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Exeter Phoenix Christmas Cards

We are delighted to reveal our range of charity Christmas cards. These are now available to buy from our box office for £1 each or £3 for 4. These cards have been produced by our Freefall Youth Arts Group project.

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Two Short Nights 2018

Last week, our annual celebration of short film and the people who make them – Two Short Nights Film Festival – took place. Filmmakers, industry professionals and film fans flocked to the venue for an extraordinary programme that placed international short films alongside emerging local talent.

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Festive Fun At Exeter Phoenix

            Festive Fun At Exeter Phoenix The festive season is upon us!  Whether you’re looking for festive frivolity, handmade gifts, Christmas classics, or festive family theatre, you’ve come to the right place!  What’s On: Quirk…

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Two Short Nights Film Festival Now On Sale

Tickets are now on sale for Exeter Phoenix’s Two Short Nights Film Festival, which will take place from 28th-30th November. The 17th annual festival of short film brings a diverse programme of short film screenings and events to Exeter’s city-centre arts venue.

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Win free tickets to a time-travelling cabaret show

Win free tickets to a time-travelling cabaret show Miriam Sherwood and her grandfather make for an unlikely double-act in Rendezvous In Bratislava. He’s got the stories and she loves telling them, but there’s a problem. They’ve never met, and he’s been…

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Captioned Theatre at Come As You Are Festival

We’re delighted that the upcoming Come As You Are Festival will be hosting a variety of theatre events that will be accessible to a D/deaf or hard of hearing audience. This following performances will be captioned using The Difference Engine, delivering…

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South West Documentary Commission 2019

We are pleased to announce applications are open for an exciting new opportunity for the region’s filmmakers. This year, we’re partnering with Real Stories to offer filmmakers and animators the chance to win £1000 to create a new documentary short film in 2019. 

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Skate Kitchen + WOW Exeter Panel Discussion

The latest feature film from the director of The Wolfpack, Skate Kitchen follows shy 18-year-old skateboarder, Camille. Camille lives on Long Island with her mother. On Instagram she discovers ‘The Skate Kitchen’, an all girl skateboarding crew from New York. The screening will be followed by a special post-screening panel discussion in partnership with WOW Exeter.

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WOW Festival Information

WOW Women Of The World Festival Information WOW Passes Buy a WOW pass to gain access to all events marked as ‘Part Of The WOW Pass’ as you pick and mix your own timetable of talks, debates and performances, be…

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NEW TALENT INITIATIVE ANNOUNCED FOR SOUTH WEST BASED FILMMAKERS

A new talent initiative to promote filmmaking in the South West is being launched at the Exeter Phoenix on Tue 7.pm 18 Sep at with the first of a series of monthly events aimed at helping aspiring new filmmakers, providing them with support and inspiration for their projects.

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FREE CINEMA TICKETS FOR NATIONAL LOTTERY CINEMA DAY

Did you know everytime you play The National Lottery you’re supporting British film as well as community projects in your local area? To say THANK YOU we’re inviting you to join us and see a film on Lotto in Studio 74 on Sun 30 Sep 2018 to be a part of the National Lottery Cinema Day.

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Win free tickets to Youngblood Brass Band

Fancy winning tickets to the hottest brass band in town?! Young Blood Brass Band come to Exeter on Mon 10 Sep for a raucous night of riotous music.  Youngblood Brass Band flouts convention in an ecstatic, raucous, incendiary fashion, taking…

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Come As You Are Festival

When did you come out as male? Or female? Camden People’s Theatre will be taking over our venue with a host of performances and workshops from gender-anarchists with more questions than answers.

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New Season Announced

Welcome to a brand new season at Exeter Phoenix! 

We are delighted to share our Sep-Dec 2018 season with you, jam packed full of exciting events and activity. 

Click through to discover our highlights…

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South West Showcase

Are you a South West based filmmaker aged 16-19? In collaboration with Into Film, we’re on the look-out for short films made by filmmakers aged 16-19 based in the South West of England. Successful films will be included in a special South…

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£5 Cinema All Summer Long In Studio 74

Save a fortune on cinema tickets (and sun cream) with £5 cinema tickets in Studio 74! All summer long, we’ll be selling tickets for each screening for just £5 (plus free air con with every ticket!). There will be a…

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2-4-1 Cinema Tickets At Studio 74

Fancy 2-4-1 cinema tickets at Studio 74 for the rest of the year*? Buy your Big Screen In The Park tickets this week to be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize. Big Screen In The Park returns…

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Under Construction

Our summer refurb project is underway! This summer we’re making some big improvements to our beautiful building. The refurbishment project will see an expansion of the main gallery spaces, the installation of a glass vestibule to the front of the building and improvements to the visitor facilities. 

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Free comedy tickets

Do you like mysteries? Do you know what goes bump in the night? Are you the sort of person who says: ‘I wonder what that was?’. Then this is the show for you! We’re giving away a pair of free…

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Summer Showcase Line-Up Announced

We are delighted to announce a stunning line-up for our Summer Showcase theatre festival. 

From cabaret to comedy, drag to drama, choral works to new collaborations, Spiderman to Brexit, immersive audio to dark dystopias, personal stories, global stories – our Summer Showcase has it all. 

