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

02
AUG
Diamond Dogz & Exmouth Town Band
Exmouth Pavilion

Free entertainment in our gardens featuring Exmouth Town Concert Band from 1pm ‐ 3pm and then Diamond Dogz from 4pm ‐ 6pm. Come along and enjoy an afternoon of Sunshine and Entertainment.In the event of wet weather the show will continue in…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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06
AUG
The Country Superstars Experience
Exmouth Pavilion

This show is hosted by Sarah Jayne who has been performing as Dolly Parton for over 22 years and is Europe's Leading Tribute to the Queen of Country ‐ Dolly Parton. Sarah Jayne and Award Winning Vocal Impersonator Andy Crust take us…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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08
AUG
Into the Shadows
Exmouth Pavilion

Into the Shadows recreate the unique sounds of The Shadows.The Shadows had 5 number one hits and 16 top ten hits and were in the UK Charts for 310 weeks. No other Instrumental Group has ever achieved such success.Among their hits were…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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11
AUG
‘Ladies that Lunch’ Garden Tour
Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel

Eden Hotel Collections head gardener Chris Holdsworth will take you on a tour of the gardens at Buckland followed by a two course lunch and a glass of wine.…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01548 853055
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12
AUG
Emma
Greenway

An open‐air adaptation of Jane Austens romantic novel Emma by outdoor theatre company Heartbreak Productions. Watch a group of artists revisit the classic in this play within a play which examines art and culture as a whole. Sit back and giggle at…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01926 430307
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21
AUG
Supersonic 70's
Exmouth Pavilion

Supersonic 70sSuperSonic 70s Show formerly The Jackie Generation are a 6 piece totally live' 70's tribute show with both male & female lead vocals. Featuring the incredible Cat suited wondergirl' Janey Bombshell arguably one of the finest female singers in the UK.…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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21
AUG
Jimmy Carr
Princess Theatre Torquay

Funny man Jimmy Carr has become known and loved for his deadpan delivery and observational comedy. His humour is often dark yet hugely appealing as his success on TV and the live stand‐up stage keeps…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

21
AUG
Jimmy Carr Funny Business
Princess Theatre Torquay

Jimmy Carr Funny Business appears live in Torquay Devon at Princess Theatre Torquay on Friday 21 August 2015. For ticket prices to watch Jimmy Carr Funny Business at Princess Theatre Torquay see the list of tickets available for Jimmy Carr Funny…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

22
AUG
Circus of Horrors Freaks and Feathers Tour
Exmouth Pavilion

The Circus of Horrors. the show that stormed into the finals of Britains Got Talent returns with a specially designed cabaret styled show entitled Freaks & Feathers.The opulent surroundings of each of the chosen venues means in theory everybody will get a…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 01395 222477
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26
AUG
Centre Stage presents 'Hired Man'
Exmouth Pavilion

Based on Melvyn Braggs stirring novel of Cumbrian rural and industrial working life set in the first quarter of the twentieth century The Hired Man tells the true story of one familys ‐ Braggs grandparents ‐journey from land labourers to colliers and…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01395 222477
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29
AUG
Only One Direction
Exmouth Pavilion

The worlds original and best One Direction tribute band come to Exmouth Pavilion on their 2014 theatre tourTravelling all over the UK Europe as far out as Dubai and having played to over 150000 people Only One Direction have secured themselves as…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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29
AUG
Robbie Williams V Olly Murs Tribute
Exmouth Pavilion

Double Trouble Robbie V Olly ‐ FREE ENTERTAINMENT IN The GARDENSWatch our tribute to the cheeky boys of pop battle it out in our fantastic afternoon of FREE entertainment in the Pavilion Gardens on Sat 29th August from 2pm.In the event of…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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03
SEP
Comedy Grove - Comedy Club
Exmouth Pavilion

Come and join us for another fantastic night of comedy headlined by the amazing Ellie Taylor ‐ You may of seen Ellie Taylor in such shows as SnogMarryAvoid Mock The Week and Brotherhood.She will be joined by 3 other TOP comediansSo grab…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01395 222477
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04
SEP
Rave On - A Tribute to Buddy Holly
Exmouth Pavilion

Marc Robinson and the Counterfeit Crickets bring you an authentic evening of pure Rock N Roll celebrating the music of the man himself BUDDY HOLLY With the famous Stratocaster guitar and horned rimmed glasses along with authentic costume changes …

