Plymouth Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in Plymouth? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in Plymouth with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in Plymouth and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Plymouth, featuring the best of things to do in Plymouth – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Plymouth fundraisers and charity events.


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October 2021

Quest for the Ice Dragon (Family Show)

15 October @ 6:00 pm - 24 October @ 6:30 pm
The Soapbox Theatre, Just inside Devonport Park, At the corner of Milne Plc and Exmouth Road,
Plymouth, PL1 4QH Plymouth
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£12

Stiltskin Theatre Company's festive winter show... Quest For The Ice Dragon Be part of the adventure! An immersive promenade performance in and around The Soapbox Children's Theatre, Devonport Park, Plymouth. Join us on an enchanted adventure in search of the Ice Dragon. Jump into your welly boots, woolly hats, gloves and scarves... pop a hot water bottle up your jumper. Come what may, we're off on a magical journey to find the Ice Dragon and nothing's going to stand in…

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From Einstein to seagrass, a lifetime immersed in coastal sediments – Professor Daniel Conley

21 October @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
University of Plymouth, Drake Circus
Plymouth, PL4 8AA Plymouth
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Free

The University of Plymouth is proud to present the Inaugural Professorial Lecture of Professor Daniel Conley. Beaches are the most iconic form of coastal morphology. Present on all continents and observed throughout geologic history, they are not only a popular source of pleasure, recreation and contemplation, but also nature’s most effective form of coastal protection. An unconstrained beach provides a healthy margin between marine and terrestrial environments, reshaping to absorb the erosive power of waves against the coastline. Gravity’s pull…

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Watershed Comedy Night

21 October @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Soapbox Theatre, Just inside Devonport Park, At the corner of Milne Plc and Exmouth Road,
Plymouth, PL1 4QH Plymouth
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£8.50

Watershed Comedy Night Bringing you some of the best stand-up comedy the Southwest has to offer, hosted by comic David Arnold. Line-up to be announced soon at the Soapbox Theatre's website! Licenced bar, 18yrs+ adult only. Opens 7pm till 11pm. NOW AVAILABLE - Early Tickets: £8.50 WHERE: Indoors at The Soapbox, Devonport Park (Corner of Milne Place & Exmouth Rd) PL1 4QH

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November 2021

The harms of hate: Challenging anti-Gypsyism – Professor Zoë James

4 November @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
University of Plymouth, Drake Circus
Plymouth, PL4 8AA Plymouth
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Free

The University of Plymouth is proud to present the Inaugural Professorial Lecture of Professor Zoë James. The struggle for acknowledgement and respect of Gypsies, Travellers and Roma in the UK and Europe has been a constant challenge over centuries, and still today modern society affords them multiple and complex harms. The racism that underpins the attitudes and actions towards these communities is embedded into the European psyche and worsened by contemporary society that prioritises hyper-competitive, individualist capitalist values. As politics…

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December 2021

The Christmas Mouse

8 December @ 11:00 am - 24 December @ 11:50 am
The Soapbox Theatre, Just inside Devonport Park, At the corner of Milne Plc and Exmouth Road,
Plymouth, PL1 4QH Plymouth
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£10

Stiltskin Theatre Company's festive winter show for little people... The Christmas Mouse By Jacqueline Ball Christmas Mouse has lost its home when the snow begins to fall. Can the Christmas Mouse find somewhere warm and snuggly before Christmas Day?   SUITABLE FOR: Under 5's and their big people (children under 12 months are FREE) We are also offing a family show this Christmas for older children called The Magic Lantern and The Story Thief. DURATION: Approx. 50 mins LICENSED CAFE: Serving warming mulled…

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The Magic Lantern and the Story Thief

11 December @ 3:00 pm - 24 December @ 7:00 pm
The Soapbox Theatre, Just inside Devonport Park, At the corner of Milne Plc and Exmouth Road,
Plymouth, PL1 4QH Plymouth
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£8

Stiltskin Theatre Company's festive winter show... The Magic Lantern and The Story Thief Be part of the adventure! A festive outdoor Christmas show at The Soapbox Children's Theatre, Devonport Park, Plymouth. Stiltskin create a rich tapestry of light and dark, where people’s stories are brought to life by the light of the magic lantern - whilst the story thief waits in the shadows, looking for a story of her own. Full of fun and wonderful surprises for all the family.…

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Bubblicious Baby Rave

31 December @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Soapbox Theatre, Just inside Devonport Park, At the corner of Milne Plc and Exmouth Road,
Plymouth, PL1 4QH Plymouth
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Free

BUBBLICIOUS - A NEW FLAVOUR OF RAVER Join us for a special family friendly dance party at The Soapbox, celebrating New Year’s Eve on a different time zone! The clock will be re-set and we will count down to “midnight”! With guest DJ's playing an eclectic mix of dance music from old skool to new skool, glowsticks, uv face painting, bubbles, walkabout performers, arts and crafts chill-out area and lots more to keep everyone entertained. RECOMMENDED FOR: Babies and children…

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