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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. Starstruck

    Starstruck

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    Torquay

    In this digital age, ‘Starstuck’, has a cast that promises side - splitting comedy, powerful vocalists delivering dynamic songs and elegant dancers who are endlessly energetic performing to entertain you, up close and personally.

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    9 Feb 2016To19 Oct 2016
  2. What the Butler Saw

    What the Butler Saw

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    Torquay

    What the Butler Saw
    By Joe Orton
    (A TOADS season production)

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    15 Feb 2016To20 Feb 2016
  3. What? Crazy Creatures are hatching at Torre Abbey

    What? Crazy Creatures are hatching at Torre Abbey

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    Participatory Event

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    Torquay

    What crazy creatures have hatched out at Torre Abbey this Half Term?


    Go funky chicken mad and make some wonderful creatures of your own! Family Workshops and children’s trails suitable for all ages

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    16 Feb 2016To16 Feb 2016
  4. BOADS present 'Mother Goose' pantomime

    BOADS present 'Mother Goose' pantomime

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    Brixham

    All the fun of a traditional panto as Brixham Operatic and Dramatic Society present 'Mother Goose',

    An amateur production by arrangement with Stage Right Creative Ltd and Alan P Frayne.

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    17 Feb 2016To20 Feb 2016
  5. Ellen Kent's Tosca

    Ellen Kent's Tosca

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    Torquay

    Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra
    Puccini’s Tosca
    An explosion of love and treachery

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    18 Feb 2016To18 Feb 2016
  6. What? Crazy Creatures are hatching at Torre Abbey

    What? Crazy Creatures are hatching at Torre Abbey

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    Participatory Event

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    Torquay

    What crazy creatures have hatched out at Torre Abbey this Half Term?


    Go funky chicken mad and make some wonderful creatures of your own! Family Workshops and children’s trails suitable for all ages

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    From:
    19 Feb 2016To19 Feb 2016
  7. A Vision of Elvis

    A Vision of Elvis

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    Torquay

    A Vision Of Elvis is one the world’s leading touring Elvis productions. Celebrating all the music of Elvis Presley from Sun Studio’s through to '68 Comeback with the finale being the Concert Years

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    19 Feb 2016To19 Feb 2016
  8. Totally Tina

    Totally Tina

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    Torquay

    Tina Turner is a phenomenon, having won 8 Grammys, sold over 200 million albums and more concert tickets than any other artist in a career lasting four decades.

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    20 Feb 2016To20 Feb 2016
  9. A Pirate Spectacular Show

    A Pirate Spectacular Show

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    Paignton

    A Pirate Spectacular Show.

    Ahoy me hearties!! And welcome to the best show in town!

    Join the Lovable scallywag ‘Captain Jack Swallow’, the delectable ‘Saucy Sal’ and the beautiful ‘Sirens of the Sea’, plus comedy Acrobatic Pirates 'Ping and Pong'

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    21 Feb 2016To21 Feb 2016
  10. 3tc present 'The Lady's Not for Burning'

    3tc present 'The Lady's Not for Burning'

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    Brixham

    'The Lady's Not for Burning' presented by Teignmouth Touring Theatre Company.

    Laughter, love, witchcraft, and mayhem abound in Christopher Fry's ‘The Lady’s Not For Burning’!

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    From:
    26 Feb 2016To27 Feb 2016
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