The Plough Arts Centre

The Plough Arts Centre
9–11 Fore Street, Torrington, Devon, EX38 8HQ
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Originally the site of a 1500s town house, The Plough has served as an arts centre since 1975.

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Albert Lee & His American Band

Rock'n'roll guitarist Albert Lee performs with his band.

Fri 23 Mar

£23.50 ( £20.50)

  • 20:00

Albert Lee And His Electric Band

Albert Lee makes a welcome return to The Plough Arts Centre after a sell-out gig a year ago. Book early!

Fri 23 Mar


Anda Union

Anda Union's thoroughly addictive and accessible fusion of Mongolian musical styles draws directly from the band's roots in the differing ethnic nomadic cultures. The band's nine members are keenly aware of the threat climate change and modernity is posing to their grasslands habitat and ancient Mongolian culture. Driven…

Wed 20 Jun


Andrew Riverstone

The singer-songwriter plays classics songs from Tom Petty, JJ Cale, The Eagles, Crosby Stills & Nash, Lynyrd Skynyrd and original material in a similar style.

Sun 29 Apr


Andy Irvine

For more than 40 years, Andy has been a world music pioneer and icon for traditional music and musicians. Founder member of bands such as Sweeney's Men, Planxty, Patrick Street, Mozaik, and now Usher's Island he has been hailed as 'a tradition in himself' (Irish Press). Musician, singer and songwriter, few others can…

Thu 5 Apr


Andy Irvine

The Irish folk singer-songwriter performs highlights from his repertoire of Irish traditional songs and Balkan dance tunes, creating a fusion of Irish and World Music.

Thu 5 Apr

£16 ( £12)

  • 20:00

The Beach Boys Band: Beach Boys Tribute

A Beach Boys tribute band with just five performers singing some of the pop band's biggest hits including 'I Get Around', 'Good Vibrations' and 'Surfin' USA'.

Thu 9 Aug

£16.50; £13 supporter

  • 20:00

The Beach Boyz Tribute Band

If you like the Beach Boys® songs, you will love this band! Guaranteed to leave everyone with a smile on their face, a song in their heart and a truly memorable live music experience to cherish, this is a show you do not want to miss. The performers of this extravaganza express, Beach Boyz Tribute Band deliver a…

Thu 9 Aug


Budapest Café Orchestra

Recreating the stirring sounds of their home town, the band mix violin, accordion and balalaika to create Hungarian, Russian and Ukrainian folk songs and dances.

Sun 25 Mar

£15 ( £11)

  • 19:30

Christian Garrick & His Budapest Cafe Orchestra

The Budapest Café Orchestra were established in 2009 by British composer, violinist and band leader, Christian Garrick. 2018 sees the band enter its ninth busy and exciting year and also the release of their eighth album, Fifty Shades Of Goulash. The Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured…

Sun 25 Mar


The Dime Notes Small Band, Huge Swing!

Join The Dime Notes as they swing the roof off with their customary blues-drenched 20's New Orleans jazz, and repertoire of stomps, blues and forgotten gems of the era. Featuring Chris Barber's long-time clarinetist David Horniblow, U.S pianist and Morton specialist Andrew Oliver, and the unstoppable pulse of London's…

Fri 6 Apr


Edwina Hayes And Flossie Malavialle

Plough folk favourites Edwina and Flossie have enjoyed solo gigs in Torrington but join forces for a very special night of Americana, folk, blues and jazz.

Sun 8 Jul


Even When I Fall

  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 33min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Kate McLarnon, Sky Neal

Former child slaves forced to work in Indian circuses reclaim their skills to from a new circus in Nepal.

Thu 29 Mar


An Evening With Murray Lachlan Young: How Freakin Zeitgeist Are You?

A delightful satirical romp into the bizarre facets of fame, fashion, people and politics withone of the most distinctive wordsmiths of our time. Expect flamboyant punchy wit, brooding subtext and empathetic humour from BBC 6 Music's poet-in-residence in this stunning live show drawing on Murray's acclaimed collection…

Tue 3 Apr


Femi & The Inrhythms

This 7-piece band from Lagos, Nigeria mixes the cerebral musicality of afrobeat with the visceral grooves of funk underpinned with Yoruba-English vocal styles to create an eclectic futuristic world dance music making them one of the key bands from the contemporary African music scene. Tonight the 7 piece are joined by a…

Sat 2 Jun


Gein's Family Giftshop: Volume 3

The award-winning sketch troupe formed whilst at university, comprising Kath Hughes, James Meehan, Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Edward Easton.

Fri 27 Apr


Giles Robson Band

Giles Robson returns to the Plough after a year of international touring and acclaim in countries such as Denmark, Holland, Belgium and Russia. Expect lowdown dirty Chicago Blues and material from his new album to be released in the first part of 2018. with support from the legend that is…. Jim Crawford

Sat 21 Apr


Giles Robson Band

The world leading blues harmonica player fronts the ensemble. With support from Jim Crawford.

Sat 21 Apr

£14 ( £12)

  • 20:00

Griff Rhys Jones: Where Was I?

