The Poly

24 Church St, Falmouth : 01326 319461
The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society

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The Charity

The Poly is a thriving charity promoting engagement in the arts, sciences and Cornish history through film, live events, exhibitions, lectures and workshops, with our roots in artistic and technological innovation and local industry. 

Our vision is to be a place where everyone feels welcome to be entertained, engage with culture, and be creative. 

Our Mission, as a key cultural and community hub in Cornwall, is to provide inspiring, inclusive and innovative entertainment, learning and development opportunities across the arts, sciences and history.

Building on the founding principle of the RCPS (‘to educate and encourage the public in all aspects of the Arts Sciences Crafts and History with particular reference to the County of Cornwall’), and in light of the importance of community underscored by the recent pandemic, it was agreed that The Poly has an important role to play in promoting wellbeing for the town’s diverse communities through cultural engagement and opportunities to be creative. Within Cornwall it is also uniquely placed to foster creative connections between heritage, art and science to support innovation, with the possibility of engaging with a wide range of constituents and partnerships, from children and young people, to locally-based HE providers and businesses.
Our Values
Connecting heritage, art and science 
Supporting innovation
Environmentally and socially responsible
We believe that: opportunities for creativity flow from connecting heritage, art and science and that creativity across these areas can make our community and our world a better place; innovation should be encouraged and supported; there should be no barriers to accessing culture and creativity; environmental and social responsibility should inform all our actions.

Registered charity 108119.


Photo credits: © Elio Pena & Rebecca Radmore

The Poly

Indiana Jones & The Raiders of The Lost Ark (12A)

The archaelogist, Indiana Jones, tries to locate the Biblical Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis can harness its...

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To complement The Future of Work event on the evening of Tues 2nd July, we are staging a small, simple, elegant...

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Bye Bye Tiberias

Filmmaker Lina Soualem travels back in time and place to capture the stories passed on by four generations of daring...

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The Poly, 24 Church Street, Falmouth, TR11 3EG

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© The Poly - The Poly is the trading name of the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society Limited, a company limited by guarantee and incorporated in England and Wales with company registration number 03909555 and registered charity number 1081199, with its registered office at 24 Church Street, Falmouth TR11 3EG