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

30
APR
'All Over The Town' - New Literary Prizes
The Blackmore Theatre

This is a local writers and prize giving event and is a new series of literary prizes in honour of Exmouths most famous poet Patricia Beer. All the entries are now in and will now or shortly be judged by a…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 07905 761485
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30
APR
Pirates Got Talent - Talent contest at Brixham Pir
Brixham Pirate Festival

Come and join in this talent contest ‐ whether ye be a grizzled old sea‐dawg a gorgeous buxom wench or a cheeky young deckand Songs dances splicin the mainbrace ‐ all be welcomeContest at Stage 2 onSaturday April 30th 2016 2pm ‐…

Location: 3.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07855 090589
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30
APR
Sherry Baby's
Exmouth Pavilion

Sherry Babys Present:The Ultimate Tribute To The Jersey Boys Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons.JERSEY BOYS Tribute tells the remarkable rise to stardom of one of the most successful bands in pop music history.Discover how four New Jersey boys from the wrong…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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01
MAY
LEE NELSON - Suited & Booted
Babbacombe Theatre

You may have seen him host Live at The Apollo caught him singing on The X Factor or trying to board the plane to the World Cup with the England squad now come and experience the world through Lees eyes as he…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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03
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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05
MAY
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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07
MAY
Seasons Of Love
Babbacombe Theatre

Colours Creative Ltd PresentsSEASONS OF LOVE A Variety Show raising funds for Rowcroft Hospice. Produced by Ben & Zoe Nickless Sponsored by The Babbacombe Theatre The Babbacombe Inn & Edward J Design Following the success of A Night To Remember For…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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07
MAY
The 4 Tunes
Exmouth Pavilion

The 4Tunes ‐ Curtain CallGet ready for one unforgettable fun packed night of dazzling 5 star entertainment with The 4Tunes. Starring some of the West Ends greatest ever leading men Les Miserables Phantom of the Opera Jersey Boys this brand new group…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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13
MAY
A Night of Dirty Dancing
Exmouth Pavilion

A Night Of Dirty Dancing The Ultimate Tribute Show celebrating the greatest movie soundtrack of all time.Come and experience the brand‐new spectacular featuring all the hits from everyone's favourite dance movie Dirty Dancing in the…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

14
MAY
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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14
MAY
Jeremy Hardy
Babbacombe Theatre

Jeremy Hardy has been a stand‐up comic since 1984 and will continue to be one until he dies or wins the lottery.Jeremy is best known for his work on Radio 4 notably on News Quiz…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

18
MAY
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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18
MAY
Talon - The Best of the Eagles
Exmouth Pavilion

THE COMPLETE HISTORY TOUR 2016In 2016 Talon presents a brand‐new production of their award winning Best of Eagles. This stunning production is a show of two halves with the first half delivering a world class laid back vibe with an in‐depth look…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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20
MAY
Liza Pulman sings Hollywood
Babbacombe Theatre

Liza Pulman of Fascinating Aida brings you an evening of some of the greatest songs from the silver screen. Her glorious voice charming personality and quirky comedic skills make her a unique entertainer. The evening will take you on a musical journey…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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21
MAY
Los Pacaminos feat Paul Young
Exmouth Pavilion

Los PacaminosOriginally formed as an opportunity to play their shared passion of the Border Tex‐Mex and Americana music that the members of the band love they started as a practice band playing when other musical commitments allowed‐ top musicians just playing for…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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22
MAY
Variations of Pointe - a Triple Bill
The Blackmore Theatre

Press Release JSLN Dance Company: Spring Summer Tour 2016 Variations of PointeJSLN Dance Company was founded in 2012 by Sren Niewelt and Jessica Larbig in Berlin and has gained an international reputation performing refreshing neoclassical works around Germany and Asia.Variations of…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07905 761485
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28
MAY
Jive Talkin'
Exmouth Pavilion

Jive Talkin perform the Bee GeesThe timeless repertoire of the Bee Gees is brought to life in this stunning stage production that is taking the country by storm.This charismatic ensemble boasts stars from TV and Londons West End and is fronted by…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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28
MAY
The Definitive Elvis Experience
Babbacombe Theatre

TEES EVENTS PRESENTS.BEN THOMPSON THE DEFINITIVE ELVIS EXPERIENCE Still growing 38 years after his untimely passing the legend of Elvis Presley Continues to grow. Everyone has their own special Memories of Elvis whether its the Aloha from Hawaii via satellite the NBC…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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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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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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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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18
JUN
Pinocchio Ballet Theatre UK
Exmouth Pavilion

Join Ballet Theatre UK as we tell the tale of a wooden puppet carved from pine with but only one wish...to become a real boy. Follow Pinocchio the cheeky marionette puppet with an unruly nose on his epic quest as he overcomes…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01395 222477
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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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25
JUN
Rebecca Newman On Tour
Exmouth Pavilion

Rebecca Newman shot to No1 in the UK classical albums chart in 2014. Since then she has toured the UK with Russell Watson duetted with stars like Alfie Boe Aled Jones Blake G4 and many more. Shes appeared on national TV and…

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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