Dartington Trust is a centre for learning, arts, ecology and social justice 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 > 


ferment festival

17-26 Sep: Celebrating the theme of fermentation through the lenses of art and ecology, through art installations, workshops and talks for all ages.

the courier

september at the barn cinema

Choose from a packed lineup across a broad range of genres, including the Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard vehicle Annette


the crush course

Get your hands dirty by playing around with grapes and yeast, and fool with the bubbles trapped in a bottle of fizz (as seen in The Guardian).


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.


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.


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.

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

We’re all about experimenting at Dartington and this piece by Anna Frants as part of Ferment festival (on until 26 September) is a fascinating collaboration between robots and humans in the process of making watercolour paintings. Seeing this contemporary art amid the medieval and green spaces of our estate adds an additional layer of intrigue in the contrast of the old and new, natural and synthetic. #Ferment #Dartington #cyfest #robotart ...

Ferment festival is up and running! We started with a Private View earlier, and now it’s music, kimchi and art installations. Thanks @cyland.lab and Anna Franz for such great contemporary works and @natasharivettcarnac for pulling strings behind the scenes!
#ferment #dartington

Our new shop at the Welcome Centre in the entrance to the courtyard is up and running! We're open 10am - 4pm, selling crafts, prints, books and artist commissions inspired by the rich history and creative spirit of Dartington Estate. #dartington #shop #newshop #newshopintown #crafts #prints #books ...

This Sunday we've got some fantastic DJs, including @djyodauk Keiko Yamamoto (of @cafeotodalston) and @chris_hall_music - all coming down to the Great Lawn to use the power of soul, funk, jazz and global beats to provide you with feelgood vibes. It’s a family friendly event so you can drop in and out for free as you like! There will be pizza 🍕 too!

#dj #djs #music #familytime #dartington #blackatlantic #feelgoodvibes #familyfriendly

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