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Babbacombe Theatre

Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
+44 1803 328385
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Ranked #2 of 36 Attractions in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went to see this show last week and thoroughly enjoyed it! Great voices, great comedy and good all round entertainment!

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bradford
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8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

If you are in and around the Torquay area and you see a flyer or poster for a show at the Babbacombe called Fantasy, take no notice that you may not be familiar with the cast, this is well worth the money and a great evenings entertainment. Great singing and comedy, a great night out.

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Manchester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had a great night well worth the money they picked us up at the hotel and afterwards they dropped us off the people in the show were first class

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The theatre itself was like going back in time but when the show started you forgot all that. We had a great night with singing dancing magic and comedy all under the show title Fantasy. We laughed all night and it was well worth the £18 it cost us each. The seats were not the most comfortable but you put... More

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
34 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I've visited Babbacombe Theatre on a number of occasions as it's a great place to take my aged mother-in-law. Yep, the average audience age is probably 110 and the bar serves up cups of tea and Kit Kats but so what? The theatre always delivers a really professional show, with lots of local talent and I like it mainly because... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We arrived in plenty of time to enjoy some pre show drinks to find the bar actually serves Haribo and bottled water. I wasn't expecting the grand but I did expect a quaint theatre, its sort of a mix between a church hall and a crematorium think wood paneled walls and red curtains. We saw fantasy which alternates between a... More

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Bergen, Norway
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The weather being absolutely gorgeous, my husband, our 16 year old daughter and myself drove early to make the most of the evening. Even though we arrived an hour before the performance was due to start, we had difficulty finding parking. So come early! The area outside the theatre is lovely with great views, so waiting was no problem in... More

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

Dear Bergenguide. How lovely that you chose to come and visit us whilst you were holidaying in the Bay, thank you for that. Your reviews title " A Little Piece of England" really does sum up so beautifully, what we have here at Babbacombe in Torquay. We are very blessed to be situated in such a gorgeous location with such... More

Devon
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Fantastic show,couldn't believe just two people could impersonate so many.She was a fantastic Dolly Parton and he was equally good as Willy Nelson.A thoroughly enjoyable evening

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

Dear Blossom123Devon. Thank you for coming along to the Babbacombe Theatre to see The Country Superstars. Sarah Jayne and Andy Crust the two cast members you mentioned in your review, certainly are a couple of very talented individuals. I am sure their attention to detail and stage presence is what makes this show so successful. Your 5 star review, generous... More

Derbyshire UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is such a lovely little theatre and we like to go to support it, and hope that it continues for many years to come. The summer show that we went to was very professional, very funny, and overall good family entertainment. Recommended.

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

Dear Anne Mow. It's lovely of you to state how much you love coming to the Babbacombe Theatre to demonstrate your support, I can assure you on behalf of of all of us involved with the venue we are extremely grateful for that support, and we too hope to be able to ENTERTAIN you for many more years to come!... More

Ulverston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It was very hot and all the doors were closed making it very uncomfortable. The actual show was good for the size of the place

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

Dear Dianethus. Thank you for coming along to the Babbacombe Theatre. Its lovely to know that you enjoyed our show. The venue is small in comparison to some seaside resorts, but we do have 600 seats. Obviously being built on a cliff edge there were some restrictions when they designed the Babbacombe Theatre. The architect, P.W Ladmore was specifically asked... More

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