The Bike Shed Theatre

UK Theatre Awards Most Welcoming Theatre 2013

Opening Times: Noon - Midnight (2am on Friday & Saturday); Sunday: 5pm - 11pm

Are we still the UK's Most Welcoming Theatre?

Last year we were honored to win the My Theatre Matters! UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre Award, and that was all down to your votes (and hopefully a little bit of our welcoming attitude...)

Voting for this year's award has just opened and we hope we can count on your vote again. If you think we deserve to win, click here and vote for us.

Upcoming Shows

  • Framework In Progress

    - Sunday 16th November

    A chilled-out showcase of germinating ideas, presented by Framework, the artistic development arm of the Bike Shed... more

  • Pete The Temp Vs Climate Change

    Wednesday 24th September 7:00p.m.

    Pete The Temp is a Poet, a Lover, and a damn fine administrator! Watch him solve climate change using only his mouth!

    In his Multimedia,... more

  • Pecha Kucha Performance

    Thursday 25th September 6:00p.m.

    ... more

  • See what's on for more details

BikeShedTheatre on Twitter

  • Thinking of ways to entertain your children during Oct half-term? Entertain and feed them for £5 at Tortoise & Hare!


  • RT @ricklph: can't wait to see Regen SW's poet-in-residence, the incomparable Matt Harvey, versifying at EX's @BikeShedTheatre tonight #com…


  • RT @WBNtheatre: Two week countdown until we descend on @BikeShedTheatre (with EIGHT different plays) has officially begun:


  • Tonight's 'The Element In The Room' is sold out... missed out on a ticket? Catch Matt Harvey here later in the week


  • Last year you named us the UK's Most Welcoming Theatre. If you think we've kept it up you can vote for us again here:


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The Bike Shed Theatre

An award-winning programme of new work from emerging companies shown in our intimate brick-lined auditorium. Read more

“The arrival of the Bike Shed Theatre has electrified the city’s arts scene.” Exeter Living

“The enterprising Bike Shed is keeping theatre alive in Exeter ” The Guardian

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Our stylish bar has won acclaim for its wonderful selection of cocktails, and we've also a fine selection of beers, wines and cider.
Click HERE for the menu.


Our bar is open from noon, with antipasti plates of cured meats, cheeses and marinated vegetables, homemade soups and stews, and glorious coffees.

Location, Parking & Access

Central Exeter. Click here for details. See below for address.


9pm onwards every weekend

Live music & and eclectic DJs every weekend.
For more details & the line-up click here

Box Office

The best way to buy tickets is through this website - just go to the What's On section and click on the show you'd like to see. Alternatively call the Box Office on (01392) 434169.
NB there is a £1 fee to book over the phone.

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The Bike Shed Theatre is proud to be supported by Exeter City Council