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The Bike Shed Theatre and Cocktail Bar - CLOSED

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Awesome Place

First time visit and sadly may well be my last as the place is closing down. Drove up from Plymouth... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2018
peterjs74
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Great atmosphere

Me and my sister came to this lovely bar for a mocktail on a Saturday night. Great atmosphere and... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2018
bryonyp418
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Nestled at the end of an alley in the heart of Exeter, The Bike Shed Theatre is an award-winning performance space and cocktail bar. We make and present productions with and from some of the finest small-scale companies in the UK. Meanwhile, our bar...more
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Pickwick Arcade 162/3 Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AT, England
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

This place (which was very good) has been closed for months. I know that a few people have reported this to you and your failure to take note doesn't help people's confidence in your organisation.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank DavidL1115
Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

First time visit and sadly may well be my last as the place is closing down. Drove up from Plymouth to see Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More. Fantastic venue, fantastic one woman show. If only people realised that you can see...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank peterjs74
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Me and my sister came to this lovely bar for a mocktail on a Saturday night. Great atmosphere and tasty drinks!

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank bryonyp418
Reviewed January 31, 2018

We have always seen great and interesting plays here and last night saw Hanna which was fantastic!..how one person can keep an audience captivated like that is an endorsement of the ladies talent!...we were VERY saddened to hear that the theatre will be closing at...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank mike c
Alex J, Public Relations Manager at The Bike Shed Theatre and Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2018

Thanks for your lovely review :)

Reviewed December 30, 2017

The Bike Shed Theatre has now been a firm favourite for our family annual Christmas outing, always quirky and better than the usual panto. Energetic and atmospheric - I am always wowed by the acting skills and clever effects these performers put on for their...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank MrsBDevo
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

I don’t mean the Bike Shed is impossible, or the journey there!! The show I saw last night was just the best Christmas show ever!! Little Soldier Productions took me back to my inner child and I smiled throughout. On until 6 January. You have...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Y5722FCandreas
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

We had our Xmas work do at the Bike Shed earlier in December and it was amazing for several reasons. I’ve never had such good canapés in my life and the G+Ts and Expresso Martinis were also some of the best I’ve had. The staff...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Jeffa S
BikeShedAlex, Public Relations Manager at The Bike Shed Theatre and Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2017

Hello - thanks for your lovely review! We're really glad you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to seeing you soon, Alex

Reviewed December 12, 2017

Right, this review has been a while in the making. I remember when the Bike Shed opened getting on for a decade ago, I went to the bar a few times but having been put off theatre by one too many indifferent or pretentious experience...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Inspector_Lashford
BikeShedAlex, Public Relations Manager at The Bike Shed Theatre and Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2017

Hello, thanks very much for your lovely review. It's always nice to hear things like this especially at Christmas time. Thanks for taking the time to write it :)

Reviewed November 26, 2017

Was there for a stand up comedy workshop, the Bike Shed has a super venue, great bar and friendly staff. The evening was really enjoyable.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank GregT1599
BikeShedAlex, Public Relations Manager at The Bike Shed Theatre and Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2017

Thanks Greg, we're really glad you enjoyed your time at The Bike Shed and look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed November 15, 2017

the place is by a great bike shop. In the bike shop they are helpful and really know their stuff. Helped us try out the Brompton e bike. The theatre is great giving a good venue for work in development and new performers.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Edward S
BikeShedAlex, Public Relations Manager at The Bike Shed Theatre and Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2017

Thanks Edward, glad you enjoyed your time with us (and the Bike Shed show upstairs!)

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