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

05
SEP
Elizabethan House Museum Ghost Hunt
Elizabethan House Museum

Elizabethan House Museum is a contained authentic Elizabethan Merchants House built around 1575 for the Kelland family. The house has been painstakingly restored and retains many original features dating back to the elizabethan period.The Elizabethan House Museum has always had a reputation…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07985 532620
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10
SEP
Corporate Open Day
Buckland Tout Saints Hotel

Meet the team take a tour of the house and grounds and see how Buckland could work for your away days or Christmas party.Including arrival drinks cream tea and team building activities.…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 01548 853055
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11
SEP
Whitney - Queen of the Night
Exmouth Pavilion

Whitney ‐ Queen Of The NightA stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a stellar line‐up with rising West End star Rebecca Freckleton delivering a powerhouse and breathtaking…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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12
SEP
Mr Stink
Cockington Court

David Walliams star of Little Britain has written the smelliest book of all time which now breaks new wind ground in this scratch n sniff production bringing Mr Stinkpongingly to life.David Walliams whos not in…

Location: 2.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

15
SEP
Chef’s Masterclass - The Perfect Afternoon Tea
Buckland Tout Saints Hotel

Head Chef Ted Ruewell shares some top tips for creating a delicious afternoon tea followed by a two course lunch with Prosecco and canaps.…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01548 853055
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17
SEP
Last Night of the Proms
Exmouth Pavilion

The Last Night of the Proms is the culmination of the BBCs 8 week summer concert season. Having celebrated the classics with concerts and other events the last night is a flamboyant finale in Londons…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

18
SEP
Survivors of the Titanic
The Palace Theatre

Historical theatre drama production about the Titanic and her links to south Devon.Performances atPalace Theatre Paignton: 7pm Friday Sept 18th.The Edge Brixham: 3pm and 7pm Saturday Sept 19th.Ticket information and bookings viahttp:www.southdevonplayers.combox‐office.htmlVideo trailer for the showhttps:www.youtube.comwatchvhILp1bqw2F4Following a ten‐year history of researching writing…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 665800
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19
SEP
Jackson the Live Show
Exmouth Pavilion

There are many Michael Jackson Tribute Artists in the world today. Some dance but cannot sing others sing but cannot dance and it was thought impossible to find an artist with the ability to perform completely live whilst authentically capturing the essence…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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20
SEP
Jimmy Cricket
Exmouth Pavilion

The much loved Irish Comedian Jimmy Cricket is returning to Exmouth this SeptemberJimmy will arrive equipped with one‐liners galore a sprinkling of visual comedy and yes that ever present letter from his mammyOn offer is a comedy master class delivered by a…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01395 222477
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26
SEP
True Gold
Exmouth Pavilion

UKs No.1 Spandau Ballet Tribute BandTrue Gold were originally called Highly Strung after the Spandau Ballet hit record and became Spandau Ballet The Tribute' in 2006.Lead singer Lee James put out an advert for musicians and was inundated with offers and within…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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03
OCT
Waterloo, The Best of Abba
Exmouth Pavilion

In 1974 the little known Swedish pop group Abba swept to superstardom with their Eurovision winning Waterloo' and four decades later the song and the band remain as popular as ever. Now the phenomenal new tribute show Waterloo looks back at the…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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04
OCT
Johnny Cash Revisited
Exmouth Pavilion

Johnny Cash Revisited is a semi‐biographical show illustrating the musical journey of Johnny Cash…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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06
OCT
‘Ladies that Lunch’ - Art with Emma Carter
Buckland Tout Saints Hotel

Create your own seascape painting with local artist Emma Carter followed by a two course lunch and a glass of wine.…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01548 853055
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09
OCT
Unforgettable
Exmouth Pavilion

Michael Williams of The Drifters is to join the cast of Unforgettable for this year's tour. Due to personal family issues Daniel Bowen Smith of the line up has had to withdraw to spend more time with his family. Michael has been…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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09
OCT
Keith Barry Brain Hacker
Princess Theatre Torquay