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Exeter Phoenix Design & Build Commission

This summer it’s all change at Exeter Phoenix! Throughout the summer months, we’re making some big improvements to our beautiful building. Major refurbishments being made to the venue’s foyer, galleries, auditorium seating and toilets. We’re looking for input from the…

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Win a pair of theatre tickets

Win a pair of tickets to NukeTown. It’s going to be a blast.   About the show… NUKETOWN MON 14 MAY | 8pm | £12 What would you do with 205 billion pounds? Nuketown is a combined storytelling and protest art…

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A summer of Fringe Theatre

Theatregoers! This summer, get ready for something different. Something experimental. Something new. It’s time for a season of fringe theatre at Exeter Phoenix.

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Meet Our New Associate Artists

We have selected four artists to join our Creative Hub’s Associate Artist scheme for 2018. Each year, we select artists working across a variety of disciplines and offer them help and support to develop their practice and create new work….

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2018 Film Commission Winners Announced

Ideas for new short films have been streaming in since we opened entries for our filmmaking commissions at Two Short Nights, and we are delighted to announce the winners of our 2018 Short Film and 2018 Micro Film Commissions. These…

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Introducing Social [practice]

This summer we are launching a brand new series of events called Social [practice]. These evening sessions will offer an alternative platform for artists and creatives to explore ideas around sharing and making in a collaborative process.

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The Wonderful Everyday

We’re teaming up with IKEA to bring the wonderful everyday to Exeter this weekend!  To celebrate the opening of the new IKEA Exeter store on Thu 10 May, a series of special events are happening throughout the city.   In collaboration…

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New Season On Sale Now!

Summer Season on Sale Now A Summer Of Creativity And Culture Today we announce our new season of events spanning the summer months. With music, cinema, theatre, comedy, dance, art, creative workshops and everything in between the new season guarantees…

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We Chaired Up Exeter Phoenix!

A big thank you to these wonderful supporters who have signed up to Adopt A Seat in our auditorium!  Anna Ingram  Dan Coxon Andrew Dean Ms Annemarie MacDonald Ali Lucas Kelly Jenkins George Hood Mrs Helen Voysey Emma Bonnor-Moris Simon…

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Adopt A Seat

We’re looking for Exeter Phoenix’s biggest supporters to do something amazing and Adopt a Seat in our auditorium to keep creativity thriving in Exeter.

By Adopting a Seat at Exeter Phoenix you’ll be helping to bring exceptional theatre, music, comedy and dance to your city. This is a huge part of our future and we’d love for you to become a part of the furniture. 

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Easter At Exeter Phoenix

We’re home to a variety of events this Easter that are guaranteed to keep creative youngsters entertained. From family theatre to film school, coding to card making, animation workshops to animated films, we’ve got it covered. Want to get animated?…

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We Just Got Greener!

In 2015 we made history by opening Studio 74, the first solar-powered cinema in the South West. We have continued our commitment to paving a greener future for the arts in the city and recently added further solar panels to…

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Oscar Winning Films in Studio 74

Several of our upcoming films picked up Oscars at last night’s 90th Academy Awards Ceremony. THE SHAPE OF WATER Mon 5 Mar – Thu 8 Mar Best Director (Guillermo Del Toro) Best Production Design Best Score Best Picture     …

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Performers! Apply Now For Our Summer Showcase

Want to perform at Exeter Phoenix? Apply Now For Our Summer Showcase!  Are you looking for a platform to perform new work? Want to preview your show before it goes to the Edinburgh Fringe this summer? Applications are now open…

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Win a pair of theatre tickets

We’re giving away a pair of theatre tickets to Live Before You Die on Thu 15 Mar.  Enter The Competition Sign up to our mailing list for your chance to win:  The ticket winner will be contacted by email by Thu…

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Students! Enjoy 2-4-1 comedy this Sunday

Want to round your weekend off with some big laughs? We’re offering you 2-4-1 tickets to a night of comedy this Sunday! Just use the code doublebill when booking and we’ll apply the discount automatically. Expect a high quality of…

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Experience Japan Through Cinema This Spring

We are delighted to welcome The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme back to Studio 74 for an enlightening showcase of Japanese cinema this spring. The annual touring film programme returns to our independent cinema with a selection of acclaimed films focusing on themes of ‘secrets and lies’.

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BAFTA Winning Films In Studio 74

And the winner is… We are delighted that several of our upcoming screenings picked up awards at last night’s BAFTA ceremony. The Shape Of Water Fri 2 Mar – Thu 8 Mar Best Original Music Best Production Design Best Director…

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A Trio Of Daniel Day-Lewis Films Head To Studio 74

Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis has announced his retirement from acting. To celebrate his illustrious and critically acclaimed career, we bring you a trio of our favourite Daniel Day-Lewis films, including his newly released final film Phantom Thread. Tickets for Studio…

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Morning Movies For £4.50

Looking for an entertaining way to kickstart your day? With tickets just £4.50, join us in Studio 74 for a selection of early morning screenings of new releases.

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Valentine’s Day At Exeter Phoenix

Looking for something extra special this Valentine’s Day? We’ve got you covered!  …For the music lover The Eskies – Wed 14 Feb The Eskies bring their unique brand of folk noir, gypsy jazz and swaggering stage specatacle to our auditorium…

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Tutor Callout

We currently run a wide range of courses for creative freelancers, corporate clients and complete beginners taking their first steps into Digital Print and Web Design, Filmmaking, Animation, Photography, Marketing, and many other areas. We are looking to extend this…

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2018 Oscar Nominations Announced

And the nominations are in… Awards season is hotting up! The Oscar nominations are in, and we are thrilled that so many of Studio 74’s upcoming films made the cut. Read on for a full breakdown of our upcoming films…

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Introducing E-Tickets

Want to help make the world a greener place? Help us cut down on our printing! Buying a last-minute present? Enjoy immediate free delivery! We’re always looking for ways to improve your experience with us, and so we are excited…

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A message from our fundraiser

Our Fundraising and Development Manager would like to share some news with you. Here’s to 2018! I hope that yours has started brilliantly and that you had a great Christmas. So far, 2018 has been a fantastic year for us and…

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Ticketing System Charge

A £1 ticketing system charge applies to all tickets bought online. This helps us to pay for the ticketing software and website management, ensuring we can provide you with the best possible experience. As a charity, we don’t charge this…

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Great! We’ll keep in touch.

