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It’s your holiday so you deserve to treat yourself to a night on the town. Here on the English Riviera, South Devon's beautiful bay, there's plenty of ways to pass the time after dark. You can take the family to see a show in our theatres, or enjoy glitz and glamour and an evening's entertainment in one of the local casinos. When the sun goes down, the curtain comes up, and with a selection of stand-up comedy acts, concerts, musicals and children's shows, there's something for everyone on stage at the English Riviera.

What's in store on stage

There’s always plenty of fun to be had at the Princess Theatre, Torquay, which showcases the very best of West End theatre as well as comedy nights and local shows.

For a unique experience, try the unusual Little Theatre in Torquay; housed in an old church, you'll find a range of concerts, musicals and shows performed by TOADS, an acclaimed local amateur dramatics company.

For those on evening out in Paignton, the Palace Theatre hosts a range of performances, particularly from the local Bijou Theatre Company.

Finally, there’s the famous Babbacombe Theatre, on Babbacombe Downs. The stage has seen the very best of British light entertainment tread its boards, and the theatre hosts regular summer and winter variety shows, bands and comedians.

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  1. Starlight

    Starlight

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    Performance

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    Torquay

    It saddens us to say that ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’, is a myth. Stars only appear to twinkle! But do not despair this is not the case when it comes to the all-new show for the 2015 season, Starlight.

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    From:
    10 Feb 2015To21 Oct 2015
  2. Music of the Night

    Music of the Night

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    Performance

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    Torquay

    Music is the universal language, and what feelings sound like! It inspires and as quoted by Victor Hugo, “expresses that which cannot be said”.
    However our all new show, Music of the Night has a lot to say!

    Dates

    From:
    30 Apr 2015To1 Oct 2015
  3. The Hollow

    The Hollow

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    Paignton

    Bijou Theatre Productions has chosen to celebrate Agatha Christies 125th with a summer production of The Hollow'
    This is a thriller in true Christie style, full of intrigue ,murder and red herrings.

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    From:
    9 Jun 2015To30 Jul 2015
  4. Kate Paxman - Torre Abbey

    Kate Paxman - Torre Abbey

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    Exhibition

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    Torquay

    Artist Kate Paxman was in residence at Torre Abbey for 12 months from June 2014 to June 2015. Kate's period of research began just as Torre Abbey re-opened to the public following the second phase of an extensive Heritage Lottery funded restoration

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    21 Jul 2015To10 Sep 2015
  5. Kate Paxman - Torre Abbey

    Kate Paxman - Torre Abbey

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    Exhibition

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    Torquay

    Artist Kate Paxman was in residence at Torre Abbey for 12 months from June 2014 to June 2015. Kate's period of research began just as Torre Abbey re-opened to the public following the second phase of an extensive Heritage Lottery funded restoration

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    From:
    21 Jul 2015To30 Jul 2015
  6. Joe Pasquale

    Joe Pasquale

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    Torquay

    Joe Pasquale
    Yes, Joe’s back! This time he's leaner, meaner, he's a vacuum cleaner!

    Call into our English Riviera Visitor Information Centre on Torquay harbour side to book.

    Dates

    From:
    28 Jul 2015To28 Jul 2015
  7. Outdoor Theatre - Twelfth Night

    Outdoor Theatre - Twelfth Night

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    Newton Abbot

    Back by popular demand, the Lord Chamberlain's Men will be bringing their traditional, all-male cast performance of Twelfth Night to the grounds of Bradley in Newton Abbot.

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    From:
    29 Jul 2015To29 Jul 2015
  8. Cook on a Campfire

    Cook on a Campfire

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    Kingswear, Dartmouth

    Join the countryside rangers for more '50 things to do before you're 11 ¾' fun.
    Our rangers know that there's nothing better than cooking over an open camp fire. Budding explorers can come along to roast marshmallows and pick up some handy bush craft

    Dates

    From:
    29 Jul 2015To29 Jul 2015
  9. The ELO Experience - Electric Light Orchestra

    The ELO Experience - Electric Light Orchestra

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    Performance

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    Torquay

    ELO Experience
    The Electric Light Orchestra Greatest Hits Tour featuring the fabulous ELO Experience.
    Call into the English Riviera Visitor Information Centre on Torquay harbour side to book tickets.

    Dates

    From:
    29 Jul 2015To29 Jul 2015
  10. Roy Orbison and Friends

    Roy Orbison and Friends

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    Performance

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    Torquay

    If you love good music, then this is the show for you as Barry Steele presents his all live spectacular Multi Media Tribute to The Big O, featuring classic Orbison hits from the 60’s right through to the Late 80’s

    Dates

    From:
    30 Jul 2015To30 Jul 2015
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