Welcome

Dartington Trust is a visitor destination and centre for progressive learning based on a 1,200 acre estate near Totnes

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 > 

summer festival

summer festival

23 Jul – 19 Aug: Over 60 concerts and events – from folk to jazz to classical and beyond – across a glorious summer of music.

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students learning about food production

Clearing 2022

Calling all students! We have a few spaces available on our BSc Regenerative Food and Farming starting in September. 

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sunday squeeze

Family Fun Day: The Sunday Squeeze

Join us for a big party on the Great Lawn with loads of games, bouncy things, bubbles, DJs and more..

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charcoal artist

short courses

Arts, crafts, farming, viticulture, wellbeing and much more: discover our exciting, transformative short course programme.

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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.

Latest news & blogs

…or head here for the full collection.

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 us

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

The summer might almost be over but there’s just time to squeeeeze one last burst of funshine out of the holidays! Join us for a big party on the Great Lawn at Dartington with loads of games, bouncy things, bubbles, DJs, live bands and more...

After the success of our Jubilant Jubilee event in June, we’ve once again teamed up with arch party starters @rambunctious_socialclub to bring you the best vibes!

Plus there’ll be finger-lickin, smokey grillin’ BBQ feasts and an outdoor bar serving a delectable range of ice cold tipples - from local ales to organic wines and plenty of treats for the small folk.

Entry is FREE, so come along on the 28th of August from 12-6pm, bring your besties and a blanket, and make a day of it in the (already confirmed) sunshine…
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Tomorrow (Thursday) is the last Great Lawn Session of the 2022 Summer Festival, and it's going to be a good one! Grab a drink at the White Hart and join us for some brilliant free music outside.

As we head towards the grande finale of the this year's Music Summer School & Festival, we're celebrating Vaughan Williams' 150th anniversary with two evening concerts: Dartington Festival Strings tomorrow evening at 7:30pm, playing (amongst other things) the spine-tinglingly beautiful Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. On Friday evening, we'll end this year's Festival on a high note with a special programme of a cappella music including Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical Songs.

Book to join us for the end of this brilliant summer of music this way: dartington.org/summerfestival

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Dartington Trust is thrilled to be hosting this unique and important event, Earth-Song which is a special type of theatrical performance where the main actor is Ukrainian Song.

For @word.and.voice traditional and ancient songs are receptacles of the deepest knowledge and an expression of the highest poetry.

Since the end of February 2022, Word and Voice has also been operating as a shelter for displaced Ukrainians and victims of war.

All proceeds will go to Word and Voice, and the Devon Ukrainian Association, an Exeter-based group that has been supporting new Ukrainian arrivals in the Southwest since March.

7.30pm | Monday 29 August 2022

For more information and tickets - dartington.org/event/earth-song
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