Welcome to Dartington

Welcome to Dartington

Welcome to Dartington

Welcome to Dartington

What’s On

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.

It’s Hot, It’s Not

24-27 Oct: This surreal, funny show explores the weather in all its forms – and why we experience it differently, wherever we are.

September film

Downton Abbey and Ad Astra feature amongst a packed programme this month at our intimate, historic Barn Cinema venue.

Art After the Collapse

A provocative talk series asking: how can artists help us adapt to an ecological collapse that some say has already started to happen?

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.





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

Guest blog: How the story of one Totnes family came to the silver screen

The Warburtons are a family who live at peace with the land and vow to never take more from it than they give. Here, director Kim Laureen tells us more about meeting them and understanding their story.

Would you get intimate with the world’s tiniest cleaners?

As a brilliant new production comes to Dartington, we catch up with artistic director Chris Pirie to find out exactly what an Intronaut is, and how Elvis Presley’s fatberg almost became the star of the show.

Valley Field Plan brings a bit of Jurassic Park to the gardens

Throughout 2019, the gardens team have been putting the first major part of garden designer Dan Pearson’s masterplan into action in Valley Field.

⇓ more stories and features


GYROSCOPE tells the story of how we are reinventing theDartington 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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100 years after Dorothy and Leonard Elmhirst conceived of this special place, Dartington continues to be a space for arts & culture, learning & growing, social justice & sustainability, progressive enterprise & placemaking. Head to Dartington.org for the full spectrum of what the estate has to offer... #arts #learning #aplacelikenoother #dartington #totnes #devon ...

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