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
JAN
The Witches
The Blackmore Theatre

This is a faithful adaptation of Roald Dahls classic story in which Boy and his Grandmother arrive in England and endeavour to defeat the Grand High Witch and her followers who are holding a Conference in an English seaside hotel. These Witches…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07484 509514
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27
JAN
Murder Mystery at the Cabaret (BRIXHAM)
The Edge

A lively show of live dance singing music comedy poetry and more‐ with a twistFriday Jan 27th 7.30pmSaturday Jan 28th 7.30pmMr Stewart hosts a night at his Cabaret club. The acts are great the show is great ‐ there is just one…

Location: 3.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07855 090589
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04
FEB
Puss and Dick - Adult Pantomime
Exmouth Pavilion

The Market Theatre Company is out to give the older generation a viable alternative to the family pantomime. This year they will re‐work or ruin the pantomime classic Dick Whittington ‐ packing it with corny jokes raunchy plots and blatant sexual innuendo…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01395 222477
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05
FEB
Open auditions for Jack The Ripper theatre show
Chestnut Community Centre

By popular request we will be adapting legends and mysteries exploring tales of the Victorian serial killer known as Jack The Ripper to the stage with a steampunk twist.All roles are available for casting. This means that there are principal and…

Location: 3.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07855 090589
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10
FEB
Hells Bells - AC/DC Tribute
Exmouth Pavilion

After a very successful Free Event here at Exmouth Pavilion in July Hells Bells are as promised backFormed in 1996 and hailing from Bristol Hells Bells has evolved into perhaps the most well known and professional ACDC tribute band in the United…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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11
FEB
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
FEB
Joe Stilgoe - Songs On Film
Exmouth Pavilion

After two sell‐out years at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe the internationally acclaimed singer pianist and entertainer Joe Stilgoe finally takes his smash hit show on tour. SONGS ON FILM pays tribute to much‐loved movies as self‐confessed film buff Joe raids his own…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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15
FEB
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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16
FEB
Alice In Wonderland
Exmouth Pavilion

Imagination runs wild and logic is abandoned in this fantastical larger‐than‐life musical brimming with nonsensical fun and excitement for the entire family.Follow Alice and the White Rabbit as they set off on a colourful topsy‐turvy adventure like no other and meet a…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01395 222477
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16
FEB
CBeebies Spotbots stars in 'Treasure Island'
Babbacombe Theatre

Childrens TV stars Callum Donnelly Richard Franks and Robin Hatcher are the stars of the popular hit CBeebies TV show SPOTBOTS ‐ they also joined Justin Fletcher recently in Justins House for lots of the usual craziness and shenanigansThis hilarious trio…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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18
FEB
Paul Carroll's Music Hall Tavern
Exmouth Pavilion

Whatever your age come along and join Mrs T and the girls from MHT this Spring for a truly magnificent night of dazzling costumes side splitting laughter and a cast of unique characters singing and dancing all night long.A feel‐good night that…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 675750
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24
FEB
Simon and Garfunkel Revival Band
Exmouth Pavilion

Very few music artists enjoy such a good reputation as the Simon & Garfunkel Revival Band. Wherever they perform these very likeable full‐blooded musicians make a lasting and impeccable impression on the audiences and received unbelievable reviews. This year they will pay…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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25
FEB
Great Expectations
Exmouth Pavilion

Great Expectations:A Teddy Hayes Musical is classic a Charles Dickens tale set in Victorian times adapted written and composed by Teddy Hayes.It tells the story of Pip a poor orphaned blacksmiths apprentice whose life is changed when he is visited by a…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01395 222477
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02
MAR
Vienesse Strauss Gala
Exmouth Pavilion

Now in its 15th year and back in the UK by popular demand with a sparkling new anniversary production.World on Stage bring you A Viennese Strauss Gala but now a new production of this ever popular Show. Recreating the romance of the…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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03
MAR
Johnny Cash Revisited
Exmouth Pavilion

Johnny Cash Revisited is a semi‐biographical show illustrating the musical journey of Johnny Cash from being a young gospel singer from Dyess Arkansas into the legendary recording artist known as THE MAN IN BLACK.Rick McKay and special guest Jodie McKay pay tribute…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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03
MAR
Tenors Un Limited - Venice to Vegas
Babbacombe Theatre

