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

04
DEC
Shakespeare 400
The Blackmore Theatre

SHAKESPEARE 400On the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare celebrations have been held all over the country. The Exmouth Players will be making their own contribution to these celebrations with a selection from some of his most loved…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07484 509514
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07
DEC
Jethro - 40 years a joker
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 twaddle…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01395 222477
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07
DEC
The Magic Of Christmas
Babbacombe Theatre

As you begin to prepare for the most magical time of the year ensure you take in the traditional visit to the theatre and book tickets for the all‐new family variety show The Magic of Christmas at the Babbacombe Theatre in Torquay.Music…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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08
DEC
Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes
Exmouth Pavilion

Steve Knightley and Phil Beer are widely acknowledged as the finest acoustic roots duo in England. Knightley who writes most of their inspired material and Beer a dazzling multi instrumentalist have built up a huge following which has seen them sell out…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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10
DEC
Coffee Morning
The Blackmore Theatre

Every second Saturday of the month the Exmouth Players hold a coffee morning at the Blackmore Theatre.Come and join us for tea coffee and some very yummy home‐made cakes such as German Apple Cake Lemon Drizzle Chocolate Fudge squares Sausage Rolls Cheese…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07905 761485
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10
DEC
Theatre, Film & Performance Networking & Portfolio
Chestnut Community Centre

Theatre Film & Performance Networking & Portfolio Day FREE10 December 2016 at 16:00 ‐ 21:00The South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company BrixhamChestnut Community Centre 1 ‐ 3 Poplar Close TQ5 0SA BrixhamThe rule is that everyone coming gets something…

Location: 3.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07855 090589
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11
DEC
A Christmas Carol
Exmouth Pavilion

One magical night Scrooge is visited by mystical ghosts who show him there is more to life than work and money slowly he begins to recognise the true meaning of Christmas. With a cavalcade of…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

16
DEC
Boogaloo Jump Jive 'n' Boogie Weekend, Torquay
The Victoria Hotel

We are delighted to announce a NEW Jump Jive & Boogie Weekend at The Victoria Hotel. Located in the heart of the English Riviera the Victoria Hotel is part of family owned hotel group TLH boasting four hotels on a single…

Location: 2.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01252 793430
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16
DEC
Live music singing /violin - fundraiser Brixham
The Rising Sun

FREE ENTRY BUT PLEASE PUT A DONATION IN OUR COLLECTION BUCKET.Fundraising live music night for local Brixham‐based theatre & film group The South Devon Players Theatre & Film CompanyLocal professional singer‐songwriter Georgia OMarahsinging blues & ballads with original musicHave a listen to…

Location: 3.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07855 090589
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16
DEC
The Fab Beatles
Exmouth Pavilion

Come and join one of the leading UK tribute bands re‐creating the music of a generation. What a way to start your Christmas Celebrations.Tickets go on sale on Sunday 28th August at 9.00am and there is a special offer available for 1…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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17
DEC
Joey The Lips
Exmouth Pavilion

Joey the Lips gigs are performed as a show rather than solely a rendition of the music. Its now a huge 20 years on the road during which the band has played over 1000 gigs throughout the UK and Europe across a…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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21
DEC
Bingo
The Blackmore Theatre

Every third Wednesday of the month the Exmouth Players hold Bingo at the Blackmore Theatre.It is nothing serious and there are no cash prizes. Other prizes are up for grabs for a full line and a full house.Come and join us…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07905 761485
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24
DEC
Wizard of Oz Pantomime
Exmouth Pavilion

Trio Entertainment return for a third successful year.Were off to see A wizardly wonderful Pantomime adventure The Wizard of Oz. Join Dorothy Gale as she befriends a brainless Scarecrow a loveable Tin Man and the cowardly Lion on their quest to thwart…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01395 222477
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13
JAN
The Witches
The Blackmore Theatre

This is a faithful adaptation of Roald Dahls classic story in which Boy and his Grandmother arrive in England and endeavour to defeat the Grand High Witch and her followers who are holding a Conference in an English seaside hotel. These Witches…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07484 509514
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27
JAN
Murder Mystery at the Cabaret (BRIXHAM)
The Edge

A lively show of live dance singing music comedy poetry and more‐ with a twistFriday Jan 27th 7.30pmSaturday Jan 28th 7.30pmMr Stewart hosts a night at his Cabaret club. The acts are great the show is great ‐ there is just one…

Location: 3.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07855 090589
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04
FEB
Puss and Dick - Adult Pantomime
Exmouth Pavilion

