What's On: Dartington Live

Dartington Live is a diverse, vibrant seasonal programme of performance and music. Through our programme, we work with acclaimed artists and thinkers from around the world to explore the ‘big’ questions in an imaginative, innovative and transformative way.

Please explore our current programme below, or click here for more about the programme, including past performers.


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Iron-Brow and Thorn-Coat by Hedgespoken

  • 12/04/2019 to 13/04/2019

Hedgespoken presents preview performances of IRON-BROW AND THORN-COAT, our retelling of a classic Lithuanian folk-tale. Steeped in old magic and half-familiar memories, this is a beguiling tale of magical transformation, love, betrayal and endurance. More Info >

Sam Lee’s Singing With Nightingales

  • Tue 30th Apr 2019

Wild nightingales will be among the guest artists when the Mercury Prize-nominated folk star Sam Lee brings his acclaimed show to Dartington, combining music and storytelling with a live streamed link to the woods, where the male birds sing their courtship song. More Info >

Gangsta Granny

  • 29/05/2019 to 30/05/2019

Heartbreak productions invites you to share in this exciting escapade, a David Walliams best seller adapted for the outdoor stage. Join us, Ben, and his Gangsta Granny on their grandest adventure full of forbidden fun. It could be very hungry work so come prepared with picnics and appropriate outdoor gear. More Info >