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Babbacombe Theatre

Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
+44 1803 328385
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This is a great theatre that has many different shows available throughout the year. It is... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Bobperrin
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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This is a self funding theatre we have visited before these people put on a wonderful show for all... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2017
Rita D
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A valuable asset to the English Riviera for nearly eighty years, the Babbacombe Theatre is renowned for wowing audiences with their highly-acclaimed variety shows, performed throughout the year by a professional cast. Music, Magic and Mirth in all its guises is what ‘Christmas is…Magical’ promises this festive season. The family show promises spellbinding Illusions, the obligatory ‘Singalong’, some movie masterpieces, pop hits, comedic classics, Disney favourites, dashing cavaliers and a host of heavenly angels. Look out too for the international travellers raising ‘a glass’ or ‘twelve’ of cheer, as they enjoy a little bit too much, of the Christmas Spirit! For details of all other shows programmed at Devon’s No.1 theatre (as rated by TripAdvisor), for 2017/18, please refer to the venues website. The theatre has, access for wheelchair users with an accessible toilet, wheelchair spaces & Loop System.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is a great theatre that has many different shows available throughout the year. It is comfortable with good views in all parts. Check their website for whats on during your visit to Torbay.More

Thank Bobperrin
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Dear Bobperrin Thank you so much for your kind words, 5 star review and personal recommendation. We are especially grateful for the fact you highlighted the fact that we have a full programme of events and people can review them at their leisure by looking...More

Reviewed 11 February 2017

This is a self funding theatre we have visited before these people put on a wonderful show for all in Torquay and holiday last week saw preview of this summers show brilliant we all laughed all way through the jokes dancing and singing very well...More

1  Thank Rita D
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Dear Rita D Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know how much you and your party enjoyed our show. We are most grateful for your personal recommendation as well as your kind words and 5 Star review! We hope when...More

Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Wow! What a performance...this show was fabulous from beginning to end! Couldn't take my eyes off it for a second! The cast were all amazing but when Gail Marie (west end singer) stepped out on stage she owned it! With an amazing voice, it was...More

2  Thank Steve0116
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Dear Steve0116, Since you added this review, you will have been to see the show again x2!! Thank you so very much for your very generous comments, 5 star review but mostly for supporting the cast of Magic of the Stars. We hope you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 9 February 2017

My husband and l,were lucky enough to attend the opening night,of Magic of the Stars,and what a night,the show was brilliant,from start to end,excellent performance by all the cast,We thought the performance of Gail Marie stood out,and she was a wonderful asset to the show.

1  Thank footyPaignton
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Dear footyPaignton We are so pleased you enjoyed our opening night of Magic of the Stars. Thank you for taking the time to add your lovely comments and 5 star review, everyone involved with the show, especially Gail-Marie are very grateful! Kind regards Babbacombe Theatre

Reviewed 9 February 2017

Another Wonderful Colin Matthews Production for 2017 " Magic Of The Stars ". A Fantastic Bright, Colorful, Variety Show, with a Superb Cast. This Show has everything, Headed by Steve Laister ( Comedy Excellence Award Winner ), Lindsey Collard ( Divine Diva ), Gail Marie...More

Thank Robert V
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Dear Robert V As one of regular supporters, we would like to extend our appreciation for your 5 star review, personal recommendation and generous comments again! It is so important to have local support to be able to maintain the venue and we are chuffed...More

Reviewed 8 February 2017

Attended for opening night. This lovely theatre has done it again. Fantastic show. Stage full of amazing talent. Music, Comedy, Dance, Magic. All first class. Anyone got the chance to see this show. DON'T MISS OUT !!!!!!! Front of house staff always so welcoming. Very...More

1  Thank BlackCountryTrouble
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Dear BlackCountryTrouble We cannot thank you enough for your support and most amazing 5 star review and personal recommendation!! All the cast and FOH staff were delighted when they read it. We like to ensure everyone involved with the show, gets to see them as...More

Reviewed 8 February 2017

Last night, Tuesday 7/2/17 my wife and I were part of the audience for the "Magic of the Stars" show. Each and every act were hand picked by the producer from his knowledge of all the local talent, but our particular praise must go to...More

2  Thank discovery992017
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Dear discovery992017 Thank you so very much for your wonderful review after our opening night of Magic of the Stars in February. We are thrilled you enjoyed the performances of our cast and that you took the time to mention your favourite, Gail-Marie. We are...More

Reviewed 8 February 2017

Wow what a show! Non stop laughing from start to finish, along with all the singing and dancing everyone was brilliant and should all be really proud of themselves! You can see just how hard everyone has worked and how much effort they have all...More

3  Thank Lm2809
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is the second time we have visited this theatre and it never fails to put on a good show. Well worth the money.More

Thank gordoncooper1
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Dear gordoncooper1 Thank you so much for supporting us at the Babbacombe Theatre. We are chuffed to bits you enjoyed the show and your personal recommendation and 5 star review means a lot to everyone involved with the venue, that's not just the cast, but...More

Reviewed 29 December 2016

I went with my 82 year old mother to see the Magic of Christmas show last night. First impressions were that this is a hot theatre; be sure to wear layers you can peel off. We wore T-Shirts and were sweating from the start! The...More

Thank Debra P
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Dear Debra P Thank you for supporting our venue by not only coming along to see our show, the Magic of Christmas, but for adding your comments to our TripAdvisor page. All feedback, both positive and negative assists us in delivering not only a better...More

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Denise B
13 November 2016|
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Response from Colin P | Reviewed this property |
Babbacombe theatre has a web site that has what is currently being shown.babbacombe-theatre Hope this helps.
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Denise B
13 November 2016|
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Response from BabbacombeTheatre | Property representative |
Dear Denise B. I am afraid as the previous comments conclude, we do not have a show for the date you ask. The only shows we have due in November - Russell Kane on Sat 19th November - sold out and The Magic of Christmas on... More
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Pauline B
12 December 2015|
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Response from BabbacombeTheatre | Property representative |
Hello Mark. My apologies for the delay in responding, I missed your message coming through. The venue has 600 seats in the auditorium. if you would like to see a seating plan, please refer to our website, on the theatre... More
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