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Palace Theatre

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Address: Palace Avenue, Paignton TQ3 3HF, England
Phone Number:
+44 1803 665800
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Today
10:30 - 17:30
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 - 17:30
Sat 10:30 - 14:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

The Palace Theatre is a true community theatre for the English Riviera, set...

The Palace Theatre is a true community theatre for the English Riviera, set in the heart of Paignton , and is the oldest working theatre in Torbay, constructed back in 1890. It is owned and run by Torbay Council. The theatre has a seating capacity of 380. It has undergone a major refurbishment and it looks fantastic. Tickets for the Palace Theatre can be purchased in person from the Palace Theatre, or by phoning the Box office on: 01803 665800, or tickets can be purchased by going to any local Tourist Information Centre.

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Amazing show Amazing staff Facilities clean & tidy Seating very tight & cramped Sound quality fantastic Temperature good in here

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 February 2017
Hayley T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing show Amazing staff Facilities clean & tidy Seating very tight & cramped Sound quality fantastic Temperature good in here

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Thank Hayley T
Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Another excellent "panto" great cast,loads of fun and involvement with the audiance,as always a lovely friendly theatre with lovely staff and will look forward to a visit with my children next year!!!!

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Thank trevor c
Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have been to a few shows at the Palace Theatre and they have always been quit professional an enjoyable, a good night out.

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Thank sacollins2015
Torquay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Really low level acting and humour, including the main character reading from a script! If your going to take the micky out of reglion, Shame on you. At least the kids didn't Pick up on how poor the show was.

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Thank tiffany r
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We have entertained again to the very best pantomime of the season. This year its Dick Whittington, another brilliant production by the Paignton Pantomime Players. This must be the eighth year we've been and we are constantly amazed at the very high standard of each production. There must be over 200 costumes this year, and a fabulous live band, this... More 

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Thank LindsayEH
Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Just got back from seeing Dick Whittington at the Palace Avenue Theatre Paignton, what a lovely, funny, colourful, experience. The greatly improved interior of the cinema provides modern comfort with a really good close up view. This production was fantastic, from the lead actors to the local youngsters displaying talent and enthusiasm in a huge selection of colourful costume. A... More 

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Thank justpassinggo
Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The show was great. I took mom and 8 of her friends. Most of them have mobility problems of one sort or another. They gave us most of the front row, that helped as a couple of them have mobility walkers. A nice gentleman put the walkers to one side for them. The disability toilet was near to the entrance... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Spent our first night in Paignton watching "Death on the Nile" and thoroughly enjoyed it. I don't know how many of the folk there that night are volunteers but they were all very welcoming. Very good acting and one of my favourite plays - and now venues.

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Thank RogerBest
Paignton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous show. Took our 3 year old grandaughter to her first ever show and she was transfixed the whole time. Lovely to have 'Glinda' doing selfies with the children in the break and the cast stayed on stage for photos after the show finished. Awesome!

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Thank Donna G
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

My daughter chose this show to watch and when it started my heart sank as there was one bad joke after another - but how wrong I was, as soon as Dorothy got into Oz the show really picked up. Toto's dance in the wild forest was legendary and, for me, the Wicked Witch stole the show with the Cowardly... More 

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