The Little Theatre Torquay

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St Marks Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2EL
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About Us

If you're after a quirky theatre venue, then the Little Theatre is the place to be! Situated in a converted church in the leafy Meadfoot district of Torquay, the theatre provides an intimate atmosphere to view all the best in shows, plays, musicals and concerts.

The theatre is home to the renowned TOADS Theatre Company, one of the best amateur dramatic and operatic societies in the country. Complete with a cosy bar, the Little Theatre promises to be a great night out with something to entertain everyone, including well-known classics, thrillers, comedies and ground-breaking shows.
If you're after a quirky theatre venue, then the Little Theatre is the place to be! Situated in a converted church in the leafy Meadfoot district of Torquay, the theatre provides an intimate atmosphere to view all the best in shows, plays, musicals and concerts.

The theatre is home to the renowned TOADS Theatre Company, one of the best amateur dramatic and operatic societies in the country. Complete with a cosy bar, the Little Theatre promises to be a great night out with something to entertain everyone, including well-known classics, thrillers, comedies and ground-breaking shows.

Box office hours

THE LITTLE THEATRE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL

1 JULY 2020

10.30am - 1.00pm Monday to Friday

10.30am - 2.45pm Saturday matinees

Additionally 6.30pm - 7.45pm on performance evenings

Shows commence 7.30pm sharp

Ticket prices (season plays): £14.00 per person

Concessions are available

On-line bookings will incur a processing fee of £1 per transaction (NOT per ticket)

Credit card/telephone bookings will incur NO extra charge

 

Costume & Room Hire

Costume hire

TOADS' theatre wardrobe has an extensive collection of costume for hire by other theatrical groups, schools and colleges.

Room hire

TOADS Theatre Company has a number of facilities available for public hire.

The rehearsal rooms

There are two large upstairs rooms, carpeted, light and airy with central heating available. Between 20 and 30 people can be seated comfortably in each room. There are both kitchen and toilet facilities situated downstairs. The minimum booking is for two hours, with extra time charged at an hourly rate.

The coffee lounge
This is a downstairs carpeted room with seating and small tables which can be re-arranged. There are facilities to make drinks and serve light refreshments by arrangement. A maximum of 30 people can be seated in this room. The minimum booking is for two hours, with extra hours charged at an hourly rate.

The bar
This is a downstairs room with fixed banquette seating, and chairs, stools and tables that can be re-arranged. It is carpeted and has much of the original character of the building. Please note that our alcohol license only applies during performances. The minimum booking is for two hours, with extra hours charged at an hourly rate.

The auditorium
This is situated downstairs and can be accessed by a side ramped door if necessary. It will seat up to 240 people, in fully raked seating. Available for use are the stage, in front of tabs, and any lighting that is already set. Toilets are situated in the foyer, and refreshments can be supplied at an extra charge by negotiation with the catering manager. 

Opening Times

2021 Opening (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

Events

2nd Aug 2021 - 7th Aug 2021

10th Aug 2021 - 12th Aug 2021

17th Aug 2021 - 19th Aug 2021

24th Aug 2021 - 26th Aug 2021

31st Aug 2021 - 2nd Sept 2021

6th Sept 2021 - 11th Sept 2021

Allo'Allo, Little Theatre, TOADS, Torquay, DevonAllo!'Allo!A COMEDY All is not well at ‘Café René’. It’s 1942 in France and the ‘conquering heroes’ have disrupted the peaceful village of Nouvien to such an extent that René Artois, our genial host, doesn’t know which way to turn. Ever since the invasion, he has been forced to be nice to the occupying forces…
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19th Sept 2021 - 19th Sept 2021

The Little Theatre, Torquay DevonThe Rich and The PureThe Rich and The Pure - 19th September 2021 (SPECIAL RED CARPET SEVENTH BIRTHDAY GALA SCREENING 7.30pm marking the group’s extraordinary achievement and thanking all our partners for their continued support - matinee 2.30pm) A film by Unleashed Community Drama (Tickets: £12/£10) ‘A scandal…
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15th Nov 2021 - 20th Nov 2021

Death Trap, Little Theatre, Torquay, DevonDeath TrapDeath Trap An Ingenious Thriller with Funny Moments By Ira Levin Diected by Jill Pettigrew (performances 7.30pm - 21 March 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm) (A TOADS season production) An ingenious thriller with funny moments - Unknown dramatist Clifford Anderson has sent his new work to…
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13th Dec 2021 - 18th Dec 2021

