About Us

Who are we?

Poltimore Festival is a student-run not-for-profit charity festival that showcases the best in independent music, theatre, film, art, and so much more from in and around the West-Country. Our team is made entirely of students, working between classes and deadlines, book reading and burning frozen pizzas to plan the event each year. We work with various partners, working particularly closely with Poltimore House and Grounds to help bring the festival to life.

Our Aims

While throwing a great party is reason enough to organise the festival each year, the event gives us the opportunity to work on some things that are equally as important to us...


Our festival is held at Poltimore House and Grounds, Poltimore, Exeter, EX4 0AU.
Check out all the details below about how to get there.
Yes, we have parking readily available for just £2.
Yes, please do - we love them! Well-behaved dogs are more than welcome at the festival but all dogs MUST be kept on a lead and you must make sure to clean up after them. Be aware that this is a music festival with large crowds and loud noises, so please make sure your dog will be comfortable in this environment. We want all our four-legged friends to enjoy the day just as much (if not more) than their two-legged companions.
You can find all information about tickets here
You can purchase a ticket online here here or on the door with cash/card. We recommend purchasing before to guarentee a spot.
No. Poltimore Festival is a family-friendly festival and we even offer dicounted tickets for our younger festival-goers. Our only restriction is that all under-16s must be accompanied by at least one responsible adult.
Unfortunately, we do not have a cashpoint/ATM facilities on site. All our vendors accept both cash and card although we recommend you bring cash as well, just in case.

How To Get Here

Our full address is: Poltimore House and Grounds, Poltimore, Exeter, EX4 0AU
If you’re coming from further afield than Exeter then you may want to catch a train to Exeter St. Davids. There is no dedicated shuttle bus to the festival from here, but taxis are readily available outside the station. Our coach service departs 20 minutes (walking) from the station, and buses leave from the city centre (only a short walk away). Check below for more details about these services.
We run a coach service from Stocker Road (outside the Northcott Theatre) on Streatham Campus at the University of Exeter. Once the coach tickets are out, you will be able to buy single and return tickets here.
Number 1 Bus (Exeter City Centre - Willand) will drop you off at Broadclyst, Poltimore Gate. Check out Bus times here.
It is then a 17 minute walk down the road to Poltimore House. Follow the signs.
We have bike storage space on site to accommodate all those who want to help us cut down the carbon footprint of the festival.
Once you get to the site make sure to follow the signposting explaining where to park. Parking is just £2 on site. We strongly encourage sharing lifts in order to reduce the environmental impact of the festival.
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