Building on the success of the Plymouth International Book Festival, Plymouth Festival of Words celebrates words in all their forms including literature, poetry, theatre and more. Launching Plymouth History Month, it showcases an eclectic blend of nationally and internationally renowned writers and artists, alongside a rich community programme coordinated by WonderZoo, involving literary groups
You can purchase tickets online here, or via Peninsula Arts Box Office:
Peninsula Arts Gallery
Roland Levinsky building
Plymouth PL4 8AA
Tickets can be posted to you, collected from the Box Office or provided as an e-ticket. We accept all major credit cards. Tickets cannot be reserved without payment. Seats are unreserved; a first come first served basis is in operation. We regret that it is not possible to offer a refund once a ticket has been purchased, unless an event has been cancelled by the organisers.
Concessions apply to Plymouth University students and staff, over 60s, unwaged, full-time students and children under the age of 16. Proof of eligibility may be requested.
SPiA (Student Participation in Arts Scheme) is exclusive to Plymouth University students.
Box Office opening hours
Monday - Friday 13:00-17:00
Festival event days:
4 May: 13:00-19:30
5 May: 13:00-20:00
6 May: 11:00-20:30
7 May: 13:00-19:30
Admittance may be restricted after the published commencement time of the event. Plymouth Festival of Words reserves the right to change the programme without prior notice.
Free parking is available on the Plymouth University campus after 16:00 (limited spaces and parking must be in a designated bay). Paid-for parking is available at Drake Circus Shopping Centre.