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Plymouth Culture

Explore your creativity in a city bubbling with dynamic projects. There’s something special about the way that music, art and film blend in Plymouth.

Established art venues like Plymouth Arts Centre house innovative exhibitions and independent film under the same roof. And DIY spaces like the Junction are passionate promoters of both unsigned bands and local makers – hosting live music and record launches, alongside illustration and zine fairs.

The Vaccines at Plymouth Pavilions.

If you’re looking for projects to get involved with during your studies here, check out the exciting, fresh enterprises springing up around the city. The River Tamar Project recently produced an outdoor film festival beside the river, while contemporary arts venue KARST hosts regular residencies and shows.

Radiant Space combines a bustling tea room with creative workspaces, perfect for grabbing a bite while you work. And Prynne Chapel, the Alamo Project and Ocean Studios are all collaborative facilities just waiting for your ideas.

Radiant Space hosted 'Unnatural Pleasures' a light installation by artist Liz West. Photo © Dom Moore

Plymouth’s artistic spirit also shines in the Theatre Royal, the largest and best-attended regional producing theatre in the UK.

As well as bringing luminaries such as Matthew Bourne and the theatre company Complicite to the South West, our relationship with the theatre provides opportunities for regular collaborations and industry experience.

"I am hugely proud of what my group and I achieved during the short amount of time we had, and of what we planned, prepared and proposed to Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery for the Tate’s exhibition of Gerhard Richter’s work. I am really looking forward to working further with them – such a good opportunity." Jess Wright BA (Hons) Fine Art student

The Plymouth Pavilions draws the biggest names in music and comedy, while the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, who we work closely with, houses a fascinating permanent collection – as well as featuring visiting work on loan from the Tate.

Plymouth Arts Centre hosts film screenings, exhibitions and workshops throughout the year. Photo © Dom Moore.

Plymouth is a city where culture is thriving, so whether you’re looking for inspiration or a project to throw yourself into, here you can find everything you need to take the next steps in your creative journey.

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