Sunday Special: Music at the Priory #allswell

We are pleased to welcome Melanie Mehta and Peter Adcock on Sunday, 31st October, for some wonderful music in the Great Hall! They present Elizabethan songs – perfect for this setting! Experience our building filled with music while you explore its history…

Melanie Mehta has sung in large and small choirs/ensembles with tours in the UK and abroad.  Her solo Opera experience includes Adele (Die Fledermaus), Mother (Hansel & Gretel) and Witch (Macbeth) and has covered roles for Staircase Opera in Devon.  Her solo oratorio experience includes Vivaldi Gloria, Haydn Nelson Mass, and the Requiems of Brahms, Mozart and Verdi.  Planned concerts include two lunchtime concerts of duets at Glenorchy Church in Exmouth, a lunchtime concert at Wesley Chapel in London and a concert of Rhine related music in Bromley, Kent.

Do come and join us to soak up the history of Exeter’s oldest building and this quiet corner of the city.

Founded by William the Conqueror in 1087, St Nicholas Priory was home to Benedictine monks for over 400 years and is the oldest building in Exeter. In 1536, like other monasteries, it was closed and the remains became the home of wealthy Tudor merchants.

This event has FREE admission, but donations are gratefully received through our donation button: click here!

St Nicholas Priory is in Mint Lane with walking access from Fore Street or Bartholomew Street West.
The nearest car park is Mary Arches Street (5 mins). Parking at Smythen Street and Harlequin Shopping Centre is also available.  Exeter Central railway station (10 mins). The bus station is a 15-minute walk away with many buses stopping on the High Street (1o mins).


Unfortunately, only the ground floor of our building is wheelchair-accessible.

Accessible loos and nappy-changing facilities.

If you have any questions or concerns about your visit, please email our buildings manager


Oct 31 2021


14:00 - 15:00




St Nicholas Priory
Mint Lane, Off Fore Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3BL