children's theatre Exeter

Children's Theatre in ExeterWe are very lucky to have so much amazing children’s theatre in Exeter. There are regular productions of drama, music and ballet from local and touring production companies.

We will keep this page as updated as we can but do let us know of any productions that we have missed.  We are also very happy include details of amateur productions – let us know and we will do the rest.


Children’s Theatre in Exeter


Find details of family friendly drama productions in Exeter in the next few months.

The Bike Shed / The Boat Shed

Fore St, Exeter EX4 3AT

01392 434169



The Northcott

Stocker Rd, Exeter EX4 4QB

01392 726363


Around the World in 80 Days

Tue 10 – Sun 15 October 2017 book now

The mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. Join Fogg and his loyal valet, Passepartout, as they voyage from the misty alleys of Victorian London to the exotic subcontinent and the Wild West in a race against the clock.

The Night Pirates

Sat 28 – Sun 29 October 2017 book now

Rough, tough little girl pirates.
With their own pirate ship.
A ship set for sailing.
A ship off on adventures.

Adapted from the best-selling children’s book by Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright, The Night Pirates tells the tale of a group of little girl pirates who descend on a young boy called Tom at bedtime.

Dick Whittington

Sat 2 December 2017 – Sun 7 January 2018 book now

Pantomime comes home to the Northcott with a spectacular new staging of Dick Whittington, starring Exeter’s most popular Dame – Steve Bennett and directed by one of the country’s leading pantomime directors, Tony Lidington.

The Boy Who Climbed Into The Moon

Wed 14 – Sat 17 February 2018 book now

A magical tale of big ideas and sky-high courage…

Some pretty odd ideas are floating around Paul’s street. There’s Mabel, whose brother hides under a brown paper bag. And Clarence the poodle who thinks he can fly. But Paul has the oddest idea of all. He thinks that the moon is a hole in the sky and he’s going to climb into it.

The Barnfield

Barnfield Rd, Exeter EX1 1SN

01392 270891

Cygnet Theatre

Friars’ Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ

01392 277189

Exeter Corn Exchange

George St, Exeter EX1 1BU

01392 665866

Exeter Phoenix

Gandy St, Exeter EX4 3LS

01392 667080

Your Toys

Thu 26 Oct 2017 | 11.30am & 2.30pm | £10 (£8)* | 5-9 yrs Booking
This show is made by your toys. A new show for 5-9 year olds, bringing the audiences own toys to life using a unique style of puppetry, original live music and quirky humour.

The Hartlepool Monkey

Tue 07 Nov 2017 – Wed 08 Nov 2017 | £12 (£10) | Tuesday Booking

An adventure story for sea dogs and landlubbers, children and adults alike.

A French ship runs aground off the coast of England. Only a cabin girl and the ship’s mascot, a chimpanzee, survive and make it to shore. But the townsfolk mistake the monkey, in its military uniform, for a spy, and condemn him to a life-or-death trial. What will the verdict be – and can the local children save the day?

The Doodle Dance Show

12th November | 1.30pm and 4pm | £8 (£5) | +4 Booking

Children and their families are invited to grab a pen and join in the action, as the whole audience comes together to turn a giant piece of paper into a delightfully anarchic world populated by crazy birds, dancing pirates, strange underwater creatures and maybe more…

Apple John

Sat 18 Nov 2017 – Sun 19 Nov 2017 | £10 (£7)* | Family £30* (2 adults + 2 children / 1 adult + 3 children) | for ages 5-11  Booking

A woman sits on a train. As it rocks her through the countryside she feels the kicks of her baby in her tummy. She starts to eat an apple and finds that, strangely, the seeds inside have already started to sprout. Then she throws the core out of the window. Whoosh. A jolt and the baby is on its way. John is born. And that night, out by the railway, an apple tree starts to grow.

Lucy and the Lost Ones

Wed 06 Dec 2017 – Fri 08 Dec 2017, Mon 11 Dec 2017 – Wed 13 Dec 2017, Sun 17 Dec 2017, Wed 20 Dec 2017 – Fri 22 Dec 2017, Sun 24 Dec 2017, Thu 28 Dec 2017  Booking
This is Lucy calling outer space, Lucy to outer space. Is anyone receiving me?

Lucy has always wanted to be a scientist. The kind of scientist that looks at the stars and has loads of really cool gadgets. Lucy already has a telescope of her own. She even has her own observatory (garden shed), and last Christmas she asked for a radio receiver (and a signed poster of Brian Cox).

Lucy and the Lost Ones Children's Theatre Exeter

Lucy and the Lost Ones Children’s Theatre Exeter