What's on inTotnes


Welcome to Totnes

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

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Forthcoming events in Totnes

25
JUL
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: 8.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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26
JUL
The Take That Experience
Sheldon Open Air Theatre

These guys took Sheldon by storm in 2014 so its with great excitement that we welcome them back You screamed like it was the real Robbie and just loved their energetic crowd‐pleasing antics around the auditorium. The Take That Experience bring…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01647 253916
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27
JUL
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: 8.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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28
JUL
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: 0.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 07789 113738
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28
JUL
Quo-incidence & Go Tell Alice
Sheldon Open Air Theatre

Come and dance the night away Quo‐incidence: After rocking the crowds in the theatre in 2014 Status Quo tribute band Quo‐incidence are making a long anticipated returnBefore the untimely death of Rick Parfitt after nearly 50 years in the business Status…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: +441647 253916
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29
JUL
Dartington Summer School and Festival
Dartington Hall

Welcome to the 2017 concerts and events programme at Dartington Summer School and FestivalEach day from early evening the beautiful estate at Dartington transforms into a thriving venue for concerts and events. Its ancient buildings stunning gardens and welcoming restaurant and bar…

Location: 1.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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29
JUL
DEVON PHOTOGRAPHY WEEKENDER
Dartmoor National Park

Want to soak in the magical and sublime landscape of Dartmoor Devon Want to learn how to take better photographs Want to use professional lighting kit and get expert tution oh did I mention the chance to work with professional models.If you…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

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29
JUL
Mad Dog Mcrea, Wildwood Kin & The B-Minors
Sheldon Open Air Theatre

Its only taken 6 years but Mad Dog Mcrea are finally coming back to SheldonMad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock pop gypsy jazz bluegrass and ass‐shaking music. From self‐penned songs of adventure drinking love and life to traditional…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01647 253916
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02
AUG
An Evening with The Dreamers
The Palace Theatre

Carrying on the tradition of the guys who started it all in 1963: Freddie Garrity Derek Quinn Roy Crewson Bernie Dwyer and Pete Birrel never to be forgotten or equaled Formerly Freddie and The Dreamers. The Dreamers remain one of the best…

Location: 5.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 665800
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02
AUG
Joey the Lips
Sheldon Open Air Theatre

The nations funkiest 10 piece band with an insanely loyal local following.This band really do love what they do; their on‐stage energy is infectious and they create a fantastic atmosphere.Joey the Lips is best described as SoulBlues & Funk with a bit…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01647 253916
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05
AUG
Woofstock UK 2017
Coronation Park

Woofstock UK 2017 is an event like no other. It is a festival for all things dog held on 5 August 2017. In Coronation Park Dartmouth Devon which is close to Kingsbridge Totnes and lots of beaches. This is our third year…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01314 638368
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09
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: 0.5 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07789 113738
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09
AUG
Speed Dating in Torquay
Rock Garden

How speed dating in Torquay worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Torquay. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the Speed Dating…

Location: 7.6 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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11
AUG
High School Rocks
Babbacombe Theatre

High School Rocks is an interactive stage production featuring the best music and songs from the High School Musical movies 1‐3. With its high energy vibrant colourful routines it forms a real tribute to the…

Location: 8.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

12
AUG
Family Canoeing and Bush-Craft - canoe-camping
River Dart

Canoeing and Bush‐craft go together like tea and cake A weekend of foraging and learning Bush‐craft skills on the river. Well be canoeing on the beautiful Dart stopping en‐route to forage for wild foods to cook up at lunchtime over the campfire.Theyll…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07789 113738
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12
AUG
The Jerseys - Oh What A Nite!
Babbacombe Theatre

The show features all the top hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons with a narrative telling the audience a story of how they essentially shot to fame. It also features stunning acapellas and intrinsic routines that gives The Jersey Boys…

Location: 8.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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18
AUG
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…

Location: 8.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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: 7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01314 638368
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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: 5.3 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: 8.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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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: 8.6 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: 0.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07789 113738
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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: 8.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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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: 8.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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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: 8.6 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: 8.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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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: 8.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01803 328385
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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: 11.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01626 249049
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11
NOV
Michael Portillo - Life: A Game of Two Halves
Babbacombe Theatre

It took Michael Portillo little more than 10 years to get a seat in the Commons and then rise in power and esteem to a point where he was a favoured leader of his party and possible future PM. A…

Location: 8.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01803 328385
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16
NOV
TJ Higgs - The Medium
Babbacombe Theatre

With her natural contemporary and accurate presentation TJ is today firmly placed as one of the UKs foremost psychic medium and her broad appeal allows her to support private readings live theatre appearances and events within the UK and internationally.As well as…

Location: 8.6 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01803 328385
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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 Abbey

Buckfast Abbey is home to a Roman Catholic community of Benedictine monks.The Abbey Church is at the centre of the monastic life of the Benedictine monks at Buckfast, since it is there that the Monastic Community gathers to pray and celebrate the sacraments.12th century Cistercian architecture has a…

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