Accommodation and Fees

We aim to make the Dartington International Summer School as accessible as possible to all participants through a wide variety of pricing options.

The prices shown reflect charges once subsidies, possible through fundraising and the support of The Dartington Hall Trust, have been applied.

A Courses and Concerts pass allows you to participate in or observe any courses, and attend all concerts in one week. Courses begin on Sunday morning and finish on Friday afternoon. Prices are per person. Non-resident Course and Concerts passes are available for those living in the local area or wishing to find their own off-site accommodation.

Our Accommodation & Catering packages are for 7 nights, checking in from 14:00 on the Saturday of your week and checking out by 10:00 the following Saturday, prices are per room. All meals are included from dinner on Saturday night to breakfast the following Saturday for one person. A second person sharing a Courtyard room may purchase an Additional Catering package, this offer is also available to non-residents or campers who have booked a Courses and Concerts pass.

Dartington Hall room - Double Ensuite East Wing

1. Courses and Concerts

Select your pass type:

  • Standard – £440
  • Student – £395
  • Under 12s – £220

2. Add Accommodation and Catering

Choose from one of these options:

  • Courtyard Deluxe Room, Double En suite facilities – £1,515*
  • Courtyard En suite Twin or Double – £1,335*
  • Courtyard En suite Single – £1,185
  • Courtyard Private Bathroom Double – £1,140*
  • Courtyard Private Bathroom Single – £995
  • Courtyard Shared Bathroom Single – £825
  • Higher Close Single Room, Shared Bathroom – £555
  • Foxhole, Single Room, Shared Bathroom – £325
  • Foxhole, Twin Room, Shared Bathroom – £325 per person*
  • Camping (Catering Not Included) – Free*
  • Off-site accommodation arranged by you*

3. Do you need extra catering?

All packages include one person’s catering (with the exception of camping). Accommodation options marked with * have the option to add extra catering as required at the booking stage.

  • Additional catering  – £325


About our accommodation

We offer a wide range of accommodation from hostel style and camping to luxury hotel suites. A second person sharing a double or twin room pays nothing for their accommodation. Our bursary scheme is designed to support individuals for whom the cost may be prohibitive.

Medieval Courtyard

The medieval courtyard is situated at the heart of the Dartington estate offering well-appointed rooms of 3-4* hotel quality with various accommodation options.

Location: Central



Higher Close

Higher Close comprises of single rooms with shared bathrooms, furnished in a simple and functional style.

Location: Central




Foxhole provides basic but functional hostel style accommodation of single rooms with shared bathrooms.

Location: 15 minute walk from dining and teaching areas (daily shuttle bus service offered)




A camp site on the estate is available with toilets and showers nearby.

Location: 5-minute walk from dining and teaching areas.


More key information


Participants staying in the Medieval Courtyard eat at The White Hart. Those staying at Higher Close, Foxhole  or choosing a Catering Only option eat at Higher Close Refectory and will be catered for with canteen-style dining. We can cater for all dietary requirements; please provide full information upon booking.

Each day you will be able to tuck into a full cooked English breakfast and a selection of cereals and fruit. A light lunch might include home-made soup served with fresh crusty bread, quiche with side salad, baked-potatoes with a choice of fillings. Fresh fruit, tea and coffee will be available. For dinner you will enjoy a full three course evening meal using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. Throughout the daytime, teas, coffees and light refreshments are available around the estate. The White Hart Bar is open from 12 noon until late.

Your Booking

You can access our booking form at the top of this page, or anywhere that you see a BOOK NOW button. Like here!

Payment can be taken by debit or credit card for which there is no additional charge. If you wish to pay by BACS transfer or cheque please phone the Summer School on +44 (0)1803 847080.

You will receive confirmation of your booking upon receipt of a 50% deposit. Please note that we do not keep payment details on record in accordance with regulator guidelines. Any remaining balance will NOT be automatically taken and must be made by yourself before 1st May 2018. After this date full payment is required to make your booking.

Children and Young People

The Summer School is for people of all ages. We are pleased to welcome unaccompanied young people aged 16 to 18, although we do not provide any special supervision for those participants. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Non-residential Bookings

If you wish to organise your own off-site accommodation, or live locally, you can purchase a Non-resident Courses & Concerts pass.

Individual Courses

Some courses can be booked individually (subject to availability). These courses are priced at £120 per course per week, or £160 if the course that you are interested in runs over two sessions e.g Stories in Transit, Exploring the Short Form, Multimedia, Art and Sound Design. Individual Courses are not purchasable online, but can be booked over the phone by calling +44 (0)1803 847080.

Concerts and Day Tickets

Individual concert tickets will be available to book online.

5.15pm and 10pm concerts/talks – £10.

7.45pm concerts – £15 (bench seat) £20 (central rake).

Day observer ticket – £10

Please note the Courses and Concerts pass includes all concert tickets.


If you have booked a Courses and Concerts package or an Individual Course, you will be supplied with a parking permit which will last for the whole week of your stay.

Cancellations and Charges

All bookings are non-refundable after May 1st 2018. We advise all participants to take out holiday insurance which includes cancellation cover above the value of the total booking. Any booking cancelled before May 1st is subject to a 10% of total booking cancellation fee. Any changes to your booking will be subject to course and accommodation availability and may incur additional costs.

Changes in circumstances may impact on the accuracy of this information which may be subject to change without notice. We will do our utmost to communicate key changes via online communication but cannot accept liability for the accuracy of information stored by the reader.

Visas and Overseas Visitors

Every summer we welcome students from around the globe to Dartington

If you are not a citizen of the European Economic Area, you may require a visa to study at the Summer School. The easiest way to check what kind of visa you need is to visit the UK Government website.

Dartington International Summer School & Festival is accredited by the British Accreditation Council

If you have any further questions about visa requirements please do not hesitate to contact us on 01803 847080.