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Palace Theatre

Palace Avenue, Paignton TQ3 3HF, England
+44 1803 665800
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Cracking Theatre

Went to see Last of the Summer Wine on Saturday night, my first ever visit to this theatre and what... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peter S
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Quaint theatre that needs our support

Very quaint local theatre, with variety of productions. Feels as if it is run by volunteers, which... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Betternowthannever
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The Palace Theatre is a true community theatre for the English Riviera, set in the heart of Paignton , and is the oldest working theatre in Torbay, constructed back in 1890. It is owned and run by Torbay Council. The theatre has a seating capacity of 380. It has undergone a major refurbishment and it looks fantastic. Tickets for the Palace Theatre can be purchased in person from the Palace Theatre, or by phoning the Box office on: 01803 665800, or tickets can be purchased by going to any local Tourist Information Centre.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Palace Avenue, Paignton TQ3 3HF, England
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"agatha christie play"
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"pre show"
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"interval drinks"
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"excellent acoustics"
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"great cast"
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"spend an evening"
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"plenty of street parking"
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"booked tickets"
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"sound quality"
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"comfortable seats"
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"production"
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"hollow"
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"panto"
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"actors"
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"auditorium"
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"talented"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see Last of the Summer Wine on Saturday night, my first ever visit to this theatre and what a bobby dazzler of a place, it certainly won’t be my last visit! You have got to support these smaller venues especially people of Paignton....More

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Very quaint local theatre, with variety of productions. Feels as if it is run by volunteers, which is why I say it needs our support. Comfortable little bar for pre-theatre and interval drinks. Success of a visit depends on the production chosen. We saw an...More

Thank Betternowthannever
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I attended a play here tonight. The 3 actors were all very good and I enjoyed the performance very much. Recommended.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

First time at this Theatre and was very surprised, whilst smaller than some its was at the same time more enjoyable than a large Theatre. The sound production, as this was a musical performance, was very good. There is a bar on site for pre...More

Thank AndyD537
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Booked tickets to watch "and then there were none" on the 12th September 17. We made our way straight to the bar to be greeted by very welcoming staff. Having ordered our drinks, we were asked if we wanted to book drinks for the interval,...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have been to this theatre many times and it is really good venue with excellent acoustics and always reasonable prices.

Thank Michael140250
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

After our first visit to this lovely theatre two years ago to see the production of The Hollow, my wife and I were delighted to see another production of an Agatha Christie story coincided with our visit to Torbay. Getting tickets for 'And Then There...More

Thank JSB_333
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Excellent theatre and great cast. Were able to see the whole of the play although we were in side seatingMore

Thank Mike M
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Lee T, Manager at Palace Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Mike, Thanks for a nice review. We are glad that you enjoyed the venue and the performance. Sorry we were unable to make it a 5* on your review, so if there was anything that you felt could be improved on please do not hesitate...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

A lovely evening watching an Agatha Christie play. I am ashamed to say as a local of not knowing about this little theatre but now I do I will be going more often. A great line up of events from plays and shows to workshops...More

Thank Richard N
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Lee T, Manager at Palace Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Thanks for your great comments Richard - Glad you made it to the theatre (in the end) and hope you will be joining us for more fun and enjoyable entertainment in the near future!

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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I decided to book the Agatha Christie play 'And then there were none' as we were visiting Devon to go to Greenway house (Agatha's summer home} and it seemed the perfect little extra treat. The ticket for the show was £12 each,...More

Thank john h
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Lee T, Manager at Palace Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Thanks for your great review John. We are so glad you had an enjoyable evening with us for Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, performed by the BIJOU Theatre Company. With regards to the comments about being " a bit dated " was there...More

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Jo S
15 November 2016|
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Response from anne t | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure? I live in Torquay and there are a few good restaurants not far. from the theatre. they are on the front over looking the beach, a very nice French Restaurant, and a few others next to each other. It would take... More
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Roger A
15 October 2016|
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Response from Lee T | Property representative |
Hi Roger, Yes the theatre is fully wheelchair accessible. We look forward to welcoming you to our venue. We do have specific seating for our wheelchair patrons, so do give us a call on: 01803 665800 to book.
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The theatre is open every month of the year. We have huge selection of shows each and every month. The box office is open Mon-Sat. For the full listings of what we do please visit our website or contact the box office on... More
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