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

26
MAY
Jive Talking
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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26
MAY
Rich Hall's Hoedown
Babbacombe Theatre

Rich Halls critically acclaimed new show begins its second leg of touring. There has never been a better time to be an American comedian in the UK. Halls precision dismantling of the tenuous relationship between two countries is a freewheeling and deadly…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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29
MAY
Starshine
Babbacombe Theatre

Featuring an array of talented performers who share one common purpose to Entertain you the all new show for 2018 Starshine promises an abundance of side ‐ splitting comedy powerful vocalists delivering dynamic songs and elegant dancers who are endlessly energetic.Starshine celebrates…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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31
MAY
West End At The Movies
Babbacombe Theatre

If you are passionate about music love the magic of watching an epic musical on the big screen and enjoy the wonder of theatre then the all new show produced and directed by Colin Matthews West End at the Movies will be…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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01
JUN
Summer concert for 2 Violins and Piano
St John's Church, Totnes

Summer recital for 2 violins and piano performed by graduates of Russia and Poland Music CollegesYulia Northridge violinGoska Kosmaczewska violinEkaterina Shetliffe pianoProgramme will include beautiful compositions by Antonio Vivaldi Edward Elgar Dmitry Shostakovich PeterTchaikovsky Soviet Union composer Tariverdiev and more. Hot beverages…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07505 884271
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06
JUN
Speed Dating in Torquay
Rock Garden

Speed Dating in TorquayHow Speed Dating in Torquay worksWhen you arrive at the speed dating venue for Speed Dating in Torquay you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the…

Location: 2.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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09
JUN
The Upbeat Beatles
Babbacombe Theatre

Relive the sounds of the 60s with the worlds premier Beatles tribute band. The Upbeat Beatles re‐create the sound of the Fab Four faithfully and as closely as its possible to get. Raw powerhouse vocals…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
JUN
Coffee Morning at The Blackmore
The Blackmore Theatre

The Exmouth Players CIO 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…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07484 509514
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15
JUN
Islands In The Stream
Exmouth Pavilion

The Music of Dolly Parton & Kenny RogersLeave your 9 to 5 worries at the doorCelebrating the Queen & King of country Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for a night…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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16
JUN
Rock For Heroes
Exmouth Pavilion,

Immerse yourself in the incredible new live music experience with Rock For Heroes. Bringing the perfect combination of your favourite Rock & Pop artist across the eras in celebration of an incredible cause Help for Heroes.We will be collecting for this amazing…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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16
JUN
Lee Nelson - Serious Joker
Babbacombe Theatre

Due to huge demand and over‐priced lawyers Lee is extending his smash‐hit tour for a second time adding a final 30 dates to his huge 150‐show run.Youve seen him sneaking into places he shouldnt be now come and see him where he…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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17
JUN
The Searchers
Exmouth Pavilion

Formed in Liverpool in the late 1950s 'The Searchers' grew out of the 'Mersey beat' era and emerged into mainstream popularity alongside the likes of 'The Beatles' and 'Gerry and the Pacemakers'. They are known…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

18
JUN
"The Odd Couple"
The Blackmore Theatre

The Exmouth Players present The Odd Couple a Comedy by Neil Simon at The Blackmore Theatre Bicton Street Exmouth from Mon 18th to Sat 23rd June. Evening performances commence at 7.30pm and the Saturday Matinee performance commences 2.30pm.Florence Unger and Olive…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07484 509514
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20
JUN
Prize Only Bingo at The Blackmore
The Blackmore Theatre

Every third Wednesday of the month The Exmouth Players CIO hold a game of Bingo.Come along and join us. Its nothing serious just a fun afternoon out.There are prizes for a line and a full house.Refreshments and cake is available.There is also…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07484 509514
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21
JUN
The Temple Brothers perform The Everly Brothers
Exmouth Pavilion

The Temple Brothers the UKs No.1 Tribute to The Everly Brothers are proud to announce the return of their Theatre Show produced by themselves. The only show of its kind dedicated to the music of one of the greatest harmony duos the…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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22
JUN
1307 (the fall of the Knights Templar) Brixham
Brixham Theatre

BRIXHAM VENUEBrixham TheatreNew Road Brixham TQ5 8TABRIXHAM SHOW DATES:June 22nd; Curtain up at 7.30pmJune 23rd Curtain up at 2.30pm and 7.30pmPRICESTickets £8 full £7 concBOOKINGhttp:tickets.brixhamtheatre.uk or call 01803 415987Forget Assassins Creed; the real history and legends of the Knights Templar is…