Thank you! We’ll continue to keep in touch with you about upcoming events, offers, news, fundraising appeals and creative opportunities.  Review your contact preferences You can review your preferences at any time by signing into your account here or by calling…

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Over £10,000 Support Available To South West Filmmakers

Each year Exeter Phoenix commissions new work from filmmakers and visual artists as part of our commitment to supporting artists, nurturing great talent and enabling the production of new work. We are now inviting creative and inspiring proposals for our 2018 short film commission schemes with over £10,000 of support available.

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New Season Announced

We’re kicking off 2018 with a sensational line-up of events! The past six months have seen some exciting changes here at Exeter Phoenix. With a large capital project to improve facilities on the horizon, and the launch of our fundraising…

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Two Short Nights Award Winners Announced

Local and International Filmmakers Scoop Awards at Two Short Nights Film Festival Our annual short film festival, Two Short Nights, brought flocks of filmmakers, viewers and industry professionals to the city last week for a celebration of short film. Now…

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Quirk Theatre On ‘What Makes Exeter Phoenix…’

In October we launched You Make Exeter Phoenix, an appeal to raise £60,000 for major refurbishments to our beautiful building. Since then we’ve been talking to some of the people who make Exeter Phoenix thrive, like Simon Hall, one of the creative…

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Ashley Thorpe on ‘What Makes Exeter Phoenix’

Last month we launched You Make Exeter Phoenix, an appeal to raise £60,000 for major refurbishments to our beautiful building. Since then we’ve been talking to some of the people who make Exeter Phoenix thrive, like animator and filmmaker Ashley Thorpe. Ashley has…

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What’s On This Christmas

Let The Good Times Roll This Christmas (And the Mulled Cider Flow) This festive season, we’re inviting families and party-goers to sample an alternative Christmas. From mid November, we will be hosting a festive flurry of cultural events from family…

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Nikki Sved on ‘What Makes Exeter Phoenix’

Nikki Sved on What Makes Exeter Phoenix Last month we launched You Make Exeter Phoenix, an appeal to raise £60,000 for major refurbishments to our beautiful building. Since then we’ve been talking to some of the people who make Exeter…

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Winter is coming…

  Winter is coming… …And it comes bearing gifts! The nights are drawing in, mince pies are (already!) hitting the shelves, and you’ve had to dig out your proper coat. You know what we call it? Cinema weather! Warm up…

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Celebrate The World of Short Film

Celebrate Short Film at Exeter’s Two Short Nights Film Festival Exeter Phoenix’s annual short film festival, Two Short Nights prepares to bring flocks of filmmakers, viewers and industry specialists to the city this winter in a celebration of short film…

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Winner Announced: Audience Choice Award

Winner announced: Audience Choice Award Exeter Contemporary Open 2017 London-based artist Gareth Cadwallader has today been announced as the recipient of the £200 Audience Choice Award, as voted for by visitors to Exeter Contemporary Open 2017. Cadwallader, who was also…

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Proud to be backing Exeter Pride!

We are proud to be backing Exeter Pride in its bid to host UK Pride 2018. Exeter Pride committee, the group which organises the biggest annual celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) communities in the county of…

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Opportunity for singers to perform at Exeter Phoenix!

Opportunity for singers to perform at Exeter Phoenix Mahogany Opera Group seek singers to join a specially formed community choir who will rehearse and perform as part of the Mozart vs Machine opera. The performance will be on Wed 15 Nov, with…

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Get set for a thrilling halloween

Get set for a thrilling halloween Party goers and film lovers and budding animators – get set for a thrilling halloween at Exeter Phoenix! Celebrate all the things that go bump in the night with film, music and more! Festivities…

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You Make Exeter Phoenix

We’re delighted to have launched You Make Exeter Phoenix – a fundraising appeal to raise £60,000 for major refurbishments to this beautiful building!  This summer, Arts Council England announced that Exeter Phoenix has been awarded £187,000 to improve our gallery spaces and…

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Win Public Service Broadcasting Tickets!

