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

27
JUL
Kiss This
Sheldon Open Air Theatre

The ultimate 80s party bandKiss This are known for their varied repertoire of music with rich harmonies all performed totally live with no backing tapesTheir energetic party anthems are perfect for getting everyone up and dancing with brilliant live versions of classic…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01647 253916
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27
JUL
Wild Wednesdays
Coleton Fishacre House and Garden

Were taking over the gardens at Coleton Fishacre on Wednesdays in the summer holidays for some wild fun. Come and do activities like pond dipping hill rolling or wild art making and tick off some of the 50 things to do before…

Location: 5.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01803 842382
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28
JUL
Music Of The Night
Babbacombe Theatre

Music is the universal language and what feelings sound like It inspires and as quoted by Victor Hugo expresses that which cannot be said. However this all new show albeit titled as last years hit 5 star show has a lot…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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29
JUL
Viva Neil Diamond
Babbacombe Theatre

In 1966 Neil Diamonds first hits smashed into the worlds music charts. 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…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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30
JUL
Queen The Magic Years
Babbacombe Theatre

For over 40 years the music of British poprock super group Queen has been a global phenomenon which continues to endure 25 years after the death of their enigmatic frontman Freddie Mercury.Queen: The Magic Years takes you on a journey through the…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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31
JUL
The Dreamers
Exmouth Pavilion

Formerly Freddie and The Dreamers. The Dreamers remain one of the best known named bands on the sixties music circuit. Changes to personnel over the past50 years were of course inevitable but two members Alan Mosca and Bryan Byng remain in the…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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02
AUG
Starstruck
Babbacombe Theatre

In a time where celebrity culture seems to be what inspires people nowadays social media is the place to have your say and sharing selfies is the norm who would have thought that traditional variety theatre could still be generating 5 star…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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03
AUG
Joe Pasquale
Exmouth Pavilion

Joe Pasquale is one of Britains favourite comedians. Famed for his squeaky voice and being crowned King of the Jungle in 2004s Im a Celebrity Get Me out of Here Pasquale has recently hosted The…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

05
AUG
The Country Superstars Experience
Exmouth Pavilion

This show is back by popular demand.Book early to receive the Early Bird Offer £2.00 off per ticket until 31st May 2016Hosted by Europes No1 Dolly Parton Tribute Act Sarah Jayne now in her 23rd Year and Award Winning Vocal Impersonator Andy…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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05
AUG
The Country Superstars Experience feat
Exmouth Pavillion, Exeter

. 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 ‐ Dolly Parton. Sarah Jayne and Award Winning Vocal Impersonator Andy Crust take…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02085 916920
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13
AUG
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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13
AUG
Teignmouth folk concerts
The Alice Cross Centre

Geoff Lakeman ‐ a veteran of the acoustic music scene and the father of a folk dynasty. Hes the dad of folk stars Seth Sean and Sam Lakeman and an acclaimed musician in his own right. He uses a rare Crane duet…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01626 775517
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17
AUG
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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22
AUG
On Golden Pond
The Blackmore Theatre

The Exmouth Players presents On Golden Pond written by Ernest Thompson and directed by Barry Lister at The Blackmore Theatre Exmouth from Mon 22nd ‐ Sat 27th August 2016 including a matinee performance on the Saturday. Evening performances commence 7.30pm ‐…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07484 509514
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26
AUG
ComicCon Exmouth
Exmouth Pavilion

The Exmouth Pavilion is hosting our first ComicCon on the beautiful Exmouth sea front where we will be transforming the coast with our comic fans and cosplayers From stall holders selling an assortment of film and comic goodies to the cosplay competition…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01395 222477
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26
AUG
Into The Shadows
Babbacombe Theatre

An authentic re‐creation and unique tribute to the classic sound of The Shadows www.intotheshadowslive.co.ukTicket prices:Adults £15 Seniors & Children £14For more information on the show and to book your tickets visit the Babbacombe Theatre website: http:www.babbacombe‐theatre.comupcoming‐showsinto‐the‐shadowsBox office: 01803 328385Website: www.babbacombe‐theatre.comEmail: infobabbacombe‐theatre.comThe theatre…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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26
AUG
The Railway Children
Greenway

