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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.


Contact to discuss hiring our spaces.



16m x 11m x 7m high

£375 per event
£175+ for tech (sound/lighting, plus technician)
Seated capacity, 138 to 270 (various formats available)
Standing capacity, 450 (or 510 with balcony seating alongside)
Dressing room available
Tech spec available on request
£15 per person per hour for security if required

Dance Studio

16m x 7.2m

£25 per hour
Capacity 70 + seated theatre style
Capacity 120 max standing (depending on room set up)
Basic lighting rig set up
Sprung dance floor
One wall mirrored, blackout curtains to cover

Drama Studio

9.3m x 6m

£20 per hour
Capacity 40 in theatre style
Capacity 15-20 boardroom style
Laminated floor
Big windows/bright room
One wall mirrored, blackout curtains to cover


Art Studio

6.5m x 5.2m

£20 per hour
Capacity of 14 boardroom style
Capacity of 12 for art classes


Meeting Room

6m x 4.5m

£20 per hour
Capacity 15 boardroom style
Good for meetings, conferences, small classes
Big windows


Top Studio

9.3m x 6m

£20 per hour
Capacity 40 in theatre style
Capacity 15-20 boardroom style
Mirrored wall
Wooden floorboards
Big windows/bright room
One wall mirrored




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

More Information
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

5.5m x 4m

£200 full day/£100 half day (concessions £90 full day/£70 half day)
Individual Mac hire: £20 full day
Mac suite with 7 computers, 6 with full Adobe Creative Suite
Capacity 12


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.


Catering is also available for a variety of needs and budgets. Please contact our Café Bar team ( for more information.

Equipment Hire

We also maintain a large selection of industry standard filmmaking equipment. Find out more here >>

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.