Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple opened its doors in 1994 following a 1.2 million refurbishment to give the South West a beautiful 680 seat venue.
Recognised as a major touring venue, the theatre is open all year round and offers a varied programme which includes large-scale drama, ballet, contemporary dance, major opera companies, jazz, folk, blues, classical music and children’s shows to name a few.
The theatre has a Gallery space, Foyer bar and Gallery Bar, the latter being open throughout the day where it has a well deserved reputation for its quality home baked food.
Landmark Theatre in Ilfracombe opened in 1998 to offer North Devon a modern arts and entertainment complex. The stunning theatre, capable of seating 480, also boasts cinema-screening facilities and is complemented by The Pavilion, a multi-use flat floor space, which can seat up to 200 people theatre style.
The Rendezvous Café offers delicious meals, freshly prepared by the resident chef. Open for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea, visitors don’t have to be seeing a show to enjoy the cuisine and the sunny sea-facing terrace.
St Anne’s is set in a green, pedestrianised oasis in the very heart of Barnstaple; a Gothic building in miniature, charming and unassuming, in the middle of the Parish Church cemetery.
Completely refurbished in 2012, St. Anne’s is one example of an extraordinary group of historic buildings concentrated in between Barnstaple’s two main shopping streets and now hosts a programme of community arts activity. Local and regional artists exhibit, there are regular workshops, residencies, classes and community projects throughout the year.