The Poly

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

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Legacy Donations

By remembering The Poly in your will, you can help to ensure our future as Falmouth's cultural hub, and safeguard our work for future generations. We're very grateful to those who choose to support us in this way, and appreciate all gifts, large and small.

To leave us a gift, please get in touch with us at for more information.

In Memoriam Donations

An In Memoriam donation is a wonderful way to remember a loved one who had happy memories of The Poly. All In Memoriam gifts will go towards continuing The Poly's work and make a valuable contribution to the cultural landscape of Falmouth.

We have a variety of giving opportunities available to make a fitting tribute to your loved one, including naming a seat in our theatre or requesting donations to The Poly in lieu of flowers. 

Please get in touch with us at for more information.

In Memoriam Donation Pages

Patricia Van Hear

Pat assembling props

Pat Van Hear died peacefully at Roscarrack House, Falmouth on 3 August 2020, aged 91. Rather than flowers, Pat's family would prefer donations to be made to The Poly, with which Pat was long associated. Pat immersed herself in Falmouth's theatre scene from the late 1960s.  She took the lead role in George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan in 1968, and subsequently worked as a stage manager, on props, sound and lighting in the 1970s and 1980s. 

To donate, please follow this link to Pat's donation page.


Intermediate Course: Pottery Throwing

Our head potter Karl will teach you the basics of pottery throwing, starting with throwing basic cylinders and then...

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Cornish Lifelines

A celebration of the works of local artist Peter Oldale, his family & friends ...

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Reopening News!

The Guild shop reopening Thursday 23 July. The Spring Gallery reopening Thursday 30 July. Check here for more...

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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