Public Events Diary
Due to the dynamic nature of event organising at Poltimore House please check for updates and additional events.
Admission Fees (unless otherwise stated)
|Gift Aid Admission*|
|House and Grounds||£3.00||FREE||FREE|
|House and Grounds||£2.50||FREE||FREE|
Allocated Blue Badge Parking to the front of the house
Wheelchair access to the house and cafe. Grounds access dependent on the weather
Adapted toilet to rear of cafe with wheelchair access
2018 Events and Open Days
AGM – Saturday 16th June
12pm – 1pm Chapel
Join ‘The Friends of Poltimore House’ for their AGM followed by a ‘bring and share’ lunch. Constitution documents and agenda will be added here in due course.
House and Grounds Open Day
Sunday 24th June
Come along and wander the house and grounds. Treasure hunt for children (and adults). Light lunches and refreshments available form the Chapel. Tudor dancers will be performing in the house during the day.
10am – 4pm
Entrance: Usual fees.
TYPify Festival 2018
Friday 6th – Sunday 8th July
Held over three nights, TYPify welcomes young theatre companies, artists, poets, musicians and young filmmakers for a spectacular weekend celebrating Devon’s young talent with the local community. This event creates a professional and vibrant platform for young artists and we are honoured for their return for a second year.
Entrance: £15 Concessions £12 on the door
Cantilena Choir Summer Concert
Sunday 8th July
We are honoured to see the return of the very popular Cantilena Choir. This Broadclyst based mixed voice choir, formed in 1987, packed our Chapel a couple of years ago. Come along for an afternoon with a tea and some homemade cake.
2.30pm Performance, Doors 1.30pm
Entrance: £8.00 including refreshments
‘Age and Beauty’ Art and Craft Exhibition
“I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don’t have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.” Virginia Woolf
In response to the unique nature of Poltimore House and the diverse history of the estate, buildings and occupants we explore the ideas of age and beauty in all its forms. Featuring artists and makers from the South West the exhibition takes its inspiration from the beauty to be found within this suprising, unusual and historical space.
For further information please follow the link on News in the main menu bar above. click for more details on the exhibitors
10am – 5pm
Entrance: Standard Fees Apply
As you like it – Sun & Moon Theatre
Date change Tue 24th -Wed 25th July
Withing the confines of the corporate, tech-obsessed Court, the present is grinding and the future feels bleak. But when Rosalind is dismissed by her uncle, she and her cousin, Celia, seize the opportunity for a fresh start, assuming new identities and embracing the liberty and empowerment of the bohemian Forest of Arden. Fuelled by live music, sharp wit and the giddiness of falling in love, this jubilant production of As You Like It serves as a reminder to do what you love and remember how to live!
Open air event, weather permitting (inside if wet).
Bring chairs and picnics
7.30pm (doors 6.30pm)
Entrance: £10 full price £8 concessions (including under 18) Free for children 5 and under. click here for tickets
Summer House and Grounds Open Day
Sunday 5th August
Why not bring the family out for a relexing Sunday afternoon stroll around the Grounds or explore the House. The children can enjoy our treasure hunt within our 13 acres. Then stay and enjoy some refreshments in the Chapel. Light lunches also available.
Tudor Dancers will be performing in the house during the day.
11am – 4pm
Entrance: Standard fee
‘Wild about Wool’ (& other fibres)
Saturday 8th September
Poltimore House is going to go WOOL mad, literally. Come and enjoy all that is wool with displays, old knitting machine demonstrations, felt making, weaving and spinning demonstrations. Stalls to buy materials or finished products. Information for stall holders and anyone who would like to make a contribution or join in the yarnbombing can be found on the Wild about wool information page (see link at top of page)
10am – 4pm
Entrance: £3.00 children free.
Heritage Open Day
Sunday 16th September
We are taking part in the National Heritage Open Days event. Come along and enjoy FREE entrance to the House and Grounds.
The Chapel will be open for refreshments and light lunches for the duration.
Tudor dancers will be performing in the house during the day.
11am – 4pm
Mad about Motorcycles Charity Show
Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th September
Rob Blinkhorn set up the Madaboutmotorcycles magazine, in 2007, after he was left unable to work following a head injury sustained in a hit and run whilst riding his Suzuki GS550. With a passion for all things ‘bike’ he hosted a show at Poltimore in 2017 and this year he is back with more bikes, stalls, live music, food and much much more.
All profits go to charity.
10am – 4pm
Entrance: Cars or Non-Motorcycle £5, Solo Motorcycle £3.00, Pillion £5.
Richard Digance Evening
Saturday 6th October
With a BAFTA Nomination as TV Entertainer Of the Year and Gold Award recipient from the British Academy of Composers, he turned his back on show biz for his first love of music and live performance. He composed the audio book music for Bill Bryson’s best seller ‘The Road to Little Dribbling’. His Animal Alphabet poems, serialised by the BBC, are used as English Teaching Aids, in 14 countries from the USA to Swaziland, his guitar instrumentals are used on numerous TV productions. He supported Robin Williams at The Londong Palladium, and supported Steve Martin in the USA. On TV he played guitar with Queen’s Brian May, Status Quo and The Moody Blues. Yes, after 50 years he is still doing what he loves.
8pm performance (Doors 7pm)
Entrance: £15 (Booking essential). Online Booking via website/Call or email us.
Saturday 13th October
Come along to one of our workshops and learn a new skill in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. No experience needed. Choose one or more of our workshops, at various times during the day, from weaving, crochet, tapestry or jewellery making.
More details will be published nearer the date.
If you are interested in running a workshop at Poltimore please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
10am – 4pm
Tickets: £15 per workshop (Booking Essential). Online Booking via website/Call or email us.
Saturday 27th October
Trick or treat! Knock at the doors of Poltimore House, if you dare, and meet the ghosts that have been awaiting you on All Hallows Eve.
Areas suitable for children and scary areas for the braver amongst you!
5.30 pm – 9.00pm
Entrance: £2 adult £1 Chilll-dren
Talk and Tour
Saturday 3rd November
An opportunity to take an in depth look at the house and its history. After a relaxed talk in the Chapel you will then follow the guide around the House for a detailed tour. Tea and cake included
1pm – 3.30pm
Tickets: £7 (booking essential) Online – Phone or email to arrange entry on the door.
Sunday 18th November
Enjoy the festive atmosphere at Poltimore’s Christmas Fair with a range of lovely gifts to buy for family and friends. The House will be decorated, Father Christmas will be in his Grotto and music will be playing to help get you in the mood for Christmas. Sit and relax during your shopping and enjoy a light lunch or just some mulled wine/punch and a mince pie.
10am – 3pm