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Babbacombe Theatre


Babbacombe Downs, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LU

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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 family variety shows, performed throughout the year by a professional cast. The ENTERTAINMENT factor is paramount to the successes of the productions at the celebrated venue and this year will be no exception.

2018 will mark the 4th consecutive year the venue continues to be ranked on TripAdvisor’s Theatres and Performances listing as not only the Number 1 theatre in Torquay, but in Devon! It is also, a winner of the Certificate of Excellence Award again making it seven successive years. The Babbacombe Theatre is also the only theatre in the Bay to have produced successive ‘5 STAR’ productions for three years.

During 2018 as well as their own productions STARSHINE & WEST END AT THE MOVIES, appearances from iconic performers are bound to make an impression. See Tim Vine, Rich Hall, G4, Ed Byrne, Milton Jones & Showaddywaddy to name just a few!

Expect elements of danger, magic and comedy with Starshine, albeit there will also be some breath-taking moments as the cast celebrates the musicals too. Enjoy tributes to some of the most iconic pop stars, including Michael Jackson, who would have turned 60 this year.  

West End at the Movies, whilst enjoying nostalgic musical medleys, you can expect highlights from award winning Big screen smash hits!

Audiences have come to expect a theatre experience that is magical and memorable, and everyone involved with both new productions this season hopes your evening meets all your expectations.

For dates and ticket prices please check the venues website, which also features details for all upcoming shows programmed for 2018. Alternatively contact the Box Office.

The theatre has

 • Access for wheelchair users with an accessible toilet,

 • Wheelchair spaces

 • Loop System


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • lindieuk
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    wonderful show
    4 of 5 stars
    19th Mar 2018
    This was my first time at Babacombe theatre. A fantastic evenings entertainment. Cast all work so very hard, but look as though thoroughly enjoying the show, I know everyone around me laughed as much... Read full review
  • Maggie P
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    5 of 5 stars
    18th Mar 2018
    We travel 100 miles to see every show and Starshine was up to the usual high standard and well worth the journey. Each act was first class as were the singers and dancers in fact they were better... Read full review
  • Chris S
    Trip Type:
    Milton Jones.
    5 of 5 stars
    18th Mar 2018
    Saw Milton on Friday 16/03/18 here. He was, as usual, excellent. I have lived in the area since 1986 and never been to this theatre before. I now feel like I’ve been missing out on a gem of a venue... Read full review


Road Directions

Babbacombe Theatre is situated on the beautiful Babbacombe Downs, in Babbacombe, Torquay; located only 5-10 minutes away by car from Torquay’s harbour side. It is easily accessible from other resorts on the English Riviera, Paignton and Brixham, Car parking: There is restricted on road parking however, there are numerous pay and display car parks within walking distance.

Public Transport Directions

Stagecoach bus no. 22 operates from Debenhams, the Strand, Torquay to St Annes Hall on Babbacombe Road. Babbacombe Theatre is situated on Babbacombe Downs Road and is a short walk away from the bus stop.


Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted


  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Opening Times

Opening 2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Opening 2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* The box office hours vary throughout the season or tickets can be booked online via their website.

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This Official Tourism Website is managed by the English Riviera BID Company Ltd.
Company number 10237792.
Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
Telephone 01803 211211

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