What's On: Live arts & music

Curating programmes across music, film, live performance and contemporary visual art, Dartington Arts aims to animate our rural space with global perspective and profound experiences.

Our full programme can be found below, or use the yellow filter to browse specific programmes. Our Barn Cinema programme can be found here. For more about our work in the arts and how you can be involved, click here.

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Listening Club: Liam Byrne and Sara Mohr-Pietsch

  • Thu 21st Nov 2019

Dartington Music Summer School & Festival presents a new series of Listening Clubs: intimate evenings exploring the art of listening through conversation and live music. Aimed at demystifying classical music and the concert experience, each event will introduce a musician appearing at our 2020 Festival. More Info >

Open Mic at The Green Table

  • 21/11/2019 to 19/12/2019

Join us as listener or performer on the third Thursday of every month. Enjoy dinner, some local tipple and a great local line-up! Whatever your talent, we've got the stage for you! More Info >

Lucky 7 Cabaret

  • 22/11/2019 to 23/11/2019

Roll up! Roll up! The Lucky 7 Club is bringing burlesque, live music, cabaret, swing dancing, gin tasting and more to Dartington this autumn. More Info >

The Longest Night: Society of Strange & Ancient Instruments

  • Sat 14th Dec 2019

Totnes Early Music Society. Norwegian Hardanger fiddle player and singer, Benedicte Maurseth, SSAI’s director, Clare Salaman and harpist Jean Kelly play hardanger fiddles, Swedish nyckelharpa, and clarsach (celtic harp) in songs and dances from Purcell to Playford. 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 >

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 >

London Baroque: Les Amours Baroque

  • Fri 31st Jan 2020

Totnes Early Music Society. Outstanding viol player Charles Medlam and his daughter Hannah, a soprano, are joined by theorbo player Alex McCartney for a programme of 17th century songs and instrumental music. More Info >