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Babbacombe Theatre

Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
+44 1803 328385
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This traditional theatre in a picturesque setting, has great shows during the summer season, book... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dundee, United Kingdom
Great little theatre

It ticks all the boxes. There is seating for about 600 theatregoers, a beautiful location... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Swindon, 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
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  • 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

This traditional theatre in a picturesque setting, has great shows during the summer season, book early and don't miss it.

Thank menubuster
Reviewed 1 week ago

It ticks all the boxes. There is seating for about 600 theatregoers, a beautiful location overlooking the sea, excellent shows. Please support this place if only to give Babbacombe theatre the money for air conditioning. We actually looked for a donation box when we were...More

Thank peterandjenny282
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw this show last week. A brilliant night of variety. Steve Laisters jokes and sketches were very funny we laughed and laughed. These were interspersed with singing, dancing magic and other sketches, true variety! We really enjoyed the vocal talents of Lindsey Collard, and were...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Babbacombe theatre to see Tim Vine in a BBC radio 4 recording. It's a lovely quaint theatre on the coast and we loved it. Although it didn't have a bar, there's lovely pubs just across the road and whilst waiting for the performance...More

Thank Nicholas T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Watched show here was great .Lovely place. We were right at back but still fantastic ..performance ..disnt use the bar or buy sweets but it was busy . Did think a bit over priced tbo

Thank dawn644
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magic of The Stars..is an amazing show. Probably one of the best I have seen (and believe me I have seen many). Steve Laister was BRILLIANT as ever, well done Steve but Lucy Samuels gave a wonderful performance and danced as good as any professional...More

Thank Anita S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This theatre is dated but is comfortable with good viewing from all areas. A small lovely intimate experience. Please keep it as it is

Thank buzzers24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always visit the Babbacombe Theatre on every holiday to Devon.Magic of the Stars was superb and where has Steve Laister been all these years.He was the star of the show,funny,original and well worth a second visit just to see him. I was not so...More

Thank Sidneysmum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My other half was horrified when I told him we were going to a variety show whilst we were on holiday, but he absolutely loved it! We had excellent seats in a packed theatre, and thoroughly enjoyed the show we saw. The comedian was so...More

1  Thank Bayleywillow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A regular visitor to Babbacombe summer shows, I was looking forward to this show. I was a little disappointed as this was not as good as other years and won't be joining my collection of DVD's I have from the theatre! My main problem with...More

Thank 387stephen
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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