Introducing… Antigone, Interrupted - Scottish Dance Theatre

Introducing… Antigone, Interrupted is a unique online event combining footage from the Scottish Dance Theatre’s original stage production, scenes reimagined for the digital medium and real time meet-the-artist conversation. The event will give audiences an opportunity to meet the characters and hear from choreographer Joan Clevillé and dancer Solène Weinachter.

Performance elements will be weaved with discussion and opportunities to delve into various topics such as the creation of Antigone, Interrupted , the relevance of a classic story in our contemporary...


Two Man Show - Rash Dash

The Arts Institute, Roland Levinksy Building, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
Event Date: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 19:30 to 21:30

In this Fringe First winning show about gender and language: two women play two women playing two men.

“Men have all the power.

John and Dan keep hearing people say that men have all the power, but it doesn’t feel like that to them.

This is a show about Man and men. Because we all have to pull together now.

We want to talk about masculinity and patriarchy but the words that exist aren’t good enough. So there’s music and dance too.”

Watch the trailer

A Rash Dash and Northern Stage Co. production in association with...


5 x 5 x 5 series: Everything is changing. Nothing has changed. Change is coming.

5 x artists. 5 x writers. 5 x researchers. Bringing together diverse voices for an online series of arts and culture, in response to the global issues of 2020.

“As part of the Legacies and Futures season we invited five writers and five researchers to respond to the provocation “Everything is changing. Nothing has changed. Change is coming.” Their work is presented as part of the 5x5x5 series alongside the artwork of five artists commissioned through The Arts Institute Covid-19 art fund. The series takes stock of this tumultuous time as we are living it through...


Music Forum With Dr Robert Taub, Music Director of The Arts Institute and Hannah Harris, CEO of Plymouth Culture

The Arts Institute, Roland Levinksy Building, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
Event Date: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 19:30

Join us for a new addition to The Arts Institute’s Musica Viva series – namely a series of Music Forums - live-streamed musical evenings featuring performances and informal conversations with Dr Robert Taub and guests about composers, musical interpretations, and related topics.

In our first Forum with guest Hannah Harris, Robert will discuss the profile of our current music season, and preview the Musica Viva Beethoven250 Festival that will take place in early March 2021 with performance excerpts and examination of musical scores.

Upcoming Music Forum...

The Making of Forests, Eden's Cave Company

The Arts Institute, Roland Levinksy Building, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 19:30

In this film Eden's Cave Company discuss the making of Forests, performed in February this year at The House.

Forests is a three-year project in the making. Championing the interplay between movement, song, cultural heritage and symbolic imagery, it places both performer and audience at the centre of the urgent question of how we relate to the natural world. The company discuss their lineages of practice, developing a pedagogy of training and improvisation, the importance of 'expedition' in their research, and the integral value of living and working at the ASHA...

Wise Children announce that the critically aclainemd Romantics Anonymous will be performed and broadcast live from Bristol Old Vic

Wise Children, Bristol Old Vic & Plush Theatricals present b Romantics Anonymous Wise Children, Bristol Old Vic and Plush Theatricals announce that Emma Rice ’s critically-acclaimed musical adaptation of Romantics Anonymous will be performed at Bristol Old Vic, and broadcast live, direct to audience’s homes nationally and globally. The show will be available to stream as a ‘digital tour’...

Perfomance: The Knot

The House, University of Plymouth, PL4 8AA
Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 19:30

You’re invited to a completely different wedding celebration where the bride, groom, best man and bridesmaids are all world-class dancers and the audience members are wedding guests. The Knot, about ritual, doubt, nerves and the sheer magic of weddings is Didy Veldman’s latest dance creation, performed by Umanoove.

Didy Veldman is a Dutch choreographer. She trained at the Scapino Academy in Amsterdam, and has danced with Scapino Ballet, Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève and Rambert Dance Company, working with international choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin...

Performance: The Rising

The Rising is an empowering highly charged double bill of dance and live music. It explores what makes people feel alive, using influences of Fijian culture and ideas of community, vulnerability and surrender.

Featuring original compositions by multi award-winning musicians Will McNicol & Luke Selby, dramaturgy by Chris Fogg and lighting design by Tim Hardy.

HeatherWalrondCompany is a professional contemporary dance company based in Devon. It is supported by Arts Council England and led by Choreographer & Artistic Director Heather Richmond.

“Raw energy, fury...

Music: Dr Robert Taub: Music – A Multi-Dimensional Continuum

An Informal Talk and Performance

Music is all around us; music knows no linguistic or geopolitical boundaries; music moves us all. Music is often spontaneous, but some compositions are carefully crafted with deep thought about every exquisite detail. We can all sing and whistle, but music has also been wedded to technology for thousands of years. And while all music proceeds in time, there are works in which such a continuum is multi-dimensional.

An acclaimed pianist known for his interpretations of Beethoven and new music, Dr Robert Taub, new Music Director of The Arts...

New play inspired by the Suffragette-Suffragist struggle comes to Plymouth

A new play inspired by an imagined meeting between two great leaders of the women’s suffrage campaign is coming to the Barbican Theatre Plymouth as par of a tour of the South West.

The Cause depicts the explosive meeting of minds when Millicent Fawcett and Emmeline Pankhurst come together at a time when campaigns for women’s rights were at their most revolutionary & embattled....