Dartington Trust is a visitor destination and centre for progressive learning based on a 1,200 acre estate near Totnes
23 Sep – 1 Oct: Enjoy hand-on workshops, take in some live music and explore fascinating installations in this arts and ecology festival.
Arthouse, kids’ films, blockbusters, live theatre streamings and more – find out what’s coming up at our beautiful independent venue.
Treat yourself with our Autumn Getaway for stays during October and November and receive a 30% discount off your entire stay when you book two nights or more!
Learning at Dartington
We offer transformative learning, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, delivered by world-class tutors in a truly unique campus experience.
Our learning is delivered through two faculties: Schumacher College, which has been at the forefront of engaging ecological, economic, and social challenges for over 30 years, and Dartington Arts School, which draws on our rich international heritage and our wealth of dance, theatre, music and art studios to deliver compelling courses for a fast-changing world.
We 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 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.
We programme a blend of virtual and in-person events, many of which are free or by donation. Throughout the year, you’ll also find festivals that focus on themes of arts, ecology and social justice.
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.
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Dartington Trust joins the nation in mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. As a mark of respect our White Hart flag will be kept at half-mast until the funeral.
Seven acres of land has been set aside for use by students and graduates to give them space to experiment with new agro ecological growing techniques.