What's on inNewton Abbot

Welcome to Newton Abbot

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Newton Abbot - 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 Newton Abbot to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Newton Abbot

25
MAY
The Winters Tale
Cygnet Theatre

Cygnet CompanyA playful and accessible production of one of Shakespeares late masterpieces: a magical evening of tragedy averted and love redeemed. At Leontes request Hermione begs Polixenes to extend his stay. Observing her persuasive powers Leontes sees a spark of…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01392 277189
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26
MAY
Music Of The Night
Babbacombe Theatre

Music is the universal language and what feelings sound like It inspires and as quoted by Victor Hugo expresses that which cannot be said. However this all new show albeit titled as last years hit 5 star show has a lot…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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28
MAY
Jive Talkin'
Exmouth Pavilion

Jive Talkin perform the Bee GeesThe timeless repertoire of the Bee Gees is brought to life in this stunning stage production that is taking the country by storm.This charismatic ensemble boasts stars from TV and Londons West End and is fronted by…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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28
MAY
The Definitive Elvis Experience
Babbacombe Theatre

TEES EVENTS PRESENTS.BEN THOMPSON THE DEFINITIVE ELVIS EXPERIENCE Still growing 38 years after his untimely passing the legend of Elvis Presley Continues to grow. Everyone has their own special Memories of Elvis whether its the Aloha from Hawaii via satellite the NBC…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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29
MAY
Brixfest 2016
Brixham Harbour

Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today‐ as well as the most fun Up to 10 people paddle each 30 boat with a drummer at the front beating in time and a…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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31
MAY
Starstruck
Babbacombe Theatre

In a time where celebrity culture seems to be what inspires people nowadays social media is the place to have your say and sharing selfies is the norm who would have thought that traditional variety theatre could still be generating 5 star…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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02
JUN
Kindly Leave The Stage
Cygnet Theatre

Kindly Leave the Stage by John ChapmanDirected by Adam MorleyPart of a National Tour April ‐ June 2016The show is a celebration of fun mayhem and thespian mischief and is of a similar format to Noises off a play within a play.…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01392 277189
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03
JUN
Sensation - A tribute to the music of The Who
Exmouth Pavilion

After 50 years of The Who Sensation hits the road to celebrate the music of this timeless British band with a unique concert.Book your tickets now for an amazing musical journey from My Generation to Who are You via Tommy &…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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06
JUN
Festival at Cygnet
Cygnet Theatre

This year eight visiting companies will be bringing a variety of new work to Cygnets week long celebration of live performance. Thought‐provoking challenging tender and humorous…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01392 277189
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07
JUN
Pirates of Penzance
Exmouth Pavilion

Pirates of PenzanceAward nominated for many of their previous productions Exmouth Musical Theatre Company are back with a bang for 2016 with a fresh take on one of Gilbert and Sullivans most popular shows The Pirates of PenzanceThe updated Broadway version…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01395 222477
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11
JUN
Coffee Morning
The Blackmore Theatre

Every second Saturday of the month the Exmouth Players hold a coffee morning at the Blackmore Theatre.Come and join us for tea coffee and some very yummy home‐made cakes such as German Apple Cake Lemon Drizzle Chocolate Fudge squares Sausage Rolls Cheese…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07905 761485
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11
JUN
Inflatable Spaces
Outdoors

Your group will design and build a large futuristic blow‐up structure ‐ the type commonly used for festivals camping temporary nightclubs and moveable fun. The workshop would suit ANYONE over 14 yrs but might be of particular interest to young people and…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01647 281295
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15
JUN
Bingo
The Blackmore Theatre

Every third Wednesday of the month the Exmouth Players hold Bingo at the Blackmore Theatre.It is nothing serious and there are no cash prizes. Other prizes are up for grabs for a full line and a full house.Come and join us…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07905 761485
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17
JUN
Boogaloo Blues Weekend, Torquay
Toorak Hotel

The Toorak is owned by TLH Leisure Resort and the seven‐acre complex includes swimming pools a spa and gym a Bistro and its own pub. The Hotel is also only a ten minute walk away from the railway station if you…

Location: 5.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01252 793430
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17
JUN
Side by Side by Stephen Sondheim
The Blackmore Theatre

Out of the Box Productions will be presenting Side by Side by Stephen Sondheim on Friday 17th June 2016 at the Blackmore Theatre commencing at 7.30pm.This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd on behalf of Music Theatre International…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07905 761485
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19
JUN
Elton John
Westpoint Arena

Elton John is one of the top selling musical artists of all time and this fantastic musician is on his tour which is bound to sell out at all venues across the UK. Definitely…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

