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BBC Radio 1’s Academy

Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970





10am - 5pm

BBC Radio 1’s Academy

BBC Radio 1’s Academy


BBC Radio 1 takes over Exeter Phoenix with a week of creative industry workshops, events and Q&As ahead of Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Powderham Castle!

Now in its fifth year, BBC Radio 1’s Academy will include a series of special events, local engagement and face-to-face activity themed around creativity which takes place in Exeter Phoenix.

The week features Live Lounges with AlunaGeorge, Tom Odell and Laura Mvula, guitar masterclasses with Jake Bugg, entrepreneur workshops with Dragons Den, live broadcasting from your favourite Radio 1 DJs, Q&As with top TV movers and shakers… the list goes on. You’ll get a chance to try your hand at everything from creating virtual reality content to scratch DJing and sound engineering to beatboxing. 


Mon 17 May – Sat 21 May, from 10am – 5pm every day.

Wed 18 May sees the party continue until late, with a special BBC Introducing gig from 8pm. 


Exeter Phoenix. 

Please note that during the Academy week, large areas of the building will be closed to non-ticket holders in the daytime, including the Café Bar. However, please note that Exeter Phoenix Box Office and Galleries are open as usual throughout, and during the evenings the Café Bar will reopen and we’ll be running our usual cinema programme at Studio 74.

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How do I get tickets?

Events are ticketed individually. You can see the full programme and sign up for the things you’re interested in on the BBC Radio 1’s Academy website here >>


Venue: Exeter Phoenix






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