Community work at Castle Drogo

Get Changed Theatre performing in the garden, Castle Drog

This is the most exciting time in the history of Castle Drogo since its initial construction. We are undertaking a major building project to save this iconic place from an army of wind and rain. We are staying open for the entire project and we want to share this exciting time with all of our local community.

Inspirational

Castle Drogo is here for everyone to enjoy. Over the last few years we have been developing a diverse programme of events and projects to make Castle Drogo a vital part of the local community.
 
From providing inspirational school visits, to teaching new skills such as wood-work or den building, we have plenty to offer.
 

School visits

Bring education to life with a trip to Castle Drogo. We've got space to play and links to topics students are covering. To find out more please download the information leaflet below. To make a booking please contact Tamsin Way on 01647 433306 or email.

Educational group booking information (PDF / 0.41015625MB) download

Educational group booking form (PDF / 0.0615234375MB) download

A local resource

We want to continue making Drogo a resource for local people, offering our grounds as a breathtaking venue for community events such as fairs and theatrical productions. In 2014 local dramatic group Hatherleigh Players gave a performance of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ on the croquet lawn.
 

Get involved

Our community and engagement officer works to deliver our aim of making sure that Castle Drogo is a ‘much loved local place’ by providing new and exciting ways to get involved. The projects have included;
 
Artwork and theatre performances by Get Changed Theatre Company, a charity that gives a voice for adults with learning disabilities.
 
‘The Drogo youth panel ran a community open evening called ‘Spring Fling’. Over 200 people attended and 8 local bands performed for free.
 
Hosting National Play Day for the third time. 150 local people spend an afternoon playing games and having fun on our estate.
 
Hosting a WW1 week for schools. Over 600 local children attended
 
If you would like to know more, or you have any suggestions for future projects, please contact our community engagement officer, by emailing Paula Clarke or call 01647 434130.