What's on inTorquay


Welcome to Torquay

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Torquay - 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 Torquay to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Torquay

08
DEC
Step Into Christmas
Babbacombe Theatre

THIS SHOW IS SPONSORED BYACCOUNTING 4 EVERYTHING CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTSThe festive season is approaching and the place to be to enjoy the biggest party in town is happening twenty‐one times over at the Babbacombe Theatre The mood will be right and the spirit…

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10
DEC
Oh! What A Night
Babbacombe Theatre

OH WHAT A NIGHT takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons now immortalised in the multi‐award winning show Jersey Boys which has been packing theatres worldwide since its debut…

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17
DEC
Forbidden Nights
Babbacombe Theatre

Forbidden Nights 2021 Tour is here... celebrating their 7th year so its bigger and better than everImmerse yourself in this sexy innovative and classy show this new age entertainment brings you world class circus acts with our signature Forbidden tease. Get ready…

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27
JAN
Money for Nothing – Europes No. 1 Dire Straits T
Babbacombe Theatre

Money for Nothing was formed in 2000 as a tribute to one of the worlds premier rock bands Dire Straits. The abundant energy and the excellence and musicality of their performance makes Money For Nothing a must see for any rock…

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28
JAN
Jason Manford: Like Me
Babbacombe Theatre

Hes back Its been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash‐hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasnt changed a bit. Like Me is Jasons latest comic…

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04
FEB
Jackson Live In Concert
Babbacombe Theatre

MJ THE LEGACY Starring CJ and supported by his Incredible Band & Dancers CJ is one of the most experienced dedicated and well‐respected Michael Jackson Tribute artists in the world today and he perfectly captures the electrifying energy of Michaels live performances…

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19
FEB
Blake Live In Concert
Babbacombe Theatre

Since joining together in 2007 Brit Award Winning vocalists Blake have recorded and performed many of the worlds best loved songs.Celebrating a new decade together they have chosen their all time favourites bringing you an extraordinary show that highlights their harmonies better…

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26
FEB
Fleetwood Bac
Babbacombe Theatre

Fleetwood Bac are renowned for being the worlds first and regarded as the UKs most authentic Fleetwood Mac tribute show. Mick Fleetwood endorses it himself.This band fully replicates the classic StevieLindseyChristineJohnMick Rumours line‐up.Rated by THE TIMES newspaper as one of the UKs…

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12
MAR
Everything Changes The Take That & Robbie Story
The Babbacombe Theatre

We are over the moon to be bringing the songs of UK chart topping band Take That to Torquay performing on the famous Babbacombe Theatre stage this is a show that really cannot miss along with their LIVE band & dancers.Take That…

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18
MAR
The Rubettes featuring Bill Hurd
Babbacombe Theatre

The Rubettes stormed their way to the top of the UK charts with their million‐selling single Sugar Baby Love and went on to repeat their incredible success story WorldwideWith their famous White Caps and a unique Doo‐wopRock n roll style they notched…

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19
MAR
Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest...
Babbacombe Theatre

Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children.Ed Byrne presents his brand‐new masterclass in observational comedy hot on the heels of his…

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26
MAR
Nish Kumar - Control
Babbacombe Theatre

LITTLE WANDER IN ASSOCIATION WITH PBJ MANAGEMENT PRESENT NISH KUMAR CONTROLAge Guidance ‐ 18Photo Credit ‐ Matt Stronge Kumar is the smartest and often the silliest political comic weve got: acute furious and often the ridiculous fall guy of his own jokes…

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02
APR
Spirit of the Blitz
Babbacombe Theatre

To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day we dust off the 1940s songbook for a tribute to the legendary stars of that era. Spirit of the Blitz recaptures the tenacious optimism of war‐torn Britain on the long road towards peace. Sing…

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04
APR
Omid Djalili: The Good Times Tour
Babbacombe Theatre

After experimenting with a Zoom gig where he got muted by 639 people and a Drive‐in gig where Omid witnessed an audience member get out his car attach a hose pipe to his exhaust and feed it through the window; multi award‐winning…

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15
APR
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…

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16
APR
Jim Davidson Unlocked
The Babbacombe Theatre

After months of Lockdown and with the comedy pressure valve set to explode the peoples favourite is back with a brand‐new show for 2022More outrageous than ever.Jim Davidson OBE one of Britains greatest ever comedians is unlocked and asks you to breakout…

