Your local arts charity


Did you know Exeter Phoenix is a registered charity? We’re reliant on our community to provide nearly 80% of our income each and every year – this means for every ten workshops, classes, gigs or films you see here, eight of them happen because of you.

Your support is the reason Exeter Phoenix can provide:

  • Free access to our Art Gallery: Bringing contemporary work from some of the best local, national and international artists to your city.
  • Free workshops and classes for young people: offering a chance for any young person, no matter what their background, to learn new skills and harness talent.
  • Artist development and support: Each year artists, filmmakers, musicians and theatre companies at all levels are supported by Exeter Phoenix through our commission, training and advice schemes. Help us to nurture a thriving arts scene and develop the artists of tomorrow.
  • Access for all: we want to make Exeter Phoenix a welcoming, accessible place to everyone. Your support will help to improve building facilities for disabled patrons and programme an increasing number of BSL interpreted, relaxed and audio described events.


We recently won a grant of £187,000 from Arts Council England to make some big changes to this beautiful building, resulting in an improved entrance and gallery space, swish toilets and better seating in our auditorium. It’s going to be amazing. 

But before we can make this dream a reality, we still need around £60,000. This is where we need you.

You can help make Exeter Phoenix the best it can be, making a great venue for you to learn, do and create in, and helping to bring world-class contemporary music, art, film and performance to Exeter.

If everyone who came through our doors gave us £3, we would meet this target within two months.

Please consider giving a donation today.