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We’re re-opening for Christmas! And other news

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Over the next few months, we’ll be bringing you a number of events, including support for up-and-coming South West artists through our continued Futures programme, theatre-making classes for young people and a swashbuckling family adventure for Christmas.

Treasure Island: Booking from 16 September

This Christmas, we’re staging a hilarious version of Treasure Island in collaboration with local comedy troupe Le Navet Bete!

Although our pantomime has been put on hold, the team have found a way to stage this rib-tickling take on the Treasure Island classic, with social-distancing measures in place.

‘The safety of our audiences is our number one priority so we’re planning for people to be able to sit together in bubbles. We’ll be working within the latest guidelines and putting measures in place so that our audiences can return to the theatre with confidence and enjoy a great live experience. At a time when theatres up and down the country are cancelling Christmas shows, we’re delighted that we can give people here in Devon some festive fun to look forward to.”

Daniel Buckroyd, Artistic Director and Chief Executive.

Le Navet Bete were Northcott Associates for many years and their hit comedies include Dracula: The Bloody Truth, The Three Musketeers and Aladdin. Treasure Island was a sell-out smash at Plymouth’s Athenaeum last year and they can’t wait to stage it in Exeter this year:

“Exeter is our home town. It’s where we started off as a company making work in studio spaces and performing on the High Street. Since then the scale of our work has grown massively: we tour midscale venues nationally and internationally and the quality of the production – the set, costumes, music – combined with a whopping dose of silliness enables us to offer a fantastic theatrical experience.”

Al Dunn, Le Navet Bete

9 December 2020 – 9 January 2021; Tickets from £16 (children: £14).

Northcott Young Company Autumn Classes: Booking now

We’re also welcoming back young theatre-makers from August. Up to 20 young people aged 13 – 17 will return to the theatre for four days of small-group theatre-making activities to help ease them out of lockdown.

Northcott Young Company Saturday classes will then resume from 12 September, leading up to a socially-distanced performance at the Northcott during October half term.

“We know how much young people have been affected by lockdown – being away from friends and prevented from taking part in the activities they love has had a real impact on well-being – so resuming our NYC classes has felt more important than ever.”

– Lisa Hudson, Creative Learning Manager

Saturday classes can now be booked by calling our Box Office on the temporary number 07719 703 028.

The Theatre Café Reopens Mon 14 September

The theatre café will be open to the public again from Monday 14 September. The café will be serving hot and cold drinks Monday to Friday, from 10am to 2pm.