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

31
MAR
Centre Stage Presents SWEENEY TODD
The Pavilion Exmouth

Multi‐award winning Centre Stage present their next production Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet StreetUnanimously acclaimed by the critics as one of Stephen Sondheims most powerful scores this black comedy concerns the infamous homicidal career of Sweeney the unjustly exiled barber…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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
Beautiful And Useful: An Evening with Mondy Don
The Great Lawn and Great Hall, Dartington

Beautiful and Useful: An Evening of Craft and Nature with Mondy DonThursday 9 April 2015 ‐ 19:30 to 21:30Gardeners World presenter Monty Don is to talk of his love of Craft and Nature to launch Schumacher Colleges new Craft Apprenticeship programme.Enjoy fizz…

Location: 5.9 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01803 847070
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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
Comedy Cafe with Paul Eastwood
Exmouth Pavilion

Paul Eastwood is a regular to our comedy caf and a comedian not to be missed.Paul has made a real name for himself on the national and international circuit regarded as one of the top comics he has the natural ability…

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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24
APR
Los Pacaminos with Paul Young
Exmouth Pavilion

Now never to be rushed Los Pacaminos 2nd album is choc full of Border stories about unrequited love dangerous love Ill‐never‐make‐that‐mistake‐again love it‐was‐never‐gonna‐work‐anyways love just plain ol real love proud Texans partying and booze All played out under a hot border…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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30
APR
The 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 our all new show Music of the Night has a lot to say Enjoy a fun evening which…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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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
Jukebox & Bobby Sox
Babbacombe Theatre

Now in its 3rd year Jukebox & Bobby Sox is a 50s60s stage show that soon gets audiences rockin clappin and dancing in the aisles a high energy show that celebrates the songs of the most influential decades in the history…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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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

THIS SHOW HAS NOW SOLD OUTFirst 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…

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

16
MAY
70th Anniversary VE Day - Songs for Victory
Exmouth Pavilion

70th Anniversary VE Day CelebrationThe Rotary Club of Exmouth & District in association and supporting the Exmouth Branch of the Royal British Legion present a concert to celebrate the 70th Anniversary VE Day. We are delighted to bring to Exmouth the Songs…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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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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21
MAY
Comedy Cafe with Jack Glanville
Exmouth Pavilion

This months comedian is the fantastic Jack GlanvilleEver since he was dismissed from Talskiddy Treacle Mines for having sticky fingers to the day he carved an Englishman from a lump of Cornish rock yes he invented a pommie‐granite Jack has made people…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01395 222477
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22
MAY
Showaddywaddy
Exmouth Pavilion

SHOWADDYWADDY have long been established as Europes most successful ever exponents of retro‐inspired rock & roll. The recordspeaks for itself23 Top 40 hit singles including 10 Top 5 hits Under The Moon of LoveWhen You Got What It Takes 3 Steps To…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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29
MAY
Jimmy Tarbuck OBE
Exmouth Pavilion

Top television comedian Jimmy Tarbuck swaps The London Palladium for Exmouth PavilionTarby as he is known to millions of TV viewers is one of the countrys most evergreen performers and amaster of light entertainment.Having successfully spent more than 40 years in the…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01395 222477
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30
MAY
Alan Carr
Princess Theatre Torquay

Known as Chatty Man and Spexy Beast this witty English comedian and personality burst onto TV screens after winning a BBC New Comedy Award in 2001. With two arena tours under his belt this…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

05
JUN
Toyah - Up Close & Personal
Babbacombe Theatre

Enjoy household name pop icon TV presenter and stage and screen actress Calamity Jane Cabaret Peter Pan Jubilee Quadophenia Toyah performing an intimate acoustic show featuring two guitarists Chris Wong and Colin Hinds. This is a unique chance to experience Toyah up…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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07
JUN
Torbay Cancer Research UK's Race for Life 5k 2015
Torbay Leisure Centre

Calling all Torbay LadiesHave you got what it takes to join our army and take on the Race for Life missionEvery day 85 people are diagnosed with Cancer in the South West of England and we are counting on your help in…

Location: 0.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 03001 230770
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13
JUN
New York Knights
Exmouth Pavilion

Early Bird price of £16.00New York Knights is a show celebrating the music of Frankie Valli Frank Sinatra and Barbara Streisand. Matt Andrews Johnny OConnor and Nikki Miller bring the three legends to life as they whisk the audience away on a…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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17
JUN
An Evening of Mediumship with Tony Stockwell
Exmouth Pavilion

Its NOT creepy or kooky mysterious or spooky. Its Psychic Medium Tony Stockwell demonstrating his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones. At its best Mediumship has the potential to change someones life and to instil in…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01395 222477
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18
JUN
The Fortunes
Exmouth Pavilion

Hit Band of the 60s and 70s Youve Got Your TroublesHere It Comes Again Storm In A Teacup Here ComesThat Rainy Day Feeling Again This intimate show will include all The Fortunes fabulous hits& many others including Marmalade Billy J Kramers…

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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