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Creative Industries

Plymouth boasts a diverse and dynamic ecosystem spanning design, advertising, marketing, crafts, TV, video, radio, photography, publishing, fashion, software services, museums, galleries, libraries, music and performing and visual arts.

This vibrant creative community is supported by several organisations and initiatives, including Plymouth Culture, The Box, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Plymouth Arts Cinema and the Arts University Plymouth, which was recently voted the top Arts University in the UK for student satisfaction.


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The ‘Made in Plymouth’ website, a digital platform created by Plymouth Culture, serves as a dedicated guide to the city’s culture. It is designed to promote, celebrate, and explore the cultural sector.

As one of the most vibrant and creative waterfront cities in Europe, Plymouth is teeming with makers, creatives, artists and innovators. It is a city abundant with wonderful places and brilliant people who accomplish incredible feats.

Find out more about the Creative Industries sector in Plymouth.

Latest Creative Industries News

  • Plymouth Guildhall

    Plymouth’s Guildhall could be back in the great gigs game with exciting plans to upgrade its facilities for the next generation of music fans and a host of other users.

  • The Box exterior 970 x 500

    Plymouth’s role as a cultural and arts hotspot has been endorsed with renewed Arts Council England investment of more than £12m into the city’s cultural organisations.

  • StoryJuice

    Congratulations to Story Juice, who operate a remote and globally-connected creative studio, in being nominated and also winning presitigious awards this summer!