Palace Theatre Paignton

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Palace Avenue, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 3HF

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The Palace Theatre is a true community theatre for the English Riviera, in the heart of Paignton.

The Palace Theatre has undergone a major refurbishment and is looking fantastic. The Palace Theatre is set in the heart of Paignton and is really has a community feel to it. The Theatre is proud to work with local community groups and projects to establish itself as a place of entertainment and learning for all. The Theatre is also available to hire for meetings, conferences & events.
Please find listed below some of the groups associated with and also some that are based at the Theatre...

Paignton Pantomime Productions is proud of it's history and of all those dedicated people who, throughout it's seventy years existence, have worked so hard to present a pantomime to the residents of Paignton and South Devon each Christmas.

Torbay Acting Factory: based at the Palace Theatre, Paignton. A group for young people to learn performing, singing and dancing skills. With the chance to perform in a working professional Theatre!

Bijou Theatre Company: Bijou Theatre Productions produce four productions per year. The Bijou is a Theatre Club that has an audience membership. You do not have to join to act, but you can join to watch. The aim is to promote good quality drama and provide community theatre.

Tickets for the Palace Theatre are available to purchase from the English Riviera Visitor Information Centre on Vaughan Parade, Torquay. Palace Theatre Box Office Times listed above. Details of shows can be found via the whats on calendar.

Opening Times

Palace Theatre (2 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

Events

12th Dec 2018 - 13th Dec 2018

Christmas at the Ritz, Palace Theatre, Paignton, DevonChristmas at the RitzChristmas at The Ritz – A celebration of the golden age of Hollywood. We’re ‘Puttin on the Ritz’ at Christmas. Let us take you to the golden age of Hollywood at Christmastime. With a fantastic cast line-up, spectacular costumes and memorable songs, this really is the show to get you into the...
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20th Dec 2018 - 23rd Dec 2018

26th Dec 2018 - 30th Dec 2018

1st Jan 2019 - 2nd Jan 2019

Mother GoosePaignton’s wonderful pantomime is back with the family favourite tale of Mother Goose.  Book early for the best seats! Dates: Thursday 20 December at 7.30pm Friday 21 December at 7.30 pm Saturday 22 December at 1 pm and 5 pm Sunday 23 December at 1 pm Wednesday 26 December at 2.30...
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6th Jan 2019 - 6th Jan 2019

Jack and the BeanstalkWonder Productions are pleased to be returning back to the Palace Theatre to close this years’ 6 week national tour of Jack and the Beanstalk. Times are hard for the Trott family; they have no money which means they can’t afford to pay the rent. The only thing they have of any value is their...
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18th Jan 2019 - 18th Jan 2019

Michael Portillo “Life: a game of two halves”It took Michael Portillo little more than 10 years to get a seat in the Commons and then rise in power and esteem to a point where he was a favoured leader of his party and possible future PM. Although his political career then came to a humiliating end, losing his seat in May 1997, Michael has...
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25th Jan 2019 - 25th Jan 2019

Sound Of The Sirens, Palace Theatre, Paignton, DevonSound Of The SirensDelighted to welcome Sound of the Sirens back to the Palace on 25 January 2019! West Country folk-rock duo Sound Of The Sirens have announced their new album, This Time, out January 25th via DMF Records, as well as a 21-date UK tour starting in January. Their live shows combine a natural facility...
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26th Jan 2019 - 26th Jan 2019

Sarah Gillespie – Wishbones, Palace Theatre, Paignton, DevonSarah Gillespie – WishbonesSarah Gillespie is a critically acclaimed singer songwriter renowned for mixing elements of blues, folk and jazz with her distinctive streetwise lyricism. Sarah was born in London, grew up in Norfolk interspersed with numerous trips to Minnesota, where she soaked in the sounds of Bessie Smith, Bob...
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9th Feb 2019 - 9th Feb 2019

Escaping the stormAsOne theatre company presents: Escaping the Storm – Marie Stopes on the Isle of Portland The isolated communities of the Isle of Portland on the Dorset coast are shocked to discover the notorious sex campaigner Marie Stopes has bought the Higher Lighthouse. She hopes it will be her refuge from...
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13th Feb 2019 - 16th Feb 2019

Barefoot in the ParkA couple of newly weds have just moved into a fifth floor apartment in New York, accessible only by climbing five flights of stairs. The other inhabitants are all very bohemian. Corrie one of the newly weds tries to matchmake one of their neighbours with her lonely mother, with disastrous results...
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23rd Feb 2019 - 23rd Feb 2019

