What's On: - Christmas at Dartington 🎄

Join us this festive season

This Chistmas, we’re hugely excited about our annual winter show – A Long Long Time – which takes kids and their families to space and back!

Elsewhere, there are plenty more events to choose from – see below for the full programme – and if you’re planning a visit to the estate, make sure you check out our guide to visiting (including our numerous walking trails), and places to enjoy great, seasonal food and drink. Don’t forget to check changes to our usual opening hours as well.


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Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker [cert tbc]

  • Sun 15th Dec 2019

A very special screening in our medieval Great Hall. The Bolshoi stage shares its majestic vision of Hoffman's tale, taking audiences of all ages on a magical journey through a world of enchantment. More Info >

ROH Ballet: The Nutcracker [12A]

  • Tue 17th Dec 2019

Recorded 2016. The Royal Ballet's glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite. More Info >

A Winter's Evening with Reg Meuross

A Winter’s Evening with Reg Meuross

  • Tue 17th Dec 2019

Reg Meuross, acclaimed singer-songwriter and Folking.com Soloist of the Year 2019, returns to the intimacy of the solo format after a successful summer of festival appearances. More Info >

A Dartington Christmas Cracker!

  • Wed 18th Dec 2019

Join the Dartington Community Choir with guest performers from the Dartington Playgoers for a festive evening of song and readings in the beautiful Great Hall. More Info >

Cats [Cert. tbc]

  • 20/12/2019 to 02/01/2020

The subject of feverish anticipation after the release of the first teaser trailer, Tom Hooper’s Cats, co-written with playwright Lee Hall, features a dazzling cast including Judi Dench, Taylor Swift, Ian McKellen, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson and Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward in her film debut. More Info >

A Long Long Time

  • 20/12/2019 to 30/12/2019

Our alternative festive winter show takes kids and their families to space and back. Join us on an intergalactic, interactive ride this Christmas! More Info >