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

07
NOV
The Royal British Legion, Festival of Remembrance
Exmouth Pavilion

Shoulder to Shoulder with All Who Serve.... A fabulous evening of entertainment featuring the City of Exeter Pipes and Drums Blitz and Peaces the Fantastic Military Wives Choir Mark Nelson The Exmouth Shanty Men and B.A.F local band.…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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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
Neville Staple Band - The Gangsters Tour
Exmouth Pavilion

THE GANGSTER TOURTo celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Specials first single release The Original Rudeboy and Specials frontman Neville Staple will be embarking on a jet set tour with his band throughout October November and December performing an eclectic mix…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01458 210954
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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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20
NOV
Comedy Cafe
Exmouth Pavilion

This months comedy caf features Steve Stevens ticket price include a light meal…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

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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23
NOV
Exmouth Craft & Design Fairs
Exmouth Pavilion

Regular craft fair at the Exmouth Pavilion ‐ right on Exmouth Seafront. Over 40 stalls at every event with exhibitors ranging from artists woodturners jewellers glass engraving sewing knitting jams bears heraldry and lots more. The quality is superb and…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01395 263495
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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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17
DEC
Royal Marine Band Concert
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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19
DEC
The Noise Next Door UK Tour 2014
Exmouth Pavillions

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: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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20
DEC
Joey The Lips
Exmouth Pavilion

Fast fun and furious ‐ we guarantee you wont be able to sit still so dont miss your chance to see them at Exmouth Pavilion performing their Funky Soul Blues & Disco Revue. From Gimme Some Lovin to Beyonces Crazy In Love…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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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23
JAN
Big Dick Whittington and his Amazing Pussy
Exmouth Pavilion

After a fun filled sell out show this year Fame Factory Spotlight are back with another adult panto.2015 sees the story of Big Dick Whittington and his Amazing Pussy. This show is over 18 years only due to the adult content.…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01395 222477
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06
FEB
Think Floyd
Exmouth Pavilion

This extraordinary show dubbed The Definitive Pink Floyd Experience is renowned for its stunning celebration of one of the worlds greatest musical phenomena. Now in their 20th year the incredibly talented musicians who make up Think Floyd have managed to faithfully recreate…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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18
FEB
A Night of Dirty Dancing
Exmouth Pavilion

A Night Of Dirty Dancing The Ultimate Tribute Show celebrating the greatest movie soundtrack of all time.Come and experience the brand‐new spectacular featuring all the hits from everyone's favourite dance movie Dirty Dancing in the…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
FEB
The Clean as Possible Comedy Show
Exmouth Pavilion

Cutting Edge Stand‐Up Comedy with a 12A certificate. Come and watch top comedians from UK Comedy Circuit clean up their act. Featuring Tony Vino Life Affirming Comedy BBC1 as MC and a host of pro award winning comedians. Suitable for all ages…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01395 222477
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05
MAR
Essence of Ireland
Exmouth Pavilion

Now with their biggest and most talented cast of Dancers Singers and Musicians Essence of Ireland combines breathtaking dance routines with the very best of Irish music a touch of Irish craic all cleverly woven…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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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