Public Service Announcement! Enter your details now for a chance to win Public Service Broadcasting tickets!   Want to keep in the loop with all the latest news from Exeter Phoenix? Want to be in with a chance to a…

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Winners Announced – Exeter Contemporary Open 2017

From left to right: Aimee Parrott’s Banner 2, Olivia Bax’s Blaaah An exclusive awards ceremony and exhibition opening at Exeter Phoenix last night saw Aimee Parrott announced as the winner of the prestigious £1000 Overall Award for Exeter Contemporary Open…

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The Lost Weekend Headliners Announced

We are pleased to announce that Public Service Broadcasting will be headlining Lost In Music during The Lost Weekend – a new 3-day festival taking place across Exeter.  About Lost In Music Lost In Music spans nine venues across the…

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Film Commissions Updates And Sneak Peeks

Film Commissions 2017 Updates Our commissioned filmmakers have been hard at work over the last five months on their upcoming short film projects. They are really starting to take shape and we are thrilled to be able to share some…

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F-Rating

F-Rating Throughout our programme you will see the ‘F-Rated’ logo accompanying specific films. Studio 74 is proud to champion women in film, and we are delighted to be part of the F-Rating movement.   Developed by Bath Film Festival and…

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Laugh, Sing, Dance & Be Inspired at Exeter Phoenix This Autumn

With more than 100 ticketed events, courses and cinema screenings this season, Exeter Phoenix’s September to December schedule is bursting with captivating ideas, beautiful arts and vibrant music. The city’s most innovative, intriguing and inspired festivals are coming to Exeter…

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Commissioned Film Project Looking For Crew

Exeter Phoenix Commissioned Film Looking For Crew Photographer & filmmaker Jimmy Swindells is looking for professional crew for his Exeter Phoenix commissioned short comedy/drama,  The Aisle. About the project The film has a small budget so this is something to get involved…

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Meet The Team: Laura Cameron-Long

In this new blog series, we’re going to be taking you behind the scenes with some interview with our team members.  Up first this week it’s our Fundraising and Development Manager Laura Cameron-Long, who has been smiling all week as a…

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Summer Film School

Summer Film School is a filmmaking project for young people produced in partnership between Exeter Phoenix & Four Of Swords.   The film school takes around twenty 10-14 year olds and works intensively with them over the course of a week, guiding them…

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Live art hits the streets of Exeter this May

Exeter Phoenix and Blind Ditch present Street LAB, a micro-festival of live art busking hitting the streets of the city during Art Week Exeter (13 – 21 May). The festival showcases an exciting array of entertaining and politically engaged concepts…

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Want to us to wear your drawings?

We’re calling on all artists, doodlers and designers with a love of Exeter Phoenix to help us come up with a new T-shirt design to be worn by our café bar staff throughout 2017/18. Our favourite idea will be selected…

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Academy Award Winning Films Head To Studio 74

We’re delighted to announce a host of Oscar winning films are making their way to Studio 74 over the next few weeks. Read on to find out more.    Manchester By Sea   Kenneth Lonergan’s drama about a grief-stricken Boston janitor scooped an…

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Japanese Exhibition Offer

Save on entry to Japanese films at Exeter Phoenix and the Hiroshige exhibition at RAMM. Studio 74 at Exeter Phoenix and RAMM are offering a £1 special discount: buy a full-price ticket at RAMM and receive £1 off any of…

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Enter Your Film for Two Short Nights Film Festival

Entries are now open for one of the South West’s most vibrant and longest running film festivals, Two Short Nights.

Submissions are invited from filmmakers based across the UK and beyond, working in every genre, from animation and documentary to moving image artwork and music videos.

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BSL Accessible Screenings At Scandifilm

  Scandifilm is a season of Nordic and Scandinavian cinema. It will take place throughout January, February and March at Exeter Phoenix. Scandifilm is unique and enchanting. It will feature exciting film experiences that offer a taste of the Scandinavian culture. At…

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2017 Oscar Nominations Are In

So far, the Golden Globe nominees have been announced and we know who the BAFTA contenders are, but it was yesterday’s Academy Award nomination announcement that has got us really excited for awards season!  We’re delighted to announce that six Oscar…

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2017 Golden Globe Award Winners Announced

With the Golden Globes ceremony kicking off awards season, we’re delighted to announce that a trio of Golden Globe winning films are included in our upcoming film season.  La La Land La La Land broke Golden Globes records, winning every category it was…

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2017 BAFTA Nominations Announced

Awards season kicked off in style with the Golden Globes ceremony earlier this week. Today saw the announcement of the 2017 BAFTA nominations.  We’re delighted to announce that our upcoming film season includes several BAFTA nominated titles. La La Land La…

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Scandifilm 2017

Scandifilm returns to Exeter Phoenix for a third year of unique and enchanting film experiences, all centred around Scandinavian cinema.

This is more than just a film festival. This is an opportunity to live, eat and breathe Scandi. Join us throughout January, February and March to experience our pick of the best new Scandinavian film titles and much more.

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Two Short Nights 2016 Awards Announced

Our annual short film festival, Two Short Nights, brought flocks of filmmakers, viewers and industry specialists to the city last week in a celebration of short film and the people who make them.

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Alien Nation Film Season

A series of eight films which looks at sub-cultural groups will be showing in Studio 74 between From 18 Nov – 13 Dec.

Alien Nation has been curated by Fabian’s Film CIC, a locally based production company. Each film deals with at least one sub-cultural theme around teenage/old age, class, race, gender and disability.

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Work Experience At Exeter Phoenix

Deadline: Wed 21 Dec Exeter Phoenix will be offering several week-long work placements in the summer of 2017. This will involve working with our admin, marketing, digital, tech, and front of house departments on a variety of tasks. Please return…

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Winter At Exeter Phoenix

Contemporary Art Auction, Snow-filled Family Adventures and A Madcap Mix Of Festival Fun In the run up to Christmas, we are delighted to announce some of the biggest events in our calendar including the hotly anticipated line up for our famous sell-out New Years Eve…

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Become an Exeter Phoenix Gallery Invigilator

Are you are looking to gain experience in a contemporary arts environment, and immerse yourself in the Exeter art scene? Exeter Phoenix has a vibrant contemporary art programme with four galleries showing a diverse range of visual arts, from our…

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Right Now Film Festival

This Novemeber, Right Now Film Festival comes to Exeter with a programme of award winning documentary features that follow the lives of people from across the world who are living with the consequences of conflict, corruption, displacement and police brutality

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BFI Black Star

Studio 74 is proud to be taking part in #BFIBlackStar season – the UK’s biggest ever season of film and television dedicated to celebrating the range, versatility and power of black actors. Black Star celebrates the relationship between stars and the audiences who love them, spotlighting great performances by black actors on screen.

