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‘The venue was beautiful, all the staff were great, and we were very well looked after. A pleasure from start to finish.’

Situated in the heart of the city, Exeter Phoenix 
is a vibrant, multi-purpose venue, offering flexible conferencing and meeting rooms for every type of event. Our building houses art galleries, 4 workshop studios, a theatre/auditorium, a cinema/screening space and a café bar. The building is located in the centre of the city close to hotels, high street shops, public car parks and to the main bus and train stations.

The flexibility of the auditorium encourages a host of conferences, seminars and exhibitions with the added use of four studio rooms. There is a box office, as well as video and lighting equipment available with expert staff on hand. The drama, dance and art studios are a great resource to use for workshops, classes and courses, for informal meetings and as rehearsal space.

A range of brand new, top of the range facilities were built during 2015. These include a new cinema/screening space, a balcony in our main auditorium. Early 2016 saw the completion of a larger digital media suite, and more exciting plans are in the pipeline.

To ensure your event runs smoothly we have a dedicated team managing your booking from start to finish. We can provide technical support and technical equipment is also available for hire. There is the provision of Wi-Fi in the Café Bar.

Exeter Phoenix café bar is on hand at
 all times to ensure all your hospitality requirements are met. Buffet menus are available as well as a selection of delicious food and a variety of hot and cold drinks which can be ordered from the bar. The café has a fully licensed bar with most of the public spaces licensed for entertainment up until 2am.




All seated: 270
Or standing + balcony: 530

16m x 11m x 7m high

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Fully Air Conditioned
Fully accessible on the ground floor
Induction loop available
Technical specification available upon request


Dance Studio

Theatre style 70
Standing 125
Classroom style 30 – 40

16m x 7.2m

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Fully accessible from the stairs and lift.

Situated on the first floor, the Dance Studio is a popular meeting room ideal for practical workshops and training sessions, seminars and breakout sessions. This spacious room doubles up as our Voodoo Lounge, available for smaller music gigs, theatre productions and private parties.



Drama Studio

Theatre style 40
Classroom style 25

9.3 x 6m

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Fully accessible from the stairs and lift.

Located on the first floor, the Drama Studio is a light and spacious room able. An ideal space for meetings, focus groups, seminars, workshops and break out sessions



Art Studio


6.5m x 5.2m

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Fully accessible from the stairs and lift.

The Art Studio is ideal space for smaller focus groups or presentations. Located on the first floor, it is easily accessible from the stairs and lift.


Meeting Room

Board room style 14

6m x 4.5m

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Fully accessible from the stairs and lift.

Located on the first floor and with plenty of natural light our meeting room is an ideal location for hosting meetings and interviews. This room is set up in a board room style and seats a maximum of 14 delegates.


Top Studio

30 delegates

9m x 6.1m

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The Top Studio situated on the second floor. This space is suitable for seminars, meetings, training sessions and practical workshops. The Top Studio is light and airy space with spectacular views over Exeter.





Max standing 120 delegates (this is dependent on the exhibition)

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Need a venue to hold a drinks reception or entertain clients? Why not use our Galleries?

Throughout the year Exeter Phoenix delivers a rich programme of exciting contemporary art and installations featuring a wide variety of local, national and international artists. The Galleries are perfect for stimulating conversation and discussion within a relaxed and friendly environment.


Digital Workshop

Space for 12 people, with 7 Macs

4.5m x 5.9m

This newly refurbished mac based training suite is nestled between Exeter Phoenix’s Film Production Office and Studio 74. Brand new macs, high end facilities, wireless connectivity and the latest editions of Adobe Premier Pro, Final Cut Pro, After Effects and the full Adobe Digital Design Suite. Room hire per day from £200 and single machine hire from £20. Fully accessible with ramped access and accessible toilet facilities.



Apple Mac & Desk Space

Hire Price: £20 per day

7 Macs are installed with a selection of the latest editions of Adobe Premier Pro, Final Cut Pro, After Effects and the full Adobe Digital Design Suite.

Exeter Phoenix’s Digital Workshop is a newly refurbished mac based training suite with high end facilities, wireless connectivity and the latest editions of professional editing and creative software. A great way to work independently on a project or alongside other creative professionals.



General Facilities

Exeter Phoenix boasts in-house technical facilities unrivalled in the region. There is a vast pool of state of the art equipment, knowledge & know how that equips us to cater for even the most technically demanding event.

Be it film presentations, theatre, corporate seminars and award ceremonies, music or video shoots, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience that coupled with our highly flexible performance space, make Exeter Phoenix the perfect choice of venue for your event.

We host on average over 200 events per year within the building and supply equipment
 and technical professionals for external events. As such we are constantly expanding and updating equipment to keep ahead of the fast moving entertainments and arts industry.

With our digital department, we are able to provide a comprehensive audio/visual service, including producing short films to accompany presentations or events, live filming at events and post production and editing. We can record professional studio quality audio at live events and have highly experienced studio engineers to master recordings or combine these with video footage for a full service.

We uphold the highest production values during all stages of events, from the low-key seminar, to the sell out concert, or audiovisual extravaganza. As a result we have many years of satisfied clients many of which return year after year. Our clients include Question Time, Bose, Fat Face, Barnardo’s, BBC, Twofour Production, Youth Dance England, Royal Ballet, Open University, Culture SW and Centre for Sustainable Energy.

We are always happy to discuss and offer advice on technical aspects of potential events plus help you plan a successful and smooth running show.

Exeter Phoenix is also home to several tenant organisations with exciting facilities of their own, Phonic FM (community radio station) and Sound Gallery Studios (recording studio and rehearsal spaces). Together, we can help provide access to a wide number of facilities for your commercial needs such as voice-over recordings, a music library for radio and television ads, podcasts, music composition and music software training. All under one roof.

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