Welcome to Plymouth Arts Centre, a nationally acclaimed centre for contemporary art, independent cinema, and creative learning.
We commission work by national and international artists, working with them to develop a unique, challenging and varied programme of exhibitions.
Our cinema is independent, so we hand-pick all of our films, from the best of arthouse cinema from around the world to those blockbusters that you wouldn’t want to watch anywhere else.
Learning is at the heart of all of our activities. Plymouth Arts Centre is a creative place to socialise, and we want to enable as many people as possible to experience art, and feel inspired, confident and thrilled by what they encounter.
We believe that culture changes the world for the better.
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“It’s a cinema, it’s a gallery, it’s a cafe – it’s Plymouth’s cultural HQ and the centre of the city’s artistic life. With a range of bold exhibitions and projects that aim to bring local people together, Plymouth Arts Centre has a reputation for innovation.”
“Whether with a group or going solo, even a film novice will feel like they’re part of something special in this beautiful venue… friendly staff make this one venue in the city that people keep returning to.”
“If Plymouth Arts Centre didn’t exist then we would have to invent it. I never cease to be intrigued.”
“Fantastic evening watching Dirty Dancing at the Royal William Yard. Awesome atmosphere very well run can’t wait to do it again!!”
“Myself and a colleague popped in with a young man we are supporting yesterday.
I would just like to say a huge thank you to all the staff we met (especially Hannah). A lot of people don’t see ‘beneath the difference’ and it was evident that your staff truly valued and were interested in his visual arts creativity”
“Bringing in Baby has been the highlight of my maternity leave and I cannot recommend it highly enough if you are in need of a treat (which… let’s face it, you probably are!)”
“We love the PAC! It’s a friendly space filled with great exhibitions and the best night at the ‘pictures’ one could ask for with a lovely, intimate cinema. The staff is welcoming, as well. If you’ve never been, what are you waiting for?”
“Took my four year old to the Stone age Sculpture Workshop, she loved it! So fun, creative and interactive.”