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Spark Something Good

Our graffiti garden has been transformed with the help of Marks and Spencers’ Spark Something Good project. A team of green-fingered volunteers spent the day clearing out the messy, disused space and converted it into a beautiful, safe, green area…

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Free Popcorn Saturdays

Last year, we opened our brand new bespoke cinema space, Studio 74. The only truly independent cinema in Exeter, this intimate and beautifully designed 74 seat screening space presents a rolling programme of first rate independent film and latest arthouse releases. Tickets…

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Flash Sale!

THU 1 – MON 5 SEP We’ve teamed up with our pals at the Bike Shed Theatre for a one off FLASH SALE. That means hundreds of bargain tickets for upcoming theatre, live music, workshops and film across the city….

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£750 Film Commission up for grabs to South West Animators

We are inviting proposals for the development of a short animated film project. Selected proposals will be invited to The Live Pitch at Two Short Nights Film Festival in December 2016 where the winning idea will be chosen by panel of industry professionals.

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Cinemas Of Small Nations

This November Studio 74 will be co-hosting Cinemas of Small Nations, a new festival which celebrates the rich film culture of small European nations. 2016 will focus on Wales, Scotland, Romania and Belgium and events will include features, short film…

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An Update From Our Commissioned Filmmakers

Our commissioned filmmakers have been in full swing with their film productions over the last few months, with shoots taking place locally and further afield across the UK. Bethan Highgate-Betts has finished picking up all the last shots for her…

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Plans for Summer Film School 2016 are in full swing!

Here at Exeter Phoenix we love the process of filmmaking and seeing young creative minds develop through artistic practice. This is why we are so excited to be plotting the third edition of our famous Summer Film School, which will be…

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Exeter Contemporary Open 2016

This September we present a significant showcase exhibition of emerging and established contemporary visual artists from across the UK and beyond. Exeter Contemporary Open is an annual, open submission exhibition, which over the last eleven years has built national and international…

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Shooting Season Commences

Shooting Season Commences in style for the Exeter Phoenix Short Film Commissions 2016 After being selected in March, our commissioned filmmakers – including our new Micro Short and RAW film strands – have thrown themselves whole heartedly over the production…

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Volunteer For Big Screen In The Park

7 AUG – 13 AUG This years’ Big Screen In The Park is bigger and better than ever! After the roaring success of last years’ cinema under the stars we’re returning with not six, but seven nights of outdoor cinema magic….

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UnPacked Family Theatre Festival

                  PaddleBoat Theatre Company have packed a very big suitcase full of exciting theatre shows and creative workshops for all the family to enjoy this summer. Exeter is set to experience its…

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Call Out For Tutors

In Autumn 2015 we re-opened our Digital Workshop, which now features brand new macs with the full range of Creative Suite software and Final Cut Pro X to meet a whole host of creative training and project needs. We currently…

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Paper Phoenix Christmas Market

Paper Phoenix – Christmas Market Paper Phoenix is an indie design and art market that will be held on Sat 3 Dec, 10.30am – 4pm. Showcasing the best of Exeter’s established independent designers, whilst nurturing and encouraging up-and-coming talent, Paper Phoenix…

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Cinema at Studio 74

The only truly independent cinema in Exeter, this intimate and beautifully designed 74 seat screening space presents a rolling programme of first rate independent film and latest arthouse releases within a vibrant arts setting, complete with a buzzing Café Bar.

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Artists Moving Image Commission Announced

Exeter Phoenix is delighted to announce the 2016 Artists Moving Image Commission has been awarded to Bristol based artist Ben Tupper to develop a new work A Mythology in Self Defence. Tupper was selected from almost 60 applicants from all…

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BBC Radio 1’s Academy Comes To Exeter Phoenix

We are pleased to announce that we have been chosen to host the prestigious Radio 1 Academy, a week of inspiring creative industry events, gigs and workshops all for young people, which will run alongside the Radio 1’s Big Weekend. Our…

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The Big Night-Owtski

Make your cinema visit extra special with The Big Night-Owtski.

Enjoy a two-course dining experience, a large glass of wine (or any drink of your choice) and a film for just £20 at selected screenings.

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A Top Music Line Up, Explosive Science and Cinematic Food for Thought

We are pleased to announce our new season of events spanning everything from live performance, comedy and music, arthouse cinema and documentaries to contemporary art exhibitions.

What’s more, regular visitors and city centre shoppers will be pleased to hear that our buzzing café bar has rolled out a new menu of fresh, lovingly made nibbles and meals to enjoy on its suntrap terrace.

