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“Great local theatre”

The Bike Shed Theatre and Cocktail Bar
Ranked #18 of 123 things to do in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Nestled at the end of an alley in the heart of Exeter, The Bike Shed Theatre is an award-winning performance space and cocktail bar. We make and present productions with and from some of the finest small-scale companies in the UK. Meanwhile, our bar extends a welcome before and after each show, as well as those who enjoy a midweek cocktail or a dance into the small hours. ‘An organisation crucial to the ecology of theatre in the UK’ THE GUARDIAN November 2015 ‘A refreshing break with tradition’ EXETER LIVING December 2015
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great local theatre”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Perfect for a small theatre trip, or just some drinks in the lovely bar.
I've been to a few productions, but usually just visit as a place for relaxed, friendly drinks.

Visited November 2013
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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Quirky and lovely!”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Want a night out with a slightly more sophisticated edge in the heart of a busy city, then this is it. Great list of hand shaken cocktails and friendly staff (great cakes as well!). All this run alongside a small but well established theatre. Good for theatre experience or just a quiet drink for those who like to hear what their friends are saying!

Visited April 2014
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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Wonderful haven in the centre of Exeter!”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Had a fabulous evening at the Bike Shed- Loved the show and the quirky vintage decor - do try the Moscow Disco cocktails!

Visited April 2014
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A must on your night out in Exeter”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

This is was the first place I went to on my first night in Exeter and I have been ever since a usual customer. Very friendly and laid back atmosphere, independent plays and lots of other things to do.

Visited April 2014
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Very special”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Exeter is lacking a really good big theatre, we never get any of the big touring productions and the much of what is staged at the Northcott, Corn Exchange and Barnfield is truly woeful. It is therefore lovely to have a theatre which attracts quality, innovative productions. We have seen a number of productions at the Bike Shed Theatre: all have been superbly acted and have been thought provoking and original. The bar next to the theatre is a lovely place to hang out.

Visited April 2014
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