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

13
DEC
Christmas Is Magical
Babbacombe Theatre

Music Magic and Mirth in all its guises is what Christmas isMagical promises their audiences at the Babbacombe Theatre in Torquay. This family variety show features spellbinding Illusions comedic classics hits of yesteryear and today interspersed cleverly to deliver a show that…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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14
DEC
Gimme ABBA
Exmouth Pavilion

ABBA have left a fine musical legacy and its in good hands.Gimme ABBA have been performing this fabulous tribute to ABBA for over 17 years with the current line up being together for the past eight years 201718 will see the band…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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19
DEC
Jethro - Bull and Bonkers Tour
Exmouth Pavilion,

A memorable evening of hysterical nonsense as we take a peek into the circus lurking deep within the mind of probably the greatest comic storyteller ever to grace the stage. Jethro beguiles and befuddles his audience with the endless stream of irreverent…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01395 222477
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20
DEC
Christmas Prize Only Bingo at The Blackmore
The Blackmore Theatre

Come along and join us for a game of Prize Only Bingo. Its nothing serious just a fun afternoon out.A chance of making new Friends and to see what is coming up at The Blackmore Theatre.There are prizes for a line and…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07484 509514
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24
DEC
Cinerella Pantomime
Exmouth Pavilion

Join Exmouth pantomime favourite Stuart Earp with an all star cast to be announced this Christmas as Trio Entertainment return to produce Cinderella.Follow the rags to riches tale where dreams come true with a special invitation to the Ball. Cinderella is Fairy…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01395 222477
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14
JAN
Circus of Horrors - Voodoo
Princess Theatre Torquay

After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world the phenomenon returns with its latest brand new incarnation Voodoo.The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre & fantastic circus acts acts all woven into a sensational…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713023
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20
JAN
The Three Musketeers: The Panto
The Edge

The Three Musketeers is an action packed family pantomime touring in Jan 2018. Based on the classic swashbuckling novel by Alexandre Dumas this panto tells this classical tale set in the 17th Century French royal court and how a young man from…

Location: 3.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07855 090589
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10
FEB
Russian Gala Concert
Central Church

This unique event will feature instrumental and vocal performances of Russian soloists: Mezzo‐Soprano Violin Folk Vocal and Balalaika with piano accompaniment.Performers are all graduates of Russian and its former republics including:Iryna Ilnytska Mezzo‐Soprano from Stachanov Ukraine with international operatic experience Sergei Kosov…

Location: 3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07505 884271
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14
FEB
Speed Dating in Torquay
Rock Garden

Torquay Speed Dating 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…

Location: 2.9 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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16
FEB
An Ellen Kent Production: La Traviata
Princess Theatre Torquay

A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music that tells of the passionate loves and life of the consumptive courtesan Violetta.Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent Production with international soloists highly‐praised chorus and full orchestra.VerdiLA TRAVIATA.Starring the international…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713023
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17
FEB
An Ellen Kent Production: Madama Butterfly
Princess Theatre Torquay

Introducing the celebrated soprano Maria HeeJung Kim from the Korean National Opera Seoul and the international soprano Alyona KistenyovaWinner of The Best Opera Award Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards.Back by overwhelming public demand this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713023
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22
FEB
Tim Vine - Sunset Milk Idiot
Babbacombe Theatre

Hey people Tim Vine back on tour telling lots of silly new jokes showing off new homemade props singing some new daft ditties and all with the appearance of confidence. The following subjects will be touched upon briefly: pixie football ice cream…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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02
MAR
Hells Bells
Exmouth Pavilion

Formed in 1996 and hailing from Bristol Hells Bells has evolved into perhaps the most well known and professional ACDC tribute band in the United Kingdom.Touring the length and breadth of Britain & Ireland for over 19 years playing the music of…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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03
MAR
G4 - Live in Concert
Babbacombe Theatre

The UKs No.1 classical vocal harmony quartet are back with another exhilarating tour ‐ G4 LIVEHaving exploded into the industry and the publics hearts back in 2004 on the first series of the X‐Factor G4 continue to blow people away year after…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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03
MAR
Supreme Queen
Exmouth Pavilion

