The Magnificent Mysto

July 26th - August 11th 2018

It has been twelve years since he vanished, but the disappearance of the world's greatest magician remains a mystery...

Step into a world of smoke and mirrors this summer for The Magnificent Mysto -  an immersive, multi-sensory theatre experience taking place throughout Exeter's oldest building.

Explore the newly reopened St Nicholas Priory and discover the secret story of The Magnificent Mysto. Expect live music, video projections and plenty of surprises!

This is theatre with a difference: not only does the story unfold as the audience moves around the building, but towards the end of the performance you will be faced with a decision. Two doors. Two different endings. Which will you choose? 

“When you step into the world of The Magnificent Mysto at St Nicholas Priory in Exeter, not only are you surrounding yourself in the evocative history of the building itself, but you are entering a realm rippling with mystery, shimmering in theatrics and bursting with energy, excitement and fun.”Lee Morgan, PRSD
My son and I had the most wonderful, magical time at your show. We really can’t thank you enough. We have never been to anything like it before. We didn’t know what to expect. Thank you, thank you!Kathryn, Audience Feedback


July 26th - August 11th
4pm & 7pm*

Our box office open 30 minutes before the show. Unfortunately, we are unable to admit latecomers once a performance has started so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. 

The show lasts approximately one hour and there is no interval. 

*There are no shows on Mondays and Tuesdays, and no 7pm performances on Sundays. 


Adults - £12
Children - £8
Family - £34

The Magnificent Mysto has been tailor-made for small audiences and ticket numbers are limited so advanced booking is highly recommended.

Tickets can be purchased online or on the door at the venue. 

Recommended age: 8+

The Magnificent Mysto has been designed with younger audience members in mind but aspects of the show may be too frightening for children of a sensitive nature. 


In order to keep the mysteries of the show a secret, the use of cameras and mobile phones is strictly prohibited.

St Nicholas Priory 

Situated just off Fore Street, St Nicholas Priory has recently reopened to the public following two years of major renovation. Founded by William the Conqueror in 1087, the priory was home to Benedictine monks for over 400 years. In 1536, like other monasteries, it was closed and the remains became the home of wealthy Tudor merchants.

The two ranges remaining from the original four-sided structure are now managed by Exeter Historic Buildings Trust.


St Nicholas Priory is located in The Mint, a footway leading off from Fore Street a little down the hill from the traffic lights and The Mint Methodist Church. 


Toilet facilities are available on site before and after the show, but will not be accessible during the performance.


This is a promenade performance. Some seating will be available during the show but there may be sections where you are required to stand.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of this historic venue, The Magnificent Mysto is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Relaxed performance available on request. (Wednesday 8th August, 1pm). Please email