Sidwell St, Exeter EX4 6PL, UK – 0333 014 4501
Only problem is that when you enter the auditorium it's pitch black, you can't see where you are sitting or where to put your drink. Someone sat on my lap and my husband spilt his drink. Please turn the lights up a little till people are seated and again at the end of the film.
A classic Cinema experience. Now offering all seats for £6 throughout the week. Fantastic.
Summerland Gate, Cheeke St, Exeter EX1 2DD, UK – 0345 308 4620
Bright noisy multiplex showing all the latest blockbusters. Avoid the terrible snacks though unless you're happy overdosing your children on sugar and additives. They still play the stupidly loud Dobly surround sound short before every children's film. Why?
Great seat near the front to watch Mission Impossible Fallout. Too many adverts before the main event. Comfortable seat
51 Bartholomew St W, Exeter EX4 3AJ, UK – 0871 902 5730
Excellent small cinema. Fair prices for seats, good cafe, comfortable sofas available to watch the movies from, and really excellent toilet facilities. Will definitely be returning!
This is how a cinema is done. Comfy seats, no worrying about the person in from and welcome staff. A breath of fresh air after the usual Vue / Showcase cinemas.
Barnfield Rd, Exeter EX1 1SN, UK – 01392 271808
Great local theatre in the centre of Exeter. Parking close by. Friendly staff and a bar on site. Great shows. I have been many times and enjoyed the shows and the theatre. If you want to put on a production the staff are really helpful. They will also leave you to get on with it when you need to.
Pleasant city centre theatre venue. Often shows plays by local companies, including Exeter Little Theatre and Exeter college students. I went to the monthly music club which is usually in the Clifford room, friendly and only £2 entry
Stocker Rd, Exeter EX4 4QB, UK – 01392 726363
I've seen a couple of shows here - one with my daughter and one with friends - and both were excellent. I've also just booked tickets for a musical which I'm really looking forward to. There's a really wide range of shows from stuff aimed at very young children through to very adult comedies. The seating is well laid out with quite steep raking so that you don't have problems with tall people's heads blocking your view. The online booking system is very easy to use with a good interface to see which seats are free and how much they are. The tickets are reasonably priced, and as long as you get there with a bit of time to spare you can park very close by. Parking is free after 6pm. There's a bar with a good range of drinks, and also soft drinks, sweets and ice creams.
Exeter's best theatre for plays. Not super easy to get to as it's on the University Campus and not in the city centre (hence 4 rather than 5 stars). Prices are generally reasonable as best seats rarely more than around £25-30. However some of the family offerings are a tad pricey making the theatre still appear a middle-class pursuit in many people's eyes. Nice restaurant and bar, sometimes including food with a performance. Imaginative cocktails available. Booking easy and phone personnel especially friendly and helpful. Wheelchair access throughout.
Gandy St, Exeter EX4 3LS, UK – 01392 667080
Main events very late. Long gaps between support acts. Could be much better managed gigs. Coming in from s Devon late leave. Car park closing becomes tight. Needs better, smoother running gigs
Went to watch a film at the small cinema here. It is a little gem with good seats, better than watching on the small screens at the Vue. The bonus is that it is cheaper. Don't spread the word too much as it then won't be a hidden gem! Also has an excellent bar/cafe here for all your food and drinks.