Exeter Northcott Theatre

Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QB

Tel: 01392 726363

Exeter Northcott theatre exterior


The 460-seat Exeter Northcott Theatre is the city’s flagship professional theatre, producing and curating a vibrant programme of exceptional work from its home at the heart of the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus. 

The varied programme offers a platform for the best work by emerging and established local, regional, national and international artists – visitors will find an exciting mix of the best dance, opera, classical drama and family theatre, spiced with a healthy dash of comedy and dining events.

Based on the stunning University of Exeter's Streatham Campus, the varied programme includes drama, dance, opera, ballet, music, comedy and family shows, and aims to engage as broad a cross-section of the community as possible. It has exhibition space with a rolling programme of artist work.

The Northcott does a lot of education and reach out work in the City and has recently re--launched the Northcott Young Company to involve young people within certain productions and workshops and Saturday classes. See the website for more information.

Refreshments are available from the fully licensed bar, as well as an interesting range of locally sourced and homedishes from their Spires Cafe - a great place for a light lunch, pre-show supper or just meeting friends. For more information about booking arrrangements pre-show, or opening hours visit the Exeter Northcott website.

Performance and show tickets can be obtained from the Exeter Northcott Box Office on campus. There are many discounts available including multi-buy offers, groups, and reductions on tickets if you become a 'friend' of the theatre.

Some workshops, pre or post show talks accompany some events. Backstage tours are also available. Assisted Performances with BSL interpreted, audio described or captioned shows are offered, wherever possible. Contact the theatre for more information, where details can also be found about The Audience Club - which offers subsidised tickets throughout the season for outreach to adults with learning disabilities.  The Audience Club is a safe and familiar group supported by regular volunteers to make going to the theathre a great and accessible social activity.

Check out a virtual tour of the theatre.


Car Parking/ Local Transport

Several car parks are very close to the theatre on the University's campus. However why not think 'green' and use the excellent public transport service to and from the city. Details can be found on the website link of the local bus network. The D and H Route serve the campus. The theatre is also a short walk up the hill from St David's Station. Alternatively taxis are available from both Exeter St David's and Exeter Central train stations. For more information on train services call 08457 484950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk

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Road Directions

Nearest major road is M5. Follow signs for city centre/University.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Exeter St David's station. The D (quickest) & H bus runs from the city centre direct to the theatre 7 days a week including Bank Holidays. The last D route bus from the city centre for evening shows Monday - Saturday is at 7pm (for 7.30pm start) and 7.30pm (for 8pm start). Sunday D bus service run from 9.08am at 8mins and 38 mins past year hour until 11.08pm. You are advised to contact 01392 427711 for updates on timetables before leaving.



  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - Lifits available between floors. Please contact the theatre when booking seats to indicate and mobility restrictions.
  • Facilities for Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Signed performances, infrared receivers.
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Audio described performances.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Spires of Exeter serve fresh and interesting dishes, including a varied salad bar, ciabatta melts, locally handmade pies, pastry selections and a fair trade coffee menu. Gourmet Menus available on Friday and Saturday evenings. Licensed bar.

Establishment Features

  • Event venue
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Max group size - 460
  • Min group size - 10
  • No Smoking Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On Bus Route
  • Parking (charge) - Weekdays: limited parking, charges apply
  • Parking (free) - Weekends: plenty of free daytime parking. Evenings: plenty of free parking after 6pm.

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - Please pre-book
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Please pre-book.

Opening Times

Exeter Northcott Theatre (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 17:00*

* Check website for performance dates and times and confirmation of bar and cafe opening times as these may vary during high and low season and on matinee days.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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