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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Open Mic at The Green Table

  • 17/10/2019 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 >


  • Sat 19th Oct 2019

Totnes Early Music Society. Four former Royal College of Music students present music from the 17th and 18th centuries, including works by Vivaldi, Handel and C.P.E. Bach, alongside improvising in styles from the same period. More Info >

It’s Hot It’s Not – Reckless Sleepers

  • 24/10/2019 to 27/10/2019

This surreal, funny and carefully crafted physical performance explores the weather in all its forms and takes delight in discovering the world anew and how we experience it differently, wherever we are. More Info >

Devon Opera: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia

  • Sat 9th Nov 2019

Rossini's Il Barbiere Di Siviglia is one of the greatest comic operas ever written. Composed in barely two weeks in 1816, it is a delightful romp packed with laugh-aloud scenes. Not to be missed! 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 >