Princess Theatre Torquay


Torbay Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5EZ

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The Princess Theatre first opened its doors on Wednesday 7th June 1961. Top of the bill on the opening night were the late, great Tommy Cooper and the legendary Morecombe and Wise.

Since then the Princess Theatre has seen a wide variety of entertainment including comedians, musicals and West End shows and of course the pantomime for all the family.

The Agatha Christie Company also pay us an annual visit to the theatre during the Agatha Christie Festival week in September.

The Princess Theatre also offers some hilarious entertainment with several top comedians visiting each year such as Jasper Carrott, Jim Davidson, Joe Pasquale, Roy Chubby Brown and Ken Dodd.

The Princess Theatre really does offer something for everyone and this is evident by the high number of sell out shows each year. So, for a great night out on the English Riviera why not take in an evening of entertainment at Torquay’s Premier Theatre.

Tickets can be purchased via the box office either in person or calling 0844 871 3023. Online at . There are various outlets throughout Torbay to book too so contact the venue for more details. Please note debit and credit cards carry a booking fee.

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Opening 2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)


17th Aug 2018 - 17th Aug 2018

Joe PasqualeActor and comedian Joe Pasquale began his career far from the entertainment industry, working at Smithfields meat market and at the Ford factory in Dagenham. It was during his brief career at a holiday camp that he entered the popular ITV talent show New Faces, in which he came second. From this...
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20th Aug 2018 - 25th Aug 2018

The Play That Goes WrongFawlty Towers meets Noises Off in this multi award-winning West End smash hit comedy. The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! As the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach...
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26th Aug 2018 - 26th Aug 2018

26th Nov 2018 - 26th Nov 2018

That'll Be The DayThe UK’s premier Rock & Roll production That’ll Be The Day returns with another brand new show! Highly acclaimed for its stunning LIVE entertainment value, That’ll Be The Day is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music. This latest production features a...
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29th Aug 2018 - 29th Aug 2018

Fastlove - A Tribute to George MichaelGet ready for an unforgettable evening with a global superstar, as he puts the Boom Boom into your heart in the all new production for 2017 – Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael. The show is packed with crowd pleasing anthems. From Wham! classics of the ‘new pop’ revival to the chart topping...
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31st Aug 2018 - 31st Aug 2018

The Magic of MotownMusic fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town! Seen by over a 1 million people all over the world and recently performed for the Royal Variety Performance 2016. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering...
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1st Sept 2018 - 1st Sept 2018

The Illegal EaglesThe World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute returns in 2018 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship. This phenomenal group of musicians have been touring for over two decades and remain true Eagles fanatics!...
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2nd Sept 2018 - 2nd Sept 2018

The SearchersIn a remarkable career now spanning 5 decades and with such classic hits as Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pins; Don’t Throw Your Love Away , Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room, The Searchers have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music...
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5th Sept 2018 - 5th Sept 2018

Crossing Over With John EdwardJohn Edward has brought a fresh, honest and thought provoking attitude to the world of psychic phenomena. As a psychic medium, author and lecturer, he has, for over the last 30+ years, helped thousands with his uncanny ability to predict future events and communicate with those who have crossed...
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8th Sept 2018 - 8th Sept 2018

The DreamboysThe Dreamboys are back and hotter than ever! The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UK's top male strip show, perfect for a girls night out with all your friends. Their showcase is unquestionably the most famous male stripper act the UK has ever produced. With special guest appearances...
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10th Sept 2018 - 15th Sept 2018

The Case of the Frightened LadyBuilding on the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Company, which sold over two million tickets around the UK, comes a new thrilling chapter from 'the king of the detective thriller' Edgar Wallace. When Inspector Tanner is called in to investigate a ruthless murder at Mark’s...
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18th Sept 2018 - 22nd Sept 2018

Chitty Chitty Bang BangThe Princess Theatre will play host to everyone’s favourite automobile, the iconic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
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18th Sept 2018 - 22nd Sept 2018

Chitty Chitty Bang BangWith sensational sets, stunning special effects and brimming with memorable songs by the Sherman Brothers including Truly Scrumptious, Toot Sweets, Hushabye Mountain and its Oscar Nominated title song Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, this is the ultimate High-Flying Stage Musical. The enthralling story of...
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23rd Sept 2018 - 23rd Sept 2018