20
JUN
Lloyd George Knew My Father
The Blackmore Theatre

Lloyd George Knew My Father is a black comedy play written by William Douglas Home and is directed by Nick Lawrence.When Lady Boothroyd hears that the authorities are determined to build a road through her grounds she announces her intention to kill…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07905 761485
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22
JUN
An Evening of Mediumship with Tony Stockwell
Exmouth Pavilion

An Evening of Mediumship with TV Psychic Tony StockwellIts NOT creepy or kooky mysterious or spooky. Its Psychic Medium Tony Stockwell demonstrating his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones. At its best Mediumship has the potential…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01395 222477
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24
JUN
Sean Hughes & Friends
Exmouth Pavilion

Unbeaten legend Never Mind The Buzzcocks team captain and one of Channel 4s 100 Greatest Stand‐Ups in the World Sean Hughes joins us for a hilarious night of live comedy. The night will be hosted by Resident MC Cerys Nelmes who will…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07909 009355
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24
JUN
Sean Hughes and Friends
Exmouth Pavilion

Come and join us for a fantastic night of comedy.unbeaten legend Never Mind The Buzzcocks team captain and one of Channel 4s 100 Greatest Stand‐Ups in the World Sean Hughes joins us for a hilarious night of live comedy.The night will be…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01395 222477
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24
JUN
TJ Higgs – The Medium
Babbacombe Theatre

Join one of the UKs most celebrated mediums TJ Higgs for an evening of Mediumship. TJ is a true medium. The evidence and validation she gives to her audience is undeniable. TJs accuracy and ability as a medium is simply astonishing. Come…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01803 328385
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25
JUN
BEAUTIFUL WORLD Celebrating 25 years of TAKE THAT
Babbacombe Theatre

Since January 2009 Beautiful World have worked hard to become the UKs first biggest and best Celebration Act to a group that have sold over 600 million records worldwide.TAKE THAT have dominated the music industry for over two decades Gary Barlow Mark…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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25
JUN
Rebecca Newman On Tour
Exmouth Pavilion

Rebecca Newman shot to No1 in the UK classical albums chart in 2014. Since then she has toured the UK with Russell Watson duetted with stars like Alfie Boe Aled Jones Blake G4 and many more. Shes appeared on national TV and…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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25
JUN
Sarah Millican
Corn Exchange Exeter

Sarah Millican is a successful English stand‐up comedienne from South Shields. Her profile on the comedy scene first increased after winning the if.comedy award in 2008 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is now…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

01
JUL
Thank ABBA For The Music
Babbacombe Theatre

New for 2015 and 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…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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09
JUL
Beach Boys Band
Exmouth Pavilion

AN EVENING OF SURF SAND SEA AND SUNSHINE BOUGHT TO YOU IN SONG By the INCOMPARABLE BEACH BOYS BAND A Show of technical excellence both vocal and instrumentallyThe complex recordings of the original Beach Boys reproduced live…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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10
JUL
Mum2mum market Exeter
America Hall

Mum2mum Market ExeterJuly 10th ‐ America Hall Pinhoe Exeter Book a stall now at www.mum2mummarket.co.ukbook‐a‐stall.htmlNeed to declutterWhy not have a clear out and sell all your outgrown baby and childrens toys books clothes and equipment like cots pushchairs and mosses baskets at…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07904 362219
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10
JUL
Raymond Froggatt
Exmouth Pavilion

Birmingham‐born singersongwriter Raymond Froggatt has been on the music scene since the 1960s. Known and loved for his well crafted songs and exciting live performances his style is a mix of rock and roll with…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
JUL
Paul Metcalfe is Rod Stewart
Sheldon Open Air Theatre

This tribute to Rod Stewart involves the same swaggering showmanship audience participation and sheer sense of fun that has made Rod Stewart one of the most popular performers of all time.Paul performs all of Rods massive hits in his Rod Stewart Tribute…

Location: 9.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01647 253916
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16
JUL
Police Dog Hogan
Sheldon Open Air Theatre

For the first time ever Police Dog Hogan are coming to Sheldon Open Air TheatrePolice Dog Hogan are a high‐energy eclectic eight‐piece combining fiddle banjo mandolin brass drums and guitars with knockout four‐part harmonies in an exuberant fusing of country pop folk…

Location: 9.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01647 253916
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Tourist Attractions


Kents Cavern

Kents Cavern is one of the most important Palaeolithic caves in Northern Europe and the oldest recognisable human dwelling in Britain. It holds beautiful and spectacular geological formations and significant prehistoric finds, some over 700,000 years old.The name Kents is likely to derive from the Cornish Celtic word…

Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway

Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway from Paignton is the holiday line with steam trains running for seven miles in Great Western tradition along the spectacular Torbay coast to Churston and through the wooded slopes bordering the Dart estuary to Kingswear. The scenery is superb, with seascapes right…

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…

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