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Barnfield Theatre

Barnfield Road, Exeter EX1 1SN, England
01392 270891
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Ranked #27 of 43 attractions in Exeter
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Nov 8, 2013
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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Visited this theatre recently, it's quite small and intimate but a lovely venue. Easy to find, easy to access the auditorium whether you can walk or need assistance. Seats comfy, no pillars to get in your view! I have also performed there with a group of singers and it is a surprisingly big space although the dressing rooms are a... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Very friendly staff. Good bar not overpriced like some theatres, £3.60 for large glass of rose. Not bad at all.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The Barnfield offers great acoustics, and atmosphere - all of the seats have a good view, and it's right in the centre of Exeter. The theatre seems to be widening its coverage of live music - especially singer songwriters. We went to see Show of Hands, who sold out 2 nights, and was an excellent show. Upcoming are people like... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

this was my second visit in the space of a week to this venue on the Sunday i saw the Passadena Roof Orchestra who were brilliant but you could not take beer to your seat as it was a sunday afternoon show and the average age of the audience was 70+ when we went for Sean Lock the bar was... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
55 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Lovely venue which I wish Exeter used more of. Good little cafe and small theatre with some interesting events.

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Devonport, United Kingdom
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86 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The Barnfield Theatre is a delight. It's not big, compact and bijou, yet the theatre management manage to put on some really good shows throughout the year. The productions are varied and there is something for everyone. There is a small bar and coffee shop on the ground floor. Should you require disabled access do mention this. Seats are available... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
59 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

The Barnfield has been a thriving theatre for as long as I can remember. The seating is nicely tiered for a good view. The bar to the right of the entrance is good for an interval drink. I don't go very often but when I do I always enjoy it. They have a very varied programme and I think its... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Small intimate theatre with mainly amateur productions which are of a very high standard for the ticket price usually about £12

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Been twice. The events were OK but the general feel pf the theatre and building is of increasingly jaded well intentioned worthiness. Maybe cash is short. The building still has a little traditional style but not a lot and gives the impression that unless some vision and cash is available soon it may quietly fade away.

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

what a scruffy place,particularly if you compare it to theatres in Torrington, Taunton and Yeovil,Exeter needs a better theatre, as the Northcott is a complete waste of time.Exeter is a buzzy succesful city, with Cranbrook new town bringing in a further 30000 people in due course, so some enrepeneur, give a buzzy succesful theatre to go with the town

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