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Arts Events

Arts Events

With such a wide range of arts events to choose from, Plymouth is the place to be!

Arts & Culture Events

As the cultural centre of Devon and Cornwall there is always something to enjoy in Plymouth, from amazing art to family fun and brilliant music to fabulous festivals.

Art fans and history buffs can delight in discovering not only the fascinating past of Plymouth but collections from all around the world at the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery and nearby Peninsula Arts Gallery.

Plymouth has been the home to legendary artists such as Beryl Cook, Robert Lenkiewicz and Sir Joshua Reynolds, founder and first President of the Royal Academy. Plymouth still has a thriving art scene today- just visit the independent galleries on the Barbican to see what talented local artists are producing.

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  1. War Games

    War Games

    Location

    Plymouth

    Explore the fascinating relationship between conflict and children’s play, with this major touring exhibition from the V&A Museum of Childhood which gives an insight into the way toys have been influenced by warfare from the 1800s to the present day.

    With toys and games including Risk, G.I. Joe,...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Feb 2016 To 18 Jun 2016
  2. Swingology

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    Swingology

    Type

    Concert

    Location

    The Barbican, Plymouth

    Superb Gypsy swing quartet

    Dates

    From:
    19 Feb 2016 To 19 Feb 2016
  3. New Model Theatre: BETA

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    New Model Theatre: BETA

    Type

    Performance

    Location

    The Barbican, Plymouth

    Dates

    From:
    20 Feb 2016 To 20 Feb 2016
  4. Billy Elliot The Musical

    Billy Elliot The Musical

    Type

    Performance

    Location

    Plymouth

    Now celebrating 10 extraordinary years in London's West End, Billy Elliot the Musical, one of the most beloved shows on stage today, is embarking on its first ever UK and Ireland tour.

    Dates

    From:
    24 Feb 2016 To 2 Apr 2016

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  5. Hot Club of Stonehouse

    Hot Club of Stonehouse

    Type

    Performance

    Location

    The Barbican, Plymouth

    Hot Club of Stonehouse bring the gypsy jazz of 1930s Paris bals musettes to present day Blighty - sultry, insouciant & SWINGING, their authentic Hot Club sound is uniquely anointed with the balmy and incomparable vocals of the divine Miss Becky Brine

    Dates

    From:
    26 Feb 2016 To 26 Feb 2016
  6. Plymouth Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra

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    Plymouth Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra

    Location

    Plymouth

    Timed as a prelude to Easter, Plymouth Philharmonic Choir is proud to present J.S. Bach’s magnificent St John Passion. It is the brutal, bloody agony and sorrow of the Good Friday story which is the inspiration for St John.

    Dates

    From:
    20 Mar 2016 To 20 Mar 2016
  7. Plymouth Scale Model Show 2016

    Plymouth Scale Model Show 2016

    Type

    Show/Display

    Location

    Plymouth

    Numerous clubs from around the South West (and beyond) will be displaying their talents in scale model making.

    Dates

    From:
    2 Apr 2016 To 2 Apr 2016
  8. Welsh National Opera's The Barber of Seville

    Welsh National Opera's The Barber of Seville

    Type

    Performance

    Location

    Plymouth

    The Barber of Seville should be available on the NHS. Upbeat and optimistic, Rossini’s sunniest creation is the perfect pick-me up. Its fantastic slapstick energy is destined to rub off on anyone who sees it.

    Dates

    From:
    5 Apr 2016 To 8 Apr 2016

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  9. Welsh National Opera's The Marriage of Figaro

    Welsh National Opera's The Marriage of Figaro

    Type

    Performance

    Location

    Plymouth

    What makes us tick? Mozart and his librettist da Ponte understood this better than most great artists. In The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart allows us to eavesdrop into a day in the life of Count Almaviva’s household.

    Dates

    From:
    6 Apr 2016 To 9 Dec 2016
  10. Welsh National Opera's Figaro Get's A Divorce

    Welsh National Opera's Figaro Get's A Divorce

    Type

    Performance

    Location

    Plymouth

    Dates

    From:
    7 Apr 2016 To 7 Dec 2016

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