Needs Assessment - Consultants' Report

In 2017 the group commissioned a study to evaluate the need for a new entertainment venue in Exeter, and specifically to

  1. Review the current performance venues in Exeter and perceptions about gaps in provision

  2. Evaluate current and likely future demand for a new large-scale entertainment venue (minimum 1,000 capacity) across Exeter and its cultural catchment area

  3. Identify the likely constraints on a new venue, including cost, location, and competition

  4. Identify opportunities presented by new and emerging technologies, the digital agenda, and innovative management and business models

  5. Review trends in recent and new UK and European performance venues, including business/financial models, the mix of art forms, and the balance between producing and receiving/presenting programmes

  6. Identify options that could meet Exeter’s needs for a new performance venue in terms of scale, operating model, programming approach and facility mix, and make recommendations supported by an informed evidence base

  7. Engage with funding partners, including Arts Council England, about the likelihood of support

Fourth Street were commissioned to undertake the needs assessment.

Fourth Street’s final report is available for you to download.

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Last updated 10 May 2018