WOW Festival Information

Published September 3, 2018

WOW Women Of The World
Festival Information

WOW Passes

Buy a WOW pass to gain access to all events marked as ‘Part Of The WOW Pass’ as you pick and mix your own timetable of talks, debates and performances, be it for one day or the whole weekend. Day and weekend holders have a choice of activities throughout the festival. If your first choice is full due to limited capacity do not worry. We encourage you to try other sessions – sometimes an unexpected choice will be the best thing you see! 

Day pass: £10 (£8 concession) 
Weekend pass: £16 (£12.50 concession) 

Associated Events

Comedian Felicity Ward (presenter of BBC Radio 4 series Appisodes, regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast) is coming to Exeter as part of WOW Festival to bust a nut-ful of jokes on Sat 13 Oct. WOW pass holders will receive a discount when purchasing tickets. 

Find them here >>

Free Events

While you’re here, we encourage you to explore all the free events. Whether you are a ticket or pass holder or not, you can enjoy free exhibitions and pop-up performances all weekend. 

How to book 

  • Online >>
  • Phone: 01392 667080
  • In person: At our box office


All venues are accessible to people with disabilities. For building-related queries please email


A number of the sessions will be British Sign Language interpreted. Please email if there are any sessions in particular that you would like to be BSL interpreted or if you have any other access queries. 

WOW Crèche

Babes in arms are welcome to all WOW sessions. Crèche facilities will also be made available. To book your free space please email

WOW Volunteers

The WOW volunteers are on hand all weekend to welcome you to the festival, answer queries, offer help and share information about the festival programme. Please stop when you see them and say hello! 


The WOWsers are young Exeter volunteers aged 14-18 who are working together in the lead-up to the festival to create a piece of work to be showcased at WOW Exeter. The WOWsers are also speaking on various panels throughout the weekend, ensuring that the voices, opinions and interests of Exeter’s young people are represented. 

Venues For WOW Exeter 

WOW Exeter will take place in: 

Exeter Phoenix

Bradninch Place
Gandy Street
01392 667080

Exeter Library

Castle Street
0845 1551001

Royal Albert Memorial Museum – RAMM

Queen Street
EX4 3RX 
01392 265858

Public Transport

Our city centre venues are easily accesible by bus and train. All venues are a 5 minute walk from the High Street or Exeter Central train station.

Shop, Eat and Drink

Due to our city centre locations there are a number of eateries nearby. There are also a number of choices within the WOW partner venues: 

Exeter Phoenix Café Bar
Lovingly made, locally sourced – this licensed and independent café bar and outdoor terrace are open for delicious food, light snacks and coffee from 10am. 

The Café At RAMM
Serving Eros Fairtrade tea and coffee as well as cakes and treats from the award-winning local producers Exploding Bakery and Truly Treats. There are mini pastries, donute and smoothies for a little treat and the kids. 

Real Food Store at Exeter Library
Ethically sourced and freshly made food, using local and organic ingredients wherever possible. The menu includes artisan bread baked daily at the Exeter Boatyard Bakery, a wide array of locally made cakes and a varied selection of hot and cold drinks. 

For more information follow @WOWExeter and #WOWEXETER on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.