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Creative Play 25 September

Tuesday 25th September 2018

Come into a stimulating environment where your child can lead you on a discovery of messy fun.


Open Air Cinema 2018

Friday 20th July 2018 - Saturday 15th September 2018

Plymouth Arts Centre’s Open Air Cinema is returning for 2018, offering audiences the opportunity to enjoy their favourite films in a series of iconic city locations.


Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (12A) at Royal William Yard

Saturday 15th September 2018

Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that’s about to erupt. Get ready for plenty of action, cheesy in-jokes, startling visual effects and a whole heap of massive dinosaurs ...


Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again at Royal William Yard [SOLD OUT]

Friday 14th September 2018

[SOLD OUT] The perfect blend of sunshine, tears, laughter and a brilliant Abba soundtrack. Grab a prosecco, don those flares and sing your hearts out!


Isle of Dogs (PG) at Royal William Yard

Thursday 13th September 2018

Wes Anderson’s stop-motion Isle of Dogs tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, twelve-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi.

Creative Learning

Creative Play 11 September

Tuesday 11th September 2018

Come into a stimulating environment where your child can lead you on a discovery of messy fun.


Some like it Hot (U) at Tinside Lido [SOLD OUT]

Sunday 26th August 2018

Arguably the best and most popular comedy ever made, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis star in Billy Wilder’s classic screwball tale of love, cross-dressing Jazz musicians and gangsters.


Jaws (12A) at Tinside Lido [SOLD OUT]

Saturday 25th August 2018

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into Tinside! In what has become a bit of a Tinside summer tradition we are delighted to have the best seaside movie of all time back in the water.


The Shape of Water (15) at Tinside Lido [SOLD OUT]

Friday 24th August 2018

[SOLD OUT] Drawing on classic 1950s movies and the on-going fascination with Area 51 conspiracy theories, Del Toro’s tale of the inexplicable is an old-school cinematic joy.

Creative Learning

Creative Play 21 August (RESCHEDULED – previously 14 August)

Tuesday 21st August 2018

Come into a stimulating environment where your child can lead you on a discovery of messy fun.

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Upcoming Events

We expanded our Open Air Cinema programme this year to incorporate an extra weekend at Tinside Lido, due to the popularity of these events. Because of this, our Looe Street cinema has been closed slightly longer than in previous years, and will reopen at the beginning of October. The new programme will go on sale mid-September. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

We have waived the £1.50 online booking fee for our Friends, as a thank you for supporting Plymouth Arts Centre. This applies to all current and new Friends.

If you would like to receive this and other exclusive benefits, such as ticket discounts and priority booking, please click the link below or ask about the Friends scheme at the Box Office.

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Get a discount (each ticket for £7) when you book a ticket for 3 or more different F-Rated films in the programme at the same time.

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The road and pavement around the former Bretonside coach station is currently closed to traffic and pedestrians until May 2019 as the new development takes place. The two short term carparks on the road are also closed.

The main route to the Barbican via Vauxhall Street will not be affected.

You can read more details about the closure here and here.

If these closures affect your visit to Plymouth Arts Centre please let us know.