Welcome to Dartington

Welcome to Dartington

Welcome to Dartington

Current highlights

Our year-round, jam-packed programme of wonderful courses, talks, festivals and events. Browse them all here or take a look at some selected highlights below.

David Walliams’ Mr Stink

Early Bird tickets available for a limited time: Heartbreak Productions are bringing the much-loved bestseller to the outdoor stage!


Until 30 Jan: Directed by Sam Mendes and shot in one hallucinatory single take: don’t miss this Oscar favourite at our Barn Cinema.

Dartington Arts School

New for 2020: An innovative learning community offering master’s programmes and short courses in the arts.

Visiting Dartington

At our 1,200 acre estate, based in South Devon, there’s plenty to explore – from the natural beauty of the grounds, to our visitor attractions and year-round events programme. You can also make a stay of it with our historic hotel or campsite.




Do & see

Before your visit

An old place with a new story

Dartington is not just a beautiful place to visit. It attracts people with big ideas who want to change the world.

⇓ just published

Our interim managing director writes on latest developments at Dartington Hall

Alan Boldon reflects on recent changes at the Trust, and the range of activity taking place across the estate as a new decade begins.

Work begins on repairs to Old Postern roof

Work to repair the Old Postern, a Grade II* listed 15 Century building and home of Schumacher College, has now begun.

Programmer’s Pick: Jojo Rabbit

The Barn Cinema's Ali Donkin reflects on her Programmer's Pick for January, Taika Waititi's Jojo...

⇓ more stories and features


GYROSCOPE tells the story of how we are reinventing the Dartington Project for the 21st century, and exploring how a place can help people live a more fulfilled life: from the food we eat, to the art that inspires us, to the communities that we’re part of and the impact we have on the world around us.

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Follow Dartington Hall’s social media exploits for regular updates on all our events and activity

Isn’t it time you joined the @thecraftrevolution?! ✊🏻 ・・・ You can do this. 4-8 March. Dartington has a long history of textiles and furniture making so it is a great pleasure to offer this unique workshop experience with a professional and inspiring tutor of upholstery @bristol_upholstery_collective You will upholster an item of your choice, using traditional upholstery techniques, tools and natural materials. What will happen during the class? You will learn traditional techniques and the materials required to upholster different styles of furniture. Through a series of tasks and demonstrations, you will learn the correct use of upholstery tools and materials. These include stripping existing upholstery, preparing timber frames and their reupholstery using webbing, stitched and nailed hessian, stitched horse hair, another layer of hessian and a final layer of calico. The piece is then finished with a final layer of students’ own top fabric and trim, using various edging techniques. Suitable small scale personal projects tackled on this course could be dining chairs, footstools, occasional chairs, piano stools and other types of stools. (In advance of the course, students are required to check their project is suitable with the tutor.) This five-day intensive course starts with a site-specific presentation on the Dartington Hall sofas dated 1812, the fabric mill, and the skilled crafts people at Dartington, plus an insight to approaching furniture renovation in the context of Dartington’s historic crafts scene. #upholstery ...

Ok so we’re more than a little excited about this... Aldous Harding is coming to Sea Change Festival at Dartington in May!! Full line up & tickets @driftseachange #seachangefestival #dartington #aldousharding #fieldmusic #totnes ...

The Big Tent (built by @plymuni architecture students) and our Gypsy Wagon waiting patiently for warmer seasons on the Camp Dartington field. We’ll be open for tent pitch bookings from Easter, folks... it’ll be here before you know it 🏕 #pegsattheready #coolcamping #campinglife #naturelovers #visitdevon #camping #dartington #totnes ...

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