What's on inPaignton

Welcome to Paignton

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

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Forthcoming events in Paignton

24
SEP
The Temple Brothers as The Everlys Brothers
Exmouth Pavilion

The Temple Brothers are the UKs leading tribute to the greatest harmony brothers of all time The Everly Brothers. Being brothers themselves their harmonies are truly flawless with live acoustic guitars relive the classic Everlys songs as they recreate the magic of…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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26
SEP
CERI DUPREE Fit For A Queen!
Babbacombe Theatre

To celebrate thirty years on the stage female impersonator Ceri Dupree stars in this sensational new show paying homage to some of his favourite ladies. You can expect side splitting comedy and a visual feast of spectacular eye popping and jaw dropping…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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27
SEP
An Evening With Pam Ayres
Babbacombe Theatre

The legendary Pam Ayres brings her current show to this venue 35 years after she first appeared on the Britains Got Talent TV show of its day Opportunity Knocks. Expect tickets to sell out…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

27
SEP
Open auditions for Les Miserables web film series
Jasmyn House

if you cannot make this date but wish to make an appointment to be auditioned on an alternative date please contact us the same rules of auditioning will applyOPEN AUDITIONS 11‐6pm atJasmyn House Midvale Road Paignton Devon TQ4 5BDSEPT 27TH 2014A BRIEF…

Location: 0.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07855 090589
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01
OCT
Albert Lee
Exmouth Pavilion

Albert was born on December 21 1943 in Shropshire before moving to and growing up in London. He was first introduced to music with the piano taking lessons aged 9 before listening to the likes…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
OCT
Kenny Ball Jr and His Jazzmen
Exmouth Pavilion

Keeping the tradition alive.Kenny Ball had one main wish before he passed away in 2013 and that was for his sonKeith Ball to carry on the legacy. In the year up to his death Keith had been accompanyinghis father on stage and…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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10
OCT
Dominic Kirwan
Exmouth Pavilion

Dominic Kirwan is widely regarded as one of the finest entertainers that Ireland has produced. His dynamic vibrant performing style coupled with his rich voice and wide repertoire2011 sees the celebration of 21 successful years…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
OCT
Dr Feelgood
Exmouth Pavilion

Band members include Robert Kane Steve Walwyn Kevin Morris and P H Mitchell and collectively they produce their own brand produce pub rock blues rock with high energy live performances. Their 1976 album Stupidity reached…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
OCT
Al Murray One Man One Guvnor
Princess Theatre Torquay

Tickets for Al Murray One Man One Guvnor at Princess Theatre Torquay on the Friday 17 October 2014 are bound to sell out fast ‐ to watch Al Murray One Man One Guvnor live at Princess Theatre Torquay see our list of…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

24
OCT
The Noise Next Door UK Tour 2014
The Flavel

After six sell out Edinburgh Festival runs to huge critical acclaim the UK's premiere improv comedy troupe The Noise Next Door will be touring the UK starting on 8th May 2014 and culminating on 21st December 2014. The Noise Next Door are…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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25
OCT
CLASSIC CLAPTON
Palace Theatre Paignton

CLASSIC CLAPTON are the Worlds No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band. In 2014 they are touring throughout the UK.The band comprises 4 excellent musicians.The band was formed in 1985 in Newcastle upon Tyne long before the term tribute band was invented and…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 665800
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29
OCT
Once Upon A Christmas
Babbacombe Theatre

Just like every good story ever told Once Upon A Christmas' promises a very special treat for everyone that wants to indulge in some magic and mirth this yuletide season with their family and friends. Some notably talented people will deliver good…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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08
NOV
ELO Again
Exmouth Pavilion

NOW YOU CAN RE‐LIVE the amazing sounds of the Electric Light Orchestra in the form of the Worlds No 1 Tribute Show ELO AGAINThey have re‐created the unmistakeable sound of the Electric Light Orchestra. ELO AGAIN' will have you rocking in the…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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12
NOV
Paul Hollywood
Princess Theatre Torquay

TVs baking star Paul Hollywood brings his first ever live show to the UK in 2014. Paul Hollywood Live ‐ Get Your Bake On sees Paul take to the stage for an evening of baking…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

13
NOV
Songbird - The Music of Eva Cassidy
Exmouth Pavilion

SongbirdThe Music of EVA CASSIDYSONGBIRD: THE MUSIC OF EVA CASSIDY is a fantastic concert performance which also tells the story of one the greatest singers of the 1980s and 1990s. The music of Eva Cassidy only came to prominence in this country…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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14
NOV
The Neville Staple Band
Exmouth Pavilion

