Cultural Venues Team Up in Exeter

Exeter is at its best when organisations work together. Using three of our spaces, we’re delighted to be welcoming the phenomenal creatives support by Fuel Theatre for a week of exceptional theatre.

Gyre and Gimble will be telling the fascinating true story of The Hartlepool Monkey at Exeter Phoenix, whilst Exeter Library takes a massive leap forward in its cultural offer with the first ever sharing of Uninvited Guests’ new show To Those Born Later. The Bike Shed has two acclaimed autobiographical pieces – Inua Ellams’ An Evening With An Immigrant and Racheal Ofori’s Portrait – whilst David Rosenberg’s Fiction is a thriller that uses headphones and takes place in pitch black.

Each of our venues is different, both physically and in terms of who uses them. Coordinating our activities enables us to utilise our strengths whilst attracting a wider audience to engage with our activity.

This festival allows us to showcase some of the highest quality and most pioneering theatre being made in the country in Exeter and we’re delighted to be working in collaboration to achieve more for our audiences and the city.


Patrick Cunningham, Director, Exeter Phoenix

Ciara Eastell, Chief Executive, Libraries Unlimited

David Lockwood, Director, The Bike Shed Theatre