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Mueseum Of Contemporary Commodities (MoCC)

Valuing the things we buy today as the heritage of tomorrow. Mon 25 Apr – Sat 21 May Imagine as you next walk down the high street or relax in your local park, that everything is known about you –…

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Welcome To The Digital Workshop

You can find our newly refurbished Mac-based training suite is nestled amongst the Film Production Office and Studio 74 at Exeter Phoenix, offering a range of facilities available to hire for any creative digital project. If you are working independently…

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Film Commissions Announced

After receiving a record number of applications for our new and improved commission schemes this year, we have selected the 6 filmmaking teams that will take their innovative ideas to the big screen and premiere their shorts at Two Short…

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Cert.X

CERT.X Playing on a bi-monthly basis from 16 April, CERT.X presents a series of films from the dark corners of cinema history. Before becoming entirely associated with pornography, the X-certificate used to mean adult films of a different kind. These…

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Behind The Scenes – Richard Chappell Dance

Photo Credit: Gemma Ward Photography Despite being just 20 years old, Richard Chappell is already making waves in the dance world, with The Guardian describing him as ‘a choreographer to watch’. This April his dance company will present three works…

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Funding success for Le Navet Bete

Funding Success For Le Navet Bete Funding success for the South West’s much loved physical comedy theatre company Le Navet Bete as they bring back The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in a tornado of laughter. Fresh off the back of…

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See Films For Free

We’re recruiting new volunteer stewards, and are looking for enthusiastic people who love film and enjoy working in a customer focused environment.

As one of our stewards, you’ll get to see great films for free while gaining experience in a professional arts organisation.

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Clowning around with Le Navet Bete

Over February half term, we partnered with internationally acclaimed physical theatre company Le Navet Bete and Devon Young Carers to deliver an intensive week long course on clowning to a group of enthusiastic 13 – 19 year olds. After a…

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See Events For Free!

Are you are looking to gain experience in a professional arts environment, and see a whole host of live music along the way?

Find out more about our volunteering opportunities.

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Spring At Exeter Phoenix

We have just launched our new season of live performance, music, cinema and exhibitions. Spring at Exeter Phoenix presents a whole host of opportunities for great days and nights out with friends.

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Alice In Wonderland As You Have Never Seen Her Before

As part of the legendary city based animation festival Animated Exeter, follow the white rabbit to Studio 74. Here, you can explore the many faces of Alice in Wonderland ahead of our screening of Jan Svankmajer’s alternative animated film Alice on Fri 19 Feb. Pop…

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Ready? Set? Chopsticks!

Take part in our chopstick challenge!

When?

7pm on Wed 2 Mar, before Noriben: Recipe Of Fortune, the first screening in our Japanese film season.

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BAFTA Winning Films At Studio 74

After dominating the awards at yesterday’s BAFTA ceremony, The Revenant has marked itself as a film not to be missed. This season, Studio 74 will be home to five BAFTA winning films, with Spotlight, Inside Out, Room and Star Wars: The Force Awakens also scooping awards. What’s…

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Lovingly Made – Locally Sourced

Whether you’re here for a show or just want to catch a bite to eat in a buzzing city centre café with a sunny terrace, come in and try our new selection of tasty lunch and evening grub.

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Exeter Phoenix Commissions A New Documentary

A Journey From John O’Groats to Land’s End Using Just Local Bus Routes We are pleased to announce that its 2016 Short Documentary Commission has been awarded to local actor and filmmaker Simeon Costello. With a value of over £2200, the…

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Journey With Us Through A Season of Scandinavian Cinema

Journey With Us Through A Season of Scandinavian Cinema A pop up horror cinema in Haldon Forest, explorations into Iceland’s buzzing music scene, and a surf film cold water special; just some of the immersive cinematic experiences on offer at…

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Oscar Nominations 2016

The 2016 Oscar nominations were announced today, and we are thrilled to announce that our upcoming cinema season includes an exciting selection of the following Oscar nominated films. Plus our special ‘Mad About Film‘ offer means you can enjoy any…

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An Interview With Theatre Alibi’s Director

An Interview with Nikki Sved Theatre Alibi return to Exeter Phoenix in February with a new show, Falling. The show’s director Nikki Sved has been involved with the theatre company since the 1990s and offers an insight into their latest show…

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BAFTA Nominations Announced

…And the nominations are in! We’re thrilled to announce that our upcoming film season includes five BAFTA nominated titles. Carol, Bridge Of Spies, Spotlight, Inside Out and Star Wars: The Force Awakens are amongst the films to have been nominated for BAFTA glory. You can…

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New Season Events Now On Sale

 Scandinavian Cinema, Punk Legends and Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival Jan-Feb Events at Exeter Phoenix This new year, we present another vibrant mix of music, art and performance, from award-winning internationally renowned artists to homegrown talent. Alongside a thrilling programme of…

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Fabian’s Film Wants To Hear From You

As Culture, Data, Projector concludes its journey, Fabian’s Film wants to hear from you Exeter Phoenix have supported Fabian’s Film’s latest film project Culture, Data, Projector. The film project concludes over the coming weeks after the close of the epic…

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Two Short Nights Film Festival Award Winners

Local and international directors win awards at the Two Short Nights Film Festival Pictured:  Paul Parncutt and the team behind Cloaned with their award for Best Short Film Commission.   Exeter Phoenix’s annual short film festival, Two Short Nights, brought flocks of filmmakers,…

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Give Someone An Experience They Won’t Forget This Christmas

Exeter Phoenix gift vouchers can be redeemed for anything in our programme, whether it’s a day exploring your creative side at a sculpting workshop, a training session with our filmmaking team, or a great night out at one of the hundreds of gigs we programme every year.

