Our Guide To Outdoor Events

Our sizzling summer season is here, bringing with it a host of exciting outdoor events.

Miracle Theatre will kick off the outdoor programme with a week of Wild West fun in Rougemont Gardens.  Alongside workshops, hoedown and root in’ tooting’ fun, Miracle Theatre will treat Exeter to their own brand of award-winning open-air theatre with their latest show, The Magnificent Three.

Back in the glorious sunshine of the Exeter Phoenix terrace, a steady flow of bands and guest DJs will be at our Ale & Cider Festival. This free event, in association with St Austell Brewery, will see excellent prices on a range of the best ales and ciders from the region, a table tennis tournament, and more.

The al fresco fun continues with Exeter’s most anticipated cinema event. Join us in Northernhay Gardens to celebrate Big Screen In The Park’s fifteenth birthday. This year’s event is set to be bigger and better than ever, with five nights of screenings on rare and glorious 35mm film. With Toy StoryAmelieThe ShiningInterstellar and Ghostbusters, there really is something for everyone.

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With Exeter Phoenix set to bring arts out into the summer sunshine, we’d like to share with you our top tips for enjoying these outdoor events…

1)   Get cosy!

Bring whatever you need to enjoy a cosy evening in beautiful surroundings. Blankets, woollies, and insect spray make it onto our list!

2)   Bring a seat!

We’re not just talking about fold up chairs! An array of rugs, cushions, blankets and pillows can make the perfect nest to enjoy your evening.

3)   Get social!

An evening of entertainment under the stars can be a great way to round up your friends and family and do something different.

4)   Expect the unexpected!

How often do you get the chance to see a film and enjoy a stunning sunset at the same time? How about enjoying some theatre with unannounced special appearances by wildlife? There’s always something a little different at an outdoor event!

5)   Bring an appetite!

Our outdoor events include the chance to try something a bit different. Bring your own picnic or take advantage of the colourful and diverse street food stalls on-site. Whether it’s picnics with Miracle Theatre, candy floss and popcorn at Big Screen In The Park, or pie and pint deals at the Ale & Cider Festival, we’ve got it covered!

6)   Arrive Early!

Get there early enough to pick a great spot, settle in, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings in good company.

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