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

25
OCT
Christmas Is Magical
Babbacombe Theatre

Music Magic and Mirth in all its guises is what Christmas isMagical promises their audiences at the Babbacombe Theatre in Torquay. This family variety show features spellbinding Illusions comedic classics hits of yesteryear and today interspersed cleverly to deliver a show that…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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29
OCT
The American Country Tribute Show
Exmouth Pavilion

Following a sell out UK tour in 2016 direct from Ireland Europes No 1 Country music show The Legends of American Country returns for another fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics . The 2017 tour will showcase highly acclaimed…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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31
OCT
Pam Ayres
Exmouth Pavilion

Pam Ayres brings her current show to Theatre Severn over thirty‐five years after she first appeared on the Britains Got Talent TV show of its day Opportunity Knocks. Pams show includes material from her bestselling…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

03
NOV
Beach Boys Band
Exmouth Pavilion

A unique opportunity to hear every chart hit Americas biggest pop band ever recorded including: God Only Knows Good Vibrations I Get Around Wouldnt It Be Nice Surfin USA Fun Fun Fun California Girls Sloop John B and many more that you…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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09
NOV
The Blues Band
Exmouth Pavilion

We are honoured to welcome back to The Exmouth Pavilion Britains finest & most skilled practitioners in the art of the blues The Blues Band. The individual members of The Blues Band were already held in admiration by generations of rhythm…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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10
NOV
November Violin & Piano Concert series
St Lawrence Chapel

Violin & Piano Autumn Concert series Performed by graduates of Russias Music CollegesFeaturing Bruch Concerto G‐ minor Beethoven Spring Sonata in F Williams Remembrance from Schindlers List as well as compositions by Kreisler and Tchaikovsky.Tickets available: Exeter Phoenix 01392 667068or http:www.wegottickets.comevent417888Drinks and…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07505 884271
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11
NOV
Coffee Morning at The Blackmore
The Blackmore Theatre

The Exmouth Players are holding their monthly coffee morning at The Blackmore Theatre. Come and join us for tea coffee and some very lovely home‐made cakes.We have things such as:German Apple Cake Lemon Drizzle Chocolate Fudge squares Sausage Rolls Cheese Scones Quiche…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07484 509514
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11
NOV
Michael Portillo - Life: A Game of Two Halves
Babbacombe Theatre

It took Michael Portillo little more than 10 years to get a seat in the Commons and then rise in power and esteem to a point where he was a favoured leader of his party and possible future PM. A…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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13
NOV
The Nutcracker - Ballet
Exmouth Pavilion

The Nutcracker festive family favourite BalletMusic by Pyotr I. TchaikovskyA nutcracker who may just be a handsome prince in disguise prepare to enter a magical new world.The Premiere of The Nutcracker transforms the classical ballet into a fairy‐tale. Featuring timeless…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01395 222477
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15
NOV
Prize Only Bingo at The Blackmore
The Blackmore Theatre

Come along and join us for a game of Prize Only Bingo. Its nothing serious just a fun afternoon out.A chance of making new Friends and to see what is coming up at The Blackmore Theatre.There are prizes for a line and…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07484 509514
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15
NOV
Speed Dating in Torquay
Rock Garden

Torquay Speed Dating How speed dating in Torquay worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Torquay. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format…

Location: 2.9 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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16
NOV
TJ Higgs - The Medium
Babbacombe Theatre

With her natural contemporary and accurate presentation TJ is today firmly placed as one of the UKs foremost psychic medium and her broad appeal allows her to support private readings live theatre appearances and events within the UK and internationally.As well as…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01803 328385
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16
NOV
TJ Higgs – The Medium
Babbacombe Theatre

With her natural contemporary and accurate presentation TJ is today firmly placed as one of the UKs foremost psychic medium and her broad appeal allows her to support private readings live theatre appearances and events within the UK and internationally.As well as…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01803 328385
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18
NOV
Jason Manford - Work in Progress
Babbacombe Theatre

Hes blessed with the sort of laid‐back charm and sharp turn of phrase you cant manufacture Daily Telegraph Jason Manford is back with a work in progress show ahead of his national tour in 2018 which…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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24
NOV
Candlelit Dartmouth 2017
The Royal Avenue Gardens

Held in the picturesque south Devon town of Dartmouth where pageantry glamour and romance is the name of the game...By day the medieval streets are filled with entertainers childrens activities and live music. Shoppers explore the festive market and browse in over…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01314 638368
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30
NOV
Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes
Exmouth Pavilion

