Student Participation in Arts scheme (SPiA)

How it works

University of Plymouth 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 University of Plymouth students.

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

Peninsula Arts Student Gallery Night

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

A chance for all University of Plymouth 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.

'Transformations' season at The Arts Institute

This season we continue with the theme of Transformations, an apt title as we launch our new name, The Arts Institute. The feeling of change is a very live issue, which we wanted to explore in terms of transformation, when a culture or a way of thinking undergoes a complete shift or turn around. This type of change is different to the revolutionary breaks or schisms we have explored in previous programmes, rather a transformation, at least in a cultural sense, is more often associated with a positive outcome.

This also includes the personal transformations we all undergo, whether through education or new experiences. Retaining the space to have these conversations is vital and we see The Arts Institute as providing an opportunity for you to participate in these discussions alongside experiencing the very best in culture here in Plymouth.


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