Shakespeare by Candlelight & Open Spaces til midnight – “Much Ado About Nothing”

Much Ado About Nothing – pre-show talk, post-show exploring hidden places of the Priory!

For All Hallows’ 2022, we bring you Shakespeare’s classic by acclaimed Troubadour Stageworks

Pre-show talk about the darker aspects of Shakespeare’s comedy at 8pm.

Post-show: Hidden Spaces of the Priory – for this night only, explore the off-limits staircases and passageways of the priory in the dark of night!

We will run a bar from 7pm, with food from St Sidwells Bakehouse, and we’ll provide nibbles for your late-night adventure of exploring the priory!

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St Nicholas Priory

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.

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


Oct 29 2022


20:00 - 0:00



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