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Babbacombe Theatre

Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
+44 1803 328385
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Enjoyable

A large but compact theatre. The show was a bit slow to begin with. But after that is was... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2016
Neil M
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No.1 for entertainment.

Been to the Babbacombe Theatre multiple times, each time the staff have been friendly and helpful... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2016
ne0n72
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Kingsteignton, United Kingdom
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A valuable asset to the English Riviera for nearly eighty years, the Babbacombe Theatre in Torquay, is renowned for wowing audiences with their highly-acclaimed variety shows, performed throughout the year by a professional cast. There is ‘Magic to Do’ as the all new family show Magic of the Stars opens its doors for the 2017 season at the celebrated venue. Colin Matthews, the show’s producer and director won the Herald Express’s, ‘Outstanding Contribution to Tourism’ Award during his 30th year at the venue in 2016. He now has a legacy to maintain, therefore ‘just for you’ he and the shows cast, invite you to join them on a two-hour journey that promises to ‘warm your heart’. ‘Humour handled by a master’ is very much in the hands of the host and headlining showman, Steve Laister. Others with, ‘parts to perform’ is divine diva, Lindsey Collard, West End actress Gail-Marie, the British Magical Champion of Illusion, Daniel Dean, the effervescent Wayne ‘Champagne’ Martin, Danze Magique, our sensational dancers and finally six youngsters we like to call the Rock Starz! Combined this cast will undoubtedly leave you with a lasting impression. Magic of the Stars features extracts from Broadway and West End shows, has hit songs that span seven decades, numerous classic comedic sketches as well as inspirational lighting, costume design, choreography, and musical arrangements. There will be no other, ‘Night Like This’ in the Bay, so if you want to enjoy a magical and memorable evening of extraordinary entertainment at Devon’s No.1 theatre (as rated by TripAdvisor), then this show will not disappoint. Check the venues website for details on all the other shows programmed for 2017 or contact the Box Office.The theatre has, Access for wheelchair users with an accessible toilet, Wheelchair spaces & Loop System
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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 20 April 2016 via mobile

A large but compact theatre. The show was a bit slow to begin with. But after that is was brilliant. So enjoyable. If your visiting the Torquay area, this is a must visit.

Thank Neil M
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2016

Dear Neil M. Thank you very much for your personal recommendation for our show. Starstruck. Its always nice to read that our patrons have had an enjoyable time with us. We are very grateful for your support and your review.

Reviewed 18 April 2016

Been to the Babbacombe Theatre multiple times, each time the staff have been friendly and helpful. The shows i've seen have been second to none. The 2 most recent Brian Conley and Rich Hall, comedy and music at its best. Thank you.More

Thank ne0n72
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2016

Dear ne0n72 Thank you so very much for your really kind comments in relation to your experience of the Babbacombe Theatre. It's nice that our staff leave a lasting impression for all the right reasons and have enhanced your time with us when you have...More

Reviewed 15 April 2016

Wonderful summer shows, hilarious Christmas shows, would always recommend this Theatre. Been visiting since 1996 and never been disappointed. The cast are brilliant costumes fabulous, singers out of this world and the children superb. be aware you will ache from laughing as you are leaving....More

Thank yvonne54walley
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2016

Dear yvonne54walley We are so grateful for your continued support. It is not often we read a review from someone who has been coming to the venue for 20 years - THANK YOU!! Your generous comments, 5 star review and personal recommendation is lovely, however...More

Reviewed 12 April 2016

What an excellent show! thoroughly entertaining, funny, colourful and brilliant performers. especially the young cast.

Thank vee20162016
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2016

Dear vee20162016 Thank you for supporting our theatre with your 5 star review and kind comments. Everyone involved with the venue and the show, Starstruck are pleased you enjoyed your evening with us. Kind Regards

Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is quite a small theatre that has one off shows and concerts and usually has a show running for the summer season. The theatre is old and quite quaint. If you get a chance talk a walk along Babbacombe Downs on the way and...More

Thank 64cats
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2016

Dear 64cats. We are indeed so very lucky to be situated on the beautiful Babbacombe Downs and patrons do get to benefit from some stunning views when they come to visit us. Thank you for taking the time to show your support for the Babbacombe...More

Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

I would tell every one to go as it is the best show and does not Cost a lot of money if you have a holiday by a coach thay do have free transport from hotels to the theatre

Thank Shaun I
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2016

Dear Shaun I. We are so very grateful for your testimonial style 5 star review. A personal recommendation means so much here on our TripAdvisor page. Thank you so very much on behalf of us all here at the venue.

Reviewed 11 March 2016

What a wonderful evening - the tenors were adorable and talented and funny - all in alkl it was a great show and the addition of the young Razzamataz choir was a bonusMore

Thank MaritzaPiliotis
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2016

Dear MaritazPilotis We are in total agreement with you, Tenors UnLimited were fabulous and did put on a wonderful show. We had so much positive feedback about their show. all of which has been forwarded on to the promoter. This included your 5 star review....More

Reviewed 11 March 2016

Fabulous performance by Tenors UnLimited last night at the Babbacombe Theatre.Beautiful voices singing wonderful songs.So talented.Not forgetting the youngsters from Wellswood School who were pretty amazing.Really do hope this show comes backMore

Thank Blossom123Devon
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2016

Dear Blossom123Devon We were delighted to have been able to have included on our 2016 programme, this wonderful show by Tenors UnLimited. There was so much lovely feedback about their show and we are hopeful they may return also. Your review and comments about their...More

Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

It was a great show, the group are talented singers, very funny and engaging. It was a lovely night out and I will visit againMore

Thank jacqui j
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2016

Dear Jacqui j Thank you for your review for the touring show, Tenors Un Limited. We are delighted you had an enjoyable evening with us, so much so, you shared your experience on our TripAdvisor page and felt the night worthy of a 5 star...More

Reviewed 28 February 2016

The show was very funny and entertaining. An excellent mix of singers, dancers and comedians. One of the best.

Thank JulieFlood
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2016

Dear JulieFlood, Wow, one of the best! Now that's a compliment we are very grateful to receive, thank you. Your support is much appreciated as are your comments and 5 star review.

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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
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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
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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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