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.

Editor's Picks






Forthcoming events in Paignton

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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14
JAN
FREE taster session at the Newton Abbot Rock Choir
Large Hall

The Newton Abbot Rock Choir is led by vocal teacher Eleanor Williams. We are the local community choir with the national reputation ‐ join the Newton Abbot Rock Choir and experience the singing phenomenon that Will Smith described as Fantastic. Whilst retaining…

Location: 7.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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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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30
JAN
Zorro! The Panto
The Palace Theatre

Always looking to create new dynamic theatre inspired by period drama classical stories and legends the Players now bring the tale of the dashing Zorro to the stage in an all‐new family production appearing at the Palace Theatre January 30th and 31st…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07855 090589
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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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08
FEB
Waterloo - The Best of Abba Tribute Show
Princess Theatre Torquay

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTSWATERLOOTHE BEST OF ABBA TRIBUTE SHOWIntroducing Waterloo ‐ The Best of Abba Tribute show presented by Sweeney Entertainments and Produced and Directed by James Baker. This brand new show celebrates the music of one of the …

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 0844871 3023 
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14
FEB
Robbie Williams Experience
Exmouth Pavilion

Join us this Valentines Evening for one of the closest tributes to the real thing in the UK to date with the look the voice the moves and cheeky charm. This is a full concert style production with dancers and support featuring…

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

06
MAR
Fleetwood Maxed
Exmouth Pavilion

A sensational show featuring the hits and more of Fleetwood Mac. Fleetwood Maxed have recently been playing to enthusiastic audiences in the Plymouth and South Devon area and this is an excellent opportunity to enjoy their authentic homage to the enduring musical…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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14
MAR
Ceri Dupree
Exmouth Pavilion

Ceri Dupree Fit For A Queen 2015To celebrate thirty years on the stage female impersonator Ceri Dupreestars in this sensational new show paying homage to some of hisfavourite ladies. You can expect sidesplitting comedy and a visualfeast of spectacular eye popping…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01395 222477
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21
MAR
Tenors Unlimited 'Show the Suits Who's Boss'
Exmouth Pavilion

The Rat Pack of Opera began performing in 2002.Using talents honed in their previous solo careers in the opera theatre and recording worlds they set out to bring their own unique blend of wit charm and vocal arrangements ‐ along with original…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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04
APR
MAXIMUM 1D (One Direction Tribute)
Babbacombe Theatre

Prepare yourselves for the Maximum 1D experience Simply one of the best Tribute Acts to the biggest group on the planet right now. Liam Henry Connor Daniel and Vince are not only great individual lookalikes to the real One Direction boys but…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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04
APR
Maximum Robbie Williams & The Ultimate Bublé
Babbacombe Theatre

This show features probably two of the very best Tributes in Europe and is certainly one not to be missed. Any fans of Swing Music or music in general will enjoy a fun‐filled night of Tribute entertainment with a healthy dose of…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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05
APR
The Country Superstars
Babbacombe Theatre

Back by popular demand this show is hosted by Sarah Jayne who has been performing as Dolly Parton for over 22 years and is Europes Leading Tribute to the Queen of Country. Sarah Jayne and Award Winning Vocal Impersonator Andy Crust take…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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09
APR
Treasure Island
Babbacombe Theatre

Gary Starr Productions proudly presents Treasure Island a brand new musical extravaganza thats fun for the whole family. Adapted from the classic story of Robert Louis Stevenson this tale of danger and excitement sees young Jim Hawkins take up an epic race…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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10
APR
The Springfields
Exmouth Pavilion

The Springfields jointly and severally. were probably responsible for more hit records than any other British group apart from The BeatlesThe Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular MusicMike Hurst is one third of the original Springfields vocal group alongside Dusty and Tom Springfield. They…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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11
APR
iMagician - 21st Century Illusionist
Exmouth Pavilion

Truly great Magicians come along only once in a generation. Jamie Allan ‐ iMagician ‐ is the Harry Houdini of the 21st Century…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01395 222477
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12
APR
Sing-a-long-a-Frozen
Exmouth Pavilion

A screening of Disneys Frozen with lyrics on screen to help you sing along with Elsa and Anna. Introduced by a live host who will show you how to use your interactive fun pack and judge the fancy dress competition then just…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01395 222477
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17
APR
The Dreamboys
Exmouth Pavilion

The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UKs top male glamour show perfect for a girls night out with your friends. Their showcase is unquestionably the most famous male stripper act the UK has ever produced. With special guest…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01395 222477
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23
APR
The Fureys
Exmouth Pavilion

Renowned for their hit songs I will love you' When you were sweet 16' The Green fields of France' The old man' Red rose caf' From Clare to here' Her father didn't like me anyway' Leaving Nancy' Steal away' etc the…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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02
MAY
BANFF Mountain Film Festival
Babbacombe Theatre

From the worlds most prestigious mountain film festival comes an evening of extraordinary short films. Follow the expeditions of some of todays most incredible adventurers see incredible footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought‐provoking pieces shot from the…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01803 328385
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02
MAY
The Elvis Years feat Mario
Exmouth Pavilion

You ready to rock nroll The UKs number one ELVIS production is back An outstanding concert tour production of the West End Show Jailhouse Rock with original star Mario Kombou and Ivor Novello award winning Musical Director ‐ David Mackay leading…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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09
MAY
Al Stewart
Princess Theatre Torquay

Al Stewart at Princess Theatre Torquay in Torquay on Saturday 09 May 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Al Stewart live in the…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
MAY
TIM VINE - Tim Timinee Tim Timinee Tim Tim To You
Babbacombe Theatre

First stand‐up tour in 4 years the punslinger returns with lots of new jokes silly songs and twitchy dancing. Joke joke joke. Prop prop prop. Song song song. Sorry the laptops jammed.Its time to put the satire on hold and watch a…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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15
MAY
Tim Vine
Babbacombe Theatre

Tim Vine is an English actor writer and comedian. Famed for his quick‐fire wit and stand‐up routine his puns and his one‐liners Vine also held the 2004 world record for the most jokes told in…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

20
MAY
Talon - The Best of the Eagles
Exmouth Pavilion

TALON ‐ THE BEST OF EAGLESNow in their eighteenth year together Talon have been recognised by the Agents Association of Great Britain as the OFFICIAL UK No. 1 Eagles tribute show. In 2015 their latest production will feature all the classic Eagles…

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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