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Welcome to Buckfastleigh

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Buckfastleigh - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Buckfastleigh to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Buckfastleigh

27
JUN
Magic of the Stars
Babbacombe Theatre

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. The show features extracts from Broadway and West End shows has hit songs that span seven…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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29
JUN
Legends of the West End
Babbacombe Theatre

Dim the lights cue the music & raise the curtainand lose yourself in the phenomenon that is a West End MusicalWith extracts from more than twenty hit shows you are guaranteed to two hours of back to back musicals at a fraction…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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08
JUL
Jack The Ripper (steampunk theatre show) Brixham
The Edge

A dark drama based on the true story of the mysterious unidentified serial killer who terrorised Victorian London. Combining theories of the killer with a steampunk adaptation in style music and ulitimate motive This is a production by a nationally award‐winning theatre…

Location: 13.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07855 090589
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14
JUL
Evening Canoe Paddle on the River Dart - with Camp
River Dart

Join us for a magical evening on the River Dart The evening paddle by canoe is an opportunity to have an unusual evening where you slow down and experience the natural world on the water as it moves from day to night.…

Location: 5.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 07789 113738
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14
JUL
On Tour with Elvis
Babbacombe Theatre

Michael King is widely recognised as the best in the business at being Elvis. Backed by his superb backing band and singers this show is what many in the Elvis world describe as one of the most authentic and dynamic Elvis Presley…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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15
JUL
Canoeing and Bush-craft Day on the River Dart
River Dart

Canoeing and Bush‐craft go together like tea and cake A day of foraging and learning Bush‐craft skills on the river. Well do some epic paddling on the beautiful Dart stopping en‐route to forage for shellfish and other wild foods to cook up…

Location: 6.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07789 113738
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16
JUL
Sharpham Canoe picnic
River Dart

Explore this scenic stretch of the River Dart by canoe topped off with a gourmet riverside picnic opposite Sharpham Estate using food and drink sourced from small independent local suppliers.We set off from Longmarsh Totnes at midmorning and follow the gentle meandering…

Location: 3.1 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07789 113738
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19
JUL
Speed Dating in Torquay
Rock Garden

How speed dating in Torquay worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Torquay. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the Speed Dating…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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21
JUL
Gary Delaney 2017 UK Tour
Babbacombe Theatre

Theres Something About Gary... and that something is he likes to write and perform jokes. An awful lot of them. He thinks a good joke should be like a drunk Glaswegian short and punchy.I laughed and I laughed and I laughed master…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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21
JUL
Jack The Ripper (steampunk theatre) Torquay
Abbey Hall

A dark drama based on the true story of the mysterious unidentified serial killer who terrorised Victorian London. Combining theories of the killer with a steampunk adaptation in style music and ultimate motive This is a production by a nationally award‐winning theatre…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07855 090589
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22
JUL
The Opera Boys
Babbacombe Theatre

Leading men from Londons West End combine in a powerhouse of vocal harmony to deliver a stunning blend of music ranging from opera to Pop and everything in‐between.For the past 5 years The Opera Boys have been delighting audiences all over the…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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26
JUL
The Take That Experience
Sheldon Open Air Theatre

These guys took Sheldon by storm in 2014 so its with great excitement that we welcome them back You screamed like it was the real Robbie and just loved their energetic crowd‐pleasing antics around the auditorium. The Take That Experience bring…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01647 253916
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28
JUL
Quo-incidence & Go Tell Alice
Sheldon Open Air Theatre

Come and dance the night away Quo‐incidence: After rocking the crowds in the theatre in 2014 Status Quo tribute band Quo‐incidence are making a long anticipated returnBefore the untimely death of Rick Parfitt after nearly 50 years in the business Status…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: +441647 253916
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29
JUL
Dartington Summer School and Festival
Dartington Hall

Welcome to the 2017 concerts and events programme at Dartington Summer School and FestivalEach day from early evening the beautiful estate at Dartington transforms into a thriving venue for concerts and events. Its ancient buildings stunning gardens and welcoming restaurant and bar…

Location: 4.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL:
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29
JUL
Mad Dog Mcrea, Wildwood Kin & The B-Minors
Sheldon Open Air Theatre

Its only taken 6 years but Mad Dog Mcrea are finally coming back to SheldonMad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock pop gypsy jazz bluegrass and ass‐shaking music. From self‐penned songs of adventure drinking love and life to traditional…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01647 253916
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02
AUG
An Evening with The Dreamers
The Palace Theatre

Carrying on the tradition of the guys who started it all in 1963: Freddie Garrity Derek Quinn Roy Crewson Bernie Dwyer and Pete Birrel never to be forgotten or equaled Formerly Freddie and The Dreamers. The Dreamers remain one of the best…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 665800
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02
AUG
Joey the Lips
Sheldon Open Air Theatre

The nations funkiest 10 piece band with an insanely loyal local following.This band really do love what they do; their on‐stage energy is infectious and they create a fantastic atmosphere.Joey the Lips is best described as SoulBlues & Funk with a bit…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01647 253916
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05
AUG
Woofstock UK 2017
Coronation Park

Woofstock UK 2017 is an event like no other. It is a festival for all things dog held on 5 August 2017. In Coronation Park Dartmouth Devon which is close to Kingsbridge Totnes and lots of beaches. This is our third year…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01314 638368
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09
AUG
Canoe Safari on the River Dart
River Dart

