Performance At Exeter Phoenix

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Exeter Phoenix is home to a diverse programme of performance, comedy, cabaret, dance and spoken word. We are proud that our stage hosts award-winning plays alongside works-in-progress, and internationally renowned companies alongside emerging talent from the South West.

Everyone is welcome in our theatre, and we strive to provide a varied programme, with something for everyone, no matter your theatrical tastes, age, experiences or budget.

Alongside our performances, we also offer a variety of support to artists and theatremakers including workshops, scratch nights and associate artist schemes.

Our Programme

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Touring Shows

Catch a range of touring shows in our programe. We regularly welcome a whole host of touring shows spanning small-scale, mid-scale, fringe, mainstream, dance, theatre, cabaret, spoken word and more.


Home Grown Talent

The South West is home to a wealth of performane talent, established theatre companies and emerging new artists, many of whom you will find performing in our venue.

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Scratch nights

Following the success of our Scratch Nights in 2022 we are offering artists the opportunity to take their new ideas a little bit further with support for their performance development. In 2023 we will be delivering three Scratch Nights, the first of the year taking place on 21st February (followed by May & October, dates TBC).

The successful applicants will receive a rehearsal space, the opportunity to perform their work in front of an audience and £150 to support their practice, which they can use however supports them best.

Find out more about Scratch Nights here >>

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Keep an eye out for exciting theatre and performance festivals at Exeter Phoenix. Previous festivals include Exeter Fringe, Come As You Are and Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival.

Ticket Offers

We often advertise ticket offers or special deals through our mailing list. Sign up today to hear the latest offers. Here are two of our most popular offers, but you will find more offers on individual event pages.

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Student Offers

£5 Tickets for Students/Under 25s


Save £2 on each ticket when you book any 3 theatre/dance shows at once

Explore more of our theatre and performance programme, and enjoy money off your tickets! Save £2 on each ticket when you book for three or more shows from our performance programme at the same time. Book any three theatre or dance shows and your discount will be automatically applied at checkout. Not valid on £5 Student/Under 25 tickets.  

Support For Artists

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Alongside training and development workshops, we offer support to artists at all stages of their journey.

We regularly share creative opportunities from Exeter Phoenix and further afield, and work with up to six associate artists each year.

Find out more about our artist support schemes here >>


Are you a writer for performance based in or around Exeter?

These informal sessions are a space where you can share extracts of your work, receive feedback, discuss new ideas in their early stages, and share your exciting reading recommendations. It’s also an opportunity to come together once a month with other writers in the area, and get to know each other.

Find out more here >>