Live Music

Cafe Alf Resco Darmtouth

Blues, folk, ska, big band, tribute acts – all in South Hams

The diverse interests of Devons residents and visitors is reflected in the wide range of music venues, events and festivals in the area.


The Flavel is Dartmouth’s main arts centre, offering films, comedy, drama and regular live music, 20mins walk from the Pottery in the town centre. Music ranges from classical, through choral to folk and rock. Aside from offering fabulous breakfasts, Cafe Alfresco have regular music events, and regular performers on Sunday mornings. Another regular music venue is the Royal Castle Hotel by the harbour.


Totnes must surely boast more buskers per metre than any town in the South West (apart from Glastonbury perhaps), but also has 2 very well run music venues, both at the top of the town. The Bay Horse Inn is a smaller, intimate venue with smaller bands, while The Barrel House has larger, louder events, and seems to bag more than its share of the big names as they tour.


It’s a 25 minute drive from Dartmouth, but if you are exploring Kingsbridge anyway, you can find music regularly at The Creeks End Inn.

Further afield

There are further theatres, concert halls and venues in Torbay and in Plymouth, such as the Plymouth Pavilions
One good source of information on upcoming events (particularly music venues) is South Hams Events.
Another is the Lemon Rock Dartmouth listing for Dartmouth. For specialist folk music information, look at Harberton Folk listing.

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