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The Bike Shed Theatre

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Address: Pickwick Arcade 162/3 Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AT, England
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+44 1392 434169
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17:00 - 00:00
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Sun 17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 02:00

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Funky venue

This is a great little theatre with some interesting shows. The waiting area is actually a really cool bar so you kinda feel grumpy when you have to go and see the performance... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ray B
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great little theatre with some interesting shows. The waiting area is actually a really cool bar so you kinda feel grumpy when you have to go and see the performance, but then you can take your drinks in so it's ok. Check cheap Tuesday shows in advance as they sell out fast.

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1 Thank Ray B
Alex J, Public Relations Manager at The Bike Shed Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Ray, Thanks so much for your lovely review, we're glad you enjoyed your experience. We'll see you again soon. Thanks, Alex More 

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to The Bike Shed and it will not be our last. We loved the bar area and the vast array of available drinks, the actual theatre itself was fabulous, we loved it. Beneath the Blizzard was one of the best shows that we have ever seen, it was so clever and so very very funny,... More 

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1 Thank nigelrh2017
Alex J, Public Relations Manager at The Bike Shed Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Nigel, Thanks for your lovely review! We're really glad that you enjoyed Beneath the Blizzard and we'll look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thanks, Alex More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked tickets to see 'Beneath the Blizzard' for a group of family and friends. I'm not keen on theatre myself but thought this production was excellent. The cast of 3 worked so hard and the storyline was interesting. Like the venue too - this was our third visit to the Bike Shed. Thank you. We'll be back.

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1 Thank beth068
Alex J, Public Relations Manager at The Bike Shed Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely review Beth, glad to hear you enjoyed the show even though you're not into theatre much! We'll see you again soon. More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

went to some theatre there and had drinks first. Great atmospehere in the bar (and excellent range of drinks, and friendly staff too) and the small theatre generated a wonderful atmosphere. Will definitely visit again.

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Thank janewriting
Alex J, Public Relations Manager at The Bike Shed Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Jane, So glad you enjoyed your evening here, we look forward to seeing you again soon, Best wishes, Alex More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bike shed Our second visit to this small and very friendly theatre, this time to see Under the Blizzard, and we will be back. Everything about this venue adds to the enjoyment of the visit. The tickets are recycled Trivial Pursuit cards, the theatre seating is an eclectic mix of chairs which can be moved to accommodate different productions. The... More 

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Thank Welshlearner
Alex J, Public Relations Manager at The Bike Shed Theatre, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks so much for your lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and we'll look forward to welcoming you back again. Thanks, Alex More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect place to go for a boogie on a Friday or Saturday night. Great service and delicious well priced cocktails make it ideal if you're on a budget too! The vintage style of the place adds to the quirky nature, and attracts a cool-type of party-goer

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Thank Megan J
Alex J, Public Relations Manager at The Bike Shed Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review, we'll look forward to seeing you here again soon! Thanks, Alex More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the Bike Shed is a small and intimate theatre, which shows a variety of acts from folk, comedy to drama. Its lack of pretension and almost "home-made" venue is part of its charm. I love the fact the tickets are very reasonable, hence it gives opportunities to amateur and starting actors and musicians. You get a real feeling you are... More 

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Alex J, Public Relations Manager at The Bike Shed Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely review, we'll look forward to welcoming you again soon, Thanks, Alex More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this as part of an evening in Exeter as part of a works Christmas do. Unlike everywhere else in Exeter it was very quiet indeed. We were practically the only ones there. Limited choice of drinks and the whole place had a mouldy smell. Perhaps if this visit had been part of a theatre trip I might have been... More 

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Thank Nic E
Alex J, Public Relations Manager at The Bike Shed Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Nic, Thanks for your review, we always appreciate any customer feedback on their experience in the bar and theatre. Last week there was a problem with the drains of the whole site at the top of Fore Street which was causing the smell in the bar. Over the weekend we've had plumbers in to clear the drains and the... More 

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37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This was our first time visiting The Bike She'd bar and theatre and what a brilliant, brilliant treat this was. Recommended by friends who are regulars we loved everything about this place. The rather cool bar with its slightly quirky look and "games" theme (you can also play the board games!), the box office that gives out games related tickets... More 

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Thank Laurence F
Alex J, Public Relations Manager at The Bike Shed Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks Laurence, we're glad you enjoyed your experience here and the show so much. We look forward to seeing you again soon, Thanks, Alex More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to this theatre and certainly won't be our last. We loved the atmosphere of the place from the relaxed lounge and bar area to the intimate feel of the theatre itself. The performance gripped us from the start and was totally immersive. We had a fabulous evening and will be back soon.

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Alex J, Public Relations Manager at The Bike Shed Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Miles, Thanks for your lovely review, we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Alex More 

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