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Babbacombe Theatre

Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
+44 1803 328385
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Sensational Steve Laister

Three generations of my family spent the evening at “Magic of the Stars” show, and all loved it!! I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Rock Concert

The theatre lends itself well to a succession of tribute acts I have seen in September from the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brixham, United Kingdom
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A valuable asset to the English Riviera for nearly eighty years, the Babbacombe Theatre in Torquay, is renowned for wowing audiences with their highly-acclaimed variety shows, performed throughout the year by a professional cast. 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. Colin Matthews, the show’s producer and director won the Herald Express’s, ‘Outstanding Contribution to Tourism’ Award during his 30th year at the venue in 2016. He now has a legacy to maintain, therefore ‘just for you’ he and the shows cast, invite you to join them on a two-hour journey that promises to ‘warm your heart’. ‘Humour handled by a master’ is very much in the hands of the host and headlining showman, Steve Laister. Others with, ‘parts to perform’ is divine diva, Lindsey Collard, West End actress Gail-Marie, the British Magical Champion of Illusion, Daniel Dean, the effervescent Wayne ‘Champagne’ Martin, Danze Magique, our sensational dancers and finally six youngsters we like to call the Rock Starz! Combined this cast will undoubtedly leave you with a lasting impression. Magic of the Stars features extracts from Broadway and West End shows, has hit songs that span seven decades, numerous classic comedic sketches as well as inspirational lighting, costume design, choreography, and musical arrangements. There will be no other, ‘Night Like This’ in the Bay, so if you want to enjoy a magical and memorable evening of extraordinary entertainment at Devon’s No.1 theatre (as rated by TripAdvisor), then this show will not disappoint. Check the venues website for details on all the other shows programmed for 2017 or contact the Box Office.The theatre has, Access for wheelchair users with an accessible toilet, Wheelchair spaces & Loop System
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
+44 1803 328385
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three generations of my family spent the evening at “Magic of the Stars” show, and all loved it!! I was slightly nervous before hand, as I’d read a review beforehand which had described the show as racist, which wouldn’t have gone down well with any...More

Thank Harbourmaster555
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The theatre lends itself well to a succession of tribute acts I have seen in September from the 1970’s. The quality of rock from the progressive years was high and the elaborate shows put on by The Dark Side of Pink Floyd and Los Endos...More

Thank SimonJKaye
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear SimonJKaye Thank you for supporting the venue and for your review. We are pleased to know that you have enjoyed many tribute shows over the years with us. However, we do pride ourselves with our varied programme, not least our own annual production. It...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What fun, this Show had us rolling in the isle. The music, costumes and singing and dancing were great. Steve the host was the star of the night. My jaw ached . Will be back.

Thank jayne h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I confess that as a local resident of Babbacombe I do have a slightly partial opinion of this historic theatre. The theatre is placed on a beautiful cliff edge area of Torbay with lovely views across Lyme Bay. Although it is a venue that is...More

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to see "Legends of the West End" at this theatre. We've walked past this theatre many times, but this time we decided to book seats for the show. The show was outstanding with a very talented cast. The theatre itself is lovely, the seats...More

Thank gizmo2brian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic local theatre. Small and quaint and friendly, helpful staff. Production I saw was Magic of the Stars - a superb variety of singing, dancing, comedy, and magic!

Thank Wulfy7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saw a show here (13/09) accompanied 4 old adults who are in a care home as they wished to go! Got told this show would 'make our holiday' - it did far from it! For how much money this show would make at £19 per...More

1  Thank Hayley S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw Magic of the Stars very good lightweight entertainment show to lift the spirits, the compare put some of the better known acts in the shade. The theatre is a traditional holiday venue- lovely.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw this show on Wednesday 19th September 2017. Really enjoyed the show, the compere Steve Laister was so funny, he had me in stitches all evening.The soloists were very good, very professional. The dancers were excellent, it was lovely to see the kids troupe involved...More

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to see "Magic of the Stars" in September 2017. The show was entertaining and the Theatre was situated in a lovely location on Babbacombe Downs. The staff were very friendly and helpful as someone was sitting in our seats. Attracts quite an older...More

1  Thank IvanChantler
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Denise B
13 November 2016|
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Response from Colin P | Reviewed this property |
Babbacombe theatre has a web site that has what is currently being shown.babbacombe-theatre Hope this helps.
Denise B
13 November 2016|
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Response from BabbacombeTheatre | Property representative |
Dear Denise B. I am afraid as the previous comments conclude, we do not have a show for the date you ask. The only shows we have due in November - Russell Kane on Sat 19th November - sold out and The Magic of Christmas on... More
Pauline B
11 December 2015|
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Response from BabbacombeTheatre | Property representative |
Hello Mark. My apologies for the delay in responding, I missed your message coming through. The venue has 600 seats in the auditorium. if you would like to see a seating plan, please refer to our website, on the theatre... More