Wonnacott will join its 50th anniversary gala line-up in November. Best known for presenting BBC One’s Bargain Hunt, Tim will be the auctioneer at the 50th…

Olivier-Award Winning The Weir will head to the Northcott

Tue 17 – Sat 21 October Winner of the 1997 Olivier Award for Best New Play, Conor McPherson’s chilling, modern classic The Weir will grace the Exeter Northcott stage in October. In a small Irish town where the locals exchange…

Interview with Karina Jones on Wait Until Dark

Reaching new heights Journalist Vicky Edwards talks to actress Karina Jones about equality, life on the high wire and her involvement in the play version of one of the scariest films of all time… Smart, talented, funny and gorgeous, Karina…

Dick Whittington Cast Announcement

Exeter Northcott Theatre is delighted to announce that its 2017 Christmas show, Dick Whittington, will see the return of pantomime favourites, Steve Bennett, Gordon Cooper, Jeffrey Harmer and Martin Reeve. All four actors have previously appeared in Northcott pantomimes over…

Gecko’s The Wedding

Thu 21 – Sat 23 September Critically-acclaimed physical theatre company, Gecko, will make its Exeter Northcott Theatre debut this month. Combining movement, imagery and a provocative narrative, The Wedding is an emotionally charged, spectacular performance inspired by the complexity of…

Full Casting Announced on People, Places & Things Tour

Headlong, The National Theatre, HOME and Exeter Northcott present People, Places & Things By Duncan Macmillan Directed by Jeremy Herrin with Holly Race Roughan Set designs by Bunny Christie, costumes by Christina Cunningham, lighting by James Farncombe, music by Matthew…

Box Office Closure – Sat 12 August 2017

The Box Office will be closed on Saturday 12 August 2017 due to a large re-wiring  project taking place throughout the theatre.  Customers will still be able to book online and the box office will re-open at 10am on Monday…