Hear the best songs from the worlds opera houses Broadway theatres and concert halls as the Rat Pack of Opera take you on a musical journey from Venice to Vegas. Tenors Un Limiteds soaring vocals and lush harmonies combined with fun…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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04
MAR
Tenors Unlimited
Exmouth Pavilion

VENICE TO VEGASHear the best songs from the worlds Opera Houses Broadway Theatres & Concert Halls as the Rat Pack of Opera take you from Venice to Vegas. This is the MUST SEE show of the year.Scott Paul & Jem are excited…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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05
MAR
OMID DJALILI - Schmuck For a Night
Babbacombe Theatre

Award winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili known for his legendary stand‐up performances is back on a nationwide tour Intelligent sometimes provocative and always entertaining his stand‐up is a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass. His credits range from Hollywood to television…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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10
MAR
BE BOP A LULA
Babbacombe Theatre

Welcome to Be Bop A LulaA wonderful night of Rock n Roll from four of the most iconic artists ever to grace the UK.Celebrating the music of Eddie Cochran Gene Vincent Billy Fury and Roy Orbison this show is guaranteed to get…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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10
MAR
Rock & Roll Weekend
South Bay Holiday Park

Fancy a trip down memory lane Or want to show your kids how to groove Come along to one of John Fowler Holidays themed weekends with original big name acts suitable for the whole family to enjoy. This lively holiday park is…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08443 183020
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11
MAR
Ultimate Tribute Show
Exmouth Pavilion

Join us for an evening of pop with this fantastic tribute to Robbie Williams Olly Murs and Take ThatThis trio of pop heavyweights will be singing all your favourites so book your tickets now and come along and dance the night away.Book…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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12
MAR
Cilla and The Shades Of The 60's
Exmouth Pavilion

This stunning and elegant review of the life of Cilla Black sours its way through the 60s.Led by the gorgeous Shades trio the show rediscovers one of musics most defining eras and reflects on some of its biggest stars.Starring Liverpool born singer…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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18
MAR
Derek Acorah
Exmouth Pavilion

A successful British medium and enthusiast for all things paranormal Derek Acorah currently enjoys his own show on Sky Real Lives and is known for his sometimes controversial role on Most Haunted. Inspired to look…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

18
MAR
The Story Of The Beach Boys
Babbacombe Theatre

A unique opportunity to hear played live 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…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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24
MAR
G4-Live in Concert
Babbacombe Theatre

Due to popular demand G4 are back on the road with their trademark harmonies that wow audiences across the UK. The multi‐platinum selling vocal harmony group showcase a brand‐new show which will feature their most famous songs such as Bohemian Rhapsody My…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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25
MAR
Prince Revelation starring Mark Anthony
Babbacombe Theatre

Mark Anthony is an International singer‐songwriter who made history by being the first tribute‐lookalike‐artiste ever to appear on televisions Top of The Pops. This was followed by a tour with his own live show in countries and cities such as Zurich Switzerland…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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25
MAR
Whole Lotta Shakin'
Exmouth Pavilion

The first and only theatre touring show celebrating the rise to fame and music of Shakin Stevens ending in a concert he would have performed in the late 80s. Starring Rebel Dean BBC Casualty West End London Palladium with live band and…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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29
MAR
The Original 60's Show
Exmouth Pavilion

Featuring some of the Iconic figures of the 60s ‐ Dave Berry Vanity Fare and Steve EllisDaves heart has always remained in the 60s when his five major Top‐10 singles ‐The Crying Game Memphis Mama Little Things and My Baby Left…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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31
MAR
Forbidden Nights
Exmouth Pavilion

A classy new all male variety show with full theatre production and explosive choreography FORBIDDEN NIGHTS brings a full theatre style production to every venue with a troupe of professionally trained performers hand‐picked from around the UK with charisma undeniable talent sparkling…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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06
APR
The Barron Knights
Babbacombe Theatre

Probably the most entertaining group to come out of the 60s and 70s. Their musicianship their harmonies and of course their humour makes them what their peers call them The Guvnors. They are supremely talented a showbiz phenomenon and the best tonic…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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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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