Joe Lycett: I'm About To Lose Control And I Think Joe LycettPop in and see Joe Lycett on his brand new stand-up tour, where he’ll be sharing jokes, paintings and some of the pathetic internet trolling he’s been up to recently. As seen on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, QI and The Royal Variety Performance. ‘A man who makes funny seem easy’ Guardian ‘If...
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4th Oct 2018 - 4th Oct 2018

The Goon ShowFrom the producers of the critically acclaimed 50th Anniversary Tour of Round the Horne comes another radio comedy classic live on stage. In 1951 the landscape of British comedy changed dramatically when The Goon Show burst onto the airwaves of the BBC Home Service. Spike Milligan, Peter...
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5th Oct 2018 - 5th Oct 2018

Halfway to Paradise: The Billy Fury StoryA shy young boy from Liverpool is re-christened Billy Fury and becomes one of Britain's best loved rock stars. Now in its 21st year and still furiously rockin', his own band, Fury's Tornados, re-live his timeless hits - Last Night Was Made For Love, I Will, Jealousy, Halfway to Paradise and many,...
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6th Oct 2018 - 6th Oct 2018

Beyond the BarricadeBeyond the Barricade has delighted audiences throughout the UK and mainland Europe for more than a decade, with its exciting concert portrayal of the greatest songs in musical theatre, all performed totally live! Recreating original West End/Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity,...
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16th Oct 2018 - 17th Oct 2018

Van MorrisonOne of music’s true originals Sir Van Morrison’s unique and inspirational musical legacy is rooted in postwar Belfast. Born in 1945 Van heard his Shipyard worker father’s collection of blues, country and gospel early in life. Feeding off musical greats such as Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Muddy...
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18th Oct 2018 - 18th Oct 2018

Rip It UpNew show. New decade. New cast. It’s Rip it Up the 60s! Starring Harry Judd, Aston Merrygold and Louis Smith. Following the smash hit success of Rip It Up Dancing Through The 50s last year – which sold over 50,000 tickets and was acclaimed as the most exciting Strictly Come Dancing spin-off...
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19th Oct 2018 - 19th Oct 2018

T.RextasyMarc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. With Bolan's special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs throughout the 1970s including 'Telegram Sam' and 'Jeepster' he was able to obtain what would be yet another Top 20 record in...
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20th Oct 2018 - 20th Oct 2018

Nights on Broadway - The Bee Gees StoryThe Bee Gees were three brothers who, from singing close harmony as children, grew to become world superstars by their early twenties. They went on to be acknowledged as some of the greatest song writers in history. The Bee Gees Story - Nights On Broadway present a tribute to the Bee Gees through a...
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21st Oct 2018 - 21st Oct 2018

The Simon and Garfunkel StoryDirect from it's success in London’s Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, a SOLD OUT Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band...
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29th Oct 2018 - 29th Oct 2018

An Audience with Simon ReeveSimon Reeve’s first-ever theatre tour will feature the world-famous journalist recount tales from over 15 years of travelling to the most remote and extreme corners of the planet. From being chased by pirates, hounded by the Mafia and bombed by Columbian barons, Simon Reeve has travelled through...
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1st Nov 2018 - 1st Nov 2018

One Night of QueenIn 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s “Stars In Their Eyes” Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. The record of 864,838 votes was more than twice that of the runner-up. Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band The Works, to pay tribute to...
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2nd Nov 2018 - 2nd Nov 2018

The Sensational 60's ExperienceWithout doubt, the most explosive 60’s show touring the UK, for one night only. With a brand new production for 2018 - The Sensational 60's Experience. Six legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten. With the definite feel-good factor, this is must see 60’s...
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3rd Nov 2018 - 3rd Nov 2018

Vienna Festival Ballet - The NutcrackerBe swept away on a magical adventure in one of the most famous classical ballets of all time – The Nutcracker. With its combination of enchanting choreography and unforgettable music, this fabulous ballet is a Christmas treat like no other. Set to Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous score, the traditional...
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13th Nov 2018 - 13th Nov 2018

CANCELLED - An Audience With Michael Bolton - My Life StoryAn Audience With Michael Bolton - My Life Story
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14th Nov 2018 - 14th Nov 2018

