Dartington Live

A seasonal programme of performance and music

Dartington Live works with acclaimed artists and thinkers from around the world to tackle some of today’s very real challenges and explore the ‘big’ questions in an imaginative, innovative and transformative way.  We invite you to join our journey. 

In this autumn season we offer a diverse range of productions exploring activism, welcoming significant artists with strong roots in the area or who are exploring perceptions of identity.

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Highlights from last season…

Gaelynn Lea


The Girl with the Iron Claws


An extraordinary dance piece which explored the concept of moving away in the context of global migration.


An immersive theatre performance taking place in the grounds, which incorporated binaural storytelling in a customised shipping container.


One of the most recognisable 21st Century proponents of the prepared piano, played in the medieval hall.

Seb Rochford

Played a one off gig, performing new music inspired by his connections with Indian culture.

The Wrong Crowd

Lies – £¥€$

Felix’s Machine with Plaid