The Poly

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

What's On Calendar

Have a look at the calendar text here to see what's coming up.

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 164 capacity theatre, a state-of-the art pottery, a variety of exhibition and meeting spaces, a fully licensed cafe/bar - as well as a shop featuring the best in local art and design. 

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 (pictured), is the place to enjoy 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 much 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 Sarah or Jasmin at for more information. 

The Poly Pottery

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

On our beginners course you can learn techniques like pinch pots, coil pots and slab making with our master potter Karl Owen. Or you can take our throwing and intermediate courses to build on your existing skills. 

We also offer a kiln firing service, studio spaces, clay sales, and drop in sessions for experienced potters and ceramicists. 

Follow @polypottery_falmouth on Instagram for updates and find what courses we currently have available here.


Our 160+ 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.

This cosy and characterful space is also available to book for private film screenings at off-peak times - offering a unique opportunity for special occasions. To find out more, email  


The Library

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

When not in use as an event space, this area can be enjoyed as an additional seating area for Uppe Cafe & Bar.    

Uppe Bar & Cafe

Drop into The Polys cafe/bar to enjoy light bites, cocktails and of course coffee.

Vegetarian and gluten free options available.

Tuesday 10am to 5pm

Wednesday & Thursday 10am - 8pm 

Friday & Saturday 10am - 10pm

Sunday 11am - 4pm

Times shown are earliest close time, should Poly Events be happening Uppe may be open later.  

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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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Twisted Christmas

Owdyado Theatre present a darkly comic evening of macabre mini plays all with a festive flavour! ...

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Three Cornish based artists share their visual response to being in the landscape. Using varying degrees of abstraction,...

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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