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.

Community Activities // Coming up // Reopening News!
16 March

Reopening News!

Our plans for reopening! 

We are very pleased to welcome you back to The Poly Guild from 23 July 2020, and our Spring Gallery from 30 July 2020.

We are incredibly grateful to everyone who is supporting The Poly during our closure through donating tickets, taking credit notes or joining as members. We have been deeply moved by the kind messages and acts of support we have received. 

Timeline for Reopening 

We are planning a phased return to ensure we reopen with due caution and care. We are working to the following approximate schedule:

- the Guild shop will reopen on 23 July
- the Spring Gallery will reopen on 30 July
- the Poly Pottery will reopen for courses in August
- the Main Gallery will reopen in the autumn
- the Theatre will reopen in early 2021 with limited capacity on a limited number of evenings

At this time, our toilets will remain closed to the public. We will be reviewing this and hope to be able to reopen them in the future.  

Our Community Pottery remains open for pre-arranged kiln firing and clay sales - please contact for more information.

Initially, we will be open with reduced hours on Thursday – Saturday from 11:00 – 16:00. We are also pleased to announce that our Guild online shop will be launching later this summer, so if you are shielding or isolating at home, you will soon be able to browse the Guild from home. 

Health & Safety Measures 

Our primary concern will always be the health and safety of our volunteers, staff, and the communities we serve. To ensure this, there will be some changes to the way that we operate, which have been outlined below.

Our health and safety measures will include:

- implementing a strict cleaning schedule, with regular sanitising of high touch areas
- limiting the capacity of the shop and gallery
- providing hand sanitiser 
- installing protective screens at the desk
- fully training staff and volunteers, and equipping them with PPE
- requiring customers to wear a face covering to enter, unless they are exempt under guidelines
- putting in place clear signage, including floor stickers

If you have questions or concerns, please get in touch with us and a member of our team would be happy to help. You can get in touch with us by emailing, or by calling us at 01326 319461. 

Supporting The Poly during our closure

We are incredibly grateful to everyone who is supporting The Poly during our closure through donating tickets, taking credit notes or joining as members. We have been deeply moved by the kind messages and acts of support we have received. We wanted a way to say thank you, so have launched our Windows of Thanks campaign to keep all our spirits up. Find out all the ways you can support The Poly and be part of our Windows of Thanks here >> 

Information for ticketholders

We continue to work behind the scenes with artists, performers and promoters to reschedule dates postponed by Covid-19. Existing tickets will be valid for new dates and we will be in touch as updates become available. 

We have emailed everyone who holds tickets with the options available to them, but if you booked in person at the box office we might not have your contact details. You can use your ticket to support The Poly, or you can request a refund. Please get in touch to let us know what you'd like to do on or 01326 319461.   

Keep in touch

Follow @PolyFalmouth on social media (social buttons at the bottom of this page) 
Sign up to our mailing list by emailing


External Event: StreetDraw24 2020

StreetDraw24 is a free annual drawing event. During a 24-hour period artists, students, enthusiasts, amateurs draw from...

Find out more

Beginner/Intermediate Course: Ceramic Tableware

This six-week course is the perfect introduction for those who are new to handbuilding, or for those with some...

Find out more

See the Same Sky

Two friends, two perspectives but same roots. A creative synergy that has continued over 25 years. See the Same Sky is...

Find out more
Contact us:

T: 01326 319461


The Poly, 24 Church Street, Falmouth, TR11 3EG

Social Media:

Keep up to date with The Poly:

Icon Icon Icon

© 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