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The Bike Shed Theatre and Cocktail Bar

Pickwick Arcade 162/3 Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AT, England
+44 1392 434169
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Great bar and a great venue

We visited the Bike Shed to see a comedy show. Arrived early to pick up tickets and glad we did as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rich M
,
Chudleigh, United Kingdom
via mobile
So proud to have this little Gem in our City

All the best Fringe plays in a very individual setting Quirky & thought provoking plays, comedy... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Alison a
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exeter
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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 extends a welcome before and after each show, as well as those who enjoy a midweek cocktail or a dance into the small hours. ‘An organisation crucial to the ecology of theatre in the UK’ THE GUARDIAN November 2015 ‘A refreshing break with tradition’ EXETER LIVING December 2015
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  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Pickwick Arcade 162/3 Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AT, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Bike Shed to see a comedy show. Arrived early to pick up tickets and glad we did as the bar is worth a visit whether you are seeing a show or not. A great selection of beers, friendly staff and a fantastic...More

Thank Rich M
Alex J, Public Relations Manager at The Bike Shed Theatre and Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Rich, Thanks so much for your lovely comments, we'll look forward to seeing you back soon! Alex

Reviewed 9 June 2017

All the best Fringe plays in a very individual setting Quirky & thought provoking plays, comedy,. poetry nights (who knew they would be SO fabulous) the discos and the cocktails We went when it first opened when most people were yet to find it &...More

Thank Alison a
Alex J, Public Relations Manager at The Bike Shed Theatre and Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Wow! Thanks so much Alison, that's a lovely review and thank you for all your support over the years. Alex

Reviewed 19 May 2017

Having been on Tuesday with a friend, I returned on Thursday with 5 of my family. The intimacy of the theatre is ideal for such a presentation. This "play" is essential for anyone interested in mental health issues. David Ralfe presents a difficult subject with...More

Thank 821carol
Alex J, Public Relations Manager at The Bike Shed Theatre and Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Hi Carol, Thank you so much for your lovely review, we're really glad you liked the play, Thanks, Alex Jackson, Marketing and Sales Officer

Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent intimate theatre with great range of acts. However, we have been coming here since inception and the beer choice has got worse. If there was better choice we would come early and leave late but we never have more than one. Such a shame...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

I'm very late to the game with this place, I'd heard great things but never quite made it here. But now I have, I wonder why I waited so long. It's a quirky venue which is very welcoming, the theatre room is small and intimate...More

Thank Curatorgirl
Alex J, Public Relations Manager at The Bike Shed Theatre and Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Hi, we're so glad you enjoyed your time at The Bike Shed and look forward to welcoming you back, soon. Thanks! Alex

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

A favourite of mine in Exeter, relaxed bar which does lovely drinks and it often has good music and you can have a dance on the little dancefloor. Often slightly eclectic music and crowd which is fun. We went last night to see The Castle...More

Thank Ruth O
Alex J, Public Relations Manager at The Bike Shed Theatre and Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thanks so much for your lovely review Ruth. We're glad you enjoyed your time here. Thanks, Alex

Reviewed 9 April 2017

On my first visit to the Bike Shed Theatre I was immediately struck by the spacious, comfortable and inviting nature of the bar/lounge area. The bar was really well stocked and I'm sure many an adventurous cocktail could be consumed! We only had coffee -...More

Thank Jonesey2012
Alex J, Public Relations Manager at The Bike Shed Theatre and Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thanks so much for your lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your time here. We'll see you again soon!

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We went to watch James Acaster perform standup on the recommendation of an online article about the venue. It certainly did not disappoint. It's a quirky, trendy place that is steeped in character. You HAVE to see something in this theatre as it's like no...More

Thank thisissteery
Alex J, Public Relations Manager at The Bike Shed Theatre and Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Thanks so much for your lovely review! We'll see you again soon, Alex

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Really good value theatre.Small and intimate. close to the action. Never been disappointed by any of the shows.

Thank RichardEx66
Alex J, Public Relations Manager at The Bike Shed Theatre and Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Hi Richard, Thanks so much for your lovely review- look forward to seeing you again soon, Alex

Reviewed 13 March 2017

We visit the Bike Shed theatre whenever we visit Exeter. We love it's eccentric intimacy. There is always something interesting to enjoy. Jonny and the Baptist's dystopian view of post Brexit Britain was funny and thought provoking. The performance of Eat the Poor was prefaced...More

Thank Welshlearner49
Alex J, Public Relations Manager at The Bike Shed Theatre and Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Thanks so much for your lovely review, we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit!

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