Jason Donovan and his Amazing Midlife Crisis TourJason is delighted to announce that he is extending his Amazing Midlife Crisis Tour into 2019 with a final series of dates. This is a tour with a twist!! These intimate evenings will be a unique opportunity to see him like you’ve never seen him before! Celebrating his 50th birthday and with a...
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2nd Mar 2019 - 2nd Mar 2019

The Total Who ShowThe Total Who Show – Talkin’ ’bout your generation! Catch the Total Who Show by Johnny Warman’s Magic Bus – featuring musicians who have performed with Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, and John Entwistle from the band itself. Get ready for two hours of hits and classics by The Who, including Won’t...
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15th Mar 2019 - 15th Mar 2019

Stars of Les Miserables Live In Concert – Featuring The Barricade BoysDirect from London’s West End and Broadway, The Barricade Boys are back on the road with their FIVE STAR international tour! Fabulous harmonies, incredible vocals, dashing good looks and fantastic personalities. The Barricade Boys showcase the UK’s finest male voices from the world’s longest...
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30th Mar 2019 - 31st Mar 2019

The Tiger Who Came to TeaA musical play adapted and directed by DAVID WOOD, based on the book by JUDITH KERR Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour, celebrating over 10 years on stage! The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down...
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6th Apr 2019 - 6th Apr 2019

An Evening with Ann WiddicombeSailing dangerously close to National Treasure status, one of the most outspoken politicians of our time embarks on her first ever national tour. Entertaining, enlightening and as controversial as you would expect, Margaret Thatcher and Craig Revel Horwood collide as Ann lifts the lid on life in...
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9th Apr 2019 - 16th Apr 2019

Torbay and South West England Festival (Dance section)TICKETS information available shortly.
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18th Apr 2019 - 18th Apr 2019

The Amazing Adventures of PinocchioImmersion Theatre are thrilled to present a brand new, larger-than-life musical adaptation of the much-loved classic, Pinocchio! Based on the fantastical children’s book, this magical story leaps off the page and onto the stage in this high energy re-telling of Pinocchio’s extraordinary adventures...
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24th Apr 2019 - 27th Apr 2019

Wait Until DarkA sinister thriller. More details coming soon!
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5th May 2019 - 5th May 2019

Sound of the Sixties with The Zoots, Palace Theatre, Paignton, DevonSound of the Sixties with The ZootsTHE ZOOTS are coming! And they‘re bringing the Sounds of the Sixties! “The ZOOTS are impossible not to like” – The Stage Experience THE Sixties show that’s wowing audiences around the world, selling out and headlining venues from the Palladium to Old Trafford – with the spectacular sounds of THE...
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10th May 2019 - 10th May 2019

Torbay and South West Music Festival – Choirs EveningTICKETS information available shortly. The Palace Theatre is set in the heart of Paignton and is really has a community feel to it. The Theatre is proud to work with local community groups and projects to establish itself as a place of entertainment and learning for all. The Theatre is also...
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25th May 2019 - 25th May 2019

Viva Neil DiamondDescribed in Vegas as ‘one of the world’s finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond’, Bob Drury’s one man show is an absolute ‘must see’ for all Diamond fans. All the hits including Cracklin’ Rosie, America, Love on the Rocks, Play Me, Hello Again, Pretty Amazing Grace, Song Sung Blue, Sweet Caroline...
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26th May 2019 - 26th May 2019

Treasure IslandThis child-friendly adaptation of ‘Treasure Island’ is a very funny, high energy, big, bold and bright show with crazy characters, all your favourite songs and a swashbuckling sensational story on the seven seas! From these highly experienced producers of children’s theatre comes lots of laughter,...
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31st May 2019 - 31st May 2019

Jive Talkin’ perform the Bee Gees, Palace Theatre, Paignton, DevonJive Talkin’ perform the Bee GeesRenowned as the original and very best Bee Gees tribute show, and THE ONLY Bee Gees tribute show that have actually performed with the original Bee Gees! In 1997 Gary & Darren from Jive Talkin performed LIVE on HEART FM with THE BEE GEES and received great compliments from both Maurice and Barry...
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4th June 2019 - 25th July 2019

Agatha Christie’s Black CoffeeA Hercule Poirot mystery by Agatha Christie … making the ‘little grey cells’ work overtime. Show times from 730pm until 10pm EVERY Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in JUNE AND JULY  Tickets £13 with concessions available for sale at the English Riviera Visitor Information Centre on Torquay...
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23rd June 2019 - 23rd June 2019

