From cutting-edge theatre productions to inspiring contemporary dance performances, The House is host to a variety of acclaimed choreographers and multi-award winning shows open to the public, all year round.

This state of the art performing arts centre is located on the University of Plymouth campus, in the city's central quarter, adjacent to the Plymouth City Museum and The Levinsky Gallery. 

Word is...

  • A "Raw energy, fury, vigour, passion. You can feel the energy of a whole community of people" Barbican Theatre. The Rising
  • . "Veldman sure knows how to pick all the right ingredients for a dance show" Dance Tabs. The Knot
  • . "A gently fascinating interactive's funny, too" Time Out. Beowulf
  • A "One of the brightest companies in British Dance" The Times. Anjali Dance Company

Explorations season at The Arts Institute

This season we have shaped our programme around the theme of Explorations, an apt subject given that Plymouth is Britain's Ocean City, where many an epic journey first began. With such a rich history and expertise at our fingertips, we have looked at notions of exploration from many different angles. 

From explorations of creativity within music, looking specifically at Beethoven's artistic leaps of innovation as presented by Dr Robert Taub and a special performance by the London Mozart Players to quieter more personal journeys that change the way we observe the world in which we live, as seen through the eye of photographer Jem Southam in the exhibition 'Birds, Rocks, Rivers, Islands'

The thirst for knowledge and understanding often provide the first impetus for exploring, and whether groundbreaking or taking baby steps, exploration is without a doubt an essential part of being human. 

Credit: Mark Cocker

The House, Performing Arts Centre

The House is a state of the art performing arts centre. Providing a 200 seat flexible studio theatre, to provide greater access to performing arts in the city. Our programme of dance, theatre and performances are fresh off the block.

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