Babbacombe Theatre


Babbacombe Downs, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LU

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About Us

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

Opening Times

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.


19th Dec 2018 - 19th Dec 2018

26th Dec 2018 - 26th Dec 2018

28th Dec 2018 - 28th Dec 2018

1st Jan 2019 - 1st Jan 2019

Christmas CrackersHow do you make Christmas Crackers? It’s essential you have something colourful, preferably with some sparkle to wrap them with, jokes and trinkets to insert, and lastly but most importantly that little something that goes pop! The Babbacombe Theatre has all you will need, to ensure this yuletide...
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1st Mar 2019 - 1st Mar 2019

Fleetwood BacFleetwood Bac are renowned for being the world's first and regarded as the UK's most authentic Fleetwood Mac tribute show. Mick Fleetwood endorses it himself. This band fully replicates the classic Stevie/Lindsey/Christine/John/Mick, 'Rumours' line-up. Rated by THE TIMES newspaper as one of the...
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8th Mar 2019 - 8th Mar 2019

The Bohemians Queen's Greatest Hits, Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay, DevonThe Bohemians Queen's Greatest HitsA Comprehensive re-enactment of Queen’s Greatest Hits! Internationally renowned Queen Tribute band The Bohemians take you on a high energy roller coaster ride of a concert, featuring  the back catalogue of one of the world’s most popular and iconic rock acts of all time. So many fabulous hits to...
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29th Mar 2019 - 29th Mar 2019

Forbidden Nights, Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay, DevonForbidden NightsThis is a brand-new show for 2019 with great new acts and routines added, so brace yourself for two hours of thrilling action, provocative choreography with the ultimate Forbidden strip tease (and a few men in uniform thrown in for good measure). Abandon your inhibitions at the door as the talented...
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12th Apr 2019 - 12th Apr 2019

Pop Divas Live!A FABULOUS FIRST POP EXPERIENCE FOR PRIMARY AGE CHILDREN Get ready for the best songs from all your favourite female stars in one fabulous fun-packed show. Little Mix will cast some Black Magic and Taylor Swift will Shake It Off as four enormously talented girls bring you up close and personal...
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13th Apr 2019 - 13th Apr 2019

Henning Wehn - Get On With ItYou couldn’t make it up; surely the German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn hasn’t bosched out yet another new show? And what’s he still doing here anyway? Well, his lack of transferable skills is what keeps him here and his belief that practise makes perfect is what keeps him going. This show is a...
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18th Apr 2019 - 18th Apr 2019

Stewart Francis - Into the PunsetCanadian one-line merchant Stewart Francis has announced his farewell comedy tour. The comic, who won Dave’s Funniest Joke Of The Fringe in 2012 and has made a dozen appearances on Mock The Week, will go on the road with Into The Punset this autumn. Francis has been speaking about quitting...
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20th Apr 2019 - 20th Apr 2019

Nights on Broadway - The Bee Gees Story, Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay, DevonNights on Broadway - The Bee Gees StoryYou can't see the Bee Gees anymore, but you can see ‘Nights on Broadway’ and still experience a concert featuring the incredible music, written by the brothers Gibb. ‘Nights on Broadway’ presents a tribute to the Bee Gees through their catalogue of hits. Enjoy the full live band, blend the classic...
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8th June 2019 - 8th June 2019

Gary Delaney:  Gangster's Paradise, Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay, DevonGary Delaney: Gangster's ParadiseDue to exceptional demand and an array of sold out dates all over the UK, Britain's leading one-liner comic extends his brand new 2018 tour with even more dates for 2019, returning to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery. A Mock The Week regular and recent star of the...
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6th July 2019 - 6th July 2019

James Acaster - Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999, Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay, DevonJames Acaster - Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999Little Wander in association with PBJ Management present:JAMES ACASTER-COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999 “One time I bought a lasagne from the supermarket, heated it up in the oven and ate a bit of it and it wasn't very nice so I put it in the fridge because it felt wrong to dump a whole lasagne in...
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19th July 2019 - 19th July 2019

Jimmy Tarbuck OBE Shares 50 Years of Memories, Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay, DevonJimmy Tarbuck OBE Shares 50 Years of MemoriesJimmy Tarbuck OBE, known affectionately as 'Tarby', is one of Britain's favourite comics and has a television career spanning over forty years. Still a major hit on the comedy circuit after a varied career beginning as a Redcoat at Butlin's and then as compere at The London Palladium. Today, he...
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27th July 2019 - 27th July 2019

Neil Diamond - The ExperienceNeil Diamond, The Experience is a phenomenally accurate tribute to the legendary singer/songwriter. Featuring the musicians of the internationally acclaimed Opus One band and official 2018 UK #1Neil Diamond tribute nominee Dominic Kaye, the show takes you on a journey through the decades with...
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16th Aug 2019 - 16th Aug 2019

The Tina Turner Experience, Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay, DevonThe Tina Turner ExperienceThis fully live energetic show charts the life and career of one of the worlds iconic performers. Full of hits like “Private Dancer”, “Nutbush City Limits”, “Proud Mary”, “River Deep Mountain High” and “Let’s Stay Together” to name but a few, this show is the ultimate night out. The concert style...
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23rd Aug 2019 - 23rd Aug 2019

The Bon Jovi Experience, Princess Theatre, Torquay, DevonThe Bon Jovi ExperienceThe Bon Jovi Experience are the world’s first and finest tribute to the great Bon Jovi and are the world’s ONLY tribute to have been requested by and to have performed live on stage with Jon Bon Jovi himself. They are also the only tribute to have been featured on the official Bon Jovi website. “...
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20th Sept 2019 - 20th Sept 2019

Afterglow Genesis Tribute Band, Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay, DevonAfterglow Genesis Tribute BandAfterglow covers the music Genesis played once Phil Collins took on vocal duties. The earlier Gabriel period is well supported by numerous tribute bands but there isn't much opportunity to hear those later tracks that are equally popular with most Genesis fans. So don't expect costumes or...
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29th Nov 2019 - 29th Nov 2019

Roy Hemmings Hits of Motown and Philadelphia, Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay, DevonRoy Hemmings Hits of Motown and PhiladelphiaOriginal Drifters member Roy G Hemming’s brings together the sound of three of America’s iconic Labels Motown, the Sound of Philadelphia and Stax Atlantic, in one action packed show with his musicians & singers. Featuring hits by The Three Degrees, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Stevie Wonder,...
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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • Alan R
    Greater London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Showtime at Babbacombe Theatre
    4 of 5 stars
    3rd Dec 2018
    I went to this theatre 2 weeks ago and had an enjoyable evening. The show offered a variety of entertainment including singing, dancing, magic and comedy. Well worth a visit. Read full review
  • donnamarie93
    Torquay, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Christmas Crackers Variety show
    5 of 5 stars
    6th Dec 2018
    What a great variety show , went to the wed matinee 5/12/18 , Fun for all the family , everyone performing gave 100% The young Very talented Lily Laight was outstanding and stole the show... Read full review
  • Marlene L
    Bridgend, United Kingdom
    A lovely night out
    5 of 5 stars
    8th Dec 2018
    Stayed in Babbacombe and 37 of our OAP group went to the Babbacombe theatre on Wednesday 5th of Dec, what a great show, we all had a fab time well worth a visit. 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.



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

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups

Payment Methods

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

Specialist Features

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

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Get in Touch

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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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