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Palace Theatre

Palace Avenue, Paignton TQ3 3HF, England
+44 1803 665800
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And then there were none

Agatha Christie play, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday nights until the end of July. Well worth a trip... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Torquay, United Kingdom
Evening performance

Attended an evening performance of an Agatha Christie play. Amazing small theatre with great staff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ian M
Evesham, United Kingdom
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The Palace Theatre is a true community theatre for the English Riviera, set in the heart of Paignton , and is the oldest working theatre in Torbay, constructed back in 1890. It is owned and run by Torbay Council. The theatre has a seating capacity of 380. It has undergone a major refurbishment and it looks fantastic. Tickets for the Palace Theatre can be purchased in person from the Palace Theatre, or by phoning the Box office on: 01803 665800, or tickets can be purchased by going to any local Tourist Information Centre.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Palace Avenue, Paignton TQ3 3HF, England
+44 1803 665800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Agatha Christie play, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday nights until the end of July. Well worth a trip to the theatre.

Thank 322local
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended an evening performance of an Agatha Christie play. Amazing small theatre with great staff and a splendid amateur performance of the play And Then There Were None. Always support local theatres when they are good as this one.

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

On holiday in Torquay and decided to spend an evening at the theatre. Easy free parking after 6pm right outside. Large bar area. The play was very entertaining and great value at £12 a ticket.

1  Thank JULIET H
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Could do with a bit of modernising but then they would possibly incorporate that into the prices, great helpful staff and not to pricey and great to take friends or kids

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing show Amazing staff Facilities clean & tidy Seating very tight & cramped Sound quality fantastic Temperature good in here

Thank Hayley T
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Another excellent "panto" great cast,loads of fun and involvement with the audiance,as always a lovely friendly theatre with lovely staff and will look forward to a visit with my children next year!!!!

Thank trevor c
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have been to a few shows at the Palace Theatre and they have always been quit professional an enjoyable, a good night out.

Thank sacollins2015
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Really low level acting and humour, including the main character reading from a script! If your going to take the micky out of reglion, Shame on you. At least the kids didn't Pick up on how poor the show was.

Thank tiffany r
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We have entertained again to the very best pantomime of the season. This year its Dick Whittington, another brilliant production by the Paignton Pantomime Players. This must be the eighth year we've been and we are constantly amazed at the very high standard of each...More

Thank LindsayEH
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Just got back from seeing Dick Whittington at the Palace Avenue Theatre Paignton, what a lovely, funny, colourful, experience. The greatly improved interior of the cinema provides modern comfort with a really good close up view. This production was fantastic, from the lead actors to...More

Thank justpassinggo
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Jo S
15 November 2016|
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Response from anne t | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure? I live in Torquay and there are a few good restaurants not far. from the theatre. they are on the front over looking the beach, a very nice French Restaurant, and a few others next to each other. It would take... More
Roger A
15 October 2016|
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Response from Lee T | Property representative |
Hi Roger, Yes the theatre is fully wheelchair accessible. We look forward to welcoming you to our venue. We do have specific seating for our wheelchair patrons, so do give us a call on: 01803 665800 to book.
9 August 2016|
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Response from Lee T | Property representative |
The theatre is open every month of the year. We have huge selection of shows each and every month. The box office is open Mon-Sat. For the full listings of what we do please visit our website or contact the box office on... More