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Babbacombe Theatre

Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
+44 1803 328385
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Fantastic show with a fantastic cast. Good variety of different music guaranteed to make you want... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2016
Jon F
"Music of the night 2016"

A great night of entertainment with a truly talented cast providing music for the younger and... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2016
Wibble1971
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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
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

Fantastic show with a fantastic cast. Good variety of different music guaranteed to make you want sing along, Well worth a visit.

Thank Jon F
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2016

Dear Jon F Thank you for your 5 star review, personal recommendation and generous comments. Everyone involved with the show Music of the Night are most grateful. Most of all however we are pleased you had an enjoyable and memorable evening with us! Kind Regards

Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

A great night of entertainment with a truly talented cast providing music for the younger and the older generation alike from Buddy Holly to Phantom of the Opera, Elvis to Coldplay, Little Mix to Annie and so much more! A must see for 2016. Already...More

Thank Wibble1971
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2016

Dear Wibble1971 How very kind of you to show your support for our venue and the cast of Music of the Night by coming back for more! We are very grateful for your lovely comments and 5 star review, and are delighted you enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 30 April 2016

excellent night of entertainment stopped at the headland hotel and booked through the hotel really good show never stopped laughing its a must show to seeMore

Thank terry c c
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2016

Dear terry cc Thank you for coming to see the show Starstruck whilst on holiday in the Bay. We are not only grateful for your support but for your personal recommendation, kind comments and 5 star review. We are delighted you had an enjoyable evening...More

Reviewed 30 April 2016

AMAZING SHOW Fab Fab Fab, packed so many songs covering decades into a 2 hour show, Entertaining for all ages, A MUST on the to do list!!More

Thank angie186284
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2016

Dear angie186284 Thank you so much for such a lovely review, it was very much appreciated by all of us involved with the production and the venue. We hope anyone reading your review will be inspired to come along on a Thursday evening to see...More

Reviewed 29 April 2016

A new show. 'The Music Of The Night'. First night's show was amazing. Music to suit all tastes and the added touch of comedy. Everyone of the cast brings out their own special talent. A must see for all the family. I shall certainly be...More

Thank BlackCountryTrouble
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2016

Dear BlackCountryTrouble Thank you so very much for your fabulous review for our show Music of the Night. Everyone involved with the production are genuinely grateful for your testimonial, generous comments and 5 star review. Your support is very much appreciated!

Reviewed 26 April 2016

A really lovely theatre. My husband & I recently saw 'Lulu' there and ir was fantastic. There was a standing ovation by the end. I have booked the Genisis tribute band (1976 set) for my husband for in October for his birthday. We have previously...More

Thank LindaSouthall
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2016

Dear LindaSouthall We were delighted to read your review as you manage to mention so many shows. Its always rewarding as a management team to know that our patrons are enjoying the selection of shows we programme. However more importantly we appreciated your continued support,...More

Reviewed 25 April 2016

Well worth the visit, very friendly too. True part of Devon together with the Babbacombe Downs. You could on a sunny day make a day of it and have lunch at one of the fine restaurants there and take in the lovely scenery leading up...More

Thank Nice186259
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2016

Dear Nice186259 You sum up a day on the Babbacombe Downs so well. I personally can think of no better way to spend an evening enjoying not only the magnificent views but the hospitality and fine food of the many restaurants, pubs and bistro's we...More

Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Went to see starstruck and again has a thoroughly entertaining evening.the show is a brilliant mix of singing and comedy.the comedy had us laughing out loud and the singing had us in ore of there truly lovely voices and the backing dancers did a brilliant...More

Thank TracyKim8
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2016

Dear TracyKim8. Wow, how very kind of you to refer to us a "Jewel in the Crown of Torbay" That has to be one of the biggest compliments we have had on here. We could not do what we do here without the support from...More

Reviewed 21 April 2016

We have visited this theatre several times recently for Lulu and Jasper Carrott .the staff are always friendly and helpful. The theatre may be on the smaller side but put on excellent entertainment with good views of the stage even from the side seatsMore

Thank James H
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2016

Dear James H We are very grateful to you for not only supporting us by coming along to see our shows, but for taking the time to write a review for us here. Its nice you make mention of the fact that our auditorium offers...More

Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

A large but compact theatre. The show was a bit slow to begin with. But after that is was brilliant. So enjoyable. If your visiting the Torquay area, this is a must visit.

Thank Neil M
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2016

Dear Neil M. Thank you very much for your personal recommendation for our show. Starstruck. Its always nice to read that our patrons have had an enjoyable time with us. We are very grateful for your support and your review.

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Denise B
whats on 26th nov?
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
whats on sat nov 26th?
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
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Pauline B
How many seats are there in Babbercombe Theatre,please
12 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
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