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Northcott Futures continues under lockdown

Our Futures Artists and Producers have not been resting on their laurels during this time of crisis. Find out what they’ve been up to. Back in January, we launched the first round of our Futures Programmes for Early Career Artists…

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Hyperlocal Commissions Announced

After launching Hyperlocal with our project partners Arts and Culture University of Exeter, Exeter Phoenix and Kaleider, we have received over 200 submissions from artists across Devon and Cornwall with a huge range of art forms represented, spanning dance, film, installation, animation, graphics,…

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Northcott Connect. What We’re Doing.

Our stage may be silent but we’re continuing to find ways to support theatre-makers and connect with audiences. Here’s what we’re doing: The Time is Now: Digital Commission We’ve invited South West-based artists to apply for one of five £1000…

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The Time is Now – Artist Commission

We’re calling out to artists with an exciting commissioning opportunity to help connect communities through the power of the arts. On 17 March, Exeter Northcott Theatre, along with many theatres across the country, closed its doors to the public in…

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Exeter Community Wellbeing initiative aims to help those in need during coronavirus outbreak

Exeter City Council and Wellbeing Exeter are working together to provide practical help and support for local people to help them through the coronavirus outbreak, including the launch of a new £1 million Community Action Fund. Exeter Community Wellbeing Together,…

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Artists Callout – HYPERLOCAL

We are all having to get creative in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. Although we are physically restricted during this period of government lockdown, our imaginations are still free to roam, and as makers we’re still keen to realise our…

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UPDATE on theatre closure: staff working remotely, box office contacting customers and plans under way for future opening

Exeter Northcott Theatre closed, temporarily, at midnight on Monday but there is still a lot going on behind the scenes. As a theatre it is our job to make sure that the show goes on and that audiences and artists…

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Exeter Northcott Theatre named Arts organisation of the year at Exeter Living Awards

Exeter Northcott Theatre has won a prestigious Arts Award for its starring role at the heart of Exeter’s arts and culture scene. The accolade was revealed at a gala dinner held by Exeter Living magazine at the University of Exeter’s…

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Exeter actor Amalia Vitale makes emotional return to Northcott stage as Chaplin years after performing in young company

Amalia Vitale is returning to Exeter playing Charlie Chaplin in a new play which is earning rave reviews from the critics. When she steps onto the Northcott stage in March, it will be the first time since she performed in…

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Warm tributes paid to former Northcott artistic director John Durnin

Tributes have been paid to John Durnin, the former artistic director of Exeter Northcott Theatre, who died last week after a short illness. John, who died on Sunday (February 16), was also associate director at the Cheltenham Everyman Theatre and…

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ONES TO WATCH THIS SEASON…

We’ve hand-picked a selection of shows that are our ‘Ones to Watch’ this season. They’re exciting, they’re ground-breaking and they feature stellar up-and-coming and established performers and theatre companies that we hope you’ll love as much as we do. SEE…

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The three emerging theatre makers who will work with the Northcott as part of its new Northcott Futures Associates Programme

Exeter Northcott Theatre has unveiled the three South West theatre makers who will create new work as part of its newly-launched Associate Company Programme. Poet, playwright, actor and composer Jack Dean will join internationally-renowned choreographer Richard Chappell and theatre maker…

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Two-year community project to explore archive stories and voices awarded £143K National Lottery funding

Exeter Northcott Theatre has been awarded a £143,500 National Lottery grant by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to engage the local community in a new project to explore its archive. Since 1967, the Northcott has created a rich history of…

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Q&A with Helen Bovey, New Work & Talent Development Producer

Introducing Helen Bovey, newly instated Producer (New Work/Talent Development) at the Northcott. Helen will be running our new talent development programme, Exeter Northcott Futures. We took a moment to sit down with her and talk about the role of theatre…

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Live stream of Beauty and the Beast brings Christmas cheer to children’s ward and care homes

Children in hospital and care home residents watched a Christmas pantomime beamed live to remote screens after a pioneering initiative by the Exeter Northcott Theatre. Youngsters in the RD&E’s Bramble Ward enjoyed a performance of Beauty and the Beast on…

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Artistic Director dons pink outfit and angel wings to save Beauty and the Beast Press Night after Cupid falls ill

Exeter Northcott Theatre’s Artistic Director and Chief Executive donned a pink suit, beret and angel wings to save the day after one of the stars of his pantomime was struck down by illness. Daniel Buckroyd stepped in at the last-minute…

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Pay it Forward – 1,000 panto tickets given to familes thanks to a community partnership made in Devon

Thanks to the amazing generosity of our audiences and supporters we have been able to raise more than £8,000 to give ticket to families who would otherwise not be able to come to our panto. The Pay it Forward campaign…

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Date-night couple return to same Exeter Northcott Theatre seats to re-live first meeting 50 years ago

A romantic couple from Exeter who met as toddlers at a church crèche celebrated their fiftieth anniversary by repeating their first date at the Northcott. Keith Rowbottom surprised his wife Christine by arranging a return trip to the theatre and…

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City centre visitors will see actors in rehearsal as theatre brings panto cast to the high street

Shoppers and city centre visitors will be able to watch a professional cast rehearse a Christmas pantomime after Exeter Northcott Theatre took over a prominent space. Rehearsals get under way on Monday (11th) for Beauty and the Beast, which opens…

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Exeter Northcott Theatre announces Bang Bang! – new play by John Cleese blending French farce and Fawlty Towers

Bang Bang! – a new farce from comedy legend John Cleese (based on Monsieur Chasse! by Georges Feydeau) – is set to open at the Northcott next spring. Exeter Northcott Theatre and Dermot McLaughlin Productions are co-producing the show – described as a delicious combination of French…

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Exeter Northcott Futures programme puts talent development centre stage

Exeter Northcott Theatre has today unveiled a comprehensive, new programme of funding and support to develop theatre-making talent in Exeter. The Exeter Northcott Futures project offers professional development for individual artists at the start of their careers, tailored packages of…