Although the meeting rooms, library and lecture room have remained actively used throughout, the 332 seat theatre has been quietish for half a dozen years as a result of financial problems brought about partly through it having mostly amateur low budget productions. However as a result of positive discussions with Plymouth's Barbican Theatre and others as well as the use of reserve funds and in kind support as well as specialist advice on technical upgrades, the Theatre will come back to life at Easter in April 2017 with the Exeter Northcott Theatre and Le Navet Bete's production of a new show Dracula: The Bloody Truth. The Athenaeum is well over twice the size of the Barbican Theatre and also has a balcony and orchestra pit.
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