The XCentre

The XCentre on Exeter Quay - available to hire for meetings and events

The XCentre on Exeter Quay – available to hire for meetings and events

Welcome to the XCentre – a unique training venue on Exeter’s prestigious Quayside

The XCentre is a distinctive venue available to hire for a range of events and conferences.

Managed by local brain injury charity, Headway Devon, the XCentre is a perfect venue for   running courses, meetings and events. What’s more all profits from rentals will be used to support the on-going survival of this fantastic historic space and Headway Devon’s services for local people with disabilities.

The XCentre is a very special space, originally built in the early 1700s as a wool-drying shed, the centre is a central part of Exeter’s trade history and was sympathetically converted ten years ago into a state-of-the-art learning skills centre.

The centre is easily accessible by road and rail, and is a short walk from Exeter’s Cathedral and Quay multi-storey car park.

Our spaces and facilities

The centre is able to offer exceptional resources for trainers and course leaders, including a fully-fitted kitchen, an IT suite with seven computer workstations and internet, a range of projector and display options, and an interactive whiteboard.

The main spaces for hire are our airy conference room, with impressive vaulted ceiling and original beams, which can seat up to fifty delegates in a theatre-style configuration; and a pleasant ground floor room which is able to accommodate smaller meetings of up to twenty people.

Bookings and prices

The centre is available to book for full days, half days or evenings, and is also available at weekends and on Bank Holidays.

The standard rates for bookings are £147 for a full day in our conference room and £120 for a full day in the downstairs meeting room, or £20 per hour. The whole centre can be booked for £250 per full day.

So if you would like to book this architecturally outstanding building with a social purpose for your next event, please call us on 01392 224433 or email

We look forward to talking to you about what we can offer.