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Behind The Scenes: Brief Encounter

Behind The Scenes: Brief Encounter The making of a classic during the Second World War Now one of the most iconic British films of all time, Brief Encounter endured a rather unique set of filming challenges. Filming took place between January and…

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Behind The Scenes: Birdhouse

Jammy Voo’s latest show, Birdhouse, is a wonderfully surreal comedy horror, inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. Nominated for a Total Theatre Award for Innovation, Experimentation and Playing with Form, Jammy Voo’s Birdhouse introduces us to the four sole survivors…

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First Dates – #BFILove

Our upcoming #BFILove screening of Annie Hall has led to several conversations in the office about memorable first dates. …Unfortunately first dates aren’t always memorable for the right reasons! From the downright awful to the hilarious, and right the way through to the…

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Profile On: James Dean

With our upcoming screenings of the classic Rebel Without A Cause and new biopic Life, we take a look at the legend of James Dean. James Dean is not just an actor. James Dean is a cultural icon. The Telegraph…

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The Lives Of Writers

As part of our Crossing The Line film season, we are screening The Lives Of Others – a classic tale of corruption, politics and human drama set in East Germany, 1984. The film’s writer and director, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck,…

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Gandy Street’s Countdown To Christmas!

As the race to Christmas picks up pace and sparkly trees and glitter start to appear in Exeter, Gandy Street will be buzzing with music and entertainers in their own seasonal festival: Countdown To Christmas. From 5.30pm on Thu 26…

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Upcoming Accessible Theatre Performances

Relaxed Performances A relaxed performance is the opposite of the Quiet Carriage on a train… Do you have a family member who makes involuntary noise, is likely to talk a lot, needs to move around, or gets disturbed by sudden…

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BFI Love Season

Films To Fall In Love With
Films To Break Your Heart

Studio 74 is taking part in one of the UK’s biggest celebrations of romance – the BFI LOVE Season. Rekindling audience passions for film’s most enduring love stories. Featuring Brief Encounter, Annie Hall, Blue Velvet and Fatal Attraction.

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Support Exeter Phoenix as a Volunteer Steward

Deadline: Ongoing Are you are looking to gain experience in a professional arts environment or are you simply a lover of music, performance or film? We are looking for people to assist in the smooth running of our performances, looking…

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Year 10 Work Experience Placements

DEADLINE: TUE 1 JAN Exeter Phoenix will be offering several week-long work placements in the summer of 2019. This will involve working with our admin, marketing, digital, tech, and front of house departments on a variety of tasks. Please return…

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Q&A With Crystal Moselle: Director of The Wolfpack

Exeter’s brand new independent cinema Studio 74 opens its doors with the sensational documentary The Wolfpack. Winner of the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, this The Wolfpack takes you into the extraordinary world of the Angulo brothers who have been locked away from society…

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Exciting News From M&S Energy Fund!

We are thrilled to announce that we have won the M&S Energy Fund for the South West. Over 246 projects were submitted to M&S, before a public vote decided which projects would receive funding. We are therefore delighted that we will be receiving £12,500…

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International Gay Rugby

With the Rugby World Cup in full swing, Studio 74 takes a look at a lesser known international rugby event – the International Gay Rugby World Cup.

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Crossing The Line Film Season

A pop up horror cinema in Exeter’s Underground Passages, canal-side cycling adventures celebrating film, and boundary-pushing screenings followed by gritty debate; just some of the immersive cinematic experiences at Crossing The Line.

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Rugby, Sexuality and Independent Filmmaking

Championing the under-represented and independent, Studio 74 celebrates the Rugby World Cup 2015 with a powerful insight into rugby as more than just a sport with a special screening of documentary Scrum.

Read our interview with the film’s director Poppy Stockwell.

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An Update From Our 2014 Bursary Filmmaker

Last year, our bursary filmmaker Luke Jeffrey won the Two Short Nights Film Festival Audience Award with his Devon Short Film Commission Seeing Red.  This short film has since gone from strength to strength, most recently being shortlisted for Shooting…

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Help Us To Future-Proof Exeter Phoenix

In February we announced an Arts Council grant of £320,000 awarded to Exeter Phoenix for structural changes that would result in better facilities that offer more to our visitors.

Now, in the final stages, we are looking to our audiences to help us cross the finish line…

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Support Our Solar Powered Cinema

Our solar-powered cinema project has been shortlisted to receive funding from the M&S Energy Community Fund. Securing this additional funding will allow us to install solar panels on the roof of our new cinema space. It will enable us to pay…

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Additional Information – Big Screen In The Park

Entry to the park from 7.30pm, film starts at approximately 9pm. Entry to the event is via the Queen Street gate, around the corner from Ruby’s Burgers. Please do not bring alcohol onto the site. A full bar and festival…

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Early Bird Offer: Theatre Alibi

This November, Theatre Alibi return to Exeter Phoenix with their latest show, Olive and the Dream Train. For one week only they are offering a fantastic family offer for all you early bird bookers.

Book now, and bring the family for just £20!

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What’s On This Autumn?

With another vibrant mix of music, art and performance as well as the hotly anticipated launch of Studio 74, Exeter’s new independent cinema, soak up the best of what Exeter has to offer.

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Culture, Data, Projector

Exeter Phoenix is excited to be supporting Culture, Data, Projector – Fabian’s Film’s latest film project exploring themes of culture, identity, the environment and sport inspired by each of the five nations taking part in the Rugby World Cup events in Exeter.

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Family Fun In The Sun!

