Dartington Trust is a centre for learning, arts, ecology and social justice based on a 1,200 acre estate near Totnes.

What’s On

We’re reopening! For the latest news on al fresco dining, getaways, plus our gardens, shops and much beside, head to our Visit section.

Below are some selected highlights from our programme. For our full calendar of events, click here > 


sizzling summer courses

Make a wooden spoon. Embrace the ‘spiritual’ side of gardening’. Swing a scythe. Or just dive into our dizzyingly diverse course programme.

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Barn Cinema reopens

Our beloved independent cinema returns with a packed programme including Ammonite, The Father, and Peter Rabbit 2.

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b&b Spring Sale

We’re celebrating our emergence from lockdown with some great deals on our historic Courtyard Rooms.


Learning at Dartington

Schumacher Postgraduate imageWe offer transformative learning delivered by world-class tutors in a truly unique campus experience. If you’re a new student looking for information and resources to support your study, please visit our Resources for Students.

For nearly 30 years, Schumacher College has been at the forefront of engaging ecological, economic, and social challenges, with our portfolio today including our first ever undergraduate programme.


And new for 2020, Dartington Arts School draws on our rich international heritage and our wealth of dance, theatre, music and art studios to provide a dynamic and responsive context for contemporary postgraduate study.


A student from Plymouth Universtiy works on the eco-pod at DartingtonWe offer a variety of opportunities for part-time learning, with courses ranging from a few hours, to weekly classes, to longer residential experiences.

Schumacher College delivers a unique brand of small-group, residential experiences which embrace themes of ecology, wellbeing, and sustainability. Our new programme of arts courses spans music, performance, writing, dance, and contemporary visual art. And a wide, exciting range of craft courses run year-round in collaboration with over 50 makers from across the south west and beyond.

A variety of other programmes run throughout the year – including four weeks of shared music making, learning and listening at our renowned Dartington Music Summer School & Festival.


Learning is the beating heart of our year-round programme of events, which spans genres from film to craft to exhibitions.

Due to the coronavirus crisis, much of our events programme (including our Barn Cinema) is taking a break. Instead, we’re running a virtual programme, which includes the first ever online editions of our long-running Earth Talks.


Learning at Dartington is mainly delivered through the courses and events we offer year-round, but a range of resources are also available online to help get a flavour of what we offer.

Schumacher College has an wide range of talks and interviews available on their YouTube channel, and you can read student essays and dissertations on their website. Our online Earth Talk series is also available in full to watch online.

You can read the latest learning-related news here, and explore the history of the estate online here.

Other resources include our Arts and Learning podcast channel, which includes playlists such as our Laser Talks – inspired by the school climate strikes, Dark Mountain and Extinction Rebellion.

Latest news & blogs

…or head here for the full collection.

Diary: Notes from the Walled Kitchen Garden

Diary: Notes from the Walled Kitchen Garden

Regular, rolling updates from the brilliant volunteer team at our beautiful Kitchen Garden! Follow the progress of this beautiful organic garden as zero-food miles produce is grown for our café, The Green Table and our restaurant, The White Hart.

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celebrating 30 years of schumacher college

A programme of events and initiatives to mark 30 years of leading the way in transformative education – spearheaded by our Bursary Campaign, which aims to equip the next generation with the tools to address the social, environmental and economic challenges we all face.


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

Our beautiful Barn Cinema continues its heroic comeback this weekend with two must-see, Oscar-nominated flicks: - The Father [12A] - 11/06/2021 to 17/06/2021 Anthony Hopkins’ unflinching performance as a man in the grips of dementia powers Florian Zeller’s screen adaptation of his 2012 award-winning play. - Apples [12A] - 11/06/2021 to 17/06/2021 Set in an uncertain, analogue version of the recent past, Apples depicts a slow-going pandemic that leaves its victims with severe memory loss. Tickets & times: www.dartington.org/whats-on/barn-cinema Don't forget, The White Hart is open all weekend for cracking pre or post movie meals and drinks. Reserve a table at www.dartington.org/white-hart ...

Thank you thank you to the brilliant folk at @landworks_hq for our gorgeous new picnic tables on the @greentablecafe terrace! Based on the #dartingtonestate , LandWorks provide employment opportunities and skill development for those in prison or at risk of being sent to prison. 👏🏼👏🏼 Read more about their important work at www.landworks.org.uk ...

Our Saturday Farmers’ Market has gone weekly! Come and pick up some of the finest fresh, seasonal produce that the local area has to offer, alongside artisanal fare, crafts and more. We’ll also be hosting fab live music from a range of talented local buskers. Come and support the local economy with a rolling selection of traders including: @apricotcentre, @fresh_flour, @crockandcole, @venushemp, Raw Indulgence, @hylstenbakery, @devonwildlifetrust , @montrealstylebagelstotnes and more! @visittotnes @greentablecafe @fooddrinkdevon #farmersmarket #localproduce #seasonalfood #totnes #dartington ...

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