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Palace Theatre

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Address: Palace Avenue, Paignton TQ3 3HF, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 665800
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Mon - Fri 10:30 - 17:30
Sat 10:30 - 14:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Palace Theatre is a true community theatre for the English Riviera, set...

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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Great show

The show was great. I took mom and 8 of her friends. Most of them have mobility problems of one sort or another. They gave us most of the front row, that helped as a couple of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The show was great. I took mom and 8 of her friends. Most of them have mobility problems of one sort or another. They gave us most of the front row, that helped as a couple of them have mobility walkers. A nice gentleman put the walkers to one side for them. The disability toilet was near to the entrance... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Spent our first night in Paignton watching "Death on the Nile" and thoroughly enjoyed it. I don't know how many of the folk there that night are volunteers but they were all very welcoming. Very good acting and one of my favourite plays - and now venues.

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Thank RogerBest
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous show. Took our 3 year old grandaughter to her first ever show and she was transfixed the whole time. Lovely to have 'Glinda' doing selfies with the children in the break and the cast stayed on stage for photos after the show finished. Awesome!

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Thank Donna G
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

My daughter chose this show to watch and when it started my heart sank as there was one bad joke after another - but how wrong I was, as soon as Dorothy got into Oz the show really picked up. Toto's dance in the wild forest was legendary and, for me, the Wicked Witch stole the show with the Cowardly... More 

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Thank Mike_M_Ab
torquay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We went to see this show last night, it was fantastic. I would highly recommend this show. The tickets are very cheap, and the cast were out of this world.

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Epping, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

My family had a lovely evening here watching Murder On The Nile. The acting was great and very well done, well worth the money. The Theatre itself is very nice and well positioned in Paignton with plenty of parking and disabled spaces. My only criticism is that I couldn't sit in my seat in Row E. The space between the... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

This show is amazing. A special school holiday treat not to be missed. This show is on every Thursday throughout August. Very professional actors, scenery, music, all brilliant. The venue is perfect. Staff, bar area, toilets all first class. Easy accessibility for wheelchairs. This theatre is well known for putting on a good variety of shows so worth keep their... More 

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Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

During our stay in Torquay me and my mum went to watch a play called The Empty Stage in the Palace Theatre Paignton . What a brilliant play and the actors were really good. It's a shame there were only about 60 people there because it really was a good show. The theatre was also lovely with reasonably priced tickets... More 

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oxfordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We visit this theatre most years and see the Bijou Theatre production of an Agatha Christie. Always a good night out in an intimate and comfortable theatre. 'Murder on the Nile' was well up to standard!

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Thank IanOxfordshire
Paignton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Been a couple of times. Went last week to see death On the Nile , which was superb!!! It's a good sized theatre and very comfortable with the seating staggered well so you don't have to worry about having a tall person in front of you. Loads of parking aswell nearby.

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