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What’s On South West Magazine is a well established, free, A5, full colour, glossy magazine with all the essential information on Lifestyle, Entertainment, Live Music, Tourist Attractions, Eating Out, Nightlife, Events and the largest circulating What’s On & Events Guide. Every edition is targeted and distributed directly into the hands of readers who are most likely to benefit from the content and the services that our advertisers have to offer. We have over 400 dedicated distribution outlets within our catchment area including, Exeter, Teignbridge, Plymouth, The South Hams and The English Riviera.

Distribution outlets include all advertisers, Tourist Attractions, Live Music/ Entertainment Venues, Theatres, Leisure Centres, Shops, Concert Halls, Restaurants, Tourist Information Centres, Shopping Centres, Public Houses, Nightclubs, Gymnasiums, Health & Beauty & many more outlets. We have a detailed distribution list on our website with outlets being added daily.

We appeal to all ages and the magazine has been the most popular publication of its kind. We have remained un-rivalled ever since the creation of What’s On Publications in 2006. The magazine contains up-to-the-minute information about events, festivals, exhibitions and shows which are taking place across the South West.

We take great pride in the fact that the magazine has continued to host the largest amount of clients and advertisers than any other publication in the South West and we still have 75% of the clients we had over a decade ago. Our reputation is solid and consistent with advertisers and our readers, as with every edition the magazine continues to grow in popularity and circulation. When you place an advert you are making an investment and it is our job to make sure you get a return on that. We take this with great responsibility to produce and maintain the number one magazine for locals, residents and all the visitors that we get to our beautiful region.


This is the most comprehensive guide in our region which includes all kinds of events, concerts, family entertainment, attractions, theatres and a host of many di erent kinds of businesses in the South West. We circulate our theatre, live music listings and what’s on guide to many other forms of media, including local newspapers, radio stations, Facebook and social networking sites. We always go that extra mile to make sure that our advertisers and sponsors get the best possible service and the widest coverage and reach to their target audience and get a great response.


Our official website is We have been investing heavily into our on-line media portfolio that runs concurrent with the magazine. Our website is state of the art with a range of modern features to suit the needs of today’s on-line visitors. Our website has been optimised to work perfectly with all Smart Phones and tablets.

The website features many exclusives, interviews and offers that can be downloaded or read on line. We attract thousands of regular readers and visitors every month. Also providing the most comprehensive theatre, live music listings and what’s on guide in the South West.

We average around 100 thousand online readers per edition and all the content in the magazine is available free online, including the current edition, where we get over a million visitors to our website every year.

We are very popular on the social networking site Facebook, with 10’s of thousands of likes and subscribers and followers. No stone is left unturned in order to make sure that our clients get the response they so deserve and pay for. We update our website and Social Media sites 4 times daily, 365 days a year.


Front Cover – Price on Application
Full Page (128mm x 185mm) – £1000.00  (Substantial package discounts available)
Double Page Spread (154mm x 216mm inc. bleed) – Price on Application

Please read our Terms & Conditions, you can contact us for further information

We offer a full comprehensive design service where all artwork is completed to the highest standard. All artwork is proofed and signed off prior to going to print. Supplied artwork is welcome – please ensure all artwork is completed in A5, 300dpi – preferably full bleed. We don’t produce half or quarter page adverts.

A range of incentives and discounts are available for block bookings, this can include editorial, features & photos. Every advert is also featured on our website and all our social media sites at no extra cost.

We also offer a service where we can produce magazines for your business whether you are a charity, music festival or event of any kind, regardless of size and format. Please contact us for more information.

What’s On South West Magazine has gained a time served, great reputation and is totally unrivalled as the number one entertainment and what’s on guide in the South West of England. We are a family run business that employs local people and proudly uses local services and suppliers to design, print and produce our magazines. We pay our staff the living wage in order to give everyone an incentive to get the job right for you.

What’s On South West proudly has more clients and advertisers than any other media of it’s kind. In media terms this is very rare and unusual. There are so many ways to advertise your business these days – more than ever before. So one has to ask the questions ‘Why is What’s On South West so popular?’ It is our number one priority to look after our advertisers and clients. We don’t demand pre payment and we update the relevant businesses through our social media and website just to keep pushing and to get the message out.

If you require any additional information and to check out our current portfolio please visit our official website. If you would like to advertise your business with us or receive a supply of magazines please contact us as below.


What’s On South West Magazine is available in Exeter, The South Hams, The English Riviera , Teignbridge, and all major towns and city’s serving the West Country. What’s On is distributed in over 200 outlets, including:

  • Tourist Attractions
  • Live Music/ Entertainment Venues
  • Theatres
  • Leisure Centres
  • Retail and High Street Shops
  • Concert Halls
  • Restaurants, Café’s, Art Centres
  • Tourist Information Centres
  • Shopping Centres
  • Public Houses
  • Nightclubs/Night-life
  • Train Stations
  • Health & Beauty and many more outlets

The circulation and readership is growing with every edition. What’s On is now reaching over one hundred and sixty thousand readers per edition, which includes our on-line readership as well. Our circulation is completed to a very high standard and we make sure all the magazine’s go to the end user. We take great pride in never having any returns.


If you require any additional information and to check out our current portfolio please check please visit our official website. If you would like to advertise your business with us or receive a supply of magazines please contact us as below.

All enquires: 01803 405572

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