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
MAY
Magic of the Stars
Babbacombe Theatre

There is Magic to Do as the all new family show Magic of the Stars opens its doors for the 2017 season at the celebrated venue. The show features extracts from Broadway and West End shows has hit songs that span seven…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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02
MAY
The Fureys
Exmouth Pavilion

After 6 previous concerts Irelands legends the FUREYS return for another great night of Music songs and stories.Hear them sing their timeless classics including I will love you Sweet 16 Green fields of France Red rose caf Steal away From Clare to…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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04
MAY
Legends of the West End
Babbacombe Theatre

Dim the lights cue the music & raise the curtainand lose yourself in the phenomenon that is a West End MusicalWith extracts from more than twenty hit shows you are guaranteed to two hours of back to back musicals at a fraction…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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05
MAY
Somewhere In Time - Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite
Exmouth Pavilion

Ian and Natalie will deliver a night you will remember foreverStrictlys favourite couple are back with a bang after their first successful UK Tour. Ian and Natalie have developed a whole new show with newly choreographed routines of their favourite Ballroom and…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01395 222477
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06
MAY
The Sherry Baby's
Exmouth Pavilion

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 side of the tracks invented their own unique sound were inducted into the Rock…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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08
MAY
"London Suite"
The Blackmore Theatre

London Suite is a comedy written by Neil Simon and will be presented at The Blackmore Theatre by The Exmouth Players from Monday 8th through to Saturday 13th May 2017 plus a Saturday Matinee. Evening performances commence at 7.30pm. The Matinee starts…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07484 509514
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12
MAY
Shakin' Stevens - Echoes of Our Times
Babbacombe Theatre

Shakin Stevens is back The platinum‐selling Welsh rock and roll singer and songwriter who holds the distinction of being the UKs biggest‐selling singles artist of the 1980s releases his new Album Echoes Of Our Times on September 16th this year and will…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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12
MAY
Shakin' Stevens - Echoes of Our Times Tour
Babbacombe Theatre

Shakin Stevens is back The platinum‐selling Welsh rock and roll singer and songwriter who holds the distinction of being the UKs biggest‐selling singles artist of the 1980s releases his new Album Echoes Of Our Times on September 16th this year and will…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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13
MAY
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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14
MAY
Baby & Childrens Market - Lympstone
Lympstone Village Hall

Why not turn all those quality pre‐loved goods into some hard cashProviders of Childrens Entertainment Craft and Business stalls welcomePreloved Tables £12Join the event here ‐‐‐ https:www.facebook.comevents630819450437067BOOK YOUR TABLE HERE ‐‐‐ https:booking.bookinghound.comfebookmodeap&ogdc217598‐d89b‐4bf4‐a87c‐e42203951a4a&uniqueid263…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07837 365618
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17
MAY
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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18
MAY
Anita Harris
Exmouth Pavilion

Anita Harris has had a breath taking career spanning over fifty years which started when as a 15 year old she was spotted on a London ice rink. She was then whisked away to Las Vegas to appear three times a night…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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19
MAY
Evening Canoe Paddle on the River Dart - with Camp
River Dart

Join us for a magical evening on the River Dart The evening paddle by canoe is an opportunity to have an unusual evening where you slow down and experience the natural world on the water as it moves from day to night.…

Location: 5.7 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 07789 113738
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19
MAY
Memory Lane
Babbacombe Theatre

Based on the original show from 2009 Memory Lane is now touring with a host of new songs costumes and routines.The ultimate feel good show and a stunning musical journey through some of the greatest songs from 50s 60s and 70s. Including…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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20
MAY
King of Pop - The Legends Continues UK Tour 2017
Princess Theatre Torquay

Introducing Navi the man that has been chosen by Hollywood to portray Michael Jackson in an upcoming Lifetime TV movie about the star is bringing his incredible tribute show King Of Pop featuring Jacksons very own guitarist to the UK this Spring.…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02072 843444
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20
MAY
Pasha - Lets Dance The Night Away
Exmouth Pavilion

