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“Entertainment” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Babbacombe Theatre

Babbacombe Theatre
Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
+44 1803 328385
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Ranked #1 of 35 attractions in Torquay
Type: Theaters
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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.
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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“Entertainment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

This theatre situated on the front at Babbacombe with very good public car park close to hand. The shows that they put on, wether the season's performance or Sunday night specials is suited to all ages and tastes.

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Dear AllanS. Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your comments and 5 star review for our show Stardust.
I particularly like to thank you for making the comment, " suited to all ages and tastes".
As a management team, we like to produce shows that will have a wide appeal across all genres and we strive to bring in touring shows that will entertain and be of interest to the visitors and residents of the English Riviera.
We are lucky as well as having some on street parking, there are good public car parking facilities, with one situated in Princes Street and the other at Walls Hill. If it was a particularly busy time on the Downs, we also have the Car Park at Model Village, albeit that is a bit of a walk away. But then you do get to see the Downs in all it glory!
We hope when you are next in the Torquay we may see you again!?
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“GREAT NIGHT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Went here to see Jethro, had a great night. The theatre is easy to find the seats are comfy and view was excellent.

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Dear puddinlover.
Well it appears we have something in common... puddings! What a great user name!
Thank you very much for taking the time to go onto TripAdvisor with your comments and to give us a 5 star rating, we are very grateful.
Jethro has been coming to us here for many years now and he never ceases to make his audience laugh. A very clever comedian as well as a very charming man.
We do expect to be looking at dates for his 2013 tour very soon.
We love comedy here at the Babbacombe Theatre, so as well as using it in our own variety productions, we book as many comics touring the circuit as we can. We had Tim Vine earlier in the year, and have Stephen K. Amos on the 19th of October and Stewart Francis on the 24th November.
We have now started programming for the 2013 season and I can confirm you can see Al Murray, the pub landlord in May.
The venue lends itself well to comedy, as we can be sure that the intimate layout of the auditorium makes it more up close and personal. Albeit when Al is here in May, his spillage will travel further; think I will stay in the back row for that one!
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“Theatre nights”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Excellent, brilliant shows , we saw two. Excellent shows ,better than some major resorts, and I mean that respectfully as Babbacombe is a beautiful place.

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Dear Martin W.
Your support for the Babbacombe Theatre is very much appreciated. It was lovely to read that you came to see both of our mid week shows, Stardust & West End Now! Even though the latter has now finished its run and we are soon to close Stardust. On the bright side though we open on Wednesday 31st October with our all-new Christmas show, Christmas Starlight. The show will run weekly on Wednesdays with a matinee at 2.30pm and an evening performance at 8.15pm. All details are now on our website. West End Now will be back by popular demand, with one more performance on Tuesday 11th December at 8.15pm.
Hopefully people reading your lovely comments and 5 star review may want to come along for themselves and see what we do best- ENTERTAIN YOU
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“Good theatre.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Nice location, easy to get to, very funny and entertaining shows. plenty of nice pub/ restaurants opposite, especially of a day time ANGELS tea rooms, bookable award winning place, with cream teas to die for , all home made.

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Dear Muzzyman21.
You are absolutely right when you say we have some fabulous pubs/restaurants along the Babbacombe Downs. And I have to admit, I am rather partial to the Cream Teas, served at Angels Tearooms, albeit everyone of the eateries that provide a cream tea do all come up to the mark. We are very spoilt here, its a wonder we are not all the size of a double decker bus!
Thank you very much for your lovely comments about the theatres location and your 5 star review for the show Stardust. We are very pleased to know you enjoyed your time spend on Babbacombe Downs and with us here at the theatre. No visit to Torquay would be complete without a day/evening out at Babbacombe.
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“Stardust”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Excellent show, well worth the money, the comedians in particular were outstanding.The singers and the children were all brilliant, we really enjoyed our evening at this theatre

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Dear MaggieCumbria.
Everyone here at the Babbacombe Theatre will be delighted you enjoyed your evening with us, when you came along to see Stardust. Our comedians as you say are hilarious and we all enjoy the amazing talents of our vocalist and local children. They all enjoy doing the show which I believe to be infectious and one of the reasons why our patrons enjoy the show too!
Thank you for taking the time to add your comments to TripAdvisor and for your 5 star rating.
We hope to see you again if ever you travel back down to the English Riviera.
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