The Northcott Theatre is Exeter’s flagship professional theatre. Located on the University of Exeter’s Streatham campus, the 464-seater theatre puts on fantastic live entertainment for East Devon such as drama, opera, music, dance, comedy and family theatre.
The Northcott Theatre first opened in 1967 as a replacement for Exeter’s Theatre Royal which closed its doors in 1962. The theatre’s first show was a production of Shakespeare’s The Merchant Of Venice and over the decades since it has developed a strong reputation for accommodating new actors and writers.
While the Northcott is a popular destination for touring theatre companies, in recent years it has aimed to return to its roots as a producing repertory theatre. Under the direction of its Artistic Director Paul Jepsen, it has produced and co-produced shows including Dick Whittington, The Railway Children and Harold Pinter’s Betrayal. It also plays host to events for festivals such as the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival.
No matter what show you plan to see at the Northcott Theatre, you are sure to find a performance that inspires and enthralls you.