An Evening with Afro Celt Sound SystemFormed by Grammy-nominated musician and record producer Simon Emmerson, Afro Celt Sound System are a European and African based collective who’ve been a ground-breaking force in music ever since they started. Their acclaimed live performances are energetic and captivating and innovatively combine...
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17th Nov 2018 - 17th Nov 2018

One Night of Elvis: Lee 'Memphis' KingThere are Elvis tributes…and then there’s Lee Memphis King. Lee Memphis King, Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist, recreates the essence of the King with consummate ease and an almost unbelievable combination of stunningly accurate vocals and incredible passion in every...
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22nd Nov 2018 - 22nd Nov 2018

Maximum RnB with The ManfredsJoin the legendary Manfreds and Georgie Fame for a fabulous evening of Rhythm and Blues nostalgia, and some of the greatest hits ever written! The Manfreds with an all-star line up of original members Paul Jones, Mike D’Abo, Tom McGuinness and Mike Hugg with Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe and Simon...
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30th Nov 2018 - 30th Nov 2018

Hello Again Neil DiamondHello Again… Neil Diamond is an absolute must-see tribute show that has accelerated itself to becoming the talk of theatre land. It's no surprise, when you consider the subject matter. Neil Leslie Diamond, born a star on 24th January 1941, was an in-house songwriter at the now legendary Brill...
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2nd Dec 2018 - 2nd Dec 2018

Royal Marines Christmas ConcertThe world famous Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines and their Corps of Drums will end the year with a military music spectacular featuring festive music, military marches, big band hits and popular showstoppers. Celebrate the festive season in style with this entertaining band concert.
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8th Dec 2018 - 8th Dec 2018

Aladdin's Lamp - Pantomime TorquayBon Jovi Forever - One Wild Night TourA high energy, electric packed show guaranteed to raise your hands. Bon Jovi Forever is committed to reviving the 80/90's style show, receiving rave reviews from fans and venues all over the UK. Every performance is action-packed and delivered with the artistry, energy and Passion of the real...
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9th Dec 2018 - 9th Dec 2018

ABBA ForeverABBA Forever is one of the UK’s leading International tribute shows and theatre audiences from across Great Britain and Sweden have long enjoyed this superb recreation of possibly the world's greatest pop band. The unique Abba sound is replicated with an incredible attention to detail, using a...
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14th Dec 2018 - 16th Dec 2018

18th Dec 2018 - 24th Dec 2018

26th Dec 2018 - 31st Dec 2018

2nd Jan 2019 - 6th Jan 2019

Sleeping BeautyEveryone likes a lie-in, but Sleeping Beauty takes it to a whole new level. Cursed by an evil fairy she is doomed to slumber forever until she is awoken by true love’s kiss! Set your alarm clocks for this year’s fun-filled pantomime- Sleeping Beauty. The perfect festive family treat!
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22nd Jan 2019 - 22nd Jan 2019

Circus of HorrorsImagine a brilliant rock show combined with amazing, bizarre & dare devil Circus acts, a stella light show and all performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek. If Quentin Tarantino had directed Cirque Du Soleil you would be half way there. The Circus of Horrors is back with a bang & a...
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26th Jan 2019 - 26th Jan 2019

The Chicago Blues BrothersThe award-winning spectacular is Europe’s biggest and best-loved production of the Blues Brothers. The show is a high-octane, adrenaline-pumping musical mash-up which has jump-started the legacy of Jake and Elwood for a new generation with its modern twist on this cult classic and an energy and...
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11th Feb 2019 - 16th Feb 2019

Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On StageDirty Dancing is back! Exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in...
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24th Feb 2019 - 24th Feb 2019

Yamato DrummersFollowing their hugely successful tour in 2015, the Yamato Drummers are back in the UK by popular demand. Their acclaimed performances of Japanese Taiko drumming and music have captivated audiences of over 6 million people in 53 countries across the globe. In a brand new show, the drummers...
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25th Feb 2019 - 2nd Mar 2019

The Rocky Horror ShowHot from a sell out worldwide tour and now having been experienced by over 30 million theatregoers across the globe, Richard O’Brien’s timeless musical masterpiece is touring an ATG venue near you. Rocky Horror Show tells the story of Brad and his fiancée Janet, two squeaky clean college kids who...
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17th Mar 2019 - 17th Mar 2019

