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.


Have you got a question for us? Please read our frequently asked questions below, and if we haven't answered your query, please complete our Contact Us form, email us at, or call 01326 319461.

You can also keep abreast of all the latest Poly news by signing up to our weekly newsletter HERE.  

Opening Hours

The Guild and Spring Gallery

Tuesday to Saturday - 10.00am - 5.00pm (Spaces may be open later on event nights)

Sunday to Monday - Closed

Christmas 2023 Opening Hours

The Poly will be closed between 25th December and 11th January.

Solskinn Haus cafe will reopen on 4th January.


Please check our Covid-19 page for updates  

Our Poly Fund

We add a £1 Poly Fund levy to each ticket to our events, courses and workshops which is donated directly to our registered charity fund. This fund helps to to safeguard the future of our grade II* Listed Building, and enables us to continue to support both our local community, and improve your experience here at The Poly. 

Booking Fees

A £0.50 ticketing system charge applies to all tickets bought online and over the phone. As a charity, we charge this fee to cover the costs from our system provider - we don’t charge this to make a profit. 

Refund Policy 

Except in circumstances where The Poly has had to cancel or change an event, we are not able to offer refunds on films, live events or workshops. If the event you were attending is sold out and we are able to re-sell your tickets to another customer, we can issue you a credit note for the ticket price only (excluding any booking fees and Poly Fund). We may not be able to facilitate this on the door, if possible please contact The Poly to arrange a credit note with plenty of notice. 

If you can no longer attend a workshop and let us know well in advance of the event, we may be able to move you to a course on a later date, provided it is being repeated. This is at the discretion of the manager. 

We are happy to refund or exchange any retail purchases made through our Guild Shop within 30 days, with valid proof of purchase. Please note this policy is only applicable to Guild Shop Items. Items purchased from the Main & Spring Galleries are only refundable or able to be returned during the duration of the exhibition/market/event an item is purchased from, unless otherwise stated.  

Complaints Policy 

We hope you have an enjoyable visit to The Poly, but if you feel unhappy about any aspect of our service, please refer to our Complaints Policy here

Arriving Late

Latecomers may not be admitted to any performance and will forfeit their ticket. 


We are located in the centre of the town at 24 Church Street, Falmouth TR11 3EG.

By car - the closest car parks to The Poly are at Well Lane, Church Street and at Events Square.

By train - the nearest station is Falmouth Town, which is approximately 15-minutes walk away.


The Poly is a listed building and disabled access is extremely limited. We regret that the building is not currently accessible for wheelchair users. We are working hard to enable access for all.

If you (or someone for whom you are an essential carer for) have other needs, we will do our best to make your visit to The Poly easier and enjoyable. Please contact a member of staff on 01326 319461, or send an email to to discuss your visit and your needs.

We offer a complimentary ticket to essential carers accompanying a person with disabilities, please contact our Box Office to arrange this. Please note that the complimentary ticket will incur a £1.00 Poly Fund levy

We now also offer a CEA discount on our film tickets. To access this please click the CEA ticket then at check out under the discount tab add in the CEA number. Please note the CEA discount is only available for films arranged by The Poly, external events may have their own systems in place. 

Events at Other Venues

In the event a show we are promoting/selling tickets for is held or run by a different venue we will share the names of customers who have bought a ticket to that external event with the other venue. This is so that when a ticketholder goes to the other venue they will still be able to access the event even if they cannot find their physical or digital ticket. We will not share email addresses or other personal information. 

Flexible Tickets

Some events at The Poly use a Flexible Ticket Pricing Scheme. We use this system to make our events as accessible as possible, you can decide what to pay according to your means, no questions asked. 

The different ticket prices do not indicate a difference in viewing experience, sound quality or mean you are sat in a different seating zone. 



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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