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 180 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 info@thepoly.org for more information.

Galleries

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 guild@thepoly.org 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.


Theatre

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 info@thepoly.org  

 


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 Solskinn Coffee and Cocktail Haus.    

Solskinn Coffee & Cocktail Haus

Drop into The Polys cafe/bar to enjoy incredible food, cocktails and of course speciality coffee. As well as the enticing refreshments on offer, you can always be assured of a warm welcome - wrapped up in gorgeous heritage setting.

Vegetarian and gluten free options available.

Open Tuesday - Thursday 10am to 5pm
Friday, Saturday - 10am to late
Sunday 10am-4pm
with times extended to fit with Poly events.  
 


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We are an Own Art Member Gallery

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Ric Sanders & Vo Fletcher hosted by Launceston Folk Club

Fairport Convention’s fiddle player Ric Sanders and Guitarist/vocalist Vo Fletcher combine to perform Blues rooted...

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The Grand Swim

Documentary chronicling Oly Rush’s world record attempt to swim around Grand Cayman. Estimated to take 30 hours of...

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Contact us:

T: 01326 319461
E: info@thepoly.org

Address:

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