In 1999 Exeter Phoenix landed: A multi-arts venue dedicated to bringing the best cultural experiences to the people of Exeter and the South-West. For 25 years we have championed the weird and the wonderful, the visionaries and the risk-takers, offering a safe space for our community to be who they want to be.
During these 25 years we have grown and spread our wings, allowing us to platform thousands of bands, artists and performers. The support from our communities saw us expand our auditorium, build a solar-powered cinema (Studio 74) and make new spaces to create from store cupboards and empty walls. Not content to restrict creativity and growth to our own four walls, we have also reached out across the city, enabling and driving the creation of new cultural spaces, platforms and opportunities.
Innumerable numbers of creative careers have launched here, their visions released out into the world to fly!
Throughout 2024, look out for a fantastic range of special events, stories and opportunities marking this milestone. We want to celebrate with all of you - because we wouldn’t be where we are today without you!
Together, let’s look forward to the years ahead, what would YOU like to see from us next?
How can you get involved?
There will be opportunities throughout the year ahead to share your stories and memories and we can’t wait to hear from you!
Tell us about a theatre or dance show that matters to you on our social media via Instagram or Facebook.
Send us a birthday message. If Exeter Phoenix means something to you, perhaps you would like to share something with us?
Your birthday message can be:
- Recorded as a video (portrait please)
- Captured as a voice message
- Or written words...
Not sure what to say? Take inspiration from these ideas.
“Happy Birthday Exeter Phoenix. Here’s to another great 25 years.”
“Happy Birthday Exeter Phoenix, the place I enjoyed…/ learned to…/ met my…”
We will share your messages on the Exeter Phoenix social channels, on our website and newsletters and on the big screen in Studio 74.
You can also celebrate with us at any one of our events! Keep your eyes peeled for some special ones, dates to be announced soon!
Finally, you can help keep Exeter Phoenix flying in 2024 and beyond by giving us a birthday gift!