Lady Boys of Bangkok: The Greatest Showgirls TourNow seen by over 3,000,000 people. Cheekier, funnier and as spectacular as ever, this amazing show has been touring in the UK for 21 years since it was created for the world famous Edinburgh Festival. A cabaret like no other cabaret performed by girls like no other girls. Featuring 16 of the...
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6th July 2019 - 6th July 2019

The Swinging Sixties ShowFrom the magical sounds of American soul and its fantastic girl groups, to the British invasion of The Beatles, Kinks and The Rolling Stones, The Swinging Sixties Show will take you on a visual and musical journey through the decade that became associated with the birth of British pop culture,...
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13th July 2019 - 13th July 2019

The Bootleg Shadows, Palace Theatre, Paignton, DevonThe Bootleg ShadowsWe are delighted to welcome ‘The Bootleg Shadows’  back to the Palace Theatre! ‘The Bootleg Shadows’ perform a unique concert that encompasses the Shadows amazing career from 1960 up until the early 80s. Concert audiences are invited to relive fantastic hits such as Apache, Foot Tapper, Man of...
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20th July 2019 - 20th July 2019

The Carole King Song Book, Palace Theatre,Paignton, DevonThe Carole King Song BookThe Carole King Song Book is a timeless classic revue show with music recognised by all ages. Featuring hits such as “Beautiful”,  “He’s Sure The Boy I Love”, “You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman”, “Take Good Care Of My Baby”, “Up On The Roof”, “You’ve Got A Friend”, “One Fine Day”, “The...
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9th Aug 2019 - 9th Aug 2019

The Story Of The Beach Boys – A Tribute 2019 Tour, Palace Theatre, Paignton, DevonThe Story Of The Beach Boys – A Tribute 2019 TourSpread the word – they’re back at The Palace!  After a successful tour of 2018, this block buster UK tour comes back to the Palace Theatre Paignton. Beach Boyz Tribute Band is back in town with its brand new 2019 show The Beach Boys® Tribute Show! See the boys up close as featured on BBC TV, BBC...
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17th Aug 2019 - 17th Aug 2019

Soul Kinda Wonderful, Palace Theatre, Paignton, DevonSoul Kinda WonderfulSOUL KINDA WONDERFUL are the UK’s No 1 Tribute to the legendary Drifters, award winners at the National Tribute awards 2013/2016/2017 Breathing new life into fabulous songs such as Saturday night at the movies, Under the boardwalk and Stand by me Their performance is 3 separate shows in one as in...
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23rd Aug 2019 - 23rd Aug 2019

Bye Bye Baby – A celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Palace Theatre, Torquay, DevonBye Bye Baby – A celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and the Four SeasonsBye Bye Baby are a jaw-dropping tribute to the musical phenomenon ‘Jersey Boys’ and the timeless, iconic music of ‘Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons’. Incredible four part harmonies, roof raising falsetto complete with energetic and stylish choreography ensures that Bye Bye Baby is a show that will...
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26th Oct 2019 - 26th Oct 2019

Rock and Roll revolution featuring The Bluejays, Palace Theatre, Paignton, DevonRock and Roll revolution featuring The BluejaysThe Bluejays, winners of the National Vintage Award for Best Entertainment, are your hosts for an electrifying and authentic tribute to the era when music changed the world – the 1950s. Formed in 2013, after years of performing together in West End rock ‘n’ roll theatre shows such as ‘Buddy – The...
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7th Aug 2020 - 8th Aug 2020

Lipstick on your collar, Palace Theatre, PaigntonLipstick on your collarStep back in time to the golden era of music where the jukebox roared and feet didn’t touch the floor. Get your dancing shoes at the ready, grab yourself a milkshake – you are in for an evening of back to back hits from the 1950s and 60s! EARLY BIRD BOOKING OFFER FIRST 100 seats at £20.00 Grab...
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    Recent Reviews:

    • CEZ2014
      Paignton, United Kingdom
      Kathy Lette at Palace Avenue Theatre
      5 of 5 stars
      6th Oct 2018
      Enjoyed yesterday evening at the Palace Theatre for more than one reason! It was great to have Kathy Lette visiting the theatre - great to have a variety of shows right on our doorstep so thank you... Read full review
    • 49Pam
      Gloucester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      good view of stage and sound
      4 of 5 stars
      17th Nov 2018
      We went to see Buddy Holly and the Cricketers, previously in the West End, and it showed. Great night the band really worked hard, almost non stop action, all so talented artists. The seating is such... Read full review
    • TonyKenny76
      Paignton, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Pantomime with kids
      5 of 5 stars
      7th Dec 2018
      We went to the panto last week and it was very entertaining for the whole family, the location is ideal and the palace theatre building itself is well maintained and managed. Great show and great... Read full review

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