Trust Fast Health with Dr Michael MosleyDr Michael Mosley has changed tens of thousands of lives with his award-winning programmes and international bestselling books. In this informative and entertaining live show, Michael Mosley, the man behind the iconic 5:2 Diet, will explode common health myths and offer fascinating insights into...
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20th Mar 2019 - 20th Mar 2019

Dan Snow - An Evening With The History Guy‘An Evening with Dan Snow’ will feature the well-known historian and TV presenter recount anecdotes of memorable experiences from his very successful career as an historian and broadcaster. Otherwise known as ‘The History Guy’, Dan will also research and include historical facts and stories...
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21st Mar 2019 - 21st Mar 2019

The Story of Guitar Heroes'If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show!' Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Hank Marvin, Brian May and Slash are just some of the outstanding guitar heroes you will have chance to experience in one amazing show! This phenomenal live concert style 'rockumentry' is performed by the...
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28th Mar 2019 - 28th Mar 2019

CollabroCollabro are the world’s most successful Musical Theatre group. In 2014 they met for their first rehearsal above a pub in London and just a month later went on to rouse the whole of Hammersmith Apollo into a standing ovation during their first ever public performance of ‘Stars’ for Britain’s Got...
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7th Apr 2019 - 7th Apr 2019

Rumours of Fleetwood MacRumours of Fleetwood Mac - Anniversary Tour 50 Years - The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage in 2019 with its 'Anniversary Tour’, a brand new show celebrating 50 years of the very best of Fleetwood Mac, including...
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25th Apr 2019 - 27th Apr 2019

Thriller LiveDirect from London’s West End, where it’s in its record breaking 9th year, Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. Already seen by over 4 million people in over 30 countries, Thriller Live continues to moonwalk around the world,...
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14th May 2019 - 14th May 2019

Burn The FloorIn the past two decades, Burn the Floor has revolutionised Ballroom style. Combining jaw-dropping choreography and ground-breaking moves, Burn the Floor brings their famous, infectious and rebellious energy to the stage every single night in the UK, starring Strictly Come Dancing favourite Kevin...
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16th May 2019 - 18th May 2019

Tom Gates Live on Stage!I’m Tom Gates and I'm VERY excited to tell you about my first ever live stage show! It stars me (obviously) Amy Porter (who's smart) my best friend Derek and our band DOGZOMBIES. It's SO BRILLIANT that even moany Marcus Meldrew will enjoy this BRAND NEW story that's never been told before! I...
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28th May 2019 - 28th May 2019

Rhod Gilbert - The Book of JohnIt has been a while, but the multi-award-winning Welsh comedian is back, with a brand new live show. In a six-year break from stand-up, a lot has happened to Rhod. Almost all of it s**t. And just when he thought he’d hit rock bottom, he met a bloke...called John. This show sees Rhod as funny...
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18th June 2019 - 18th June 2019

Les MusicalsLes Musicals Live Concert Tour is the ultimate celebration of Musical Theatre. Musical Theatre’s leading men and X Factor stars; Jonathan Ansell (G4 frontman) and Rhydian Roberts have joined forces to create a dramatic a spine-tingling concert. This vocally dynamic evening showcases even more...
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1st July 2019 - 6th July 2019

Fame the MusicalThe definitive 30th-anniversary tour of Fame The Musical starring Keith Jack (Any Dream Will Do, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat), Mica Paris (Love Me Tender, Chicago, Mama I Want To Sing) and Jorgie Porter (Hollyoaks, Dancing On Ice). Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film,...
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  • FoodieFromDevon
    Totnes, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    League of Gentlemen Gig
    3 of 5 stars
    12th Aug 2018
    Been here before...and live close by. Like the venue but tonight the sound was really poor and could hardly hear the performance. Read full review
  • PaulB27August
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
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    Elvis tribute show was excellent, but did the promoter take a holiday?
    4 of 5 stars
    9th Aug 2018
    We booked this show rather last minute (the night before) because my partner is a lifelong Elvis fan. There was no advertising anywhere except from the billboard outside of the theatre. The show was... Read full review
  • grandadg
    yorkshireman in devon
    Very good
    4 of 5 stars
    1st Aug 2018
    Excellent experience seats all give a good view the bar is good only one downside on the night we attended it was very hot and the air conditioning struggled to cope. It is also difficult to park... Read full review




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Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
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