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Babbacombe Theatre

Address: Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 328385
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Ranked #1 of 28 Attractions in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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 this festive season good cheer is required, so to enhance the essence of this enchanting time of year, the cast from the venue will transforms before your very eyes the true spirit of the occasion! They will provide in abundance side-splitting comedy, mesmerising magic, wonderful music from yesteryear and today whilst creating memorable moments in the show, Once Upon A Christmas. A very special treat you will not want to miss! With adaptations of some great classics (of the musical and comedic variety), costume design, choreography and musical arrangements, providing a kaleidoscope of colour, this two hour family show takes you on a journey into a land of make believe. Whilst inspirational lighting and innovative projection provides a blast of theatrical vitality, illuminating the plot of pacy show. This show is produced and directed with the audiences ENTERTAINMENT in mind with the guarantee of a 'HAPPY' ending. 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 Once Upon A Christmas please refer to the website, or contact the box office.

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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 NEW

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 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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
2 helpful votes 2 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

blackpool
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104 reviews 104 reviews
5 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

we were on a coach break for 5 days and the driver arranged to take us this show it was a great night better than we expected would highly recommended

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

Dear dragfoot. We can ask for no more than a personal recommendation! Thank you so much for yours and for supporting the venue by submitting your comments and 5 star review on our TripAdvisor page. All of us involved with the Babbacombe Theatre are delighted you had a, " great night out"! More

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