Visit to St Nicholas Priory and the Northcott Theatre in Exeter
- St Nicholas Priory and the Northcott Theatre |
This is a two-part visit to very different places in Exeter. St Nicholas Priory, in the city, was home to a community of monks and then became a private house after the Reformation. The building has remained unaltered and is now presented as the 1602 home of the wealthy Hurst family with a display of Elizabethan items from the city's collection. By contrast, the Northcott theatre is away from the city centre on the University campus. The visit will include an introductory talk about the theatre's history; its recent refurbishment and the new artistic mission; a backstage tour; technical demonstration from the control box of light and sound as well as insight into practicalities such as quick costume changes. There will also be a question and answer session and refreshments. The theatre will announce the evening performance for this date soon. It will be a new take on a modern international classic. The visit will finish in time for a light supper in the theatre or a picnic in the University grounds before the performance.
St Nicholas Priory and the Northcott Theatre