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Address: Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 328385
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Description: The Babbacombe Theatre is a professional venue renowned for wowing...
The Babbacombe Theatre is a professional venue renowned for wowing audiences with their highly acclaimed variety shows,throughout the year and has been a valuable asset to the English Riviera for over seventy years. The all new show for 2015 will assuredly add some sparkle to a production that promises to glisten from start to finish. It saddens us to have to tell you that the nursery rhyme, 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star', is a myth. Stars only appear to twinkle! But do not despair - this is not the case with 'Starlight' which will assuredly set you all aglow. You can be confident that the cast, a 'constellation of stars', will be doing what they do best, ENTERTAIN you! Starlight, promises a night of hilarious comedy antics, whilst celebrating the very best of the old and the new amongst the realms of music in all its genres. There are musical highlights from the much loved and popular, Starlight Express and Love Never Dies as well as from The Commitments and Memphis, shows currently doing well on London's West End stages. There will be some classic pop with Ollie Murs and Rihanna songs featured and we have gone international with a much loved classic performed in Italian! Whilst the younger cast members, show you 'A Whole New World' which is guaranteed to leave everyone feeling on cloud 9! The theatre has, access for the disabled with a disabled toilet and Wheelchair spaces as well as a Loop System. For details on all the shows programmed at the venue, including Starlight please refer to the website, or contact the box office.
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Great night out!

Went with friends to see this year's Babbacombe offering and we all had a great time! Have been to many shows at the theatre but this must be the best. Every performer was top... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went with friends to see this year's Babbacombe offering and we all had a great time! Have been to many shows at the theatre but this must be the best. Every performer was top notch - comedians, singers and dancers. It's a show for all the family and we can't remember the last time we laughed so much. Our friends... More 

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

Dear bjs409. We are delighted to read that you and your friends enjoyed your evening with us when you came to see Starlight recently. I want to say on behalf of everyone involved with the venue, thank you for your regular support and for taking the time to submit a very kind 5 star review- your personal recommendation is the... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Starlight...Fantastic Show from start to finish. I can't remember a show where I laughed so much. This is a real feel good show. The standard of singing was highly professional, such beautiful voices, and so was the dancers, and also the young children who performed were brilliant. The staff at the theatre were very friendly, assisting those who needed help.

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

Dear Jackie c How lovely for you to say how much you enjoyed your evening here with us when you came to see Starlight. Your kind comments and 5 star review is welcomed by all of us involved with the production, however, we are even more grateful for your supporting us and for taking the time to add a review... More 

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
17 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This was my first visit, it won't be my last. My phone booking was dealt with by a very friendly and helpful lady. I hadn't expected the theatre to be so nice inside. It was bigger than I expected too. I really enjoyed the evenings entertainment (Tim Vine) and look forward to more visits in the future.

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

Dear graymole. How lovely of you to say how you enjoyed your first experience of visiting the Babbacombe Theatre, so much so you plan to return! It's always nice for us all to know we have exceeded the expectations of a theatre patron! Thank you for taking the time to submit your generous comments and 4 star review, we are... More 

Plymouth uk
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87 reviews 87 reviews
17 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We have been to this theatre many times. It has a lovely intimate atmosphere. It's small enough to be intimate, yet still attract good names. Tonight we saw Tim Vine on his new tour for several years, and his support, a great genial Magician called John Archer. Friendly staff and a great night. We have, in fact, whilst at the... More 

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

Dear Peter G. Wow what a lovely heading you gave your review! All of us involved with the venue were really taken aback with it, most especially as that is how we all feel about the venue. It really does possess a magical atmosphere, which specifically lends itself to an evening of comedy! We are chuffed you enjoyed your evening... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We went to see music of the night tonight , myself , my partner his sister & husband , the staff the front of the house was so polite , and lovely , the show was excellent just as we expected it would be as the cast are great artist & talented carnt wait to see it again in the... More 

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

Dear Pennyjilly Thank you so very much for your recommendation and lovely 5 star review for our show Music of the Night. It is always so gratifying to know that our visitors have not only enjoyed their evening with us, but been impressed by our lovely front of house staff. We do strive to ensure that our patrons theatre experience... More 

Torquay, Devon, UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Tonight was the opening night of the new production, entitlesThe Music of the Night. This cosy little theatre always pulls out all the stops in its summer productions. I doubted that they could top last year's West End show, but THEY HAVE!!! The stars, the amazing Keedie, the multi-talented Lily Laight, a cast of only nine who had us laughing,... More 

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

Dear zojaexa. "Best bargain in the Bay!" We are delighted you feel our all new show, Music of the Night represented good value. However what we are most grateful for, is you review. It really has been seen by all the cast and production team and we love the fact we lifted your spirits. Music after all “expresses that which... More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This has to be the best value show in Devon. Well thought out show to appeal to all ages ,you will have a great night of live entertainment, good cast very versatile, old fashioned funny. Myself and my wife enjoyed the show so much, we have been coming to this show for a number of years ,as we live locally,... More 

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

Dear Nicola N Wow, what can I say! Your review is so very complimentary and your have made some amazing comments about not just the show, but the venue. It's nice to note that you are one of our local visitors and we are delighted that you enjoyed another evening with us last month. On behalf of us all involved... More 

Leicester
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I had hight expectations of this show, as I had heard that it was very good. I have to say that my expectations where exceeded. The dancers were amazing, the comedian was hilarious. Loved the impressionist and male singers. My favourite was Keedie as her voice gave me goosebumps

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

Dear Kevin Wrapson. Many people have told us that Keedie has given them 'goosebumps' when she performs. We are very lucky to have her on the Babbacombe boards in not one but two of our shows this season! I am pleased to note the Starlight exceeded your expectations, for all the right reasons. Thank you so very much for sharing... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Went to see 'Starlight' at the Babbacombe Theatre last night. We try to watch one or more of the shows here every year. Standard as great as ever. Wonderful family entertainment in a good old fashion cabaret show. The little ones in Kidz & Co were just superb, and so professional in everything they did. Recommend this show to anyone.... More 

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

Dear mjb2461 Thank you so very much for coming to see our show Starlight. We are extremely grateful for your support and your personal recommendation. The 5 stars is always lovely to achieve, but nothing beats one of our patrons giving us their full seal of approval, as you have done. Yes the hen party did get a bit loud... More 

Devon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Fantastic evening of good old fashioned entertainment. Dancing, songs from the shows and comic routines gives this show a winning formula. The young children stole the end of the first half. Definitely well worth a visit

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

Dear Jasper99Devon. How lovely to see a specific comment geared towards the children, KIDZ & CO in your review! They always get a massive amount of Ahhs, whoops, cheers and applause, so we are thrilled you made a point of mentioning them in your very kind 4 star review. Thank you for your personal recommendation, its the best we can... More 

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