UK – Exeter – Northcott Theatre

Opened in 1967 on the University of Exeter campus. Originally 433 seats, now 464 following refurbishment.

Architect: Sir William Holford and Partners [also came up with 1955 plans for the University and later was architect for Queens Building & Devonshire House (1958), Northcote House & Senate Chamber (1960-1970)]
Theatre Consultant: Michael Warre (had previously worked on the 1963 Macowan theatre at LAMDA, which impressed the University management with its’ flexibility)
Michael Warre had previously worked on the Billingham Forum Leisure complex 

Official websitewww.exeternorthcott.co.uk

Technical Information & Dimensionshttp://www.exeternorthcott.co.uk/technical-information

Northcott Theatre section

Equipment

1971 (from The Stage Guide)
Electrics: SP60 rear of auditorium, Dimmers: 60 (56 x 2kW & 4 x 5kW); 3 presets, 2 groups. Patching system – 114 way by relay. Circuits FOH 48 (slots and side walls); Flies 52; Stage dips 12. Socket type 15A BESA. Total capacity available: 600A on 3 phases. Special effects supply: 180A on 3 phases. No footlights. No follow spots.
Sound: Console in rear of auditorium. Amplifier – 20 x 60W. Tape decks – 1 Revox 2 track and 1 Brenell mono. Turntables – 2 Goldring GL70 Stereo. Mic sockets – 2 Cannon 3 pin. Loudspeakers – 2 rear and end, 2 on pros. Spare sockets – 2 x 2 pin (Bulgin) on stage.

See also:

  • “Five Hundred or Fifteen Hundred”, TABS, December 1967 – Vol.25 Issue 4
  • “Exeter in the Round”, TABS June 1969 – Vol.27 Issue 2 (page 37)

Exhibits from this venue in the Backstage Heritage Collection

  • SP/40 Control Desk (1971)
  • Links to information about equipment at Northcott Theatre Exeter over the years

  • SP Series (Strand)
  • Threeset (Strand)
  • 530 / 550 (Strand)
  • Gemini (Strand)
  • B77 Tape Recorder/Player (Revox)
  • Documents

    Privates on Parade - Jonathan Goff
    Privates on Parade - Jonathan Goff (June 1980)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    Utopia Ltd - Chris Coxhead
    Utopia Ltd - Chris Coxhead (February 1981)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    Summer Song - Maurice Marshal
    Summer Song - Maurice Marshal (March 1981)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    Lear - Maurice Marshal
    Lear - Maurice Marshal (March 1981)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    Dear Brutus - Graham Large
    Dear Brutus - Graham Large (May 1981)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    Dandy Dick - Jonathan Goff
    Dandy Dick - Jonathan Goff (July 1981)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    The Dresser - Graham Large
    The Dresser - Graham Large (August 1981)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    Flarepath - Jonathan Goff
    Flarepath - Jonathan Goff (October 1981)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    Favours - Graham Large
    Favours - Graham Large (November 1981)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    Rehearsal - Jonathan Goff
    Rehearsal - Jonathan Goff (April 1982)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    Absurd Person Singular - Maurice Marshal
    Absurd Person Singular - Maurice Marshal (September 1982)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    The Offshore Island - Jonathan Goff
    The Offshore Island - Jonathan Goff (February 1983)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    See How They Run - Maurice Marshal
    See How They Run - Maurice Marshal (April 1983)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    Barefoot in the Park - Jonathan Goff
    Barefoot in the Park - Jonathan Goff (May 1983)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    You Never Can Tell - Hugh Vanstone
    You Never Can Tell - Hugh Vanstone (May 1983)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    You Never Can Tell [section] - Hugh Vanstone
    You Never Can Tell [section] - Hugh Vanstone (May 1983)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    Deathtrap - Jonathan Goff
    Deathtrap - Jonathan Goff (June 1983)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    Perchance to Dream - Hugh Vanstone
    Perchance to Dream - Hugh Vanstone (July 1983)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    Cider with Rosie - Maurice Marshal
    Cider with Rosie - Maurice Marshal (August 1983)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    Two Planks And A Passion - Nick Chelton
    Two Planks And A Passion - Nick Chelton (November 1983)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    Showboat - Michael Calf
    Showboat - Michael Calf (December 1983)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    Tutankhamun - Jonathan Goff
    Tutankhamun - Jonathan Goff (March 1984)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    Lloyd George Knew My Father - Michael Matthews
    Lloyd George Knew My Father - Michael Matthews (March 1984)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    Drake - Tony Roper
    Drake - Tony Roper (April 1984)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    Bent - Jonathan Goff
    Bent - Jonathan Goff (May 1984)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    The Arcadians - Nick Chelton
    The Arcadians - Nick Chelton (June 1984)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    Ten Little Indians - Hugh Vanstone
    Ten Little Indians - Hugh Vanstone (August 1984)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    The Ladys Not For Burning - Jonathan Goff
    The Ladys Not For Burning - Jonathan Goff (September 1984)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    Katerina - Nick Chelton
    Katerina - Nick Chelton (October 1984)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    Toad of Toad Hall - Jonathan Goff
    Toad of Toad Hall - Jonathan Goff (December 1984)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    Thark - Jon Primrose
    Thark - Jon Primrose (August 1990)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    Northanger Abbey - Jon Primrose
    Northanger Abbey - Jon Primrose (October 1996)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection
    Far From The Madding Crowd - Jon Primrose
    Far From The Madding Crowd - Jon Primrose (August 1997)
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    From Maurice Marshal Collection

    Mentions of Northcott Theatre Exeter in indexed journals

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