Festival season is in full swing and we've got an access all areas pass to guide you around a top line-up of live music venues in Exeter.

Your new favourite band or artist is just waiting to be discovered and the best part is there's no need to pack any wellies or a tent!

The Old Firehouse

Friday is live music night at The Old Firehouse and while the entertainment is certainly worthy of being the headline act, it's reputation as being one of Exeter's best ale and cider pubs is a notable support act pulling in the crowds. Also on the bill is their famous square pizzas, large enough for a group to share or put in a solo performance.

Exeter Phoenix

Hosting hundreds of events and artists in their packed programme each year, you'll find a musical line-up spanning all genres and ages at Exeter Phoenix. This is where rock giants Arctic Monkeys and Biffy Clyro have previously performed along with Lee “Scratch” Perry and Willy Mason pulling in the crowds. 

Exeter Corn Exchange

From Elvis and Whitney to Fleetwood Mac, AC/DCP, Pink Floyd and Queen, if you enjoy your tribute acts belting out all the classics then the Exeter Corn Exchange has a set list to rival anywhere. That's not to say original acts don't also perform here but you'll need to be quick as the shows are often a sell out, pulling in crowds from far and wide.

Exeter Cavern

The name says it all and you've not experienced live music in Exeter unless you've been to the Cavern. Hosting live music since 1991, with the idea of bringing international talent to Exeter, and simultaneously giving a platform to Exeter bands, it's THE place to be if you want to say that you saw them here first. In over three decades it's seen the likes of Coldplay, Muse, The 1975, George Ezra, Bastille and many more take to the hallowed Cavern stage and perform intimate sets to audiences.

Westpoint Exeter

Exeter's biggest venue for large scale spectacular shows and concerts, Westpoint Exeter has welcomed a world famous line-up of headline acts over the years that's included David Bowie, Elton John, Meat Loaf, Oasis, Robbie Williams and other huge names. Make sure you book early when tickets are released as the big names sell out fast!

University of Exeter Great Hall

No university would be complete without a music venue and the Great Hall has been entertaining crowds young (and old) for years. Standing at the heart of the Streatham Campus, there’s almost a sense that the University has evolved around the Great Hall itself – the hub of the action. It’s colourful roll call features the likes of Bob Marley, U2, Pink Floyd and Kaiser Chiefs, to name but a few.

Don't miss out. Check out our Concerts and Gigs page as well as our What's On guide.


The Old Firehouse
Two pizzas at Old Firehouse

Widely acknowledged to be one of Exeter’s best ale and cider pubs, The Old Firehouse is very popular with students and locals alike and offers a buzzy atmosphere along with a great range of food and drink at reasonable prices. Serving the famous square pizzas, large enough to share or enjoy the challenge as well as a fantastic Sunday Roast, with vegan and vegetarian options, there’s so much choice that no-one goes hungry!

Exeter Phoenix
Arts Centre
Exeter Phoenix - front of building

Exeter Phoenix is a vibrant, world-class multi-artform venue in the heart of Exeter's city centre. Each year we host hundreds of events and artistic activity spanning many disciplines.

Exeter Corn Exchange
Event Venue
The Hall of Exeter Corn Exchange

The largest venue in Exeter city centre, Exeter Corn Exchange is probably the ideal location for your event - whatever it may be.

Exeter Cavern
Night Club
Exeter Cavern entrance

Launched in 1991 as a platform for local and international bands, the Cavern is one of Exeter's oldest indie venues.

Westpoint Exeter
Exhibition Centre
Aerial view of Westpoint, Exeter

Westpoint Arena is Exeter's biggest venue for large scale spectacular shows such as ice shows, equestrian events, trade shows and exhibitions. It's also a popular concert venue.

University of Exeter Great Hall
Music Hall
The Great Hall exterior

Found within the Devonshire Complex on the campus, the Great Hall is a great venue for dance, exhibitions, classical concerts & events.



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