New Entertainment Venue Advisory Group

The New Entertainment Venue Advisory Group (NEVAG) was first convened by the council in October 2016. Representatives from the council and arts, cultural and entertainment sector provide expertise and advice on entertainment venues and local needs. Group members include:

  • Exeter City Council’s Lead Councillor for Economy and Culture, Exeter City Council
  • Exeter Business Improvement District
  • Exeter Cathedral
  • Exeter College
  • Exeter Corn Exchange
  • Exeter Cultural Partnership
  • Exeter Northcott Theatre
  • Exeter Phoenix
  • The Two Moors Festival
  • Theatre for Exeter
  • University of Exeter


The role of the group is to:

  1. Generate ideas about a new entertainment venue for Exeter (assuming a city centre location, but considering all alternatives that meet identified needs);
  2. Ensure that needs of the arts, cultural and entertainment sectors are being considered in the development of any new, viable entertainment venue for Exeter;

  3. Contribute views on demand in Exeter and the sub region and to propose potential, viable solutions (including size, facilities, provider, cost, funding, location, operator and programming);

  4. Inform the preparation of any briefs for consultants/experts for options appraisals or viability studies.

  5. Provide expert input to options appraisals and respond to any recommendations that emerge.

When this content has been updated

Last updated 10 May 2018