The Poly

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

What's On Calendar

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The Venue

Situated in the heart of Falmouth's lively community, The Poly is a vibrant, multi-purpose art centre and community hub with an 180 capacity theatre, a variety of exhibition and meeting spaces, a shop featuring the best in local art and design and a fully licensed bar.


All our venue spaces are available for hire - please get in contact with us at for more information.


Our ground floor gallery, The Spring Gallery, is the place to come to see work by a wide range of contemporary artists and craftspeople. Exhibitions change every week, so there’s always something new to see. The second floor is home to our Main Gallery, a bigger exhibition space with large original windows, filling the space with light. Our Annual Members' Summer Exhibition is held here every August, as well as a number of Falmouth University's end-of-year shows.

If you're interested in exhibiting in either of our galleries, get in touch with Jane at for our galleries guide.

The Poly Pottery

Our community pottery offers a range of courses and services for every skill level, from beginners through to experts. 

Take our beginners course to learn techniques like pinch pots, coil pots and slab making with our master potter Karl Owen, or take our intermediate course to build on your existing skills. We also offer a kiln firing service, studio spaces and drop in sessions for experienced potters and ceramicists. 

Find what courses we currently have available here.


Our 180-seat theatre is the perfect place to watch independent, art-house and foreign films, experience both local and national theatre, and enjoy a wide range of comedy, music, and talks.

The Library

Located next to the bar on the first floor is the library, where we host a series of talks, presentations, workshops and live music.

The Bar

Come and enjoy a drink, we serve a range of wines, beers and spirits and you can even take your drinks into the show with you!



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We are an Own Art Member Gallery

Spread the cost of buying contemporary art and craft today with an interest free loan.

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Lockdown Art

This Lockdown Art Group was formed in March 2020 as the country went into official Lockdown. This was a spin-off from...

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Update on Covid-19 Closure

Check here for updates on our closure due to Covid-19.
Updated: 05/01/2021 ...

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T: 01326 319461


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