Welcome to Dartington

Welcome to Dartington

Welcome to Dartington

Current highlights

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.

David Walliams’ Mr Stink

Early Bird tickets available for a limited time: Heartbreak Productions are bringing the much-loved bestseller to the outdoor stage!


Until 30 Jan: Directed by Sam Mendes and shot in one hallucinatory single take: don’t miss this Oscar favourite at our Barn Cinema.

Dartington Arts School

New for 2020: An innovative learning community offering master’s programmes and short courses in the arts.

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

Programmer’s Pick: Jojo Rabbit

The Barn Cinema's Ali Donkin reflects on her Programmer's Pick for January, Taika Waititi's Jojo...

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.

Barn Cinema’s top 5 films of 2019

Ali Donkin, programmer at the Barn Cinema, runs through her top five films of the year…

⇓ 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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🙌🏼 Glorious scenes again on the estate today. Surprisingly warm rays on the agroforestry field currently thawing all but patches of shadowy frost. #naturewalk #free #totnes ...

The ground at #campdartington may be a touch frosty now but it’ll be thawed and ready for pegs before you know it. Tent pitches for @driftseachange will be on sale very soon... snap up your festival ticket before they’re gone! #Repost @driftseachange ・・・ This cold bright morning reminds of us those warm bright mornings. Sea Change returns in May and we have just confirmed more guests. All the news coming soon. Book your tickets, book your beds. ...

・・・ It is way time you learnt how to Unleash Your Wild Thing and discover the transformative art of wildcrafting with @thecraftrevolution at Dartington... This course will give you the skills and confidence to safely gather and transform your hedgerow bounty into delicious spring wild food products. You will develop the confidence to safely identify seasonal wild plants, where to find them and how to prepare a range of products with techniques including; lacto-fermentation, infused vinegars, wild plant powders and dehydration techniques, oxymels and elixirs. You will learn about plant history, folklore and nutritional qualities with sensory and intuitive techniques to uncover the hidden depths of wild plants. In each session we will meet and gather wild edible plants before getting hands-on working with different techniques and preparing products to share and take home. £150 for all six sessions. A couple of spaces left Feb and fewer still in March #forage #wildfoodlove #wild #foragingforfood #foragingandfeasting #mushroomforaging ...

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