Plymouth Events Calendar

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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.

Important This Event Calendar is not maintained on a daily basis and some events may have changed dates or are no longer happening. Please double-check the event websites for the most up-to-date information.

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Sleighing It Festive Shows

15 December @ 7:00 pm - 23 December @ 10:15 pm

Free – £39

Sleighing It!

Barbican Theatre know how hot the talent in Plymouth is and how 2021 hasn’t been quite the year we thought it would, so we’re putting on a festive show at Barbican Theatre to close 2021 with a big festive, glittery, bang! 

Sleighing It will feature professional and emerging artists from the Plymouth and Devon/Cornwall area performing in a light hearted festive cabaret style show. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the amazing talent in our little corner of the UK that’s changing the world!

We’ll be announcing our line up from mid November and trust us it will feature some absolutely cracking acts and artists entertaining you and helping you get into the festive spirit such as


Dance acts


Drag artists

Spoken word artists 

Festive sketches


Burlesque artists (9pm shows only)

MCs & DJs,

Magical mini shows

Please see our website for updates on the lineup 

Tickets: Pay What You Decide

You can decide what you would like to pay  (including £0) by adding a ticket with a value to your cart (when you book on our website), or you can pay after you have seen the show (by choosing a £0 value ticket when you book and then paying by card or cash at the show).

Looking around at other events going on in the city, we estimate that 1 ticket to similar events would cost £12.

There is no ‘right’ answer, we are not attempting to lead you to a specific figure. You can pay £0 for your ticket, no judgement.


Wed 15 Dec 7pm

Thu 16 Dec 7pm

Fri 17 Dec 7pm & 9pm

Sat 18 Dec 7pm & 9pm

Mon 20 Dec 7pm & 9pm

Tue 21 Dec 7pm & 9pm

Wed 22 Dec 7pm & 9pm

Thu 23 Dec 7pm & 9pm

The 7pm performances are suitable for ages 5+. The 9pm performances have an age guidance of ages 16+ as they are more adult (aka naughty/cheeky!) with ‘post-watershed’ content and language.

Performances last approx 60-75 mins with no interval. 

Covid 19 Safety 

Audiences are encouraged to wear face masks from when they enter the Barbican Theatre building. Hand washing facilities and hand sanitiser will be available as you enter the theatre space. 

All Barbican Theatre team staff will follow strict hand washing routines, wear face masks and carry out regular lateral flow testing. 

Pre-show Food 

To book a table for a pre-show meal in the B-Bar (with the best Thai for in Plymouth!) please call 01752 242021 – check out the menu here


15 December @ 7:00 pm
23 December @ 10:15 pm
Free – £39
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Barbican Theatre,
Castle Street
Plymouth, PL1 2NJ Plymouth
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