The Barn Cinema

A beautiful and unique independent cinema, set inside a converted 14th century barn, with community at its heart.

Welcome to the Barn Cinema, an independent cinema with community at its heart. Our beautiful venue – a converted 14th century barn set in a medieval courtyard – gives us a stunning space to share our passion for cinema. We believe in film’s ability to move us; comfort us; energise and provoke us; and we believe that this is an experience at its best when it’s shared. We are grateful to the BFI and the Cultural Recovery Fund for Independent Cinema for their support, enabling us to reopen the Barn Cinema in 2021.

At the Barn, we encourage our visitors to dive behind the screen with a range of activities that expand the cinema experience. You can be actively involved in programming, analysing and even making films through our Community Programmer’s group, podcast, film club and workshops.

Our love of film has been part of the roots of Dartington Trust as it has grown into the estate of today. Our founders, Dorothy and Leonard Elmhirst, possessed a forward-thinking attitude towards film – resulting in a  film archive dating back almost a century (some of which can be watched online). Our eclectic program of independent film dates back to the 1960’s and still aims to entertain and challenge, offering something for every taste.

Browse current films

A year-round programme featuring everything from arthouse to kids’ classics

Barn ONLINE

Online screenings, Film Club, podcasts and latest news & blogs

special events

Going beyond traditional screenings: find out why some of our events are a little bit different…

Engage

From hiring the Barn to joining our Programmers Group – find out how you can get involved.

Supported by funding from the BFI and the Cultural Recovery Fund

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