Christmas Parties at The Boat Shed

After a wonderful summer, The Boat Shed is re-opening its doors to host a number of exclusive Christmas parties. If you’re booking the office party and are looking for something a little different, talk to us.

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New Play Happiness Ltd. By Tom Nicholas Premieres This October

Happiness Ltd is a hilarious, urgent new play which asks prescient questions about happiness, depression and how we measure the success, or otherwise, of a life.

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Tom Marshman on Beacons, Icons and Dykons

BID is interested in the oldie worldly, the forgotten, the kitsch and the camp. We run film nights where we sometimes, cheekily don’t play all the film. The film is interrupted with hit and run performances that seem to overtake the film or move the audience from being a passive audience to being very present in the room.

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The Bike Shed Theatre joins pioneering bid to end middle-class domination of arts organisations

The Bike Shed Theatre has been selected as one of forty organisations across the country to take part in a flagship scheme to help end middle-class domination of the arts. The Exeter venue will join arts organisations including Turner Contemporary and Sage Gateshead on the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme which will employ graduates from lower income backgrounds.

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Tom Nicholas on The Bike Shed and writing Happiness Ltd.

Happiness Ltd. is a new play from the writer Tom Nicholas. It is the latest project in a seven-year relationship with The Bike Shed Theatre. Here Tom talks about his development as a playwright and the small role.

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Rebecca Atkinson-Lord on her inspiration behind The Class Project

It’s my story through and through, but I think maybe, it’s also Britain’s story; we’ve worked hard and done our best for a lifetime; we’ve done everything they told us to do and we’ve given up some really important things along the way. And now here we are. A bit lost.

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Our Bar Manager, Justine Bock, Wins Series of International Placements

The Bike Shed Theatre’s Bar Manager, Justine Bock has been selected for a series of international placements this summer recognising her as one of the UK’s most exciting new cocktail-makers.

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The Boat Shed Closing Party

You might have heard we're closing the doors on the Boat Shed pop up, on the 2 Sept (this Saturday!). That's right, the pop up is closing and that can only mean one thing. It's time for a CLOSING PARTY.

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Actor Call Out: Happiness Ltd.

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The Bike Shed remains an ACE National Portfolio Organisation

Arts Council England today announced that The Bike Shed Theatre has once again been selected as a National Portfolio Organisation. Funding over the next four years will enable the Exeter-based venue to continue its support for theatre-makers and to stage quality new work from across the country.

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