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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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A real gem in Exeter's arts scene

Right, this review has been a while in the making. I remember when the Bike Shed opened getting on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Inspector_Lashford
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Comedy workshop at the Bike shed theatre

Was there for a stand up comedy workshop, the Bike Shed has a super venue, great bar and friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Greg T
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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
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Pickwick Arcade 162/3 Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Greg T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Edward S
BikeShedAlex, Public Relations Manager at The Bike Shed Theatre and Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 29 October 2017

I've always loved going to the Bike Shed. Have been going there since it opened, and not even once was it anything but pleasant, but only now I thought I should write a review. The venue itself is rustic, quirky, and intimate. The staff are...More

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BikeShedAlex, Public Relations Manager at The Bike Shed Theatre and Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Hello, thanks so much for your lovely review! It's great that you like The Bike Shed so much and we'll look forward to welcoming you again soon, Alex

Reviewed 2 October 2017 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 4 October 2017

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

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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 4 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 24 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

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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

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