Help Us To Future-Proof Exeter Phoenix

Published September 7, 2015

In February we announced an Arts Council grant of £320,000 awarded to Exeter Phoenix for structural changes that would result in better facilities that offer more to our visitors.

At a time when the future of the arts is under threat, this project is designed to future-proof the organisation by allowing us to invest in facilities which will increase arts activity and enable us to operate on a financially self-sufficient model.

The building works currently taking place will:

  • Provide us with a new 92 seat balcony in our main auditorium
  • Transform a disused roof space into an outdoor bar and hospitality area
  • Create an enlarged computer training suite
  • Build a new, solar powered, 74 seat digital cinema

Three Ways You Can Help

A requirement of our grant is that we raise a percentage of the overall costs from elsewhere. So far we’ve raised, or have pending confirmation of, nearly £80,000 of further funding. Now, in the final stages, we are looking to our audiences to help us cross the finish line.

Taking a moment to do even just one of the below will make a big difference. Thank you.


If everyone reading this email donated just £2, we would reach our donations goal.


However large or small, your donation will make a real difference. Thank you.


Our project is one of a handful in the South West to be shortlisted by the M&S Energy Fund.


This £12,500 fund would substantially help our cause and all we have to do to win it is receive enough public votes.


Know others who want to support Exeter’s arts scene?

By sharing this link on social media, you’ll make an enormous difference to the success of our campaign.

Thank you!

If you’ve received this email, you’re part of the reason we’re here today, we simply couldn’t be doing what we do without you. Your support in helping us complete this amazing project means a lot.

So really – thank you.