SUPREME QUEEN have been paying homage to the worlds most theatrical and dramatic Rock band Queen since 1995 and in that time have had a huge impact on audiences across the UK Europe and Asia.Front man Scott Maley plays a uncannily realistic…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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11
MAR
The Everly Brothers & Friends Tribute Show
The Palace Theatre

The Temple Brothers officially the UKs No.1 Tribute to The Everly Brothers as voted for by the National Tribute Music Awards 2017 are proud to announce the return of their Theatre Show produced by themselves. The show is dedicated to themusic of…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01773 769372
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30
MAR
Voodoo Room
Exmouth Pavilion

On Friday 30th March Exmouth Pavilion plays host to a tribute to the masters of classic blues rock Hendrix and Cream. Voodoo Room a new and exciting power trio featuring some of the UKs finest musicians are a tribute band with a…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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21
APR
Bowie Experience
Exmouth Pavilion

Back by popular demand Bowie Experience is a breath taking concert celebrating the music of the worlds greatest pop icon David Bowie. A must see for all Bowie fans the latest production promises an unforgettable journey of sound and vision featuring all…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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27
APR
Patsy Cline and Friends
Exmouth Pavilion

Tribute Concert to Patsy Cline Hank Williams Jim Reeves The Velvet Country voice of Patsy Cline caught the imagination of Sue Lowry who has been a lifelong fan of Patsy Cline and Country MusicSue Lowry was brought up by Parents…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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28
APR
Women in Rock
Exmouth Pavilion

Women In Rock is the only show of its kind in the UK featuring the very best songs from the Worlds greatest female rock legends such as Heart Pat Benatar Joan Jett Cher Lita Ford Stevie Nicks Blondie Chrissie Hynde Pink and…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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30
APR
Robert Temple - The Hypnotist Live & Outrageous
Babbacombe Theatre

Join leading hypnotist Robert Temple on a fast‐paced laugh‐out‐loud and hysterical ride to the centre of your imagination This is YOUR chance to become the star of this unforgettable show.Forget swinging watches and people clucking like chickens The Hypnotist: Live &…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 01803 328385
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05
MAY
Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert
Babbacombe Theatre

Ed states I originally intended to call the show Ill Millennial You in a Minute but my promoter considered the title off‐puttingly baffling. Thats my own chainsaw in the photo by the way.Is life that bad or have we good…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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05
MAY
The Woodstock Experience
Exmouth Pavilion

Relive the Summer of Love in a celebration of music from the concert that changed the world.Featuring classics from the original Woodstock line up including songs from Joe Cocker Crosby Stills & Nash The Who Santana The Band Sly & the Family…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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11
MAY
All Our Yesterdays
Babbacombe Theatre

Nostalgia just doesn't come any better Another sensational show from theproducers of 'Memory Lane' Rolling back the Years and Memories are made of This. One of the biggest shows of its kind in the UK…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
MAY
The Kast Off Kinks
Exmouth Pavilion

The Kast off Kinks are actual former members of the legendary band The Kinks back together playing great music and re‐living the good times whilst keeping the songs alive that made The Kinks a household name. This great line‐up features Mick…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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14
MAY
The Beach Boys Story
Babbacombe Theatre

Back by popular demandA unique opportunity to hear played live every chart hit Americas biggest pop band ever recorded including: God Only Knows Good Vibrations I Get Around Wouldnt It Be Nice Surfin USA Fun Fun Fun California Girls Sloop John B…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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26
MAY
Jive Talking
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: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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26
MAY
Rich Hall's Hoedown
Babbacombe Theatre

Rich Halls critically acclaimed new show begins its second leg of touring. There has never been a better time to be an American comedian in the UK. Halls precision dismantling of the tenuous relationship between two countries is a freewheeling and deadly…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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09
JUN
The Upbeat Beatles
Babbacombe Theatre

Relive the sounds of the 60s with the worlds premier Beatles tribute band. The Upbeat Beatles re‐create the sound of the Fab Four faithfully and as closely as its possible to get. Raw powerhouse vocals…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
JUN
Islands In The Stream
Exmouth Pavilion

The Music of Dolly Parton & Kenny RogersLeave your 9 to 5 worries at the doorCelebrating the Queen & King of country Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for a night…

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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