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Babbacombe Theatre

Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
+44 1803 328385
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Just great really great service

Really lovely place highly recommended just something special about this place I think it’s well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Wonderful Christmas Show

This Christmas Show was excellent and a lovely way to pass New Years Day afternoon, there were only... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
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A valuable asset to the English Riviera for nearly eighty years, the Babbacombe Theatre is renowned for wowing audiences with their highly-acclaimed variety shows, performed throughout the year by a professional cast. Music, Magic and Mirth in all its guises is what ‘Christmas is…Magical’ promises this festive season. The family show promises spellbinding Illusions, the obligatory ‘Singalong’, some movie masterpieces, pop hits, comedic classics, Disney favourites, dashing cavaliers and a host of heavenly angels. Look out too for the international travellers raising ‘a glass’ or ‘twelve’ of cheer, as they enjoy a little bit too much, of the Christmas Spirit! For details of all other shows programmed at Devon’s No.1 theatre (as rated by TripAdvisor), for 2017/18, please refer to the venues website. The theatre has, access for wheelchair users with an accessible toilet, wheelchair spaces & Loop System.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“west end” (53 reviews)
“christmas show” (41 reviews)
“steve laister” (37 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely place highly recommended just something special about this place I think it’s well worth a visit

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to add your kind comments, personal recommendation and 5 star review. All of us involved with the venue are very grateful to you. Kind regards Babbacombe Theatre

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This Christmas Show was excellent and a lovely way to pass New Years Day afternoon, there were only 13 in the cast but the show was really good and it is so nice to be able to go to see a live show, we were...More

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear lynn r Thank you so very much for your lovely comments and 5 star review. Whilst it was a while ago now, all the cast did get to see your comments and everyone including the management, are very grateful to you for your support....More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Visiting from Gloucester and purchased tickets for the magical Christmas show. Great show and excellent, friendly staff. Fab atmosphere and lots of audience participation. All 12 members of the family thoroughly enjoyed it and very uplifting. Would not hesitate to visit in the futureMore

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear KPGlos Thank you so much for visiting the Babbacombe Theatre at the end of last year,with your family when you came along to see Christmas is Magical. It was lovely to note that all of you enjoyed your theatre experience. We are not only...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Evening performance of the Christmas is Magical show, shall I pontificate on the brilliant, beautiful dancers, the slick, clever magician, the hilarious comedians, the wonderful singing/singers? No here it is,..... The youngest member of the 20 of us was 14 the eldest was just shy...More

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Dear Abbeyfield T It was such a thrill to read your review. Seeing that you came along as part of a group of 20, with such a broad age range, and every single one of your group enjoyed the show, really was lovely for everyone...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Went to see Christmas is magical with my two sons They absolutely loved it especially Steve laister they were in stitches. Will definitely come back again for future performances. The whole cast was truly wonderful

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Dear gemmabone86 Thank you for coming along with your two boys to see Christmas is Magical. We are delighted you all enjoyed the show and are grateful also for your support, generous comments and 5 star review. Kind regards Babbacombe Theatre

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Went to see "Christmas is....Magical...". A show made of lots of different acts... both singing / dancing and joke telling..... very funny throughout

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Dear Adrian E Thank you on behalf of everyone involved with Christmas is Magical, for your support and review. We are delighted you had an enjoyable time with us! Kind regards Babbacombe Theatre

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

A cast of just 11 people gave a stupendous performance that made for an excellent variety show. Steve Laister was an excellent compere and comedian and it is down to the fact that he and the rest of the cast are so multi talented that...More

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Dear Dave T Wow, what a review! Thank you so very much for all your wonderful compliments. Everyone of us that were involved with Christmas is Magical would like to thank you for supporting us with your custom and your very generous 5 star review....More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Our turkey tinsel group attended the Christmas is Magic show on Wednesday 6th December 2017 and what a wonderful night we had. The show is fantastic, the comedian has you rolling in the isles with laughter. Singers and dancers are great, fabulous costume changes. A...More

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Dear Shirley M Thank you for visiting our venue on your visit to the Bay last month. It was lovely to note that you had an enjoyable evening with us, so much so, you gave it your personal recommendation. All of us involved with the...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

I go to the Christmas show every year, and this year was as amazing as ever. Great mix of talent and variety. Loved every minute!!!More

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Dear jswillm Thank you so much for your continued support. It is always a delight for us all at the theatre to read a review from one of our regular customers. Your generous review, comments as well as your support is much appreciated by everyone...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We have been to this before, however it was very different, there were new people doing the show and the jokes were different which gave it a new lease of life. The dancers and the magician were brilliant, we enjoyed it so much and haven't...More

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Dear Irene L Thank you for continuing to come along to the Babbacombe Theatre to see our Christmas show. It was so nice to note that you enjoyed the performance and highlighted the wonderful dancers in your review. They all work so hard as do...More

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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.
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Denise B
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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
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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
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