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24
APR
Gyles Brandreth – Break A Leg!
Babbacombe Theatre

They say all political careers end in tears. In Brandreths case its tears of laughter as the actor author ex‐MP One Show reporter and QI Have I Got News For You and Countdown star is back on tour with his new show…

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30
APR
Flo & Joan
The Babbacombe Theatre

Multi‐award winning musical comedy duo and sisters Flo & Joan are climbing out of their pits armed with a piano and percussion section to bring you a brand new show of their critically acclaimed songs and comedy. Musical comedy hasnt been in…

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14
MAY
Surfin' USA
Babbacombe Theatre

All Tickets £27.50PLEASE NOTE: When booking online a £2 per ticket transaction fee is applied.For more information on the show and to book your tickets visit the Babbacombe Theatre website: https:www.babbacombe‐theatre.comupcoming‐showssurfin‐usaBox office: 01803 328385Website: www.babbacombe‐theatre.comEmail: infobabbacombe‐theatre.comThe theatre has Access for the…

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20
MAY
Henning Wehn - It'll All Come Out In The Wash
Babbacombe Theatre

Watch German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn give everything a good rinse and witness him wring sense out of the nonsensical. An unbiased look at a certain virus might be inevitable but Henning has no agenda; he just happens to be always spot…

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29
MAY
LES MUSICALS
Babbacombe Theatre

Ansells LES MUSICALS Live Concert Tour is the ultimate celebration of Musical Theatre.Jonathan Ansell G4 Frontman and Jai McDowall Winner of Britains Got Talent have joined forces to create a dramatic and spine‐tingling concert. This vocally dynamic evening showcases even more smash‐hit…

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11
JUN
The Rat Pack
Babbacombe Theatre

Its fun all the way as the Purveyors of Cool swing into town with a sensational show featuring the greatest music of the 20th century.Wonderful memories of Frank Sinatra Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Junior…

18
JUN
Rock With Laughter
Babbacombe Theatre

Ob‐la‐di Ob‐la‐da the comedy and classic hits go on and on in the best night of non‐stop entertainment youll enjoy this year.Join Marmalade as they take you back with their million selling hits Lovin Things Cousin Norman Reflections of my Life…

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01
JUL
Cher – Strong Enough
Babbacombe Theatre

Get ready for an unforgettable evening celebrating the global superstar and great female icon that is Cher. Featuring all of the classic hits including Turn Back Time I Found Someone Believe Strong Enough Gypsies Tramps and thieves her modern Abba remixes and…

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15
JUL
Gary Delaney: Gary in Punderland
Babbacombe Theatre

Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world ‐ star of Live at the Apollo and sell‐out sensation Gary Delaney is backOne of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock…

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06
AUG
A Slightly Naughty Night Out
Babbacombe Theatre

Prepare to laugh your socks off and have your funny bone well and truly tickled at this great value unpredictable evening that promises to be full of pure comedy and non‐stop laughsStarring a host of the finest and funniest acts on the…

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03
SEP
The American Four Tops
Babbacombe Theatre

Its the show jam packed with sweet soul music and Motown magic that continues to leave audiences dancing and chanting for more following each outstanding performance.Featuring the voice of Mr William Hicks high‐stepping choreography and superb vocal harmonies hit the stage with…

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23
SEP
On Tour with Elvis
Babbacombe Theatre

Michael Kings On Tour with Elvis is without doubt the UKs authoritative touring Elvis show. An exciting Vegas show filled with Elvis greatest hits and more delivered live in true Elvis style. This is a night of pure breath‐taking Elvis entertainment plus…

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24
SEP
Calling Planet Earth
Babbacombe Theatre

THE SHOW THAT DEFINES A DECADEA New Romantic Symphony that goes on a journey through one of the greatest musical Eras of All Time The Electrifying 80sFeaturing songs from now legendary artists such as DURAN DURAN SPANDAU BALLET THE HUMAN LEAGUE…

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07
OCT
Celine - My Heart Will Go On
Babbacombe Theatre

Experience the ultimate Celine Dion tribute Concert as it tours across the UK.My Heart Will Go On is a stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. Starring January Butler as Celine Dion…

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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…

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…

Paignton Pier

Paignton Pier is a family favourite attraction in the Torbay area, an all‐weather attraction that's fun for all the family, every day of the year. Attractions on Paignton Pier include amusements, stalls and beach goods, fortune telling, cafe and takeaway, jackpot bingo, prize and fun games, orbiter…

Want more?

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