Live West of the Exe?
Between June and August this year, Exeter’s most exciting new pop-up venue The Boat Shed would like to ask individuals, groups and communities West of the Exe: What could The Boat Shed be for you?
What is it about golf and theatre?
If you google Tom Morris, the acclaimed creator of War Horse and Artistic Director of Bristol Old Vic, you’ll be directed to a page about Old Tom Morris, the Victorian golfer who won the Open Championships four times in the 1860s.
Want to get involved with The Boat Shed?
This Summer, we are opening a new pop-up venue on the quay: the Boat Shed. The season will feature exhibitions, theatre, live music, a BBQ, a golf course and two bars. We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic people to join our volunteer team for the Summer.
The Boat Shed: An Introduction
It was a beautiful summer’s day when we walked into the building for the first time. Improbably, it was a whole four years ago. The plan was to turn it into a pop-up venue for a summer season. Two things quickly became apparent: 1. It would cost more money than we had to create a pop-up 2. The scale of the building meant it could be so much more than just a pop-up
The Boat Shed Newspaper
In The Boat Shed newspaper we list everything you need to know about what's happening down at the quay this summer in one helpful document. You can read it here.
Creating flexible, open-hearted and inviting spaces
The Maclaines Warehouses, sitting between the River Exe and the canal basin, are a string of beautiful, robust brick and timber buildings with a deep historic past and huge future potential. We have worked closely with the Bike Shed to explore, with the minimum of deft interventions, how these wonderful richly textured buildings can be sensitively upgarded to provide the artistic community of Exeter with a flexible, open hearted and inviting set of spaces for performance, music visual arts, indoor markets and social spaces.
The River Exe rises in the mosses of Exmoor and winds down through the length of the county of Devon, gathering its waters along the way from one of the great sheep-rearing areas of Britain. At Exeter, the river meets the sea and its waters mingle with the oceans. Here, at this interface, people have gathered for centuries to trade their wares, hear stories of distant lands and build a city of enterprise.
The Boat Shed Pop Up Festival
Artist Opportunity: Design The Boat Shed’s Mini Golf
We’ve teamed up with Active Devon to create the best crazy golf course this side of Marsh Barton.
Extra-Live Theatre at The Bike Shed
Coming up soon we have a show featuring an especially inclusive style which is designed to make all audience members feel at home. Although inclusivity and accessibility are values we already try to live by at The Bike Shed, The North! The North! goes further than that.