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Babbacombe Theatre

Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
+44 1803 328385
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Ranked #1 of 38 Attractions in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: The Babbacombe Theatre is a professional venue renowned for wowing audiences with their highly acclaimed variety shows, throughout the year and has... more » Owner description: 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. For 2014 you can expect 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. 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 and Wheelchair spaces as well as a 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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Gloucester, united kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

For amateurs this was a brilliant show and lovely little theatre we were able to exit at end of show without any trouble. If in Babbacombe, do visit this Theatre.

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Poole.Dorset
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Staff not very polite, in a hurry to go home!!!!. Venue was good and in a good location. Inadequate parking.

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Kent
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Every time I visit Torbay I make sure I always come to the Babbacombe Theatre. The Acts are so professional and the comedians are hilarious. I am certainly looking forward to next year's show. Thank you

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed the very professional show 'Fantasy' hosted by Andy Oakley. The whole cast gave extremely good performances and they enjoyed it as much as the audience did!

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England
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Visiting this theatre on a Saturday evening, ended a very pleasant day in Devon perfectly. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Playing to a packed house of mostly older people, the stand up comedian had every one in fits of the giggles. Seating was very comfy and the ice creams at £2 a tub, were very nice. Don't go... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The Babbacombe Theatre is a lovely,small, theatre overlooking the sea and surrounded by beautiful gardens and vertical drops to the sea. They do not have productions every week but when they do they are brilliant. They have a great amateur company and then intersperse those productions with well known acts such as the brilliant Pam Ayres whom we saw last... More

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New Forest, Hampshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Great local production with a good atmosphere. West End Now was a great show - very versatile. Some very good singers - West End standard

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CHEADLE STAFFS UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Excellant show in a very comfortable little theatre, as good as any West end performance, Lovely helpfull staff makes this a must do on any Torbay holiday...

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Poole, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Even better than last year and that was very good. Keedie and Paul Cobley have amazing voices but so do the rest of the cast. Andy Oakley was fantastic as was Dean Winters, wont be able to listen to River Dance again without seeing his hilarious sketch! Good clean fun and the magician Daniel Dean is excellent and can sing... More

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

What a good show, we weren't expecting much and were pleasantly surprised with the variety and quality of this show. Good singers and dancers, very funny comedians and lovely costumes. The one problem was that the theatre staff constantly kept going through from the theatre to the foyer and letting the door shut quite noisily which was fairly disturbing.

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