‘We are going through a time of great change at Dartington, a time full of uncertainty and creative potential… The Trust is at a turning point,’ says our CEO Rhodri Samuel.
And we are turning in effect to the philosophy of Dorothy and Leonard Elmhirst. Innovative thinkers, founders and architects of the ‘Dartington Experiment’, they shaped the place we know today. In moving forward, we are seeking to re-embrace their concept of a ‘many-sided life’.
You can be a part of this, too.
We want to create a ‘living and learning laboratory’ on our land to forge deep personal and societal change. One with strong human and ecological values at its core.
That means progressive new projects, collaborations and partnerships across learning, social justice, science and technology, the arts, design, making, land stewardship (including food), enterprise, development and community. All the while convening debate and sharing and exchanging ideas and learning with the wider world.
It’s hugely inspiring.
Please join us on this journey, this adventure, this challenge.
Help us shape our plans at Dartington.
Identify with us a meaningful and sustainable future.
And be able to say you played a part in it.
Membership is open to everyone – whether you’re a regular visitor or simply want to stay connected with the work we do from afar.
Our Members enjoy:
- Quarterly, Member-focused newsletters all about Dartington
- Invitation to a programme of Member-only events, including an Annual Members Meeting with Trustees
- Mailing of What’s New, Barn Cinema programme and Dartington Summer School of Music brochures, as well as regular email updates including early notice of key Dartington events.
- Offers on our Dartington Summer School of Music concerts
- 20% discount on Dartington Hall accommodation and 20% off food and beverages in the White Hart Restaurant and Roundhouse Cafe.
- £500 ‘once in a lifetime’ discount on a wedding at Dartington Hall
- Preferential rates on conference bookings at Dartington Hall
- £1 reduction on full price Barn Cinema tickets
- 10% off full price items at The Shops at Dartington (in-store and online) and in the Visitor Centre
- Options to enhance your membership, such as up to two annual parking permits and standby studio space
- Plus ad hoc and additional offers from time to time throughout the year
Regular Membership packages
Dartington Membership – £35
- Benefits as above.
Dartington Family Membership – £60
- You and your family can support Dartington together, share in updates and information and enjoy the benefits individually as you each visit Dartington.
Further bolt-on options:
- Annual parking permit: £17.50
- Standby studio access: £25 for 10 sessions
Concessions on Membership packages
We offer membership at half price for our close neighbours and other groups with a special connection to Dartington:
- Those who live or work in Dartington Parish
- Parents/Caregivers of children at school in Dartington Parish*
- Members of the Dartington Hall Retired Employees Association (DHREA)
*As of October 2016.
Price list for concessions (all benefits correspond to packages above):
Membership – £17.50
Membership + Parking – £35
Family Membership – £30
Family Membership + Parking – £47.50