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The Gallery Cafe

Open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am until 3pm

Our newly refurbished Gallery Café is a bright and modern bistro, an ideal place to enjoy a morning coffee from our wide selection of fair trade products or a lunchtime meal with a menu that includes sandwiches, panini and salads.

Not only do we offer a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere combined with intimate and stylish surroundings the Gallery Café also stages a regularly changing exhibition to display both local and national talent. Situated on the first floor at the Queen's Theatre, our Gallery Café is fully accessible to everyone. Take away food and drinks are available.

All interval drinks can be pre-ordered from the bar. By purchasing your drinks from North Devon Theatres you are contributing towards the cultural provision for North Devon. We know our bar can get busy during the interval but, by pre-ordering your interval drinks before the show, you can avoid queuing and have your drink ready and waiting for you.

Download the Gallery Café Menu Here

Pre-show Bites

To enhance your visit to our theatre why not order a pre-show bite before the performance? We offer home-made sets meals before some shows, which will mean less rushing down a meal at home. Instead you can arrive at the theatre from 6pm, relax, fll your belly, enjoy a drink and then be entertained (and no dishes to clean up).

Pre-show bites include one main meal and a drink (beer, wine, soft drink, tea etc) all for £9.50 per person and include vegetarian options.

Please ask at Box Office for the pre-show bite menu. Booking in advance is a must.

FOOD REVIEW: Gallery Café at the Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: December 26, 2013

TODAY I am lunching with the features editor of Food magazine. When it comes to culinary matters, it has to be said cook and connoisseur Catherine Jones knows her onions. She's not one to mistake her shallots for her scallions. So where to take her?

The calm of the Gallery Café at the Queen's Theatre seems like a good idea on a manic mid-week dash into town before Christmas. It's somehow a relief to be upstairs and above the snake line. From our window seat, the hustle and bustle in the street below seems like a speeded up, silent movie. It's great to hide for a while.

On offer to settle rumbling tums is an impressively big selection of paninis,sandwiches, salads and jacket potatoes. A goat's cheese panini with cranberry red onion relish and spinach attracts me. It is sweet, rich and filling. Catherine, meanwhile, tucks in to a colourful Queen's Theatre Special: roasted vegetables, sundried tomatoes, feta and pesto with a mixed leaf salad and a grilled slice of sour dough bread. Her verdict?

"A generous pile of salad leaves with a medley of warm chunks of roasted vegetables. Nice mustardy dressing and zingy touches of sundried tomatoes, feta and pesto. The slice of sour dough bread is a thoughtful added touch. Altogether I feel I've had a very healthy and flavourful lunchtime pick-me-up."

We also get our chops around a couple of the cakes – it would have been rude not to – which we think taste more "home-made" than "bought in". "The fruit cake is moist and packed with fruit, and the ginger cake has a rich hint of smoky black treacle which goes well with the soft, sweet icing," declares Catherine.

There are so many lovely little tea shops in town that it's easy to forget that the theatre can nourish us with convenient snacks as well as cultural shows.

Cost: The above meal for two with drinks came to £20.60.

Where: Gallery Café, Queen's Theatre, 100 Boutport St, Barnstaple, EX31 1SY.


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The Gallery Sessions

These are a very special part of our artistic programme where we present a series of more intimate evening performances in the relaxed setting of our Gallery Café at the Queen's Theatre.

Come and enjoy close up, high calibre performers from the world of international contemporary jazz, blues, folk, roots and performance poetry.

The Gallery Sessions offer tremendous value for money, especially if you are a Member of the Theatres, a young person, student or under 25 years old.

We work with the best promoters of these genres to bring you top bands, musicians and poets:

Many of the performances are acoustic, but we have an excellent PA sound system in place if required.

Although seating is unallocated, customers with specific access requirements should contact our Box Office by  or by telephoning 01271 32 42 42 in advance.



The Gallery Café is home to a light and airy exhibition space which we use to display both local and national talent on a regularly changing basis.

If you are interested in exhibiting your work at the Queen's or Landmark Theatres, please email , our Programme Administrator.

Click here to view exhibitions at the Gallery Café

Permanent Artists

Roger Ford
Roger Ford, a Barnstaple born, well known local artist, has exhibitied work throughout the West Country and sells both locally and internationally. His unique style of sgraffito oil paintings depicts scenes of houses, harbours and boats of our unrivalled coast line.

Razale Scott Olivier
Razale discovered a passion for jewellery making whilst living in France and created Flambeaux Jewellery, usiing traditional, intricate techniques, her new collection, Chanson, brings movement to figurative dancers and musicians.

Lani Shepherd
Lani designs and makes bespoke stained glass panels. Using contemporary design and the unique qualities of hand-made glass, Lani creates original and exciting pieces personally tailored to each client.





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