Pasha Kovalev from Strictly Come Dancing and his fantastic dancers are touring the UK with their completely Brand New Show. Expect all your favourite Dances stunning costumes great music chat and fun for all the family. Pasha won Strictly Come Dancing with…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01395 222477
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20
MAY
Sharpham Canoe picnic
River Dart

Explore this scenic stretch of the River Dart by canoe topped off with a gourmet riverside picnic opposite Sharpham Estate using food and drink sourced from small independent local suppliers.We set off from Longmarsh Totnes at midmorning and follow the gentle meandering…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07789 113738
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26
MAY
Dominic Kirwan feat. Lisa Stanley
Exmouth Pavilion

Firmly established as one of Irelands greatest ever entertainers Dominic Kirwan hits the road again in 2017 with a brand new show. Accompanying DOMINIC on the 2017 tour will be LISA STANLEY one of Irelands top female vocalists and star of TV…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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26
MAY
I Remember You - Frank Ifield
Babbacombe Theatre

Legendary Australian based entertainer he was actually born in the UK the ever‐popular FRANK IFIELD appears in I REMEMBER YOU A nostalgic look back at his lengthy musical career which spans more than 5 decades.Frank started as a country singer when he…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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28
MAY
Brixfest 2017
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 our…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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31
MAY
Singles Night in Torquay
Rock Garden

Singles Night in Torquay on Wednesday 31st May 2017Singles Night in TorquayHow singles nights in Torquay worksWhen you arrive at the speed dating venue for the singles night in Torquay you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle…

Location: 2.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 02380 784694
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31
MAY
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: Lifestyle

TEL: 02380 784694
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02
JUN
Henning Wehn
Babbacombe Theatre

Join German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn for an evening of Teutonic jolliness at its best. After his last show tackled those well‐known staples of light entertainment that are the British obsession with home ownership and the self‐serving nature of most fundraising efforts…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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02
JUN
The Little Mix Experience
Exmouth Pavilion

If youre a fan of one of X Factors finest exports youre sure to L.O.V.E. The Little Mix ExperienceFour hugely talented girls pay tribute to one of the UKs finest Girl‐Bands. With breathtaking dance moves replica costumes and some of the finest…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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11
JUN
The Great British Dog Walk
Canonteign Falls

Why join Hearing Dogs at the Great British Dog Walk at Canonteign FallsThis will be a fab charity walk for dog lovers of all ages Lots of fun activities for both adults and children stalls with great gifts homemade crafts and…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: +441628 894827
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13
JUN
Il Matrimonio Segreto (The Secret Marriage)
The Flavel

Pop‐up Opera is an innovative touring opera company dedicated to making opera enjoyable and inviting for all. The Secret Marriage is directed by Max Hoehn; winner of the 2015 Independent Opera Director Fellowship and nominee for Best Young Director at the 2016…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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17
JUN
Counterfeit Sixties Show
Exmouth Pavillion

Re‐live the sounds of the swinging sixties as Britains No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period from the clothes that…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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17
JUN
Derek Acorah - Whispers From Heaven
Babbacombe Theatre

Derek Acorah is one of the foremost names in the world of Psychic Phenomena as well as a celebrity author and performer like no other.The pioneer for Spiritualism and Mediumship on television he is arguably the worlds most renowned Spirit Medium having…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01803 328385
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17
JUN
The Counterfeit Sixties Show
Exmouth Pavilion

Re‐live the sounds of the swinging sixties as Britains No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period from the clothes that…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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18
JUN
Variations of Pointe II - A Triple Bill
The Blackmore Theatre

JSLN Dance Company return to The Blackmore Theatre with a brand new show Variations of Point II A Triple Bill Synopsis:Variations of Pointe II is a new triple bill program. It includes stunning Repertoire Ballet a hilarious new age twist inspired…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07484 509514
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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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