Show of Hands:Show of Hands are undeniably one of the strongest current forces in acoustic music Englands finest and most popular roots partnership and something of a peoples band regularly voicing the hopes fears and life stories of scores of people…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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02
DEC
The Elvis Years
Exmouth Pavilion

Its time to get well and truly in the Christmas spirit as smash‐hit musical production The Elvis Years brings its very special seasonal twist to theatres across the UK in December 2017.Experience an Elvis‐style Christmas like never before in an evening packed…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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07
DEC
Buddy Holly's Winter Dance Party
Exmouth Pavilion

Four West End Artists pay tribute to Buddy Holly Big Bopper Richie Valens & Dion Di Mucci along with The counterfeit crickets a lively Rock n Roll Band that Hits the spot every time in a recreation of the last tour given…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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08
DEC
Dreamboys
Exmouth Pavilion,

The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UKs top male strip show perfect for a girls night out with all your friends. Their showcase is unquestionably the most famous male stripper act the UK has ever produced. With special…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01395 222477
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09
DEC
A Christmas Carol - UK Tour
Brixham Theatre

This exciting production adapted from Dickens own public reading scripts and eyewitness accounts of him on stage recreates the spirit of Dickens original performances. Actor John OConnor lives in Rochester where Dickens grew up and set many of his stories including…

Location: 3.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
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09
DEC
Christmas Coffee Morning at The Blackmore
The Blackmore Theatre

The Exmouth Players are holding their monthly coffee morning at The Blackmore Theatre. Come and join us for tea coffee and some very lovely home‐made cakes.We have things such as:German Apple Cake Lemon Drizzle Chocolate Fudge squares Sausage Rolls Cheese Scones Quiche…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07484 509514
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09
DEC
One Night Of Queen - Gary Mullen and The Works
Exmouth Pavilion

Performed by GARY MULLEN AND THE WORKSIn 2000 Gary Mullen won ITVs Stars In Their Eyes Live Grand Final with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. The record of 864838 votes was more than twice that of…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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10
DEC
"Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs"
The Blackmore Theatre

The Exmouth Players present Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs an adaptation of the original Pantomime written by Alan P Frayn....The tale of Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs needs no introduction but the writer of this pantomime Alan Frayn has produced…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07484 509514
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10
DEC
A Christmas Carol
Exmouth Pavilion

One magical night Scrooge is visited by mystical ghosts who show him there is more to life than work and money slowly he begins to recognise the true meaning of Christmas. With a cavalcade of…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

10
DEC
Christmas Violin & Piano Concert
Lupton House

An evening of wonderful music by Tchaikovsky Kreisler Rachmaninoff and more performed by graduate of Russias Music Colleges. Bar is available during an interval. Tickets available to purchase from Lupton House on 01803 845800 or via www.wegottikets.com…

Location: 2.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07505 884271
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14
DEC
Gimme ABBA
Exmouth Pavilion

ABBA have left a fine musical legacy and its in good hands.Gimme ABBA have been performing this fabulous tribute to ABBA for over 17 years with the current line up being together for the past eight years 201718 will see the band…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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19
DEC
Jethro - Bull and Bonkers Tour
Exmouth Pavilion,

A memorable evening of hysterical nonsense as we take a peek into the circus lurking deep within the mind of probably the greatest comic storyteller ever to grace the stage. Jethro beguiles and befuddles his audience with the endless stream of irreverent…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01395 222477
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20
DEC
Christmas Prize Only Bingo at The Blackmore
The Blackmore Theatre

Come along and join us for a game of Prize Only Bingo. Its nothing serious just a fun afternoon out.A chance of making new Friends and to see what is coming up at The Blackmore Theatre.There are prizes for a line and…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07484 509514
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24
DEC
Cinerella Pantomime
Exmouth Pavilion

Join Exmouth pantomime favourite Stuart Earp with an all star cast to be announced this Christmas as Trio Entertainment return to produce Cinderella.Follow the rags to riches tale where dreams come true with a special invitation to the Ball. Cinderella is Fairy…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01395 222477
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20
JAN
The Three Musketeers: The Panto
The Edge

The Three Musketeers is an action packed family pantomime touring in Jan 2018. Based on the classic swashbuckling novel by Alexandre Dumas this panto tells this classical tale set in the 17th Century French royal court and how a young man from…

Location: 3.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07855 090589
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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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