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Playgoers Society of Dartington Hall

photo copyright Brian Tilley

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Welcome to Dartington Playgoers

We've been making theatre in and around Dartington (south Devon) for over 70 years. We are committed to creating the best shows we can and presenting our audiences with dynamic, imaginative and engaging productions.


We stage three shows a year in the studio spaces at Dartington Hall, along with a series of rehearsed readings and other theatrical events at venues including the Great Hall, Bogan House and Totnes Library.


We also exist to provide opportunities in acting, directing, technical and front of house management. We are always looking for new people to join us and develop their theatre skills.

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Upcoming shows
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Outdoor summer Shakespeare is back!

Open air Shakespeare returns to Dartington with the sparkling comedy As You Like It.  The play has been carefully abridged to be accessible to modern audiences, with original music and songs.  We're performing in The Hollow, a new outdoor space on the estate from 6th-9th July.  There's also a matinee at St Mary's Totnes on 10th July and two more performances at Follaton House on 15th and 16th July.  Click here for more info and tickets...


The Brutus Project - in collaboration with Dartington Morris

Follow the amazing adventures of the mighty Brutus as he follows a prophesy by the Goddess Diana. Discover how he faces the many challenges on his journey and why he ends up in Totnes!


This tongue in cheek version of the Brutus myth is told through comedy and physical theatre and is guaranteed to entertain all the family.


First performance in Totnes, 25th June, as the finale of a procession through the town with music and dance.  Click on the image for more details...

You can also see the show at Broadhempston, Staverton, Cornworthy and South Brent.  More details here...


Production photos:

Brian Tilley's stunning images from our two recent shows (All My Sons and Circle Mirror Transformation) have been added to our gallery...

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Join us...

We're now back into our cycle of at least three productions each year, plus members have already enjoyed play readings and an exciting series of character/text workshops.  Why not
join Playgoers now?  Your subscription will run through to the end of 2022, and you'll be able to participate in all our activities.  Or contact us to be added to our mailing list and be the first to know of our plans...
Covid-19 precautions

We realise that many of our regular patrons may still be hesitant about attending live events.  So we are following Dartington's guidance regarding ticketing, mask-wearing and socially-distanced seating.  You can find the full guidance here.

Amateur Theatre in South Devon

John Miles of TOADS keeps up to date with as many theatre events throughout south Devon as he can find.  You can download the latest copy of his listings here...

Please note that Playgoers is not responsible for the accuracy of information contained in third party listings.