A great day of canoeing on the stunning Dart estuary. We begin from Longmarsh Totnes where we set off with the outgoing tide. Leaving the town behind us we join with the peaceful expanse of the Dart Estuary with its thick wooded…

Location: 6.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07789 113738
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11
AUG
High School Rocks
Babbacombe Theatre

High School Rocks is an interactive stage production featuring the best music and songs from the High School Musical movies 1‐3. With its high energy vibrant colourful routines it forms a real tribute to the…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

12
AUG
Family Canoeing and Bush-Craft - canoe-camping
River Dart

Canoeing and Bush‐craft go together like tea and cake A weekend of foraging and learning Bush‐craft skills on the river. Well be canoeing on the beautiful Dart stopping en‐route to forage for wild foods to cook up at lunchtime over the campfire.Theyll…

Location: 6.1 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07789 113738
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12
AUG
The Jerseys - Oh What A Nite!
Babbacombe Theatre

The show features all the top hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons with a narrative telling the audience a story of how they essentially shot to fame. It also features stunning acapellas and intrinsic routines that gives The Jersey Boys…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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18
AUG
The Darkside of Pink Floyd
Babbacombe Theatre

More than just an ordinary Pink Floyd tribute band The Darkside of Pink Floyd entertain audiences with a fantastic light show and passionate performances.Due to the demand for their exquisite reproduction of Pink Floyds classic music The Darkside of Pink Floyd are…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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24
AUG
Dartmouth Regatta Shopping Village 2017
Coronation Park

The Dartmouth Royal Regatta Committee take pride in hosting the Best Regatta in the West every year in the stunning port of Dartmouth. This year Diverse Events are thrilled to be asked to manage the Shopping Village held on Coronation Park.Every year…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01314 638368
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25
AUG
Sounds of the Sixties show with The Zoots, Palace
Palace Theatre

Live performance from The Zoots featuring Jamie Goddard Harriet Loather Ben Jones Simon Small and Tommy LloydTHE ZOOTS are here to make your whole family bop to the 60s beats that everybody loves ‐ with legendary numbers by The Beatles The…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 665800
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25
AUG
Thank ABBA For The Music
Babbacombe Theatre

Featuring all of ABBAs greatest and most memorable hits Thank ABBA For The Music is the ultimate feel good party style tribute concert.This two‐hour theatre spectacular really does capture all the magic and excitement of one of the worlds most successful and…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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26
AUG
The Country Superstars Experience
Babbacombe Theatre

This truly unique show is hosted by Sarah Jayne who has been performing as Dolly Parton for over 25 years and is Europes Leading Tribute to the Queen of Country ‐ Dolly Parton. Sarah Jayne and Award Winning Vocal Impersonator Andy Crust…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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02
SEP
Into the Shadows
Babbacombe Theatre

Into the Shadows recreate the unique sound of The Shadows.Among their hits were Wonderful Land Guitar Tango Frightened City Dance On FBI Atlantis and Man of Mystery with their first number one hit Apache still recognised as being one of the most…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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09
SEP
David Hamilton’s Rock n Roll Back The Years
Babbacombe Theatre

Legendary DJ and broadcaster David Hamilton began his career in 1959 and since then has hosted more than 12000 radio shows and over 1000 TV shows. David has now hand‐picked an amazing band of musicians The Fugitives and the sensational Tiffany Girls…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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16
SEP
Explosive Light Orchestra
Babbacombe Theatre

An epic night of Rock Classics and melodic symphonic rock by the best ELO Tribute Band currently touring the UK and Europe showcasing the songwriting and genius of Jeff Lynne and Electric Light Orchestra. A full 8‐piece outfit including the famous string…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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Tourist Attractions


South Devon Railway

The South Devon Railway is one of Devons and the West Countrys best loved tourist attractions and is the longest established steam railway in the south west.The South Devon Railway, or SDR, is a seven mile former Great Western Railway branch line, built in 1872, which runs along…

Becky Falls

No visit to Devon would be complete without a day at Dartmoors famous Becky Falls, where there really is something for everyone to enjoy. Set within a spectacular ancient valley, the Falls have been attracting visitors for over 100 years and today offers a fantastic, value‐packed day out…

Beckywell Falls Woodland Park

High on Dartmoor Becky Falls Woodland Park, with its huge oak canopy, rugged landscape, massive granite boulders and waterfalls, provides some of the most scenic and enjoyable walks in the south west as well as loads of fun for all the family throughout the seasons. Open from…

Buckfast Abbey

Buckfast Abbey is home to a Roman Catholic community of Benedictine monks.The Abbey Church is at the centre of the monastic life of the Benedictine monks at Buckfast, since it is there that the Monastic Community gathers to pray and celebrate the sacraments.12th century Cistercian architecture has a…

Buckfast Butterfly Farm

The Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary is situated just outside the southern border of Dartmoor National Park between Exeter and Plymouth and is easily reached just off the A38 Devon Expressway at the Dart Bridge junction. There are large brown tourist signs guiding visitors from the junction to…

Compton Castle

Built between the 14th and 16th centuries, the castle has been home to the Gilbert family for most of the last 600 years. Sir Humphrey Gilbert 1539&8211;1583 was coloniser of Newfoundland and half‐brother to Sir Walter Raleigh.Compton Castle is occupied and administered by Mr & Mrs G E…

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