Stories, anecdotes, reminiscences and outright lies – from forty years of travelling – down rivers and up mountains, into Africa, out of India, and across the arid wastes of the BBC canteen.

Sat 24 Mar


Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

The London-born TV regular and self-confessed middle-class luvvie shares his brand of upbeat observational humour.

Thu 13 Sep

Phone for prices

  • 20:00

Hal Cruttenden

  • 3 stars

The star of BBC Radio 4's Hal and regular TV panelist rants about modern life.

Thu 13 Sep

Prices to be confirmed


The British singer-songwriter, discovered on the Graham Norton show, performs soulful pop.

Fri 4 May


Henning Wehn: Das Neuen Materialen Nachten

The Germany-born, London-based stand-up comedian dabbles with new material and old favourites.

Fri 11 May


  • 20:00

Henry Blofeld: 78 Retired

After 50 years of expert commentary on international cricket, Henry Blofeld has hung up his microphone for good. In this farewell show, he shares previous unheard anecdotes plus secrets about the Test Match Special team, which would not be allowed on the radio.

Sat 7 Apr


James Phelan: Trickster

Light-hearted, prank-focused magic.

Fri 13 Apr

£14.50 ( £10)

  • 20:00

Julian Piper And Dave Peabody

These two veterans of the UK blues scene have spent months on the road, in the company of some of the most legendary figures in blues music. For years Dave Peabody played alongside Dave 'Honeyboy' Edwards, whilst Julian Piper has toured with Chicago legends Carey and Lurrie Bell, Eddie Kirkland, Lazy Lester and Phil Guy.

Sun 8 Apr


Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

With their landmark 5th album, 'Personae', husband and wife duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman introduce us to a host of new characters and stories from their fertile and energetic musical imaginations. Drawing upon the British folk tradition's natural backdrops whilst weaving in their own distinct and eclectic…

Sat 5 May


King For A Day: The Nat King Cole Story

King for a Day, is the brand new concert from acclaimed jazz vocalist, Atila, celebrating one of the defining voices of the Twentieth Century: Nat 'King' Cole. Featuring world-class live music from Atila and his stellar group of musicians, narration and projected archive images, this is a unique concert celebrating his…

Sun 13 May


Livewire - The Ac/dc Show

The unique six man tribute to rock's greatest band. Standing gig.

Sat 23 Jun


Murray Lachlan Young

The playwright, actor, screen-writer and poet addresses the way we live and our trying to make sense of society.

Tue 3 Apr

£13.50; £11.50 adv

  • 20:00

The Music Of Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons The New Jersey Boys

The New Jersey Boys, based in Devon, take their audience on a nostalgic musical journey through the career of one of the biggest selling groups of all times The Four Seasons. This choreographed show, featuring the amazing falsetto voice of Einar Vestman and the talented all round entertainer Gary Gould, is a clever…

Fri 24 Aug



The trio of David Snell, David Shepherd and Chris Lansdale play Americana folk and rock.

Thu 29 Mar


  • 20:15

Paul Foot: Image Conscious

Bizarre stand-up from the madcap comedian, who discusses the problems experienced by soft-shell crabs and the merits of iceberg lettuce.

Fri 2 Nov

Tickets on sale Feb 23

  • 19:30

Paul Lamb And The Kingsnakes

After four decades on the blues highways, Paul Lamb has cemented both his reputation as the UKs foremost blues harmonica master, and that of his band the Kingsnakes. With support from Exeter's Junkyard Angels, this promises to be a superb night of blues played by a two bands for whom playing the music right, is nothing…

Fri 13 Jul


Richard Herring: Oh Frig, I'm 50!

  • 4 stars

Richard Herring's pontificating over what it's like reaching a half century on this earth.

Fri 20 Apr


Richard Herring: The Best

A 'best of' compilation from the comedian as he picks the best jokes from his last 12 shows.

Fri 20 Apr


Ross Couper & Tom Oakes

Hailing from polar ends of the UK, Ross Couper (Shetland) and Tom Oakes (Devon) have been dazzling audiences with their fiery, driving rhythms and shared passion for the infectious melodies and grooves of Celtic Music, for the best part of a decade. Their highly dynamic mixture of power and fragility delivered with warmth…

Wed 18 Apr


Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years

Bookends perform the ultimate show for Simon and Garfunkel fans.

Sat 16 Jun


Simon Day: In Character

Legend of The Fast-Show, Simon Day takes to the stage to present his different comedy characters.

Sat 31 Mar


Talon: The Best of the Eagles

Eagles tribute band Talon once again perform their popular tribute to the beardy country rockers.

Fri 29 Jun

Phone for prices

  • 20:00

The War Of The Worlds

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons adapt HG Wells's sci-fi classic.

Sun 15 Apr


  • 16:00

Wizz Jones

"Inspired by hearing Big Bill Broonzy and Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Wizz Jones learnt his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry whilst playing in the coffee bars of London's Soho in the late 1950's. He then followed the time-honoured buskers' trail from the streets of Paris to the markets of…

Sat 4 Aug


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