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Babbacombe Theatre

Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
+44 1803 328385
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Ranked #1 of 34 attractions in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Theaters
Owner description: Imagine you are looking for an evening’s entertainment that will conjure up a fanciful cornucopia of magical visions. You want to enjoy side-... more » Owner description: Imagine you are looking for an evening’s entertainment that will conjure up a fanciful cornucopia of magical visions. You want to enjoy side- splitting comedy, mind blowing illusions, powerful vocalist singing dynamic songs and dreamlike dancers enchanting you with their grace. Step in to the ‘Land Of Make Believe’, where fantasy becomes a reality! The all new family show for 2014, ‘Fantasy’ embraces the true essence of variety in all its guises at the Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay.A valuable asset to the English Riviera for over seventy years, the Babbacombe Theatre is renowned for wowing audiences with their highly acclaimed variety shows, throughout the year. 2014 is no exception. Experience the narratives found in West End and Broadway hit musicals, sound bites from Oscar winning movie soundtracks and Grammy Award winning pop songs, whilst being confused by the mystical talents of an award winning illusionist. Also enjoy original comedic material interspersed with the humorous tales from iconic comedy classics.‘Fantasy’, is a story created by Producer & Director, Colin Matthews, it has been devised with one intention only…. and that is to ENTERTAIN YOU!Fantasy has weekly performances every Tuesday & Wednesday from Feb-22nd October at 8.15pm.The theatre has – · Access for the disabled with a disabled toilet· Wheelchair spaces · Loop System.For details on all the shows programmed at the venue, including Fantasy please refer to the website, or contact the box office. « less
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Took my group last year and had a good time well worth the money and a nice alternative to Hotel Entertainment

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torquay
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19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

lovely little theatre on babbacombe downs with good shows n concerts suitable for all.....good prices and top acts like jethro...good xmas show and laughter show in summer with one off's like the fureys..

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Midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The dancers were very professional and so were the singers. The comedians were very good and Oakley the Compare/Comedian was brilliant

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Would highly recommend an evening at Babbacombe Theatre. The cast of Fantasy are amazing! Great singers, dancers and very funny comedians. Very professional front of house staff too, a credit to the theatre. Great value for money, many thanks for a very enjoyable few hours!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Excellent comedy, song, dance,and costumes. If in area not to be missed. Poor weather during my stay but this show certainly improved my holiday.

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Huddersfield,united Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

we went to the show on tues night it was a excellent show with a lot of good singers and entertainment and a few children in singing.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Visited this delightful and well situated theatre while staying in the area. Watched a really excellent show which was most well performed. Most people seemed to shared opinion it was a show not to be missed and enhanced my little break there

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

Dear Sylvia S. To state we "enhanced" your stay in the Bay is very much appreciated, a lovely compliment! You also make mention of the lovely area we are situated in and really everyone who visits the English Riviera should make a note to spend a day/evening at Babbacombe & St Marychurch. On behalf of everyone associated with the theatre... More

Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I have seen many of these shows at the Babbacombe Theatre and they have all been good but Fantasy is in a class of its own. This is a show with a first rate cast list. When you look around and see an audience with non-stop smiles on their faces you know something is being done right. We should be... More

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

Dear Lee R. Thank you so much for highlighting the fact the audience all enjoyed our very talented cast. You are so right when you say this region boasts some excellent talent! Your lovely comments, 5 star rating and recommendation is very much appreciated by us all involved with the show, Fantasy. But if i am honest the most important... More

Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Very professionalsingers and dancers, great entertainment and we laughed until we cried at the comedians.

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

Dear Carrie145. Making someone cry is not usually justifiable, however the fact your tears were of joy because you were laughing so hard is probably one of the best recommendations we can receive. We are very lucky to have not only great comedians who can sing well and vocalists who can also turn their hand to comedy, but a bevvy... More

Oxfordshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Visited this show on Wed 19th March 14 and had a great time. What a variety of entertainment! The cast are multi-talented and put on a fabulous show. Comedians were just my style and my husband and I laughed throughout. Worth a visit, don't miss it!

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

Dear Millie59Oxfordshire. On behalf of everyone involved with the show Fantasy, we are delighted we made you laugh and you had an enjoyable evening with us at the Babbacombe Theatre. More importantly, we want to thank you for supporting us and taking the time to write a review on our tripadvisor page. Your generous comments, recommendation and 5 stars is... More

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