Neville Staple is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice.Neville Staple's thirty‐five year career in the music business is well documented. From the early days with The Coventry Automatics The Specials & FunBoy3 in the late…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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15
NOV
The Bohemians
Exmouth Pavilion

The Bohemians set includes all the piano driven hit singles: Killer Queen; Somebody To Love; Don't Stop Me Now; You're My Best Friend; We Are The Champions and the amazing award winning Bohemian Rhapsody. These hits are balanced with the Guitar led…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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21
NOV
Cirus of Horrors
Exmouth Pavilion

The Circus of Horrors is a fusion between daredevil and bizarre circus acts performed by a cast of 26 with live rock music played by Dr Haze all joined together in a brand new show.The Circus of Horrors biggest asset is…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 01395 222477
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22
NOV
Music Hall Tavern
Exmouth Pavilion

Back by popular demand Music Hall Tavern. After last years sell out tour booking early is advisable please note that the seating style is reserved cabaret.…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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27
NOV
Emco Presents ' The Rhythm of Life
Exmouth Pavilion

The Rhythm of Life Concert will be a spectacular celebration of Musical Theatre featuring songs from Mamma Mia Jesus Christ Superstar Les Miserables Jersey Boys Hairspray and many more. Exmouth Musical Theatre Company will be treating audiences to yet another evening of…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01395 222477
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05
DEC
Show of Hands
Exmouth Pavilion

Singer songwriter Steve Knightley and multi instrumentalist Phil Beer embark on a 12‐date BACKLOG tour 12‐29 October a retrospective trawl through their vast and brilliant back catalogue peppered with anthems and standards and doubtless some…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
DEC
Jethro
Exmouth Pavilion

Geoffrey Rowe or Jethro on stage is a Devon‐based stand‐up comic. He once toured the Cornish pub circuit but now performs to thousands in live shows across the country. He has appeared on TV with…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

11
DEC
Exmouth Town Band Christmas Concert
Exmouth Pavilion

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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13
DEC
1970's Retro Christmas Party Night
Exmouth Pavilion

Flares glitter dodgy moustaches headbands and platform shoes are all welcome at our1970s Retro Office Christmas Party Night 2014.Enjoy chicken in a basket followed by a black forest gateaux or cheesecake dessert.Then join in the crazy games fancy dress parade and your…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01395 222477
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14
DEC
Budleigh Male Voice Choir
Exmouth Pavilion

Our guest soloists will be Jenny Abbots soprano from Torbay and Isaac Visser treble from Exeter Cathedral Choir. It will be a varied programme of Christmas music and Carols.…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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17
DEC
Royal Marine Band
Exmouth Pavilion

Back by Popular demand the Royal Marine Band…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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19
DEC
The Noise Next Door
Exmouth Pavilion

The U.Ks most exhilarating comedy act embark on their second national tour. The Noise Next Door will be delivering explosive doses of their trademark off‐the‐cuff comedy directly into the funny bones of the nation. Six time sell‐out veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01395 222477
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26
DEC
Snow White
Exmouth Pavilion

We are currently awaiting some editorial for this show.It will be a traditional family orientated Pantomime we would love for you to come and join us Oh yes we do…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01395 222477
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31
DEC
New Years Eve feat the Fab Beatles
Exmouth Pavilion

Doesnt the sound of spending New Years Eve with The Beatles sound just fabWell thats exactly what you will be doing when you join us on 31st December 2014 for our New Years Eve Party here at Exmouth Pavilion featuring THE…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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01
JAN
Snow White Pantomime
Exmouth Pavilion

We are waiting for the editorial.The focus will be on a traditional family pantomimecome along and join us…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01395 222477
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Tourist Attractions


Dartmouth Castle

This brilliantly positioned defensive castle juts out into the narrow entrance to the Dart Estuary, with the sea lapping at its foot. Begun in the late 14th century, the castle was intended to protect the warehouses and homes of Dartmouth's merchants. It was one of the earliest castles…

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…

Blackpool Gardens

Welcome to the secret seaside gardens of Blackpool, South Devon. An unexpected, sub‐tropical scene in a sensational South Devon setting.Not one filled with regimented ornamental flowerbeds, but a plantsmans garden that reflects a familys use of the land over the centuries and the social development of a small…

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…

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