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Historical & Backstage Tours at Exeter Phoenix

Heritage Open Days

Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Mon 22 May 3200




1pm & 6pm

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Historical & Backstage Tours at Exeter Phoenix

Heritage Open Days

Exeter Phoenix are delighted to be taking part in Heritage Open Days for the first time this year! Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 organisations, 5,500 events and 46,000 volunteers. Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all free.

Historical & Backstage Tours at Exeter Phoenix

Did you know Exeter Phoenix started life as part of the University? Do you remember the days when we were still an Art College? Do you have memories of us as Exeter & Devon Arts Centre? Exeter Phoenix is delighted to open its doors to take part in Heritage Open Days 2020.

 Throughout the week, join us for free tours which will offer visitors a rare opportunity to explore behind-the-scenes areas of a multi-arts venue, as well as giving an insight into the historic uses of the building and a chance to explore some of the remaining original features. As well as free tours, there will be the chance to look at pictures from our archives and see the original building plans for the site, and read more information about Exeter Phoenix’s history.

Our Café Bar will be open throughout the week, offering you somewhere central to soak up Exeter’s rich cultural heritage.

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

Tour Times

  • Fri 11 Sep: 1pm & 6pm
  • Sat 12 Sep: 1pm & 6pm
  • Thu 17 Sep: 12pm & 4pm
  • Fri 18 Sep: 1pm & 6pm,
  • Sat 19 Sep: 1pm & 6pm

How To Book (Free) 

The free tours will take approximately 45 minutes. 

As tours are limited to a maximum of 10 people, advance booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Choose your date and time from the drop down list and book your free place here >>

Important Information For Visitors

Are you joining us for a tour? Ahead of your tour, we wanted to share some information about how we are keeping this event safe for everyone.

Find out more here >>

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