Offer: FREE TICKETS for one day only*! …Did someone say free tickets? Our summer season is brimming with fun outdoor events for all the family, and so for one day only we’re offering a family fun in the sun offer,…

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Artists Selected: Exeter Contemporary Open

Artists Selected: Exeter Contemporary Open Exeter Phoenix is pleased to announce the fourteen artists who have been selected for this year’s Exeter Contemporary Open art exhibition. Exeter Contemporary Open is a firmly established highlight of the annual visual arts calendar…

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©LOANED: Crew Required

©LOANED: Exeter Phoenix Devon Short Film Commission Shooting Dates Set. Crew needed. A desperate student takes an unconventional deal to fund her education – with dangerous consequences for her future self. ©loaned is a sci-fi fable written by Paul Parncutt and…

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Devon Documentary Short Commission Update

The short documentary Jab Jab the film, commissioned by Exeter Phoenix and Colourburn, is currently in production and will be screened at Exeter Phoenix’s Two Short Nights Film Festival 2015 and film festivals throughout the UK.

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Gnomes on Holiday In Exeter

In the run up to Exeter’s outdoor cinema event Big Screen In The Park, the gnomes from Amelie have gone on holiday! If you see one on their travels, take a selfie and share it on social media using #bigscreeninthepark. Favourite gnome holiday snaps will win a pair of tickets to Big Screen In The Park.

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Exciting New Developments This Summer

Back in February Exeter Phoenix announced the fantastic news of its successful bid to Arts Council England to improve its range of facilities. Here’s a little bit about what was included in our bid, and what you can expect to see coming to life here over the summer.

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Our Guide To Outdoor Events

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

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…

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Opportunities to join our team of volunteers

We are currently looking for people to help with a variety of music, performance and film events programmed by Exeter Phoenix. We’re currently looking for volunteers for Big Screen In The Park and Miracle Theatre’s Wild West Week. If you are…

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New Season Announced

With another exciting mix of music, performance, art and film, Exeter Phoenix is set to launch a summer of fun. Alongside a diverse programme of comedy, gigs and creative courses, Exeter Phoenix will be bringing arts out into the summer sunshine with a fantastic range of outdoor events through the summer months.

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Happy Birthday Big Screen In The Park!

We have come a long way since the first Big Screen when our audience huddled together in a car park to share the collective experience of cinema, but really, very little has changed. The formula of fresh air, bums on rugs and a great selection of films on our mighty pop up screen still all contribute to make Big Screen in the Park a cinematic adventure.

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Two Short Nights Film Festival 2015: Call For Entries

Exeter Phoenix is excited to announce that the Two Short Nights Film Festival’s call for entries is now closed.

The deadline for entries is Friday 17th July 2015 and films of any genre under 15 minutes in length are invited to submit. Films may be submitted into one of two categories; Short Film (including music video and animation) and Documentary.

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Selection Panel Announced for Exeter Contemporary Open 2015

#ContemporaryOpen Exeter Phoenix is pleased to announce the selection panel for Exeter Contemporary Open 2015. Joining Phoenix Gallery curator Matt Burrows will be artist Sean Edwards, artist, writer & curator Cedar Lewisohn and independent curator and gallerist Jennie Syson. The…

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2015 Short Film Commissions Announced

Following a flood of applications for the Devon Short Film Commissions, Exeter Phoenix is pleased to announce the four selected bursary films for 2015. Submissions were requested from Devon filmmakers who have created an original idea for a short film…

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Exeter Monopoly Board to be Released

Exeter is to ‘pass go’ and soon its very own version of the Monopoly board game will be available in shops. Members of the public voted in their thousands to secure the go ahead for the Monopoly: Exeter Edition which…

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What is the Creative Hub?

Alongside the vibrant mix of events, exhibitions and festivals that happen in our building, Exeter Phoenix is also home to the Creative Hub – a resource, meeting place and melting pot for creative practitioners and organisations, access equipment and facilities and pick up new skills.

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Festival Film Double Bills

To celebrate Vibraphonic Festival 2015, we’ll be screening some of our favourite movies about music. Tickets just £5 per film or £8 for a double bill. Booking a double bill online: add tickets for both films to your basket and…

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Time for a nostalgia trip

Starting on the Mon 12 Jan with the international German smash-hit Run Lola Run, audiences can go on a nostalgia trip to revisit old favourites, or have the thrill of discovering these films for the very first time. Audiences will…

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More than your average trip to the cinema

With new immersive cinema experiences, special post-screening events, plus discussions and Q&As, you can now get more out of your Monday night trip to the cinema than ever before. With tickets priced at just £5 across the board, films range…

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Proposals invited for 2015 Devon Short Film Commission

Applications for the Exeter Phoenix short film commissions are now open. Exeter Phoenix Digital has been commissioning short film projects for 12 years. In this time nearly 80 Short Films have been funded and/or supported and developed. Exeter Phoenix Digital…

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Proposals invited for 2015 Artists Moving Image Commission

Proposals are invited, from South West based artists, for the creation of a new moving image based artwork for screen, installation or online display. Exeter Phoenix will provide a single £1000 fee towards production costs for developing and realising the…

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Two Short Nights Winners Announced

‘We are proud to be supporting such impressive local filmmaking talent.’ DAMO CROSS, COLOURBURN The winners have been announced for Exeter Phoenix’s Two Short Nights Film Festival 2014, sponsored by Colourburn. Only five award categories and almost 65 short films…

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Gift Vouchers

Did you know we sell gift vouchers? If you’re stuck for the ideal gift, maybe you could consider something a little bit fun – like tickets to a gig, a comedy show or a one-day art workshop? BROWSE EVENTS TO…

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