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

16
JUL
I Love Music
Babbacombe Theatre

It is said that a good song stands the test of time and that can be said about the 40 musical numbers featured in a new show for 2020 I Love Music.You can expect to enjoy a fun‐filled production that will take…

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19
SEP
Tim Vine is Plastic Elvis
Babbacombe Theatre

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A RESCHEDULED DATE FROM Friday 15th MayThe total sell out at the Edinburgh festival is now on tour Feel the electricity as Plastic Elvis hits the stage backed by his incredible five piece THE HIGH NOON BAND. Hell…

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09
OCT
The Take That Experience
Babbacombe Theatre

Whilst Take That celebrate 30 years as the UKs number one boy band The Take That Experience mark over a decade together as the ultimate tribute act with their best show yet Wowing audiences everywhere they go with their amazing vocals replica…

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10
OCT
An Evening with Merrill Osmond
Babbacombe Theatre

PLEASE BE ADVISED THIS IS A RECHEDULED DATE ‐ from Monday 30th March.Merrill will be performing all the big hits with his band from The Osmonds plus talking about his experiences of growing up within one of the worlds biggest bands the…

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16
OCT
David Baddiel Trolls: Not The Dolls
Babbacombe Theatre

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A RESCHEDULED DATE from Friday 17th April.Following his five‐star Olivier‐nominated hit My Family: Not The Sitcom and the return to number 1 of his seminal football anthem Three Lions David Baddiel comes back to the stage with a…

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06
NOV
Jethro
Babbacombe Theatre

Geoffrey Rowe or Jethro on stage is a Devon‐based stand‐up comic. He once toured the Cornish pub circuit but now performs to thousands in live shows across the country. He has appeared on TV with…

07
NOV
Come What May-The ULTIMATE TRIBUTE to Moulin Rouge
Babbacombe Theatre

Sweeney Entertainments present to you an all‐singing all‐dancing extravaganza as you enter the secret world of one of the greatest movie‐musicals of all time. Bursting at the seams with timeless classics including Come What May Your Song Diamonds Are A Girls Best…

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10
NOV
Sh*t Faced Shakespeare - Romeo & Juliet
Babbacombe Theatre

The smash‐hit internationally acclaimed multi sell‐out fringe phenomenon is touring the UK with one of Shakespeares most loved plays: Romeo and Juliet.Sht‐faced Shakespeare is the hilarious combination of an entirely serious adaptation of a Shakespearean classic with an entirely sht‐faced cast member.…

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21
NOV
The Tina Turner Experience
Babbacombe Theatre

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…

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28
NOV
Electrik Live Orchestra
Babbacombe Theatre

PLEASE NOTE ‐ THIS IS THE REVISED DATE changed from Saturday 23rd May.THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE to JEFF LYNNE & ELOEnjoy an evening celebrating the distinctive music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra with what is reputed to be the best…

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11
DEC
Money For Nothing – Dire Straits Tribute
Babbacombe Theatre

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A RESCHEDULED DATE from Friday 8th MayMoney 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…

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18
DEC
Forbidden Nights
Babbacombe Theatre

PLEASE NOTE ‐ THIS IS A RESCHEDULED DATE Originally Friday 24th April.Forbidden Nights 2020 Tour is here... celebrating our 5th year so its bigger and better than everImmerse yourself in this sexy innovative and classy show this new age entertainment brings you…

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19
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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27
FEB
Fleetwood Bac
Babbacombe Theatre

PLEASE NOTE: THIS SHOW HAS BEEN RE‐SCHEDULED FROM Friday 29th May to SATURDAY 27th FEBRUARY 2021 7.30pmFleetwood 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…

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11
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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13
MAR
Jackson Live In Concert
Babbacombe Theatre

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A RESCHEDULED DATE Originally Friday 31st JulyMJ 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…

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19
MAR
Cinderella - Adult Pantomime
Babbacombe Theatre

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A RESCHEDULED DATE FROM Friday 20th November 2020.Following the huge successes of last years UK Tour of DICK WHITTINGTON Grown‐Ups Only Made to Measure Productions are delighted to be back on the road with a hilarious brand…

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20
MAR
Come What May - Moulin Rouge Tribute
Babbacombe Theatre

We present to you an all‐singing all‐dancing extravaganza as you enter the secret world of one of the greatest movie‐musicals of all time.Bursting at the seams with timeless classics including Come What May Your Song Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend Roxanne…

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27
MAR
Viva La Coldplay
Babbacombe Theatre

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A RESCHEDULED DATE from Friday 17th July 2020.Viva La Coldplay recreate the complete anthology of Martin Buckland Berryman and Champion.The band perform two hours of career‐spanning material from 2000s Parachutes to 2015s A Head full of Dreams taking…

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03
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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09
APR
The Bohemians Queen's Greatest Hits
Babbacombe Theatre

A Comprehensive re‐enactment of Queens Greatest HitsInternationally renowned Queen Tribute band The Bohemians take you on a high energy roller coaster ride of a concert featuring the back catalogue of one of the worlds most popular and iconic rock acts of…

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17
APR
The Darkside of Pink Floyd
Babbacombe Theatre

More than just an ordinary Pink Floyd tribute band The Darkside of Pink Floyd entertain audiences with a fantastic light show and passionate performances.Due to the demand for their exquisite reproduction of Pink Floyds classic music The Darkside of Pink Floyd are…

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24
APR
Spirit of the Blitz
Babbacombe Theatre

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A RESCHEDULED DATE from Saturday 30th May 2020.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…

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01
MAY
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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09
MAY
Gyles Brandreth – Break A Leg!
Babbacombe Theatre

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A RESCHEDULED DATE Originally Sunday 19th April11th OctoberThey 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…

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15
MAY
A Slightly Naughty Night Out
Babbacombe Theatre

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A RESCHEDULED DATE from Friday 4th September 2020.Prepare to have your ribs and everything else tickled as comedian Paul Eastwood brings his Live at the Apollo style comedy show to the Babbacombe Theatre starring a host of the…

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28
MAY
The History of Rock
Babbacombe Theatre

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A RESCHEDULED DATE FROM Friday 26th June 2020Allow the all new musical extravaganza THE HISTORY OF ROCK to propel you back to the best days of music in a celebration of the very best of CLASSIC ROCK through…

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27
AUG
Abba - Take A Chance On Us
Babbacombe Theatre

Take A Chance On UsAfter a fantastic night at the venue in the summer of 2018 the band is excited to return this August with their Live Six Piece Show. The band remarked after the show how the audience…

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15
OCT
G4 - Live 2020
Babbacombe Theatre

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A RESCHEDULED DATE FROM Friday 25th September 2020.The UKs No.1 classical vocal quartet are back with another exhilarating tour ‐ G4 LIVE 2020.Having exploded into the industry and the publics hearts back in 2004 on the first series…

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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.