Illuminate the Darkness

Until 22 Nov: A chance to see our stunning, Grade 2* listed gardens as never before!

Also coming up at Dartington…

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.

The Day I Fell into a Book

16-17 Nov: An immersive adventure for 8-12 year olds and their grown ups – exploring the magic of reading and the vitality of young imaginations.

A Long Long Time

20-30 Dec: Join us on an intergalactic theatrical ride through the night sky in our annual winter family show!

Lucky 7 Cabaret

22-23 Nov: Vintage styling, old school dance moves, glitter, glam, thrills and spills from this highly-regarded burlesque act!

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.




Do & see

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

Celebrating the launch of the first AWE programme

This week we are celebrating the launch of the first Accelerating Women’s Enterprise (AWE) Making a Difference programme in Plymouth.

Women supporting women

In what ways can we help each other to succeed, as women? The key is to motivate ourselves to make those new connections with other women we admire, says Daisy Healy of Dartington’s Accelerating Women’s Enterprise (AWE) programme.

Old Postern added to English Heritage’s At Risk Register

Schumacher College’s medieval parsonage, once home to the half-brother of Richard II and also to the celebrated botanist William Keble Martin, is among the latest buildings to be added to annual Heritage at Risk Register.

⇓ more stories and features


GYROSCOPE tells the story of how we are reinventing the Dartington 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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🍂🌳🍁 Have you seen the Dartington illuminations yet? You’ve only a few days left to experience our listed, historic gardens in a magical new light after dark. With trail sessions each Thurs - Sun evening until 22nd Nov. Book your place: #illuminations #lightshow #afterdark #heritagegardens #dartingtonhall #dartington #totnes #devon #thingstodo #eveningsout ...

Do you enjoy classical music but wished you "understood" it a little more? Are you keen to glean more sonic riches from concerts? Then this fab new event in The Great Hall next Thursday is for you... Hosted by @dartingtonarts new Summer School artistic director, Sara Mohr-Pietsch (BBC Radio 3), these relaxed, intimate evenings will explore the art of listening through conversation and live music. Aimed at demystifying classical music and the concert experience, each event will introduce a musician appearing at our 2020 Festival. Next week's inaugural event features a concert from viola de gamba sensation, Liam Byrne. Space is limited, so please do book now to guarantee your place. #Repost @dartingtonarts ・・・ We’ve been working alongside our brilliant new artistic director @saramohrpietsch to finalise plans for next year’s summer school & this space! Sara will be at Dartington next Thurs for the first of her #listeningclub events - intimate evenings exploring the art of listening through conversation and live music. Her first guest is @liam.byrne - the coolest viola de gamba player on the planet. Come and join us! 📷Kate Mount #dartingtonmusic #bbcradio3 #earlymusic #classicalmusic #contemporarymusic ...

#Repost @dartingtonarts ・・・ The Day I Fell into a Book has been created by sound designer, composer, theatre maker & Dartington College of Arts alumni Lewis Gibson. we’re very excited about @fueltheatre bringing the production to Dartington this Sat 16- Sun 17 Nov. Tickets available online. #familytheatre #lovereading #3dtheatre #3dsound #theatreexperience #storytelling #dartingtonlive ...

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