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Babbacombe Theatre

Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
+44 1803 328385
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Ranked #1 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Myself and my son (12) went to this theatre to watch their West End renditions in which the entertainers sang various songs from west end shows in London. All were very good but the theatre is very tired and old with a distinctive musty smell. But this didn't ruin the evening and the staff were very polite :)

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Enjoyable evening. Hard working company. A host of talent , well worth a visit Young entertainers mixed with established ones proved to be an enjoyable combination.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A really good way to spend a Wednesday evening. Great entertainment with quality acts and performers. We are planning a return trip next year.

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Cheshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

On Tuesday 15th July During our weeks holiday in Torquay My wife and I went to see the variety show ''Fantasy'. We enjoyed every bit of this show. It had a very talented cast of singers, dancers an illusionist and comedy that made us both laugh out loud with tears running down our cheeks. Soooooo funny! Well done to all... More

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Swindon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The variety show was very entertaining and the theater was 5 minutes walk from our guest house (Seabreeze). A lovely local theater which we will be visiting again.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The theatre has easy access for the less mobile and has a good atmosphere. Buffet facilities are very limited.

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The show "FANTASY" was amazing great performances by all on stage and I have not not had such a good laugh in ages. Just sorry we were not able to stay another day to go again to the Thursday Songs from the Shows night.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We go every year and are never less than thrilled,however I agree with Huntingdonshire1,about the icecream

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Booked the show whilst we were staying down in Torquay,the show was excellent and so funny.All the artists were good if you are in the area can recommend.

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England
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The theatre has improved its offerings a lot and is now attracting top talent. Although why they sell ice cream NOT made in Devon beats me!!

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