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

18
APR
Stewart Francis - Into The Punset
Babbacombe Theatre

Canadian one‐line merchant Stewart Francis has announced his farewell comedy tour.The comic who won Daves Funniest Joke Of The Fringe in 2012 and has made a dozen appearances on Mock The Week will go on the road with Into The Punset…

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23
APR
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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02
MAY
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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08
JUN
Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise
Babbacombe Theatre

Due to exceptional demand and an array of sold out dates all over the UK Britains leading one‐liner comic extends his brand new 2018 tour with even more dates for 2019 returning to the road with another onslaught of lean expertly crafted…

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21
JUN
Gimme ABBA 20th Anniversary Tour
Babbacombe Theatre

ABBA have left a fine musical legacy and its in good hands. With Gimme ABBAGimme ABBA have been performing their fabulous tribute for over 19 years and this year they will be celebrating their 20th anniversaryAfter 20 years of performances Gimme Abba…

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05
JUL
On Tour with ELVIS
Babbacombe Theatre

Back by public demandMichael King is widely recognized as the best in the business at being Elvis. Backed by his superb backing band and singers this show is what many in the Elvis world describe as one of the most authentic and…

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06
JUL
James Acaster-Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999
Babbacombe Theatre

Little Wander in association with PBJ Management present:JAMES ACASTER‐COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999One time I bought a lasagne from the supermarket heated it up in the oven and ate a bit of it and it wasnt very nice so I put it…

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12
JUL
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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19
JUL
Jimmy Tarbuck OBE Shares 50 Years of Memories
Babbacombe Theatre

Jimmy Tarbuck OBE known affectionately as Tarby is one of Britains favourite comics and has a television career spanning over forty years.Still a major hit on the comedy circuit after a varied career beginning as a Redcoat at Butlins and then as…

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27
JUL
Neil Diamond - The Experience
Babbacombe Theatre

Neil Diamond The Experience is a phenomenally accurate tribute to the legendary singersongwriter. Featuring the musicians of the internationally acclaimed Opus One band and official 2018 UK 1Neil Diamond tribute nominee Dominic Kaye the show takes you on a journey through the…

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02
AUG
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…

10
AUG
The George Michael Story
Babbacombe Theatre

BACK BY POPULAR DEMANDA celebration of George Michaels life & musical career including anecdotes from his friends and interviews with the man himself.His music is performed by an 8 piece band fronted by two performers from the Wham days to George as…

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16
AUG
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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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…

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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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13
SEP
Tommy The Album Live!
Babbacombe Theatre

2019 sees the 50th anniversary of The Whos most universally‐known and much‐lauded concept album Tommy. To mark this anniversary international 8‐piece band The Goldhawks will be touring to perform the original album in full detail and accuracy across the theatre stages of…

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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.…

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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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07
NOV
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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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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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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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…

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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.