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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05
SEP
Elizabethan House Museum Ghost Hunt
Totnes Elizabethan House Museum

Elizabethan House Museum is contained within an authentic Elizabethan Merchants House built around 1575 for the Kelland family. The house retains many features dating back to the Elizabethan period and has been painstakingly restored. Collections dating from 5000BC relate to the social…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07985 532620
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10
SEP
Corporate Open Day
Buckland Tout Saints Hotel

Meet the team take a tour of the house and grounds and see how Buckland could work for your away days or Christmas party.Including arrival drinks cream tea and team building activities.…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 01548 853055
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11
SEP
Whitney - Queen of the Night
Exmouth Pavilion

Whitney ‐ Queen Of The NightA stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a stellar line‐up with rising West End star Rebecca Freckleton delivering a powerhouse and breathtaking…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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15
SEP
Chef’s Masterclass - The Perfect Afternoon Tea
Buckland Tout Saints Hotel

Head Chef Ted Ruewell shares some top tips for creating a delicious afternoon tea followed by a two course lunch with Prosecco and canaps.…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01548 853055
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17
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

18
SEP
Survivors of the Titanic
The Palace Theatre

Historical theatre drama production about the Titanic and her links to south Devon.Performances atPalace Theatre Paignton: 7pm Friday Sept 18th.The Edge Brixham: 3pm and 7pm Saturday Sept 19th.Ticket information and bookings viahttp:www.southdevonplayers.combox‐office.htmlVideo trailer for the showhttps:www.youtube.comwatchvhILp1bqw2F4Following a ten‐year history of researching writing…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 665800
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19
SEP
Jackson the Live Show
Exmouth Pavilion

There are many Michael Jackson Tribute Artists in the world today. Some dance but cannot sing others sing but cannot dance and it was thought impossible to find an artist with the ability to perform completely live whilst authentically capturing the essence…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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20
SEP
Jimmy Cricket
Exmouth Pavilion

The much loved Irish Comedian Jimmy Cricket is returning to Exmouth this SeptemberJimmy will arrive equipped with one‐liners galore a sprinkling of visual comedy and yes that ever present letter from his mammyOn offer is a comedy master class delivered by a…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01395 222477
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26
SEP
True Gold
Exmouth Pavilion

UKs No.1 Spandau Ballet Tribute BandTrue Gold were originally called Highly Strung after the Spandau Ballet hit record and became Spandau Ballet The Tribute' in 2006.Lead singer Lee James put out an advert for musicians and was inundated with offers and within…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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03
OCT
Waterloo, The Best of Abba
Exmouth Pavilion

In 1974 the little known Swedish pop group Abba swept to superstardom with their Eurovision winning Waterloo' and four decades later the song and the band remain as popular as ever. Now the phenomenal new tribute show Waterloo looks back at the…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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04
OCT
Johnny Cash Revisited
Exmouth Pavilion

Johnny Cash Revisited is a semi‐biographical show illustrating the musical journey of Johnny Cash…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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06
OCT
‘Ladies that Lunch’ - Art with Emma Carter
Buckland Tout Saints Hotel

Create your own seascape painting with local artist Emma Carter followed by a two course lunch and a glass of wine.…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01548 853055
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09
OCT
Unforgettable
Exmouth Pavilion

Michael Williams of The Drifters is to join the cast of Unforgettable for this year's tour. Due to personal family issues Daniel Bowen Smith of the line up has had to withdraw to spend more time with his family. Michael has been…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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09
OCT
Keith Barry Brain Hacker
Princess Theatre Torquay

Keith Barry Brain Hacker at Princess Theatre Torquay in Torquay on Friday 09 October 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Keith Barry Brain Hacker tickets so weve done the legwork for you. …

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

14
OCT
Her Majesties Royal Marine Band
Exmouth Pavilion

Tickets for this event go on sale on Sat 25th July on this date we have the pleasure of a live performance from the band in our Pavilion Gardens…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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15
OCT
Kast off Kinks
Exmouth Pavilion

The Kast off Kinks are former members of the legendary band The Kinks' getting back together to re‐live the good times. This great line‐up features Mick Avory the original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964‐84 John Dalton bassvocals Kinks 60's…

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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