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

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: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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01
JUL
Voulez Vous - ABBA Tribute
Exmouth Pavilion

It has now been an amazing 25 years since VOULEZ VOUS humble beginnings. Today they embark upon their 25st anniversary tour for 201718 aptly named Mad about ABBAFor more than four decades ABBA really have beenmasters of the scene Today both young…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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03
JUL
"The Titfield Thunderbolt"
The Blackmore Theatre

The Exmouth Players presents The Titfield Thunderbolt a comedy by Philip Goulding based on the original Ealing screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke at The Blackmore Theatre in Bicton Street Exmouth from Monday 3rd through to Saturday 8th July 2017 to include a Matinee…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07484 509514
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04
JUL
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: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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08
JUL
Coffee Morning at The Blackmore
The Blackmore Theatre

The Exmouth Players are holding their monthly coffee morning at The Blackmore Theatre. Come and join us for tea coffee and some very lovely home‐made cakes.We have things such as:German Apple Cake Lemon Drizzle Chocolate Fudge squares Sausage Rolls Cheese Scones Quiche…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07484 509514
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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: 3.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07855 090589
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09
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: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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: 5.7 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 07789 113738
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14
JUL
Forbidden Nights
Exmouth Pavilion

A classy new all male variety show with full theatre production and explosive choreography FORBIDDEN NIGHTS brings a full theatre style production to every venue with a troupe of professionally trained performers hand‐picked from around the UK with charisma undeniable talent sparkling…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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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: 4.1 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: 5.1 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: 10.2 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07789 113738
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19
JUL
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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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: 2.9 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: 4.1 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: 2.9 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: 4.1 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: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01647 253916
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27
JUL
Viva Neil Diamond
Exmouth Pavilion

To celebrate the icons 50 year recording career the UKs very own voice of Neil Bob Drury The Neil Diamond Story takes to the road with Viva Neil Diamond a brand new one‐man stage show simply bursting with Neil Diamond gems Enjoy…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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28
JUL
Circus Of Horrors
Exmouth Pavilion

The jaw‐dropping show that rocked Britains Got Talent Circus of Horrors will take you on a whirlwind journey and send shivers down your spine with twisted contortionists hair hanging beauties flying aerialists sword swallowers and…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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: 16.8 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: 5.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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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: 16.8 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: 0.5 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: 16.8 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: 5.5 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: 5.1 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: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

11
AUG
Roy 'Chubby' Brown
Exmouth Pavilion

IF EASILY OFFENDED PLEASE STAY AWAYWell my names Roy and I was born Feb 3rd 1945.My life on and around the council estate was like most of the people there was honour amongst thieves my mother left home when I was 9…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01395 222477
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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: 5.1 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07789 113738
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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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