Welcome to Dartington

We are an educational charity and award-winning destination.

Our 1,200-acre estate is home to a variety of attractions and events, with an exciting range of transformative learning programmes at its heart.

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What’s On

great lawn sessions

The Great Lawn Sessions

Join us every Thursday this August for fantastic live music, food and drink on the Great Lawn in the evening sunshine

schumacher college

Postgraduate deadline approaching

By 1 Sep: Last chance to apply for Schumacher College’s transformative Holistic Science MSc and Engaged Ecology MA courses.

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White Hart Dining

Fri-Sun: Following a sell-out summer, The Green Table team are bringing their brand of crowd-pleasing classics to The White Hart.

Learning at Dartington

Schumacher Postgraduate imageOur postgraduate programmes offer a range of course to transform your ideas into action. Join our learning community and network for international change-makers, creative thinkers and professionals.

For nearly 30 years, Schumacher College has been at the forefront of engaging ecological, economic, and social challenges, and offers a portfolio of innovative learning programmes to help students address the ever-changing challenges we face in the world today.


And new for 2020, Dartington Arts School draws on our rich international heritage and our wealth of dance, theatre, music and art studios to provide a dynamic and responsive context for contemporary study.


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 wellbeing and sustainability. Courses take place in the classroom, gardens and kitchen, and range from a weekend to three weeks.


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, and a vibrant year-round craft programme of courses, projects and events delivered by our brilliant Craft Revolution team.


Learning is the beating heart of our year-round programme of events, which spans genres from film to craft to exhibitions.

Due to the coronavirus crisis, much of our events programme (including our Barn Cinema) is taking a break. Instead, we’re running a virtual programme, which includes the first ever online editions of our long-running Earth Talks.


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 you can read student essays and dissertations on their website. Our 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

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.

Mary Fulkerson at Dartington

Everyone at Dartington has been saddened at the news of the death of dancer, teacher and choreographer, Mary Fulkerson, a major influence in the development of New Dance, and leading figure in dance at Dartington College of Arts from 1973 to 1985.

Barn Cinema receives emergency funding through BFI Audience Network

We are delighted to report that our Barn Cinema is receiving emergency funding to help us survive the ongoing venue shutdown due to COVID-19, thanks to National Lottery funding through the BFI Audience Network.

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It's been so wonderful to have the estate buzzing with life in the evenings once again, and there's so much going on over the coming days and weeks you wont want to miss out on... Tomorrow sees the second instalment of The Great Lawn Sessions with fab acoustic footstompers New Daze taking to the stage on the White Hart terrace. Last week was so special - lets hope we get lucky with the weather again! The BBQ and Bar will be smoking and flowing respectively of course. All the details at: www.dartington.org/event/the-great-lawn-sessions/ Friday night sees the launch of our brand new Open Air Cinema series in the stunning Private Garden, kicking off with Parasite (B&W Edition), Summerland and Bait over the weekend. With more films being added all the time, head to the website for tickets: www.dartington.org/whats-on/open-air-cinema Plus, following a sell-out summer, The Green Table team is collaborating with The White Hart to serve up their popular brand of home-cooked, crowd-pleasing dishes. With the menu changing regularly to include the freshest local produce, check the website for latest details and times: www.dartington.org/visit/food-drink/white-hart/ Summer evenings at Dartington: the place to get away from it all... ...

Announcing the launch of the autumn edition of our Sustainable Growing Online Course for Beginners, which is now on sale, and starts Monday, 24 August. 👩‍🌾 Book your place here: https://bit.ly/30N5ZPy A three month standalone course, designed and led by our Head Gardener, Colum Pawson, you will receive a full introduction to the key elements of growing your own food at home. All sessions will be informed by the sustainable principles of growing that the College is committed to, allowing you to produce food while also enriching you garden or outdoor space for wildlife and nourishing the soil in a way that offers an abundance of food in the long term. Here's a testimonial from an attendee of our first online growing course: "This is my first year ever of vegetable growing and I have been totally amazed by what I have achieved. This course has definitely taught me so much in such a short period of time and even friends and family are asking me questions about their own veg growing. So the influence goes even further than the members of the course." Our first Sustainable Growing course sold out very quickly so if this course is for you, make sure you book yourself in while you can! The course starts 24 August, and we are operating a first come served basis. Join us! #sustainableliving #sustainable #growing #vegetablegarden #vegetablegardening #dartington #schumachercollege ...

Now booking: www.dartington.org/whats-on/open-air-cinema/ Cinema is back with a breeze at Dartington this summer.. Over the next 3 weeks, we are blowing the Barn doors off and taking Dartington’s big screen into the great outdoors with a programme of 17 classic, independent and feel-good films. Bring a rug or folding chair and settle into a spacious spot in the unique setting of the Private Garden... We kick off the season with three fine flicks this weekend: the multi-award winning Parasite (B&W Edition), transferred by director Bong Joon Ho into glorious monochrome; Summerland, the feature debut from Olivier-winning playwright, Jessica Swale; and Bait, the hugely acclaimed, gritty tale of a fisherman struggling to cope in a Cornish town under threat. For tickets, times and other details, head to the website (with more films being confirmed all the time so please do continue to check back for the latest) - www.dartington.org/whats-on/open-air-cinema Come early with a healthy appetite for weekend screenings! Friday to Sunday, Tara and the Green Table team will be taking over the White Hart kitchen to bring you an ever-changing menu of superlative sit-down suppers sourced from sustainably and ethically grounded suppliers. No advance bookings - arrive early to grab a table outside on The Great Lawn (service 5 - 9pm). Snacks and a wide range of local and organic tipples from the White Hart bar will be available for every screening. As a last note, many thanks to all of you for the amazing support and encouragement you have shown Barn Cinema and Dartington Trust over the past few months. We hope you can come along and immerse yourself in the Open Air Cinema experience - some much needed respite in these crazy times! #outdoorcinema #openaircinema #totnes #dartington #devon ...

📽️🌳 Anyone else been missing the joys of cinema as much as we have? So excited to announce this programme early next week... stay tuned, folks 😉 #openaircinema #gardencinema #outdoorcinema #dartington #totnes #devon ...

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