The Ladykillers, Little Theatre, Torquay, DevonThe LadykillersA COMEDY THRILLER Mrs Wilberforce, a sweet little old lady, rents out a room in her lopsided house to Marcus, a professor of music. She is blissfully unaware that he is actually a maniacal criminal who is putting together a gang of misfits who will stop at nothing to commit the heist of their…
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17th Jan 2022 - 22nd Jan 2022

Bedroom Farce, Little Theatre, Torquay, DevonBedroom FarceA COMEDY Bedroom Farce takes place in the bedrooms of three married couples during one, long night. Ernest and Delia are celebrating their wedding anniversary after many, many years of marriage; Malcolm and Kate are gearing up to host a party in their new ‘love nest’; while Nick and Jan are trying…
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30th Jan 2022 - 30th Jan 2022

The Bully Wee Band, Little Theatre, Torquay, DevonThe Bully Wee BandBully Wee Band return to Devon after a gap of a few years for their Annual reunion. With local boy Colin Reece (vocals and guitar), Ian Cutler from Feast of Fiddles (fiddle, keyboard and vocals), Jim Yardley (vocals, mandolin and whistles) and Fergus Feely (vocals and mandocello) this dynamic band…
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9th Feb 2022 - 12th Feb 2022

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon, Little Theatre, Torquay, DevonThe Brothers Grimm SpectaculathonA COMEDY The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The…
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7th Mar 2022 - 12th Mar 2022

Funny Money, Little Theatre, Torquay, DevonFunny MoneyA riotous comedy - Henry is late home for his birthday dinner. When he eventually arrives he discovers that he has accidentally picked up a briefcase containing thousands of pounds. Hilarious innuendo and cruelly funny turns of fate ensue as Henry and his wife assume various identities in their…
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22nd Mar 2022 - 22nd Mar 2022

Take A Chance On Us, Little Theatre, Torquay, DevonTake A Chance On UsAfter two great nights at the Little Theatre in 2019 Take A Chance On Us Abba Tribute are excited to be back again in 2022 “TAKE A CHANCE ON US!” is a fantastic show celebrating the music of ABBA. The Abba story continues to be written with the new film, themed restaurants, new songs, it never…
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4th Apr 2022 - 9th Apr 2022

Laying the Ghost, Little Theatre, Torquay, DevonLaying The GhostA COMEDY Margot Buchanan is a witty ex-actress in a retirement home. She is visited by a young actress who is having an affair with Leo, Margot’s ex husband. Leo arrives but suffers a fatal heart attack. Leo’s ghost appears, anxious to sort out matters between his women. But the ghost is only…
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16th May 2022 - 21st May 2022

The Passing of the Third Floor Back, Little Theatre, Torquay, DevonThe Passing of the Third Floor BackThe Passing of the Third Floor Back An Idle Fancy in a Prologue, A Play and an Epilogue By Jerome K Jerome Directed by Andrew Kenyon (performances 7.30pm - 23 May 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm) (A TOADS season production) An idle fancy, in a prologue, a play and an epilogue - The residents of Mrs…
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13th June 2022 - 18th June 2022

Strictly Murder, The Little Theatre, Torquay, DevonStrictly MurderStrictly Murder A THRILLER April 1939. An English couple, Peter and Suzy, are living in Provence in idyllic isolation, far, it seems, from the rumblings of the coming war. Their peace is shattered from within when Suzy discovers she has been betrayed. Peter is not the man he claims to be... Lies,…
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4th Oct 2022 - 9th Oct 2022

Ladies' Day, Little Theatre, Torquay, DevonLadies' DayA COMEDY Work, love and life are just one long hard slog for four fish filleting fillies. But their fortunes are set to change when Linda finds tickets to Ladies’ Day, the year Royal Ascot was moved to York Racecourse. Off come the hairnets, overalls and wellies as the four friends doll themselves…
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21st Oct 2022 - 24th Oct 2022

UNLEASHED THEATRE COMPANY presents What's So Amazing About Grace, Little Theatre, Torquay, DevonUNLEASHED THEATRE COMPANY presents What's So Amazing About GraceUnleashed present an unflinching and powerful production of the international bestseller considered to be Philip Yancey’s most personal and provocative book. This thought-provoking adaptation offers compelling, true portraits of grace’s life-changing power. Not suitable for under 12s. UNLEASHED…
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Directions

Road Directions

From the Clock Tower near Torquay Harbourside, turn left on to Torwood Street. At the first traffic light junction turn right onto Meadfoot Sea Road. Follow the road up the hill - St Marks Road is the second road on the right.

Public Transport Directions

Local Link Bus 64 stops on the corner of St Marks Road and Meadfoot Sea Road from Debenhams on the Strand, Torquay.

Facilities

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

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