The Market Theatre Company is out to give the older generation a viable alternative to the family pantomime. This year they will re‐work or ruin the pantomime classic Dick Whittington ‐ packing it with corny jokes raunchy plots and blatant sexual innuendo…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01395 222477
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05
FEB
Open auditions for Jack The Ripper theatre show
Chestnut Community Centre

By popular request we will be adapting legends and mysteries exploring tales of the Victorian serial killer known as Jack The Ripper to the stage with a steampunk twist.All roles are available for casting. This means that there are principal and…

Location: 3.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07855 090589
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10
FEB
Hells Bells - AC/DC Tribute
Exmouth Pavilion

After a very successful Free Event here at Exmouth Pavilion in July Hells Bells are as promised backFormed in 1996 and hailing from Bristol Hells Bells has evolved into perhaps the most well known and professional ACDC tribute band in the United…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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11
FEB
Joe Stilgoe - Songs On Film
Exmouth Pavilion

After two sell‐out years at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe the internationally acclaimed singer pianist and entertainer Joe Stilgoe finally takes his smash hit show on tour. SONGS ON FILM pays tribute to much‐loved movies as self‐confessed film buff Joe raids his own…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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16
FEB
Alice In Wonderland
Exmouth Pavilion

Imagination runs wild and logic is abandoned in this fantastical larger‐than‐life musical brimming with nonsensical fun and excitement for the entire family.Follow Alice and the White Rabbit as they set off on a colourful topsy‐turvy adventure like no other and meet a…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01395 222477
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16
FEB
CBeebies Spotbots stars in 'Treasure Island'
Babbacombe Theatre

Childrens TV stars Callum Donnelly Richard Franks and Robin Hatcher are the stars of the popular hit CBeebies TV show SPOTBOTS ‐ they also joined Justin Fletcher recently in Justins House for lots of the usual craziness and shenanigansThis hilarious trio…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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25
FEB
Great Expectations
Exmouth Pavilion

Great Expectations:A Teddy Hayes Musical is classic a Charles Dickens tale set in Victorian times adapted written and composed by Teddy Hayes.It tells the story of Pip a poor orphaned blacksmiths apprentice whose life is changed when he is visited by a…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01395 222477
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02
MAR
Vienesse Strauss Gala
Exmouth Pavilion

Now in its 15th year and back in the UK by popular demand with a sparkling new anniversary production.World on Stage bring you A Viennese Strauss Gala but now a new production of this ever popular Show. Recreating the romance of the…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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03
MAR
Johnny Cash Revisited
Exmouth Pavilion

Johnny Cash Revisited is a semi‐biographical show illustrating the musical journey of Johnny Cash from being a young gospel singer from Dyess Arkansas into the legendary recording artist known as THE MAN IN BLACK.Rick McKay and special guest Jodie McKay pay tribute…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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03
MAR
Tenors Un Limited - Venice to Vegas
Babbacombe Theatre

Hear the best songs from the worlds opera houses Broadway theatres and concert halls as the Rat Pack of Opera take you on a musical journey from Venice to Vegas. Tenors Un Limiteds soaring vocals and lush harmonies combined with fun…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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04
MAR
Tenors Unlimited
Exmouth Pavilion

VENICE TO VEGASHear the best songs from the worlds Opera Houses Broadway Theatres & Concert Halls as the Rat Pack of Opera take you from Venice to Vegas. This is the MUST SEE show of the year.Scott Paul & Jem are excited…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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05
MAR
OMID DJALILI - Schmuck For a Night
Babbacombe Theatre

Award winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili known for his legendary stand‐up performances is back on a nationwide tour Intelligent sometimes provocative and always entertaining his stand‐up is a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass. His credits range from Hollywood to television…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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10
MAR
BE BOP A LULA
Babbacombe Theatre

Welcome to Be Bop A LulaA wonderful night of Rock n Roll from four of the most iconic artists ever to grace the UK.Celebrating the music of Eddie Cochran Gene Vincent Billy Fury and Roy Orbison this show is guaranteed to get…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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10
MAR
Rock & Roll Weekend
South Bay Holiday Park

Fancy a trip down memory lane Or want to show your kids how to groove Come along to one of John Fowler Holidays themed weekends with original big name acts suitable for the whole family to enjoy. This lively holiday park is…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08443 183020
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11
MAR
Ultimate Tribute Show
Exmouth Pavilion

Join us for an evening of pop with this fantastic tribute to Robbie Williams Olly Murs and Take ThatThis trio of pop heavyweights will be singing all your favourites so book your tickets now and come along and dance the night away.Book…

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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