Chapterhouse Theatre Company proudly presents The Railway Children the unforgettable and heart‐warming story of adventure and family set in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside. The lives of three children are changed forever by the mysterious disappearance of their father. Finding a…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: (01803) 842382
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27
AUG
Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles
Greenway

On the lonely wasteland of the desolate Devon moors something evil is afoot. When death stalks the Baskerville family legend and superstition collide with the most heinous of crimes. On the moor nobody is safe not even the bravest of men. Join…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: (01803) 842382
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28
AUG
Fab Beatles
Exmouth Pavilion

Join us for a fab afternoon of free entertainment in our Pavilion gardens this is a hugely popular event come early The bar and caf will be open tell all your friends and family.…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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03
SEP
Mordred
Palace Theatre

Box Office: 01803 665800Synopsis: I am what you forced me to become snarls MordredKing Arthur has ruled Dumnonia the South‐west peninsula of Britain after being chosen as the Pendragon after his defeat of the Saxon sea‐wolves at the Battle of Badon Hill…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07855 090589
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08
SEP
The Searchers
Exmouth Pavilion

Formed in Liverpool in the late 1950s 'The Searchers' grew out of the 'Mersey beat' era and emerged into mainstream popularity alongside the likes of 'The Beatles' and 'Gerry and the Pacemakers'. They are known…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
SEP
JOHN LODGE with the Moody Blues band
Babbacombe Theatre

The Moody Blues John Lodge plus support the 10000 Light Years Ago TourAs one of The Moody Blues John Lodge has travelled to the four corners of the planet packing out the worlds iconic venues. Enjoy seeing John in an intimate…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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09
SEP
Showaddywaddy
Exmouth Pavilion

SHOWADDYWADDY have long been established as Europes most successful ever exponents of retro‐inspired rock & roll. The record simply speaks for itself 23 Top 40 hit singles including 10 Top 5 hits Under The Moon of Love When You Royal Variety…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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09
SEP
The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Tribute Show
Palace Theatre Paignton

The Floyd Effect has become rightly renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the bands members are top quality musicians with pedigrees and they faithfully recreate the music without recourse to backing…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 665800
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10
SEP
Exmouth Comedy Club
Exmouth Pavilion

Exmouth Comedy Club Brings You The Very Best In Live Stand Up Comedy.Each of our shows showcase some of the best comedians that this country has to offer with TV names circuit regulars and undiscovered talent.You may of seen some of…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07909 009355
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10
SEP
Exmouth Comedy lub
Exmouth Pavilion

Come and join us for a fantastic night of comedy. Up to 4 comedians for only £10.00.Line up to be confirmed. …

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01395 222477
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15
SEP
Last Night of the Proms
Exmouth Pavilion

The Last Night of the Proms is the culmination of the BBCs 8 week summer concert season. Having celebrated the classics with concerts and other events the last night is a flamboyant finale in Londons…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
SEP
Mordred - Arthurian stage show at Dartington (Stud
Studio 31

Studio 31Park RoadDartington HallTicket booking: https:www.dartington.orgwhats‐onor call 01803 847070Synopsis: I am what you forced me to become snarls MordredKing Arthur has ruled Dumnonia the South‐west peninsula of Britain after being chosen as the Pendragon after his defeat of the Saxon sea‐wolves at…

Location: 5.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07855 090589
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17
SEP
ELO Again
Exmouth Pavilion

The Ultimate ELO TributeThe British Rock group The Electric Light Orchestra epitomised the 70s with their unique symphonic rock style and unforgettable classics. Pop masterpieces such as Mr Blue Sky Livin Thing Turn to Stone Sweet Talking Woman Shine A Little LoveHold…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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30
SEP
Rob Beckett - Mouth of the South
Babbacombe Theatre

OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS presents ROB BECKETT MOUTH OF THE SOUTHBecketts back with a brand‐new show of funnies and hes taking on the big issues like Kit Kats and flatbread Star of BBC1s Live At The Apollo Would I Lie…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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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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