Playgoers Society of Dartington Hall

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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.

Recent / upcoming shows
Our next show, now in rehearsal, is All My Sons by Arthur Miller, directed by Mike Davies.  The show runs from from 24th to 27th November, in Studio 1, Lower Close, Dartington Hall. 
Tickets will be available very soon from Dartington Arts.

Miller wrote All My Sons in 1946, which was also the year in which Dorothy Elmhirst established the Playgoers Society of Dartington Hall.  In this, our 75th year, we are delighted to be returning to indoor theatre on the Estate for the first time since January 2020.  We have managed to keep live theatre afloat with two outdoor touring productions in the last couple of years, but are looking forward to our post-Covid partnership with the Trust and regular appearances at Dartington.

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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.

Some suggestions for theatre at home during lockdown...

BBC iPlayer:  Lights Up (BBC4) - new work recorded live in lockdown.  Search for Uncle Vanya (BBC4); Performance Live - The Way Out and A Midsummer Night's Dream

Old Vic In CameraFaith Healer; Lungs; Burn; The Greatest Wealth and more.

National Theatre At Home:  subscribe or rent recent NT Live productions.

Digital Theatre:  subscribe for All My Sons; As You Like It (RSC) and more.

Marquee TV:  subscribe for many RSC and West End productions.  Also opera and ballet.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre:  many productions available for individual rent.  Romeo & Juliet (2019) is streaming for free.

Lots more free streaming shows are listed here by What's On Stage, including Cheek By Jowl's Winter's Tale; Richard II; Frozen and work by Kneehigh, Opera North, etc.

Your further suggestions would be welcome...!