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Babbacombe Theatre

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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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Most recent review
Once Upon A Christmas

Four of us went to the last evening performance of this show and we weren't disappointed. All agreed that the entire show was absolutely fabulous with performances equal to many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2014
Vernon D
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Four of us went to the last evening performance of this show and we weren't disappointed. All agreed that the entire show was absolutely fabulous with performances equal to many West End shows we've been to in the past and so funny. We almost ran out of laughing tears! Top rate show!

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

Dear Vernon D. Thank you so much for your very generous 5 star review of our show, Once Upon A Christmas. It's a real thrill to know that all your party enjoyed their evening with us and your personal recommendation means so much to all of us involved with the production. As you mention you are a regular visitor, I... More 

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I have been to a number of shows at this theatre and have to say I have never been disappointed an excellent choice of shows and top class entertainers. Great service and a great atmosphere you can keep the monstrous stadiums where you might as well be watching the telly, this theatre makes a special night so personal book a... More 

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

Dear Rob Crawford. What a lovely review you have written on our TripAdvisor page. So many generous comments! It's very rewarding to the management team, to know that we have supporters for the venue locally based, and that they too come along to enjoy our shows. You may be surprised to hear that many locals think we are just for... More 

Bromley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

all of it was most enjoyable and the first time we have taken part but hope to take part again in the future

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

Dear Francis S. It's lovely that you have enjoyed a turkey n tinsel experience and it included a trip to see our show, Once upon A Christmas. Thank you for your review and for supporting our theatre- we hope if you participate next year in a similar holiday, we may be able to ENTERTAIN you again More 

Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Very good would go again all the players amateurs one and all and good entertainment minimum fuss getting in and out of the venue

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

Dear wdca2501, Thank you for coming along to the Babbacombe Theatre, we are most grateful for your support, comments and 5 Star review. However, we are in fact a professional production company and we employ professional acts to appear in our variety shows, I hope you wont mind me picking up on that point. The fact you stated, " you... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

what a lovely show,we were entertained from start to finish professional singing and dancing throughout with beautiful costumes. hilarious comedy, something for everybody a thoroughly enjoyable show,

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

Dear glorianted. Wow... " SPECTACULAR!" What a lovely thing to say! We are all happy in the knowledge you were ENTERTAINED from start to finish when you visited the theatre to see Once Upon A Christmas. Your support, generous comments, 5 Star review as well as your personal recommendation is very much appreciated by everyone associated with the show and... More 

Mablethorpe, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Went to the Variety Show and was pleasantly surprised! The show was excellent. Brilliant Comedians lovely Dancers and some great songs and ensemble pieces.

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

Dear Geripat1. Its rewarding for us all associated with the venue to read that your were "pleasantly surprised", when you came along to see the show Fantasy last September. The fact you also state the show was "excellent", is great! Now you know what to expect, we are hopeful we may have the pleasure of ENTERTAINING you again, if ever... More 

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Excellent theatre, takes you back in time. Great acts. Have been many times, never disappointed. Last act we saw was Pam Ayres, very good, have seen her before and the act was completely different to the first time.

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

Dear Mary C. How nice that you come to visit our venue when you are in the region. I am thrilled you enjoyed your theatre experience as much the second time around when you came to see Pam Ayres. As always she delivers original material in a quality show . The wealth of experience she has acquired whilst working in... More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My wife and I went to the last night of the Summer production last month, and having seen most productions over many years, we have to say this was right up there with the very best. Fantastic entertainment, a truly multi talented cast as ever who were still at the top of their game after a long season, and really... More 

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

Dear topifa. We are very lucky to have so many regular and supportive local patrons here at the Babbacombe Theatre. Makes us smile from ear to ear!! Your very generous comments and 5 star review however does put a bit of pressure on us! We have to ensure that you are as ENTERTAINED when you come along to see Once... More 

derbyshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

loved the show and thanks for the many laughs. It is a gret litle theater and i have been a few times

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

Dear excrich. How lovely to see from your comments that you come to see us often- your support for what we do is greatly appreciated as is your 5 star review! It is always rewarding to know that you had lots of laughs and enjoyed the show, Once Upon A Christmas. Lets hope, if you visit us again you will... More 

Matlock, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A party of 14 of us went to see this show whilst on holiday in torquay. What an enjoyable evening we all had. The dancers and singers were brilliant and comedian Andy Oakley had us in stitches. Comedy magician Peter Baffles was also a highlight of the show. This show is a must see you will not be dissapointed.

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

Dear Alan S. It's so nice to read that you came along with friends to see Once Upon A Christmas and you all enjoyed your theatre experience with us. Your support, kind comments and 5 star review is appreciated by us all however the icing on the cake is your personal recommendation, THANK YOU :) More 

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