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

22
AUG
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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24
AUG
Dartmouth Regatta Shopping Village 2017
Coronation Park

The Dartmouth Royal Regatta Committee take pride in hosting the Best Regatta in the West every year in the stunning port of Dartmouth. This year Diverse Events are thrilled to be asked to manage the Shopping Village held on Coronation Park.Every year…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01314 638368
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24
AUG
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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25
AUG
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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25
AUG
Sounds of the Sixties show with The Zoots, Palace
Palace Theatre

Live performance from The Zoots featuring Jamie Goddard Harriet Loather Ben Jones Simon Small and Tommy LloydTHE ZOOTS are here to make your whole family bop to the 60s beats that everybody loves ‐ with legendary numbers by The Beatles The…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 665800
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25
AUG
Thank ABBA For The Music
Babbacombe Theatre

Featuring all of ABBAs greatest and most memorable hits Thank ABBA For The Music is the ultimate feel good party style tribute concert.This two‐hour theatre spectacular really does capture all the magic and excitement of one of the worlds most successful and…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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26
AUG
Canoe Safari on the River Dart
River Dart

A great day of canoeing on the stunning Dart estuary. We begin from Longmarsh Totnes where we set off with the outgoing tide. Leaving the town behind us we join with the peaceful expanse of the Dart Estuary with its thick wooded…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07789 113738
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26
AUG
The Country Superstars Experience
Babbacombe Theatre

This truly unique show is hosted by Sarah Jayne who has been performing as Dolly Parton for over 25 years and is Europes Leading Tribute to the Queen of Country ‐ Dolly Parton. Sarah Jayne and Award Winning Vocal Impersonator Andy Crust…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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27
AUG
Canoeing and Bush-craft Day on the River Dart
River Dart

Canoeing and Bush‐craft go together like tea and cake A day of foraging and learning Bush‐craft skills on the river. Well do some epic paddling on the beautiful Dart stopping en‐route to forage for shellfish and other wild foods to cook up…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07789 113738
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27
AUG
Children’s & Baby Market EXMOUTH
Exmouth Rugby Club

Why not turn all those quality pre‐loved goods into some hard cashProviders of Childrens Entertainment Craft and Business stalls welcome…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07837 365618
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27
AUG
Open Auditions for "A Tomb With A View"
The Blackmore Theatre

OPEN AUDITIONS For A TOMB WITH A VIEWA Comedy‐Thriller by Norman RobbinsDirector: Margaret Bond Sunday 27 August 2017 at 2.30 pm at The Blackmore TheatreProduction Dates: Monday 26 Feb Saturday 3 March 2018 including a matinee performance on the SaturdayA…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07484 509514
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03
SEP
Into The Shadows
Exmouth Pavilion

Back by popular demand Into the Shadows recreate the unique sound of The Shadows.Among their hits were Wonderful Land Guitar Tango Frightened City Dance On FBI Atlantis and Man of Mystery with their first number one hit Apache still recognised as being…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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08
SEP
David Hamilton's Rock N Roll Back The Years
Exmouth Pavilion

Starring DJ and broadcasting legend Diddy David HamiltonFab 50s and swinging 60s live music show with amazing band The Fugitives and the sensational Tiffany Girls. Now in its second successful year this fabulous show will make you smile laugh make you feel…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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09
SEP
An Audience with Martin Kemp
Exmouth Pavilion

With Compere BBC Radio Lincolnshires HOWARD LEADER.Join us for this up close and personal evening with Martin Kemp as he discusses his life with Spandau Ballet and beyond and take the opportunity to ask your own questions...Martin Kemp is most famed for…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01395 222477
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09
SEP
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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09
SEP
David Hamilton’s Rock n Roll Back The Years
Babbacombe Theatre

Legendary DJ and broadcaster David Hamilton began his career in 1959 and since then has hosted more than 12000 radio shows and over 1000 TV shows. David has now hand‐picked an amazing band of musicians The Fugitives and the sensational Tiffany Girls…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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13
SEP
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: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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16
SEP
Explosive Light Orchestra
Babbacombe Theatre

An epic night of Rock Classics and melodic symphonic rock by the best ELO Tribute Band currently touring the UK and Europe showcasing the songwriting and genius of Jeff Lynne and Electric Light Orchestra. A full 8‐piece outfit including the famous string…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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16
SEP
The Whitney Houston Show
Exmouth Pavilion

Whitney Houston fans are in for a treat this Autumn when The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show starring Belinda Davids returns to the UK and Ireland for a second tour after wowing local audiences in 2016.The tour will visit…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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20
SEP
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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22
SEP
Tapestry starring Nikki Dee
Babbacombe Theatre

Carole Kings Tapestry In Concert is performed by Australias multi‐award winning Nicki Dee and is a show like no other. In this full celebration of one of the worlds most famous and best‐selling records of all time this flawless singer delivers…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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23
SEP
Los Endos
Babbacombe Theatre

Seconds Out was Genesis second live album taken from the bands 1977 tour which was the source of all songs on the double album except Cinema Show from the 1976 tour. Crucially guitarist Steve Hackett left the band during mid‐1977 as Seconds…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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25
SEP
"Rough Justice
The Blackmore Theatre

The Exmouth Players presents Rough Justice a Courtroom Drama by Terence Frisby at The Blackmore Theatre in Bicton Street Exmouth from Monday 25th through to Saturday 30th September 2017 to include a Matinee performance on the Saturday. Evening performances are at…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07484 509514
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29
SEP
Squeeze Plus Support
Exmouth Pavilion

Squeeze first formed in 1973 shortly after Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook had begun their songwriting partnership brought together by an ad in a sweetshop window. By 1977 they had made their recording debut and enjoyed a string of hits which lasted…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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30
SEP
Wannabe - The Spice Girls Show
Babbacombe Theatre

Featuring your favourite Spice Girls hits the Wannabe show recreates the era of Girl Power and gives you a night out to remember From the chart stomping Spice Up Your Life through to the hip shaking Who Do You Think You Are…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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05
OCT
Sally Morgan - Kisses To Heaven
Exmouth Pavilion

World renowned psychic television and theatre star and the UKs favourite award winningmedium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive stageshow.Sally is one of the Uks most successful touring acts and has been wowing audiencesacross the country…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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06
OCT
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: Live Music & Concerts

07
OCT
60's Night Out with The Dreamers
Teignmouth Pavilions

Join 60s hitmakers ‐ The Dreamers formerly Freddie and The Dreamers as they recreate their hits including Im Telling You Now You Were Made For Me If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody Over You Short Shorts plus many more.They are…

Location: 8.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01626 249049
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07
OCT
Navi - Jackson Tribute
Exmouth Pavilion

KING OF POP ‐ THE LEGEND CONTINUES... showcases the extraordinary talent of an impersonator who has performed in over 350 international shows in 61 different countries and is the ONLY impersonator to have been associated with Michael Jackson Sony Music MJJ Estate…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01395 222477
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08
OCT
And Finally...Phil Collins
Exmouth Pavilion

And Finally Phil Collins are recognised throughout the industry as the market leaders and definitive Phil Collins & Genesis tribute show. Now celebrating their 10th Anniversary year together this truly amazing eleven piece band which includes the And Finally Horns faithfully re‐create…

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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