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Babbacombe Theatre

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Address: Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
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+44 1803 328385
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A valuable asset to the English Riviera for nearly eighty years, the...

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

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Legends of the West End

Another fantastic show from the Babbacombe Theatre team. All of the singers are brilliant with Lily Laight definitely the star of the show. Bought tickets on offer just a shame... read more

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Another fantastic show from the Babbacombe Theatre team. All of the singers are brilliant with Lily Laight definitely the star of the show. Bought tickets on offer just a shame they weren't playing to a full house.

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hampshire UK
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Some excellent shows throughout the year which for some reason don't often attract sellout audiences. A lovely old traditional building in a beautiful location. Auditorium is gently sloping giving a good view from every seat (unless you have a giant or bloke who keeps his hat on sitting in front of you)! Staff very friendly. This little place is a... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a wonderful show, the music was well chosen and the voices strong and a joy to hear. Well worth the visit

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Thank lizjohn2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice small theatre. Watched an enjoyable show at a very reasonable price. Good venue and delightful setting

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have just returned home having spent the evening being entertained by the awesome cast of Babbacombe Theatre's Magic Of Stars! Once again you did not disappoint! Thank you so much for our complimentary tickets once again we shall encourage our guests to see your wonderful shows. Our sides are still aching from the laughter tonight!

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Thank Andrew W
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review

Dear Andrew W How lovely to read that you will happily be able to encourage your guests, to visit the venue, this season after seeing Magic of the Stars. Thank you for your support and lovely 5 star review. Sorry though for making you 'ache' from laughter! We are just as reliant on the support of local accommodation providers, as... More 

Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently went to the show of songs from the shows and found the cast to all be excellent singers and performers. However who ever was in control of the smoke machine got a little carried away with its use. although not spoiling our enjoyment of the show it did make us feel uncomfortable and we found it was really... More 

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review

Dear leslie h Thank you so much for your 5 star review and your comments. We are pleased you enjoyed the show. However, we are sorry, that the haze from the haze machine, caused you offence, that is never our intention. I hasten to add, we are not projecting actual smoke but water. We use this to enhance the lighting... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and the wife went to see this show last week after one of the stars (Darren Lake) did a show at a caravan park we were staying at in Devon. He advertised it at the end so we went along and we are glad we went. It was brilliant.The performances were amazing and the choice of songs and sketches... More 

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review

Dear trevbarraclough Thank you so much for your personal recommendation for our show, Legends of the West End. We are thrilled you enjoyed the show and made special mention of Darren's performance during our finalé set, Les Misérables... we do agree with you, his version of this song is "breathtaking". Everyone involved with the production and the Babbacombe Theatre are... More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic show - the voices of these lovely people were amazing - they should be in the real West End. Costumes lovely. A fantastic evening out, great view of the stage from all seats - no bar but a cute sweet shop!!. All in all, a great effort by all the staff - on stage and off. Well... More 

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review

Dear johanna 1 We are really grateful to you for supporting us with your custom and 5 star review for our show Legends of the West End. You were very generous with your comments and all of us involved with the production and venue, want to thank you. Kind regards Babbacombe Theatre More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying in Torquay we went to see a Variety show and a West End Musicals show they were absolutely brilliant. The Theatre is all on one level and ideal for disabled people. All the staff are really nice and friendly.

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Thank Robert P
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review

Dear Robert P Thank you so much for supporting us at the Babbacombe Theatre, by not only coming to see both of our productions whilst you were visiting the Bay, but for taking the time to add your lovely 5 star review on our TripAdvisor page. We are delighted you enjoyed Magic of the Stars and Legends of the West... More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were given some complimentary tickets to see a show and went last night. I can honestly say that neither my husband nor I have laughed so much in months, two fabulous comedians, some good dancers and a magician (which is not my thing). Brilliant two hours spent - thank you - would suggest that anyone in the bay for... More 

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review

Dear Cynthia R As one of the many accommodation providers in the Bay that displays our theatre publicity for their guests, we were pleased that you were able to take advantage of our offer and come along to see the show, this week. Thank you so much for your continued support, for keeping your guests informed about all the shows... More 

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