Babbacombe Theatre
Babbacombe Theatre
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A valuable asset to the English Riviera the Babbacombe Theatre in Torquay, is renowned for wowing audiences with their highly acclaimed family variety shows, performed with professional casts, throughout the year. ‘Fabulous’ is the word most used in reviews on TripAdvisor, Google and the venues social media pages for their annual seasonal shows. For details about all the shows programmed for 2022 at one of Devon’s top theatres (as rated by TripAdvisor), including Starlight; 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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2-3 hours
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TerryandJane
Torquay, UK448 contributions
Dec 2022
Not my first visit and won't be my last. A lovely friendly little theatre punching well above its weight. This Christmas show must be one of its best. The whole cast are simply stunning, the dancers doing ever more extravagent routines were absolutely on point, never missing a step. The vocals were perhaps the best ever at Babbacombe and as good as any West End stage whilst the whole show was expertly held together and compared by Andy Oakley.
If you do get the chance before this run ends.... GO!
Written 29 December 2022
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LilyC
United Kingdom2 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
A wonderful production again. Thoroughly enjoyed the show. Singing, dancing, comedy what more do you need. Lovely couple of hour’s entertainment whilst in the area on BBC a Christmas break. Thanks to all involved.
Written 28 December 2022
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Howardxx
English Riviera, UK4 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Babbacombe is our favourite theater. We saw the show 'I love Christmas' on boxing day and thoroughly enjoyed it. At the end we left the theatre singing, dancing and super happy.
Written 26 December 2022
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Chris A
51 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
Came to see the Andy Oakley show today (26/12/2022) Andy was as funny as ever the singers and dancers in the intervals while he changed his shirts were also excellent .my wife's assistance dog also enjoyed it .and the icecream was really tasty too .congrats to all for putting on another great show
Written 26 December 2022
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MargaretField
Blackwell, UK81 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Enjoyed the show in February and was looking forward to watching the Christmas show. Was really disappointed, hardly anything Christmas's. Won't be visiting again
Written 15 December 2022
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Dear Margaret We are disappointed you felt our festive variety show, I Love Christmas, did not have enough Christmas content. We featured, musical production numbers and duets that included Merry Christmas Everyone When A Child is Born, Santa Clause Is Back In Town, Santa Bring My baby Back to Me, Twelve Days of Christmas, Last Christmas and All I Want For Christmas. Plus numerous Christmas Comedy from Andy our headliner was included. I am sure you will agree the cast performed these numbers to a high standard? Because we are producing variety shows, we like to ensure a balanced programme, to allow something for everyone. Clearly we failed your expectations, but fortunately with so many other patrons reviewing the show on this platform, we hope people reading the reviews, will choose to read several, to determine if this show is for them. The fact you did enjoy your visit earlier in the year to see Starlight, for which we are grateful you mentioned, we hope that you may re-consider and join us for the 2023 seasonal show, where as well as comedy song and dance, we have magic to add into the mix, making sure that we continue to deliver a variety production. Kind regards Babbacombe Theatre
Written 19 December 2022
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Chris E
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Couples
All staff were very helpful from emails and phone call about advice on where my mum could sit as she has mobility issues as well has hearing! The Christmas show was excellent too! Mum mum had a great day out! Thank you
Written 2 December 2022
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Dear 1515FXchrise Thank you so much for your review, and for commending the staff with your requests for information regarding our being able to ensure your mum had the best theatre experience along with you and your family. This review will be passed to our box office staff so they are aware of your kind words. We are absolutely delighted too, that your mum enjoyed her day out, that's why we love doing what we do, to make sure people have a fun experience. We shall look forward to ENTERTAINING your family again Best wishes Babbacombe Theatre
Written 19 December 2022
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aprilvic1
Stoke-on-Trent, UK36 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
The best little Theatre in the UK I watched the truly amazing Show I love Christmas what a show it was fantastic cast of Singers Dancers and a Comedian truly a 5 Star show I also went to their two Summer shows this year which were also 5 Star productions this Theatre has given me 3 fantastic in house shows this year.I am proud to have supported this iconic venue for 20 years.I come down on Holiday to Torquay every year so I can visit this Theatre.keep up the good work Mat Pro and performers and see you in 2023.
Written 27 November 2022
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Dear April Oh my goodness, what a wonderful review, THANK YOU so very much. All your generous comments and your continuous support is appreciated by every single one of us at the venue. We always look forward to seeing you and we shall look forward to your visit next year. We will definitely do our best to continue to deliver a great show, to meet your expectations in the years to come! Best wishes Babb Theatre
Written 29 November 2022
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Sharon M
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Friends
The Christmas show was fantastic. I never laugh and loved the music
Great singers and dancers .Andy Oakley so funny .you
.Worth seeing
Written 23 November 2022
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Dear Bubbleshazza, Thank you so much for coming along and also for taking the time to leave this wonderful 5 star review. We do hope you'll be back soon to see us again. Until then please stay safe and take care Kind Regards Babbacombe Theatre
Written 24 November 2022
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Denise G
Essex, UK15 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
All of it! Our third visit here, never fails to inpress. This time we went to see I Love Christmas. Music was great, comedian was VERY funny. Great value for money. Would definitely visit here again
Written 17 November 2022
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Dear Denise G, Thank you so much for this wonderful 5 star review. They have all worked so hard to produce yet another amazing show for you all. We love seeing you so please do come back again very soon. Kind Regards Babbacombe Theatre
Written 23 November 2022
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olivet00
Gloucester, UK10 contributions
Nov 2022
A wonderfull christmas show .I took 45 pepole and everyone realy enjoyed the show.
This show should be on the westend.great talent and crwe .Well done all of you .
Dont miss it
Written 15 November 2022
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Dear olivet00, WOW! 5 stars, thank you so much, we are so happy to hear that 45 people left loving the show. We hope each and every one of you made amazing memories and had Christmas spirit in your hearts by the end of the show. We do hope you'll all be back soon, until then from all of us to all of you .... MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAVE A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR Kind Regards Babbacombe Theatre
Written 17 November 2022
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