Welcome

We are a charity delivering progressive learning programmes in the arts, ecology and social justice. Our beautiful 1,200-acre estate is a vibrant year-round visitor destination.

What’s On

For the latest news on 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 > 

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explore our festive lineup

From seasonal craft, to family shows, to wintery music events – there’s something for everyone at Dartington this Christmas,

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the great hall craft fair

2-4 Dec: Join an incredible gathering of over 40 makers and designers for this exciting event – the perfect way to kick off the Christmas season.

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The Banshees of Inisherin

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Arthouse, kids’ films, blockbusters, live theatre streamings and more – find out what’s coming up at our beautiful independent venue.

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Learning at Dartington

Schumacher Postgraduate imageWe 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.

HIGHER EDUCATION AT DARTINGTON (OPENS IN NEW WEBSITE) >

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 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.

EXPLORE OUR SHORT COURSES >

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.

WHAT’S ON >

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 our long-running 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.

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The Great Hall Craft Fair 2022 is go and looking completely fabulous!

Such talent on display, we hope you can make it down at some point over the weekend (open until 9pm this evening, ends 4pm Sunday) and support the local creative community this Christmas. Free entry!

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