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

21
AUG
A Strange Groovy Happening by the Sea
Exmouth Pavilion

This shows features three acts at the forefront of New South West Psychedelia The Clock Surgeons are a vibrant exciting Farfisa organ led feast of energy and catchy tunes. Crystal Jacqueline is a BBC Radio 6regular and her album Sun Arise was…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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21
AUG
Moscow State Circus
Paignton Green

Promising their 'greatest ever production to date' the ever‐popular Moscow State Circus are a world‐renowned circus troupe where 'magnificent feats of human achievement' are the norm. Expect rogue clowns mucking around performers in high‐wires…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

22
AUG
Todd Miller and the Joe Loss Orchestra
Exmouth Pavilion

2013‐14 will see the Joe Loss Orchestra celebrating its 80th anniversary and Todd Millers40th year with the Orchestra.The orchestra is now Britains longest running live entertainment company of any kind.TODD MILLER joined the Orchestra in 1972.His vocal prowess and versatility has received…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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23
AUG
Only One Direction
Exmouth Pavilion

Only One Direction ‐ Midnight Memories TourThe worlds original and best One Direction tribute band come to Exmouth Pavilion on their 2014 theatre tourTraveling all over the UK Europe as far out as Dubai and having played to over 150000 people Only…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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27
AUG
Extreme Stunt Show
Racecourse

check out the monster action where our very own trucks Extreme and Lil Devil compete to prove theyre the best car crushing monsters in Europe. 2013 was a very busy year for these monsters. Performing at over 150 shows during…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08444 771000
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30
AUG
Abba Reunion
Babbacombe Theatre

ABBA REUNION has been created by the original Director Producer and Choreographer of the Award Winning Abbamania West End musical and stars the original Frida from the London castThe show gives Abba fans old and new the opportunity to once again get…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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02
SEP
Fun Factory
Exmouth Pavilion

Come along and join us in THE FUN FACTORY where well be busy having funthis summer.Therell be magic games jokes and a whole lot more fun for boys and girls aged up to 10 years old.Tickets are only £3 per child …

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01395 222477
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06
SEP
A 1920s Cabaret
The Edge

Enjoy music dance singing & comedy suitable for the whole family. Travel back in time to 1920 at Buckwells Cabaret Club in Torquay on its opening night. See local performers in an exciting awardwinning non‐profit Brixham theatre company specialising in historical…

Location: 3.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07855 090589
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14
SEP
Open theatre auditions: Zorro
Chestnut Community Centre

Open auditions talking place on Sunday Sept 14th at 1pm at our usual rehearsal venue of Chestnut Community Centre Poplar Close Brixham TQ5 0SAIf you are unable to attend this date and would like to considered please contact for an alternative auditions…

Location: 3.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07855 090589
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17
SEP
FREE taster session at the Newton Abbot Rock Choir
Methodist Avenue Church

The Newton Abbot Rock Choir is led by vocal teacher Eleanor Williams. Over the past few years Rock Choir has become firmly ingrained on the national consciousness with its unique mix of en‐masse singing fundraising television appearances and emphasis on supporting local…

Location: 7.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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18
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

19
SEP
Voulez-Vous, Mad About Abba
Exmouth Pavilion

After a fantastic show last year and back by popular demand Exmouth Pavilion are proud to present Voulez‐Vous. The Seating is in RESERVED CABARET so book early to avoid disappointment.Voulez Vous capture the sheer brilliance of ABBAs music perfectly and their case…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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24
SEP
The Temple Brothers as The Everlys Brothers
Exmouth Pavilion

The Temple Brothers are the UKs leading tribute to the greatest harmony brothers of all time The Everly Brothers. Being brothers themselves their harmonies are truly flawless with live acoustic guitars relive the classic Everlys songs as they recreate the magic of…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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26
SEP
CERI DUPREE Fit For A Queen!
Babbacombe Theatre

To celebrate thirty years on the stage female impersonator Ceri Dupree stars in this sensational new show paying homage to some of his favourite ladies. You can expect side splitting comedy and a visual feast of spectacular eye popping and jaw dropping…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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27
SEP
An Evening With Pam Ayres
Babbacombe Theatre

The legendary Pam Ayres brings her current show to this venue 35 years after she first appeared on the Britains Got Talent TV show of its day Opportunity Knocks. Expect tickets to sell out…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

27
SEP
Open auditions for Les Miserables web film series
Jasmyn House

if you cannot make this date but wish to make an appointment to be auditioned on an alternative date please contact us the same rules of auditioning will applyOPEN AUDITIONS 11‐6pm atJasmyn House Midvale Road Paignton Devon TQ4 5BDSEPT 27TH 2014A BRIEF…

Location: 0.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07855 090589
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01
OCT
Albert Lee
Exmouth Pavilion

Albert was born on December 21 1943 in Shropshire before moving to and growing up in London. He was first introduced to music with the piano taking lessons aged 9 before listening to the likes…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
OCT
Kenny Ball Jr and His Jazzmen
Exmouth Pavilion

Keeping the tradition alive.Kenny Ball had one main wish before he passed away in 2013 and that was for his sonKeith Ball to carry on the legacy. In the year up to his death Keith had been accompanyinghis father on stage and…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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10
OCT
Dominic Kirwan
Exmouth Pavilion

Dominic Kirwan is widely regarded as one of the finest entertainers that Ireland has produced. His dynamic vibrant performing style coupled with his rich voice and wide repertoire2011 sees the celebration of 21 successful years…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
OCT
Dr Feelgood
Exmouth Pavilion

Band members include Robert Kane Steve Walwyn Kevin Morris and P H Mitchell and collectively they produce their own brand produce pub rock blues rock with high energy live performances. Their 1976 album Stupidity reached…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
OCT
Al Murray One Man One Guvnor
Princess Theatre Torquay

Tickets for Al Murray One Man One Guvnor at Princess Theatre Torquay on the Friday 17 October 2014 are bound to sell out fast ‐ to watch Al Murray One Man One Guvnor live at Princess Theatre Torquay see our list of…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

24
OCT
The Noise Next Door UK Tour 2014
The Flavel

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: 5.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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25
OCT
CLASSIC CLAPTON
Palace Theatre Paignton

CLASSIC CLAPTON are the Worlds No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band. In 2014 they are touring throughout the UK.The band comprises 4 excellent musicians.The band was formed in 1985 in Newcastle upon Tyne long before the term tribute band was invented and…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 665800
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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
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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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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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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