Try Something New in the Summer Holiday with Our Jam-Packed Family Programme

Published July 24, 2017


Prepare yourself for Exeter’s transformation into a stunning film set, its citizens into monsters, aliens and animations, and its young people into the filmmakers, directors and crew of the future. This summer, we have lined up a huge variety of film, theatre, photography and tech activities for young people aged 6 to 17, alongside summer cinema and theatre that all the family can enjoy. 

Unpacked Family Theatre Festival is returning from 1 – 6 Aug, in collaboration with PaddleBoat Theatre Company, to bring visual, creative and inspiring storytelling to Exeter Phoenix. With shows for 3-year-olds and up, these pixies, ducklings, frogs and monsters are for all! 

Exeter Phoenix’s independent cinema, Studio 74, has fantastic family film options too. Enjoy the uplifting tale My Life as a Courgette, or one of two stunning Japanese animations. And as part of Exeter Phoenix’s highly successful Big Screen in the Park film programme, Monsters, Inc. is showing on Tue 8 Aug. A classic that never gets old, it’s well worth staying up past bedtime for.

As members of Exeter Arts Award partnership, Exeter Phoenix delivers courses and activities to captivate minds and explore new ideas. Young & Animated offers six Saturdays sessions to get to grips with both digital and stop motion animation. Its Tuesday sibling Young & Animated Plus is at a more technical level for older kids. Other options include learning how to shoot expert selfies in The Selfie: Me Myself and I, and a half-day workshop introducing the secrets within the magic of film prosthetics in Behind the Scenes: Life Casting