'One of the best outdoor cinemas'


Roll up, roll up! Big Screen In The Park is coming to town for seven nights of outdoor cinema this summer. The hotly anticipated event returns to Northernhay Gardens this summer for seven nights of movie magic under the stars.

Come one, come all to be wowed, spellbound and entertained by the best cult classics and this year's must-see blockbusters. Big Screen In The Park 2018 has it all; bearded ladies, rebel humanoids, blades for fingers...

No outdoor cinema event would be complete without a good selection of food and drink options. Expect sweet stalls, doughnuts, hotdogs, and a fully licensed bar, or prebook a specially prepared picnic for two with your choice of a bottle of wine or a soft drink option. 

Exeter Phoenix’s Big Screen In The Park is supported by Princesshay Exeter, Exeter BID and St Austell Brewery.




Northernhay Gardens (EX4 3QE)

Access to Big Screen In The Park is via Queen Street only

Disabled Access:
There is ramped access to the park via Northernhay Place.

There is no parking on site. You can find information about city centre car parks here >>


By Train:
Nearest rail station is Exeter Central.  Exit left from the station and immediately left into Northernhay Gardens (Queen Street entrance)


Travelling within Exeter:
Stagecoach South West's frequent city services will drop you in Queen Street (D and H) or in the High Street (all services), both of which are convenient for Northernhay Gardens. Buses run late into evening.


Travelling from outside of Exeter:
All buses from outside Exeter finish at the bus station which is only a 5 minute walk from Northernhay Gardens. Many of the routes run through the evening with some, such as the Hop2, operating past 11pm.



Additional information

Please note that no alcohol is to be brought on site, we have a range of refreshments available from soft drinks, coffees and alcohol. 

Pack a picnic blanket, but leave the seating to us. We've listened to your feedback and this year we're changing things up in the park. To ensure everyone has the best experience and view possible, we won't be offering a 'bring a chair' option. Instead, we'll do the heavy lifting for you. If you want a seat, be sure to book out a deckchair in our seating area. Availability is limited so it's well worth booking in advance.