Location: 3.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 415987
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29
JUN
Dire Straits:UK
Babbacombe Theatre

Dire Straits:UK is a brand new UK based tribute band to Mark Knopflers legendary Dire Straits. The band has that launched in 1977 has spawned some of the greatest loved songs of all time including Sultans of Swing Walk of Life the…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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29
JUN
The Tina Turner Experience
Exmouth Pavilion

This fully live energetic show charts the life and career of one of the worlds iconic performers. Full of hits like Private Dancer Nutbush City Limits Proud Mary River Deep Mountain High and Lets Stay Together to name but a few this…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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30
JUN
Born To Win
The Pavilion Exmouth

After the huge success of Dance is Life in 2017 Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster showcasing a story of love and passion with even more heat even more energy and even more drama than…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01395 222477
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30
JUN
Giovanni Pernicen - Born to Win
Exmouth Pavilion

After the huge success of Dance is Life in 2017 Giovanni is once again set to get yourhearts beating a little faster showcasing a story of love and passion with even more heateven more energy and even more drama than ever beforeReturning…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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06
JUL
Rhinestone Cowboy
Exmouth Pavilion

During his 50 years in show business Glen Campbell released over 70 albums sold 45 million records received 12 RIAA gold albums four platinum and one double platinum album and was awarded four Grammy awards an Academy Award a Grammy Lifetime Achievement…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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07
JUL
Arrival - The hits of Abba
Exmouth Pavilion

This high energy show features the vast catalogue of hits loved by many generations including Mamma Mia Dancing Queen Waterloo Super Trouper Voulez Vous and many more ‐bringing to life the extraordinary songwriting talents of Benny and Bjorn.The winning formula of fantastic…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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08
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

12
JUL
Down at The Diner
Exmouth Pavilion

The show starts in a Yorkshire American Theme Diner in the late 60s where four normal working lads at the end of their day shift sit down together for a milkshake. They discover that they all have a passion for music and…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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20
JUL
On Tour with ELVIS
Babbacombe Theatre

Michael King is widely recognized as the best in the business at being Elvis. Backed by his superb backing band and singers this show is what many in the Elvis world describe as one of the most authentic and dynamic Elvis Presley…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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22
JUL
Dean Friedman in Concert
Exmouth Pavilion

To mark the 40th Anniversary of the 1978 release of his best‐selling critically acclaimed classic album Well Well Said the Rocking Chair. American recording artist Dean Friedman best known to UK & Ireland audiences for his classic hits Lucky Stars Lydia McDonalds…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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25
JUL
Ultimate Elton & The Rocket Band Live in Concert
Sheldon Open Air Theatre

Some tribute artists look like their idol some sound like their idol. Paul Bacon as Elton John does both. Close your eyes and you wont believe your ears open your eyes and you wont believe them either You simply wont find a…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01647 253916
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27
JUL
Go Tell Alice and the Beach Boyz Tribute Band
Sheldon Open Air Theatre

Its an evening of double excitement at Sheldon we have the funky blues twist of local band Go Tell Alice to kick off the fun closely followed by the fantastic Beach Boyz Tribute Band who deliver the complex orchestral arrangements and…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01647 253916
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28
JUL
Pure Queen Live in Concert
Sheldon Open Air Theatre

Pure Queen a tribute to Queen & Freddie Mercury Mark as Freddie has been captivating audiences with his breathtaking solo & duo tribute act to Freddie Mercury and Queen. With the untimely loss of the late great Freddie Mercury in 1991 there…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01647 253916
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01
AUG
Joey the Lips Live in Concert
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. This band really do love what they do; their…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01647 253916
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Tourist Attractions


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…

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…

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…

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…

Bygones

Bygones life size Victorian street is a special look at how we used to live.In three floors of pure nostalgia you'll find old fashioned shops, period rooms, the age of the steam train and a collection of toys and models that will take your breath away ‐ whatever…

Living Coasts

Take a fantastic journey around the coastlines of the world without leaving Torquay Welcome to Living Coasts, Paignton Zoo's new visitor attraction in Torquay. Living Coasts is a unique, world class aquatic visitor attraction, focusing on the conservation of coastal and marine life around the globe. It has…

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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Paignton? See our list of attractions in Paignton, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.