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What's on in Exeter?
Various venues in Exeter have a great reputation for live events including art exhibitions, theatre, dance and music and there is always something going on. Venues include: Exeter Northcott Theatre, The Bikeshed Theatre, Phoenix Arts Centre, The Barnfield Theatre and Exeter Corn Exchange. Slightly further afield: Theatre Royal (Plymouth) and Princess Theatre (Torquay).
Please ask at our reception for the latest information.
Pantomime at various theatres.
8th January 2017
15th - 18th January 2017
27th - 29st January 2017
Robin Cousins' Ice at Westpoint Arena.
8th - 9th February 2017
11th-12th February 2017
16th – 18th February 2017
19th February 2017
25th - 26th February 2017
Vibraphonic Festival at Exeter Phoenix ~ A celebration of live urban music, with performances from Mercury Prize-winning acts Troyka and GoGo Penguin, plus many other artists.
2nd March 2017
10th - 12th March 2017
19th March 2017
21st – 22nd March 2017
25th – 26th March 2017
1st March – 2nd April 2017
Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink sees the region’s top chefs going head to head to create amazing dishes in the cookery theatre. Local suppliers proudly provide tasters and sell their wares with the backdrop of Northenhay Gardens and Exeter Castle.
8th – 9th April 2017
23rd April 2017
23rd April 2017
Devon County Show ~ The county’s largest event takes place near Exeter. The show of rural life has expanded over the years to include rides, displays, shopping and more yet still has the traditional livestock showing and show-jumping.
The English Rivera Geopark Festival showcases the home-grown aspects of the English Rivera UNESCO Geopark. A packed itinerary celebrates everything the UNESCO Geopark area encompasses with sporting tournaments, arts, literary events, local music, food & drink fairs and more.
18th – 20th May 2017
Exeter Respect Festival ~ Belmont
Park. Exeter's annual FREE celebration of diversity.
The GoldCoast Oceanfest is all about good times, great sport, quality music and looking after the environment. Sporting contests include surfing, paddle racing, mountain bike trials and an aquathon.
3rd - 4th June 2017
10th June 2017
15th June 2017
18th June 2017
Exeter Craft Festival ~ Cathedral
Green. Craftsmen and women from all over Devon come together to exhibit
and sell their beautiful high quality art and craft. Live music, dancing
and children's entertainment.
The 11th Taiko Festival ~ Exeter
Northcott Theatre. Taiko
- big, beautiful, powerful and exciting! The annual celebration of
this enthralling performance art form this year features one of Japan's
leading professional groups.
City of Exeter Regatta & Dragon
Boat Racing ~ Historic Quayside. Believed to be Exeter's oldest sporting
event, it attracts hundreds of competitors aged from 12-70.
15th July 2017
22nd - 23rd July 2017
Beautiful Days Festival ~ Beautiful Days is the Levellers' music and family festival which takes place at Escot Park in the heart of Devon.
Dunster Show ~ A country show set in stunning Exmoor scenery on the edge of the Medieval village of Dunster with its Castle.
5th - 8th August 2017
24th - 27th August 2017
Heritage Open Days ~ Celebrate England’s culture & architecture with free access to properties.
3rd September 2017
3rd September 2017
9th - 10th September 2017
21st – 24th September 2017
29th September – 1st October 2017
Exeter Philharmonic Choir Concert
~ George Frideric Handel Messiah with Exeter Chamber Orchestra.
Hallowscream at Crealy ~ HallowScream is the first UK adult only Halloween party featuring Halloween Scare Zones, night rides, horror actors, theme park rides, indoor entertainments, live bands and DJs.
7th – 8th October 2017
10th October 2017
14th – 15th October 2017
Autumn Festival ~ Exeter Autumn Festival is a celebration of music, theatre, comedy, art, dance and other types of performance. This is the festival that showcases local talent but also features some national and international events.
Ottery Tar Barrels ~ Every year on November 5th, for reasons lost in antiquity, the Flaming Tar Barrels are carried through the streets of Ottery St Mary to the delight of thousands of townsfolk and visitors.
Christmas Shopping Fayre ~ For 3 fun-packed days the Devon County Showground hosts an amazing range of retailers, manufacturers, craftspeople, wholesalers and importers from far and wide who transform the vast 50,000 sq ft hall into an Aladdin’s cave of wonderful gift ideas and essential Christmas items.
5th November 2017
5th November 2017
8th November 2017
18th - 19th November 2017
24th – 26th November 2017
Exeter Christmas Market ~ The annual Christmas Market will be located on Cathedral Green this year and will have an array of treasures on offer.
Exeter Street Food Market, Guildhall Shopping Centre ~ Locally produced meats, cheeses, game, fish, fruit, vegetables, juices, cakes, preserves and other produce from around the region are on offer.
2nd - 3rd December 2017
Would definitely stay here
again as it was ideally located for the town and the university.
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