About us

The Arts Institute 

The Arts Institute (formerly Peninsula Arts) has evolved significantly, finding its place in the city's art and cultural offering. 

Whilst our cutting-edge research portfolio explores the arts and humanities with investigation that cuts across science, health and marine, our public programme informed by research expertise and through collaborations with partners across the city, welcomes audiences of all ages and backgrounds to experience high quality exhibitions, talks, films, music and performances throughout the year.

We host one of Plymouth's leading contemporary art spaces, The Levinsky Gallery; the Jill Craigie Cinema; The House and its cutting-edge performance programme; a year-long series of fascinating talks that open up the world of history, and a rich classical and contemporary music programme.

The Levinsky Gallery

Located in the iconic Roland Levinsky Building

As a direct result of the vision of our late Vice Chancellor, Professor Levinsky, we have evolved, flourished and now sit at the heart of the city’s arts and cultural offer and the University’s national and international ambition.

Working in partnership with The Box, Plymouth's flagship cultural and heritage attraction, we provide audiences with access to high profile artists, speakers and exhibitions and innovative cultural experiences, insights and performances. The relationship between the University and The Box is founded on a long-standing curatorial partnership, exploring dialogues across history and the contemporary through the latest research.

Find out about upcoming exhibitions in the gallery.

A vibrant public programme including

Ticket information

You can book your tickets online 24 hours a day.

Tickets will be 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.

Concessions apply to University of Plymouth students and staff, over 60s, unwaged, full-time students and young people aged 18 and under. Proof of eligibility may be requested.

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 Arts Institute.

More information about tickets 

House rules

Admittance may be restricted after the published commencement time of the event. 

Please note all programme details are correct at the time of advertising. The Arts Institute reserves the rights to change the programme without prior notice. All events are kept up-to-date online