Unfortunately due to Covid-19 we did not go ahead with Poltimore Festival 2020 and will not be holding an in-person festival in 2021. Information on this page may not be relevant or may be outdated. However this year we are hosting our first ever online festival! Check out our plans for Poltimore Festival in a Box here
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.
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...
Promote the local arts scene
Provide a platform for underrepresented voices
Encourage locally sourced food and drink
Provide students with hands-on and practical work experience
Create links between student groups, local organisations, artists, and the public
Create a communal, collaborative space for local and student charities/organisations and businesses
Showcase the hard work of the Poltimore House Trust and the Friends of Poltimore House in looking after the beatiful, historic site
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 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.