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Shotgun Theatre


  • Shotgun Theatre Standard Membership£15.00
  • Shotgun Theatre Social Membership£5.00

About Us

Shotgun Theatre is Exeter University’s boldest Musical Theatre Society, seeking to create innovative and inclusive productions with input from our members. We are committed to providing opportunities in all aspects of theatre: performing, producing, and creating. We pride ourselves on being a truly inclusive society, allowing anybody to be involved in decisions that regard the society’s future. Twice a year, we offer our members the opportunity to vote on our show decisions, giving them a voice on the future of the society.

We produce at least two shows a year; with one performing at Exeter Phoenix in mid-January.
Our past productions include: RENT, Spring Awakening, Little Shop of Horrors, Dogfight, Made in Dagenham, Godspell, It Shoulda Been You, The Last Five Years, and Avenue Q.

Shotgun Theatre has a long history of producing well-known shows to excellent reviews. In 2014, Shotgun Theatre’s production of Spring Awakening won multiple awards at the National Student Drama Festival including Cameron Mackintosh Award for Best Musical, Best Newcomer Director, and judge’s commendation for Best Actor. In 2017, ‘Godspell’ performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to 4-star reviews, after a successful run in Exeter.

Twice a term, we hold our famous Open Mic Cabaret Evenings. These events are open to anybody to come along and sing Musical Theatre songs, or to simply enjoy an evening of music. We are proud to have a close relationship with Old Timers, a local Exeter business, at which we hold these bi-termly events.

As well as our two annual shows, we also offer our members the opportunity to write, create, produce, and perform in our annual Original Musical (joint with Theatre with Teeth). This is a fantastic chance to showcase the creative talent at the University of Exeter, and allows our society to build bridges with others within the Students’ Guild.

You can follow us on Social Media at the links below, or visit our website:


Musical Theatre Performance Workshop
17th September 11am - 2pm
Kay House, Streatham Campus
Join Shotgun Theatre and Exeter University Footlights for a session of Musical Theatre.
Theatre Societies Takes Cheesies
18th September 7:30pm - 10:30pm
The Grove Diner, Cornwall House, Streatham Campus
Join the Theatre Societies of Exeter at the Grove Diner before we head to the first Cheesy Tuesdays of the year!
Theatre Societies Brunch
19th September 11am - 1pm
Roborough Studios, Streatham Campus
Join the theatre societies for a picnic brunch! Meet fellow theatre lovers, ask committee members questions, or simply enjoy some cake!
Performance Workshop
19th September 1pm - 4pm
Roborough Studios, Streatham Campus
Come along to our musical theatre performance workshop to experience a taster of our shows chosen for this year!
Musical Theatre Band Workshop
20th September noon - 2pm
Kay House, Streatham Campus
Whether you're a seasoned pit-band veteran, or are still waiting for an opportunity to find out what musical theatre can offer you, come on down to Kay House to meet, greet and perform with the rest of the musical theatre community!
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