Theatres, Museums, Galleries in Exeter for Children

Theatres, Museums, Galleries in Exeter for Children

Listings for family cultural activities in Exeter. Fun activities including drama, art & local history. We are very lucky in Exeter to have a thriving cultural scene for families and children.  Child-friendly events take place most weeks across the city, including family plays and musicals, open days and viewings at art galleries and family sessions and exhibitions at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM).


Find our what’s on guide here or read below to find listings for family friendly theatres in Exeter.

Bike Shed Theatre

A family favourite of ours – you never know what magical land will be behind the big wooden doors.  Atmospheric space much loved by all.  Offers range of drama, musicals and puppetry suitable for families.

Contact: 01392 434169

162/3 Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AT

Exeter Northcott Theatre

Based at the University, offers a wide range of productions from local and national companies, including drama, musicals and ballet.

Contact: Box Office: 01392 72 63 63

Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QB

Exeter Phoenix

Art centre offering music, art, film, theatre and comedy with many family friendly events.  Some events offer relaxed performances so you don’t need to worry about children moving around or making a noise.

Contact: Box office: 01392 667080

Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS

Exeter Barnfield 

Dating from 1890, this purpose built theatre holds a variety of shows, conferences, Mother & Toddler groups, theatre schools and great music.

Contact: Box Office on: 01392 271808

Barnfield Road, Exeter, EX1 1SN

Cygnet New Theatre

Training school for actors that puts on a range of shows during the year, some of which are family shows.

Contact: 01392 277189

Friars Gate, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4AZ

Corn Exchange Theatre

Multi functional venue that operates as a theatre and concert hall.  Range of touring productions, including big Christmas Panto.

Contact: 01392 665866

George Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW


Museums in Exeter


The Royal Albert Memorial Museum is the main museum in Exeter and has a range of fixed and touring exhibitions.  Lots and lots of touches for children.  Bee bags, dressing up, interactive displays and play area.  Easily accessible displays and fairly relaxed about children enjoying looking and learning.  Closed on Mondays.  Cafe with children’s meals.

Contact: 01392 265 858

Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3RX