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

22
AUG
I ♥ Music
Babbacombe Theatre

Music is the universal language and what feelings sound like It inspires us and as quoted by Victor Hugo expresses that which cannot be said. Albeit this all new show I Music ‐ has a lot to sayYou can expect to…

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23
AUG
The Bon Jovi Experience
Babbacombe Theatre

The Bon Jovi Experience is an outstanding tribute to Bon Jovi. They are the only Bon Jovi tribute band in the world to have actually played and shared a stage with Jon Bon…

24
AUG
The Opera Boys
Babbacombe Theatre

After the huge successes of the 2017 and 2018 tours the Opera Boys are returning to Babbacombe for their new 2019 tour.Leading men from Londons West End combine in a powerhouse of vocal harmony to deliver a stunning blend of music…

TEL: 01803 328385
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25
AUG
Mister Magnolia
Torre Abbey Museum

Mister Magnolia has many things such as an old trumpet that goes rooty‐toot some very fat owls learning to hoot a big purple dinosaur whos a magnificent brute two sisters who play the flute and even a swimming pool. But he still…

TEL: 01698 854409
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27
AUG
Starburst
Babbacombe Theatre

2019 marks a special anniversary here at the Babbacombe Theatre ‐ the venue originally a concert hall opened its doors 80 years ago in May 1939A special anniversary should be celebrated and in epic proportion The all new family variety production…

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31
AUG
One Night In Dublin
Babbacombe Theatre

oin us for One night in Dublin and be transported to Murphys Pub. Where the house band The Wild Murphys will be performing great Irish songs by the likes of The Pogues The Dubliners The Fureys The Saw Doctors and many more.Midi…

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31
AUG
Halfway To Paradise - The Billy Fury Story
Princess Theatre Torquay

29 hits including Last Night Was Made For Love I Will Id Never Find Another You Wondrous Place & of course ‐ Halfway To Paradise.During this event you will see Billy coming alive on giant screen singing whilst his band play live…

TEL: 08448 713023
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04
SEP
Speed Dating in Torquay
Rock Garden

Torquay Speed DatingAbout Speed Dating in Torquay EventsAt one of our Torquay Speed Dating events you will have four minutes to chat to each date. Four minutes is long enough to see if you click with the person you are talking to…

Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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20
SEP
Afterglow Genesis Tribute Band
Babbacombe Theatre

Afterglow covers the music Genesis played once Phil Collins took on vocal duties. The earlier Gabriel period is well supported by numerous tribute bands but there isnt much opportunity to hear those later tracks that are equally popular with most Genesis fans.…

TEL: 01803 328385
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11
OCT
Down for the Count Swing Orchestra
Babbacombe Theatre

Down for the Count are a mini big band who bring the sounds of the Swing Era back to life with an electrifying show full of incredible energy and musicianship.They are constantly in demand and in 2018 alone they sold out Ronnie…

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18
OCT
Gilbert O'Sullivan in Concert
Babbacombe Theatre

Enjoying one of the most creative and commercially successful periods of an outstanding career Gilbert OSullivan has continued to look to the future while his famous back catalogue has won respect and adoration all over the world.His 2018 album reached the top…

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01
NOV
The Fleetwood Mac Songbook
Babbacombe Theatre

The Fleetwood Mac Songbook is made up of six experienced musicians who are dedicated to celebrating one of the all‐time great Rock Pop & Blues bands in the World FLEETWOOD MAC.The band deliver faithful live recreations of all the Macs best…

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02
NOV
Ed Gamble Blizzard Extension
Babbacombe Theatre

After a sellout national tour in Spring 2019 Ed Gambles tour has been extended. Live at The Apollo BBC2 Off of Mock the Week BBC2 The Russell Howard Hour Sky Royal Variety ITV Comedy Central at the Comedy Store Comedy Central Hypothetical…

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15
NOV
The Carpenters Experience
Babbacombe Theatre

The Carpenters Experience present a fantastic tribute to Richard & Karen Carpenter capturing all the mannerisms and vocal similarities in this unique showThe Carpenters Experience is fronted by the amazing vocal talent of Maggie Nestor who is a lifelong fan of the…

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22
NOV
Dick Whittington - Adult Pantomime
Babbacombe Theatre

The production will feature a hilarious cast of five principal performers all with extensive previous pantomime experience and credits to their name as well as four professional dancers sumptuous scenery colourful costumes a laugh‐a‐second script and eye‐popping illusionsThere is a tendency with…

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29
NOV
Roy Hemmings Hits of Motown & Philadelphia
Babbacombe Theatre

Original Drifters member Roy G Hemmings brings together the sound of three of Americas iconic Labels Motown the Sound of Philadelphia and Stax Atlantic in one action packed show with his musicians & singers.Featuring hits by The Three Degrees Harold Melvin and…

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28
FEB
The Elvis Years
Babbacombe Theatre

The Elvis Years is an outstanding musical production which brings to the stage the incredible and compelling story of the king of rock and roll ‐ Elvis Presley.Join Mario Kombou Jailhouse Rock West End our all‐star band and our award‐winning singers for…

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20
MAR
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…

30
MAR
An Evening with Merrill Osmond
Babbacombe Theatre

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 famous people he has met and how he wrote so many of…

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11
APR
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
APR
David Baddiel Trolls: Not The Dolls
Babbacombe Theatre

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 brand new one‐man show Trolls: Not The Dolls.Trolls the…

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19
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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24
APR
Forbidden Nights
Babbacombe Theatre

WELCOME TO A BRAND NEW FANTASYFORBIDDEN NIGHTS is a full production male variety show combining superlative circus and acrobatic skills with finely honed physiques. This unrivalled night of glamour talent and torsos showcases sizzling new acts stunt‐orientated routines and explosive provocative choreography.Abandon…

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15
MAY
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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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.