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

09
FEB
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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12
FEB
Medieval & Arthurian photography exhibition openin
Millie and Me

FREE ENTRYCome to the opening night for a new photographic exhibition of medieval and Arthurian theme photographic work by local photographer Laura Jay and her team The South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company.All images themed on Arthurian legend in connection with…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07855 090589
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13
FEB
The TempleBrothers as the Everly Brothers
Exmouth Pavilion

The Temple Brothers Colin & Steve have an amazing sibling connection they have worked together for more than 20 years emulating Don & Phil Everly vocally perfect also complemented by their acute accuracy on their guitar playing. They sport the clean All…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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25
FEB
Talk: "Creating theatre and film from history
Karing Voluntary Group

Entry by donation. It is very important to book in advance as seating is limited to 30 attendees.This will be taking place as a lunchtime early afternoon talk.Please book tickets in advance by calling the Karing office on 01803 524799 orpopping into…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07855 090589
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27
FEB
Magic of the Movies
The Blackmore Theatre

Baileywood Productions are busy in rehearsal for their performances of Magic of the Movies which is coming to the Blackmore Theatre on Saturday 27th February 2016. Mark and Rachel Worsley formed Baileywood Productions with a group of friends who have a wealth…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07703 567275
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27
FEB
Music Hall Tavern
Exmouth Pavilion

Back by popular demand for its 3rd successful tour of the UK and Ireland join the girls from MHT for a truly magnificent night of dazzling costumes side splitting laughter and a cast of unique characters singing and dancing all night long.…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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28
FEB
Open Auditions (Film & theatre) for "Mordred"
Chestnut Community Centre

Mordred is a feature film and theatre production being directed by Laura Jay one of our founders.A gritty dark tale Mordred is an Arthurian‐era drama heavily influenced by the earliest legends of Mordred who is traditionally seen as King Arthurs arch‐nemesis and…

Location: 3.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07855 090589
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04
MAR
The Simon and Garfunkel Revival Band
Exmouth Pavilion

Very few music artists enjoy such a good reputation as Simon & Garfunkel RevivalBand. Wherever they perform these very likeable full‐blooded musicians make alasting and enthusiastic impression on the audience and have received gushingreviews.On the date gig and location they will perform…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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06
MAR
Alistair Brammer - A Mothers Day concert
Exmouth Pavilion

Bring the whole family and come celebrate with us this Mothers Day Local lad. West End leading man and now star of BBCs Casualty. Alistair Brammer returns to the Exmouth Pavilion singing your favourite songs from the shows as well as hits…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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06
MAR
Celebration of Dogs Weekend
Blackpool Sands Beach

Come visit the Celebration of Dogs Weekend at Blackpool Sands Dartmouth this March.Building on last years success with an outdoor market live entertainment and of course a fantastic dog show including agility demonstrations it is set to be the best year yetFrom…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01314 638368
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12
MAR
Unforgettable
Exmouth Pavilion

Michael has been a member of the legitimate line up for ten years and is delighted to be joining the cast of Unforgettable between The Drifters Rebranded World Tour Dates 2015. He says after completing rehearsals with the cast and band Unforgettable…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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18
MAR
David Hamilton's Rock n Roll Back the Years
Exmouth Pavilion

Rock n Roll Back The Years with the legendary DJ and broadcaster David Hamilton who began his career in 1959 and has hosted more than 12000 radio shows and over 1000 TV shows. David has hand‐picked an amazing band of musicians The…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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19
MAR
DAVID HAMILTON’s Rock n Roll Back The Years
Babbacombe Theatre

Legendary DJ and broadcaster David Hamilton began his career in 1959 and since then has hosted more than 12000 radio shows and over 1000 TV shows. David has now hand‐picked an amazing band of musicians The Fugitives and the sensational Tiffany…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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19
MAR
Excalibur Film & Fantasy Convention, Torquay
The Red House Hotel

Excalibur Film & Fantasy ConventionFilm Fantasy Scifi convention at the Red House Hotel Rousdown Rd Torquay TQ2 6PBEntry: £4 Adults £3 childrenSaturday March 19th 2016 11am ‐ 5pmTickets: https:www.ticketsource.co.ukdateFFFDDGFilm Fantasy Scifi convention at the Red House Hotel Rousdown Rd Torquay TQ2 6PBEvent…

Location: 2.5 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 07855 090589
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19
MAR
The Frank Sinatra Hologram Show
Exmouth Pavilion