Keith Barry Brain Hacker at Princess Theatre Torquay in Torquay on Friday 09 October 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Keith Barry Brain Hacker tickets so weve done the legwork for you. …

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

14
OCT
Her Majesties Royal Marine Band
Exmouth Pavilion

Tickets for this event go on sale on Sat 25th July on this date we have the pleasure of a live performance from the band in our Pavilion Gardens…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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15
OCT
Kast off Kinks
Exmouth Pavilion

The Kast off Kinks are former members of the legendary band The Kinks' getting back together to re‐live the good times. This great line‐up features Mick Avory the original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964‐84 John Dalton bassvocals Kinks 60's…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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16
OCT
Lympstone Amateur Boxing Night
Exmouth Pavilion

A night of boxing presented by Lympstone Amateur Boxing ClubWe have la limited amount of tickets ‐ book early…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01395 222477
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17
OCT
Roy 'Chubby' Brown
Exmouth Pavilion

Roy Chubby Brown returns with his meatiest show yet He's still rude he's still crude and this time he's turning headlines into punch lines as his rip‐roaring brand of banter continues to burst bellies across the country. Chubby doesn't hold back from…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01395 222477
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18
OCT
Autumn Wedding Fair
Buckland Tout Saints Hotel

Our country house looks enchanting at this time of year with the leaves turning gold and red. Come and meet the team and be inspired by our hand‐picked local wedding suppliers.…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01548 853055
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18
OCT
Jimmy Carr Funny Business
Princess Theatre Torquay

Jimmy Carr Funny Business at Princess Theatre Torquay in Torquay on Sunday 18 October 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

30
OCT
Family Halloween Night - Ghost Tours with Moonston
Buckland Tout Saints Hotel

This Halloween event is fun for all the family with games spooky snacks and some fabulous fireworks.…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01548 853055
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01
NOV
Hallo Meanies
Exmouth Pavilion

Hallo‐MeaniesEver wondered what your favourite panto baddies get up to for the rest of the year Well here is your chance to find out They get together they plot they scheme and they plan to get even on their favourite night of…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01395 222477
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07
NOV
ELO Again
Exmouth Pavilion

ELO AGAIN really do give you a dramatic taste of what the classic ELO were like in the heyday.The whole experience is a professional re‐enactment of an ELO concert with a great sound reproduction light show and visual effects.All the big hits…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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13
NOV
Ruby Wax 0 Sane New World
Exmouth Pavilion

Lakin McCarthy presentsRUBY WAX ‐ SANE NEW WORLDRuby Wax is a much loved US born comedian actor and writer based in the UK. Starting out as an actor at the RSC she went on to write and perform in her own television…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01395 222477
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14
NOV
An Audience with Steven Holbrook
Exmouth Pavilion

Ex‐hairdresser Steve Holbrook regarded by many as one of the UK's top Clairvoyant Mediums is visiting locally very shortly and he explains how he hears the voices of our loved ones that have passed away. His ability started from behind the salon…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01395 222477
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14
NOV
Bellowhead
Princess Theatre Torquay

From the wild rousing dance tunes to the theatricality of their ballads & sea songs this is a band that are also funny subtle and always engaging. Admire the sophisticated strings and elegant whirlwind of…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

18
NOV
Ed Byrne
Exmouth Pavilion

After the massive success of his last show Different Class master of observational comedy and star of Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You Ed Byrne is back with his new show…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

20
NOV
Sheyla Bonnick and the Sounds of Boney M
Exmouth Pavilion

Sheyla Bonnick was the first leading female singer of the euro‐pop group BoneyM. Her powerful and phenomenal voice still sounds just like the day German singer‐songwriter Frank Farian formed the iconic group back in 1973. Over the last 40 years Sheyla and…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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21
NOV
Blake
Exmouth Pavilion

Mixing eclectic classical and pop songs with rich harmony vocals harmony singers Blake launched their first album in 2007 just 6 months after reuniting as friends on Facebook. The debut album went straight to number One in the UK Classical Album Chart…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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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