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As well as being a venue for corporate functions, we also have a social scene to rival many other Plymouth venues. Whether you are looking for wedding inspiration, a slice of South West history, or a night of food, drink and entertainment, Devonport Guildhall is the place to be.

We host regular live music nights with an increasingly strong following. These monthly Column Acoustic nights celebrate the talent of local and regional singers and bands, in a relaxed setting. We open our Column Bakehouse for those who want some locally sourced, delicious food, and a bar is set up if you wish to have some drinks. The  Column Acoustic night is growing in popularity and the event has a strong fan base, but tickets are still very reasonable, proving it is still possible to have a night out for under a tenner!

We’re a popular venue for art exhibitions and fashion shows, counting Plymouth College of Art and Brian Pollard as customers and featured artists.

The building becomes abuzz with families and children during the holidays, when we host craft fairs and holiday clubs.

To view our full calendar and to book tickets for one of our fantastic events just click here.

If you are a young person completing their Arts Award, did you know Devonport Guildhall is a registered Arts Award Supporter? Find out more about how we can help you complete your Arts Award and fulfill your creativity here! We support young people completing the qualification and welcome feedback from both young people and those delivering the qualification, as to how we can enhance our offer.

You can find listings of all of our events and other events in the area on the new Artory app, a new app available through iPhones and Android which gives you access to Plymouth’s exciting arts and cultural events and exclusive offers! All of our events also feature on the Artory website.


Upcoming Events

Exhibition: Fertility & Flow

1st September 2017 - 30th September 2017, ,

Artists Tess Leyreloup and Mary Toon will be hosting the next exhibition in our Cells. Their work spans across a range of mediums, from felt and photography to painting and printmaking. Leyreloup explores landscape and memory, whilst Toon’s work focuses on textures and textiles. Fertility & Flow is part of Drawn to the Valley, a city-wide event…

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Plymouth Art Weekender: SHARED sensE partagé

23rd September 2017 - 24th September 2017, 7.30 - 9pm, £5.90

By Diane Wiltshire in collaboration with Fabio Dolce and Mixed Reality Lab. Plymouth Art Weekender will be returning for a third year, bringing three days of creative events across the city.At Devonport Guildhall you will find an event exploring intangible human interactions. Artist, Diane Wiltshire has created wearable devices and everyday technology to translate body data…

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Introduction to Bread Making

28th September 2017 , 5.30-8.30pm, £75

Join us for an Introduction to Bread Making at Column Bakehouse, through which you’ll receive expert guidance from our Artisan Baker. In a small group, you will learn basic bread-making skills and take home your very own loaf at the end of the session. What’s more? You can take handy recipe cards to keep baking…

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Column Acoustic

29th September 2017 , 7pm - 11pm, £4.00

Save the date: Column Acoustic is returning to Devonport Guildhall on 29th September. The evening promises a diverse range of live music, delivered by local talent from around the city. Tickets will cost £4 on the door, the proceedings from which will be donated to All Ways Apples and their October family festival. We hope to…

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Exhibition: Loving Land & Sea

5th October 2017 - 28th October 2017, 10am-4pm (Mon-Sat), Free

Having exhibited across the globe, Barbara de Mora is holding an exhibition of paintings to celebrate living in Plymouth. Each work focuses on the local life round and about the city’s shoreline. Loving Land & Sea takes a delightful romp along the coast and quays of Plymouth. This collection promises a display of imaginative snapshots of local life, in…

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