Student Participation in Arts scheme (SPiA)

How it works

Plymouth University students receive up to £150 of credit to spend on selected films, music concerts, performances and talks

It's easy: look out for the SPiA logo on selected Peninsula Arts events, either in the season guide or online on the Peninsula Arts events listings, then book your tickets online, or via the Box Office and simply bring your student card along to the Box Office to pick up your ticket.

Levels of credit

  • £150: all arts students
  • £100: all other Plymouth University students

One ticket, per student, per event. Only events carrying the SPiA logo are included in the scheme.

Snapchat Geofilter competition

We recently held a competition for Plymouth University students to design our Snapchat Geofilter. The winning entry has now been chosen and the prize of £100 has been awarded to Sophie Barnes!

Thank you to all those that entered and look out for our very own Snapchat Geofilter coming soon on Snapchat!

Peninsula Arts Student Gallery Night

Watch out for any information about our upcoming Student Gallery Nights.

A chance for all Plymouth University students to come to the Peninsula Arts Gallery and enjoy free refreshments, the chance to meet new people, make new friends and get involved with our fun activities.

View photos from the last Student Gallery Night.

Our previous SPiA offer

Zidane: a 21st Century Portrait (2006)

‘the greatest film about football ever made’

Introduced by Gordon Sparks, football commentator, and presenter, BBC Radio Devon. 

Winner received two VIP match tickets

Two VIP tickets to the Argyle vs Doncaster match on 10 December was given away to one lucky student. Their ticket allowed them access to the exclusive Legend Lounge. Plus a three-course meal at Plymouth Argyle FC.

All students who purchased their ticket through SPiA and turned up on the evening got entered into winning this fantastic prize.

Stay tuned for more student opportunities like this.

Visions season

Artists have long been associated with having visionary outlooks, whether inspired by dreams or questioning existing ideas, we have come to expect artists and creative thinkers to provide new ways of understanding and seeing the world. From the quiet, meditative drawings of the Thinking Tantra exhibition that traces the relationship between Indian Tantric art and aspects of Western abstract art, to the Words and Music Festival: The Roaring Twenties that explores the seismic cultural shifts that were happening across music, film and art at that time, this season explores visions in all its cultural forms. Our programmers and academic colleagues, working with Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives, have sought to bring together a vibrant programme of films, talks, exhibitions, performances and music events that open up new opportunities to engage with the visions, both historical and contemporary, that have changed the way we experience the world.


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