The Arts Society South Devon is one of over 300 member societies of The Arts Society.

The South Devon Society was founded in 1977 and currently has around 250 members living in Plymouth and the surrounding area. Our aim is to inform and interest people through the appreciation and study of decorative and fine arts including painting and painters, music and musicians, literature, furniture, mosaics, and architecture from around the world, through an extensive lecture and visit programme. We also provide the opportunity for children and young people to become involved in creative art activity through Young Arts and Children's Trail projects and for members of all ages, the opportunity, to become involved with heritage and conservation projects.

Please go to our Volunteering page to see latest news of Children's Trails and Young Arts projects.

‚ÄčFor booking forms and other documents, please click 'Our Society' for the dropdown menu and then click on 'Documents'.

Please note that our new domain name is:

And our email address is:

Please note that we have changed the Lecture Feedback system so that you now enter a password rather than your email address. The password will be sent to you after the lecture.

South Devon Society News and Events


We are having a tour of The Theatre Royal TR2 on the 31st March. Please look under Visits to see the details and go to Our Society - Documents to find the booking form.

The Arts Society South Devon Spring Tour to Sussex Sunday, 19th April – Thursday, 23rd April 2020. Please look under Visits for the itinerary and under Our Society - Documents for the booking form.

A visit has been arranged to RHS Rosemoor on the 24th June 2020. Please look under Visits for the itinerary and under Our Society - Documents for the booking form.

Please see the News Page for details of other Area Special Interest Days. 

Please look at our News page to see the book 'Fifty Treasurers of the South West' and The Arts Society Pins that are both available to purchase in the foyer before our lectures.

Please look under 'Volunteering' for latest Trails of Discovery and Young Arts updates. Under documents you can find the latest Town Trail for Tavistock, and the most recent Church Trails.   

2018-2019 Society Documents. Please look in Documents under 'Our Society' to view the minutes of the 2019 AGM and the accounts for the year 2018-19.