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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

29
MAY
Brixfest 2016
Brixham Harbour

Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today‐ as well as the most fun Up to 10 people paddle each 30 boat with a drummer at the front beating in time and a…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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31
MAY
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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02
JUN
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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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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07
JUN
Pirates of Penzance
Exmouth Pavilion

Pirates of PenzanceAward nominated for many of their previous productions Exmouth Musical Theatre Company are back with a bang for 2016 with a fresh take on one of Gilbert and Sullivans most popular shows The Pirates of PenzanceThe updated Broadway version…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01395 222477
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11
JUN
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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15
JUN
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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17
JUN
Boogaloo Blues Weekend, Torquay
Toorak Hotel

The Toorak is owned by TLH Leisure Resort and the seven‐acre complex includes swimming pools a spa and gym a Bistro and its own pub. The Hotel is also only a ten minute walk away from the railway station if you…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01252 793430
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17
JUN
Side by Side by Stephen Sondheim
The Blackmore Theatre

Out of the Box Productions will be presenting Side by Side by Stephen Sondheim on Friday 17th June 2016 at the Blackmore Theatre commencing at 7.30pm.This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd on behalf of Music Theatre International…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07905 761485
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20
JUN
Lloyd George Knew My Father
The Blackmore Theatre

Lloyd George Knew My Father is a black comedy play written by William Douglas Home and is directed by Nick Lawrence.When Lady Boothroyd hears that the authorities are determined to build a road through her grounds she announces her intention to kill…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07905 761485
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22
JUN
An Evening of Mediumship with Tony Stockwell
Exmouth Pavilion

An Evening of Mediumship with TV Psychic Tony StockwellIts 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…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01395 222477
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24
JUN
Sean Hughes & Friends
Exmouth Pavilion

Unbeaten legend Never Mind The Buzzcocks team captain and one of Channel 4s 100 Greatest Stand‐Ups in the World Sean Hughes joins us for a hilarious night of live comedy. The night will be hosted by Resident MC Cerys Nelmes who will…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07909 009355
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24
JUN
Sean Hughes and Friends
Exmouth Pavilion

Come and join us for a fantastic night of comedy.unbeaten legend Never Mind The Buzzcocks team captain and one of Channel 4s 100 Greatest Stand‐Ups in the World Sean Hughes joins us for a hilarious night of live comedy.The night will be…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01395 222477
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24
JUN
TJ Higgs – The Medium
Babbacombe Theatre

Join one of the UKs most celebrated mediums TJ Higgs for an evening of Mediumship. TJ is a true medium. The evidence and validation she gives to her audience is undeniable. TJs accuracy and ability as a medium is simply astonishing. Come…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01803 328385
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25
JUN
BEAUTIFUL WORLD Celebrating 25 years of TAKE THAT
Babbacombe Theatre

Since January 2009 Beautiful World have worked hard to become the UKs first biggest and best Celebration Act to a group that have sold over 600 million records worldwide.TAKE THAT have dominated the music industry for over two decades Gary Barlow Mark…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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01
JUL
Thank ABBA For The Music
Babbacombe Theatre

New for 2015 and featuring all of ABBAs greatest and most memorable hits Thank ABBA For The Music is the ultimate feel good party style tribute concert. This two‐hour theatre spectacular really does capture all the magic and excitement of one of…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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09
JUL
Beach Boys Band
Exmouth Pavilion

AN EVENING OF SURF SAND SEA AND SUNSHINE BOUGHT TO YOU IN SONG By the INCOMPARABLE BEACH BOYS BAND A Show of technical excellence both vocal and instrumentallyThe complex recordings of the original Beach Boys reproduced live…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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10
JUL
Raymond Froggatt
Exmouth Pavilion

Birmingham‐born singersongwriter Raymond Froggatt has been on the music scene since the 1960s. Known and loved for his well crafted songs and exciting live performances his style is a mix of rock and roll with…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
JUL
Paul Metcalfe is Rod Stewart
Sheldon Open Air Theatre

This tribute to Rod Stewart involves the same swaggering showmanship audience participation and sheer sense of fun that has made Rod Stewart one of the most popular performers of all time.Paul performs all of Rods massive hits in his Rod Stewart Tribute…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01647 253916
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16
JUL
Police Dog Hogan
Sheldon Open Air Theatre

For the first time ever Police Dog Hogan are coming to Sheldon Open Air TheatrePolice Dog Hogan are a high‐energy eclectic eight‐piece combining fiddle banjo mandolin brass drums and guitars with knockout four‐part harmonies in an exuberant fusing of country pop folk…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01647 253916
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18
JUL
The Mousetrap
Princess Theatre Torquay

Dont miss Agatha Christies The Mousetrip Londons West End threatre has been running this well‐loved murder mystery play for the last 38 years. On November 25 2012 the play will mark its 60th birthday. A…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

20
JUL
Abba Magic
Sheldon Open Air Theatre

The fabulous Abba tribute band are backCome and be a Dancing Queen as Abba Magic recreate that 70s feeling.Loved by all Ages the magic of Abba is recreated with attention to detail fantastic costumes and tongue‐in‐cheek humour delivered in Swedish accents this…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01647 253916
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20
JUL
Viva Neil Diamond
Exmouth Pavilion

Bob Drury Presents..VIVA NEIL DIAMONDIn 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…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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21
JUL
Rhythm of the Dance
Exmouth Pavilion

Having played to over 3 million people in 43 countries around the world and produced by The National Dance Company of Ireland this stunning special edition 10th anniversary celebration features breathtaking dance with the…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

22
JUL
Joey the Lips
Sheldon Open Air Theatre

The nations funkiest 10 piece band with an insanely loyal local following. We bring you 3 great vocalists a driving rhythm section and a kicking horn section that wont stay still for a second. Joey the Lips is best described as SoulBlues…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01647 253916
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23
JUL
Totally Tina
Sheldon Open Air Theatre

The show includes a fantastic live band authentic dance routines and stunning hand‐made replica costumes. The show encapsulates the look and feel of Tina Turner at her best.Totally Tina takes you back to the early years of her career featuring songs like…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01647 253916
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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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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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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

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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