The Frank Sinatra Holographic ShowBe transported back to the 1950s with state of the art 3D Holographic Technology.The Frank Sinatra Show is a unique live visual and auditory spectacle lead by an all star cast including Frank Sinatra Bing Crosby Dean Martin…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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15
APR
An Evening with Lulu
Babbacombe Theatre

The incredible Lulu still has plenty to shout about and is back with another fantastic tour. The Grammy‐nominated singer will be performing hits from her 50 year career such as To Sir With Love The Man Who Sold The World Relight My…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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15
APR
Patsy Cline and Friends (Tribute Concert)
Exmouth Pavilion

Tribute Concert to Patsy Cline Hank Williams Jim Reeves The Velvet Country voice of Patsy Cline caught the imagination of Sue Lowry who has been a lifelong fan of Patsy Cline and Country MusicPatsy Cline was a record breaking recording…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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17
APR
The Dawlish Manor House Wedding Fair
The Manor House

Dawlish Manor House have kindly asked us to deliver them fantastically romantic wedding fair after the successes of The Dartmoor Zoo Wedding Fairs where we have seen crowds of over 2000 people.Browse a diverse range of exhibitors from cupcakes to cars some…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01314 638368
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18
APR
G4
Princess Theatre Torquay

G4 at Princess Theatre Torquay in Torquay on Monday 18 April 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch G4 live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service. …

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

29
APR
The Dreamboys
Exmouth Pavilion

The ever popular Dreamboys return to Exmouth Pavilion with a fantastic show filled with Dancing Music and of course MENPlease be aware that there is full frontal nudity.Over 18 years only. The Dreamboys Are The Biggest And Most Famous Male Strip Group…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01395 222477
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30
APR
Pirates Got Talent - Talent contest at Brixham Pir
Brixham Pirate Festival

Come and join in this talent contest ‐ whether ye be a grizzled old sea‐dawg a gorgeous buxom wench or a cheeky young deckand Songs dances splicin the mainbrace ‐ all be welcomeContest at Stage 2 onSaturday April 30th 2016 2pm ‐…

Location: 3.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07855 090589
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30
APR
Sherry Baby's
Exmouth Pavilion

Sherry Babys Present:The Ultimate Tribute To The Jersey Boys Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons.JERSEY BOYS Tribute tells the remarkable rise to stardom of one of the most successful bands in pop music history.Discover how four New Jersey boys from the wrong…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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07
MAY
The 4 Tunes
Exmouth Pavilion

The 4Tunes ‐ Curtain CallGet ready for one unforgettable fun packed night of dazzling 5 star entertainment with The 4Tunes. Starring some of the West Ends greatest ever leading men Les Miserables Phantom of the Opera Jersey Boys this brand new group…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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13
MAY
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: Theatre & Performing Arts

18
MAY
Talon - The Best of the Eagles
Exmouth Pavilion

THE COMPLETE HISTORY TOUR 2016In 2016 Talon presents a brand‐new production of their award winning Best of Eagles. This stunning production is a show of two halves with the first half delivering a world class laid back vibe with an in‐depth look…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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20
MAY
Liza Pulman sings Hollywood
Babbacombe Theatre

Liza Pulman of Fascinating Aida brings you an evening of some of the greatest songs from the silver screen. Her glorious voice charming personality and quirky comedic skills make her a unique entertainer. The evening will take you on a musical journey…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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21
MAY
Los Pacaminos feat Paul Young
Exmouth Pavilion

Los PacaminosOriginally formed as an opportunity to play their shared passion of the Border Tex‐Mex and Americana music that the members of the band love they started as a practice band playing when other musical commitments allowed‐ top musicians just playing for…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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28
MAY
Jive Talkin'
Exmouth Pavilion

Jive Talkin perform the Bee GeesThe timeless repertoire of the Bee Gees is brought to life in this stunning stage production that is taking the country by storm.This charismatic ensemble boasts stars from TV and Londons West End and is fronted by…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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28
MAY
The Definitive Elvis Experience
Babbacombe Theatre

TEES EVENTS PRESENTS.BEN THOMPSON THE DEFINITIVE ELVIS EXPERIENCE Still growing 38 years after his untimely passing the legend of Elvis Presley Continues to grow. Everyone has their own special Memories of Elvis whether its the Aloha from Hawaii via satellite the NBC…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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03
JUN
Sensation - A tribute to the music of The Who
Exmouth Pavilion

After 50 years of The Who Sensation hits the road to celebrate the music of this timeless British band with a unique concert.Book your tickets now for an amazing musical journey from My Generation to Who are You via Tommy &…

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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