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Babbacombe Theatre

Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
+44 1803 328385
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Disappointed & disgusted

Saw a show here (13/09) accompanied 4 old adults who are in a care home as they wished to go! Got... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hayley S
via mobile
SCW out and about

Saw Magic of the Stars very good lightweight entertainment show to lift the spirits, the compare... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Steve W
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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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 variety shows, performed throughout the year by a professional cast. There is ‘Magic to Do’ as the all new family show Magic of the Stars opens its doors for the 2017 season at the celebrated venue. Colin Matthews, the show’s producer and director won the Herald Express’s, ‘Outstanding Contribution to Tourism’ Award during his 30th year at the venue in 2016. He now has a legacy to maintain, therefore ‘just for you’ he and the shows cast, invite you to join them on a two-hour journey that promises to ‘warm your heart’. ‘Humour handled by a master’ is very much in the hands of the host and headlining showman, Steve Laister. Others with, ‘parts to perform’ is divine diva, Lindsey Collard, West End actress Gail-Marie, the British Magical Champion of Illusion, Daniel Dean, the effervescent Wayne ‘Champagne’ Martin, Danze Magique, our sensational dancers and finally six youngsters we like to call the Rock Starz! Combined this cast will undoubtedly leave you with a lasting impression. Magic of the Stars features extracts from Broadway and West End shows, has hit songs that span seven decades, numerous classic comedic sketches as well as inspirational lighting, costume design, choreography, and musical arrangements. There will be no other, ‘Night Like This’ in the Bay, so if you want to enjoy a magical and memorable evening of extraordinary entertainment at Devon’s No.1 theatre (as rated by TripAdvisor), then this show will not disappoint. Check the venues website for details on all the other shows programmed for 2017 or contact the Box Office.The theatre has, Access for wheelchair users with an accessible toilet, Wheelchair spaces & Loop System
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
+44 1803 328385
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Saw a show here (13/09) accompanied 4 old adults who are in a care home as they wished to go! Got told this show would 'make our holiday' - it did far from it! For how much money this show would make at £19 per...More

Thank Hayley S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Saw Magic of the Stars very good lightweight entertainment show to lift the spirits, the compare put some of the better known acts in the shade. The theatre is a traditional holiday venue- lovely.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw this show on Wednesday 19th September 2017. Really enjoyed the show, the compere Steve Laister was so funny, he had me in stitches all evening.The soloists were very good, very professional. The dancers were excellent, it was lovely to see the kids troupe involved...More

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see "Magic of the Stars" in September 2017. The show was entertaining and the Theatre was situated in a lovely location on Babbacombe Downs. The staff were very friendly and helpful as someone was sitting in our seats. Attracts quite an older...More

1  Thank IvanChantler
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went and saw magic of the stars, which had a magician,singers dancers and comedy sketches, comedians, also some children singing. It was a great show, you can buy soft drinks, crisps sweets and ice cream in the interval.I recommend you book in advance as...More

1  Thank redsonia66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I supported people where I work to the theatre for the variety show. 3 were in wheelchairs and the theatre staff were so very helful and polite. Thoroughly recommend the shows the theatre puts on. very professional and entertaining.

Thank Lynda A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went to the Magic of the Stars. What a great variety show and the comedian had us in stitches. A great !if of comedy singing and magic. I wish there were more shows like this. The cast all friendly and really...More

Thank Woolwoman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous old fashioned theatre. Really intimate feeling . Have seen several big mame comedians here at very reasonable prices. Although it does not have a bar there is a little shop attached for theatre snacks. There are plenty of places within walking distance for pretheatre...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magic of the stars is a fantastic old fashioned show. Great humour, singing, dancing and a fantastic magic act that will have you guessing. The theatre always have good shows that tailor for all tastes.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were impressed with the Babbacombe Theatre. It's not the biggest theatre we've been to, but the staff were great, and they sorted out a problem we had without fuss. We enjoyed the show that we saw very much indeed. We felt it was a...More

Thank RojBlake
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Denise B
13 November 2016|
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Response from Colin P | Reviewed this property |
Babbacombe theatre has a web site that has what is currently being shown.babbacombe-theatre Hope this helps.
Denise B
13 November 2016|
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Response from BabbacombeTheatre | Property representative |
Dear Denise B. I am afraid as the previous comments conclude, we do not have a show for the date you ask. The only shows we have due in November - Russell Kane on Sat 19th November - sold out and The Magic of Christmas on... More
Pauline B
11 December 2015|
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Response from BabbacombeTheatre | Property representative |
Hello Mark. My apologies for the delay in responding, I missed your message coming through. The venue has 600 seats in the auditorium. if you would like to see a seating plan, please refer to our website, on the theatre... More