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Palace Theatre

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Address: Palace Avenue, Paignton TQ3 3HF, England
Phone Number: 441803665800
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10:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Palace Theatre is a true community theatre for the English Riviera, set...

The Palace Theatre is a true community theatre for the English Riviera, set in the heart of Paignton , and is the oldest working theatre in Torbay, constructed back in 1890. It is owned and run by Torbay Council. The theatre has a seating capacity of 380. It has undergone a major refurbishment and it looks fantastic. Tickets for the Palace Theatre can be purchased in person from the Palace Theatre, or by phoning the Box office on: 01803 665800, or tickets can be purchased by going to any local Tourist Information Centre.

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A treat indeed.

Spent our first night in Paignton watching "Death on the Nile" and thoroughly enjoyed it. I don't know how many of the folk there that night are volunteers but they were all very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent our first night in Paignton watching "Death on the Nile" and thoroughly enjoyed it. I don't know how many of the folk there that night are volunteers but they were all very welcoming. Very good acting and one of my favourite plays - and now venues.

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Thank RogerBest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous show. Took our 3 year old grandaughter to her first ever show and she was transfixed the whole time. Lovely to have 'Glinda' doing selfies with the children in the break and the cast stayed on stage for photos after the show finished. Awesome!

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Thank Donna G
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

My daughter chose this show to watch and when it started my heart sank as there was one bad joke after another - but how wrong I was, as soon as Dorothy got into Oz the show really picked up. Toto's dance in the wild forest was legendary and, for me, the Wicked Witch stole the show with the Cowardly... More 

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Thank Mike_M_Ab
torquay
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77 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

We went to see this show last night, it was fantastic. I would highly recommend this show. The tickets are very cheap, and the cast were out of this world.

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Thank anne t
Epping, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

My family had a lovely evening here watching Murder On The Nile. The acting was great and very well done, well worth the money. The Theatre itself is very nice and well positioned in Paignton with plenty of parking and disabled spaces. My only criticism is that I couldn't sit in my seat in Row E. The space between the... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

This show is amazing. A special school holiday treat not to be missed. This show is on every Thursday throughout August. Very professional actors, scenery, music, all brilliant. The venue is perfect. Staff, bar area, toilets all first class. Easy accessibility for wheelchairs. This theatre is well known for putting on a good variety of shows so worth keep their... More 

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South Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

During our stay in Torquay me and my mum went to watch a play called The Empty Stage in the Palace Theatre Paignton . What a brilliant play and the actors were really good. It's a shame there were only about 60 people there because it really was a good show. The theatre was also lovely with reasonably priced tickets... More 

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oxfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We visit this theatre most years and see the Bijou Theatre production of an Agatha Christie. Always a good night out in an intimate and comfortable theatre. 'Murder on the Nile' was well up to standard!

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Thank IanOxfordshire
Paignton
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Been a couple of times. Went last week to see death On the Nile , which was superb!!! It's a good sized theatre and very comfortable with the seating staggered well so you don't have to worry about having a tall person in front of you. Loads of parking aswell nearby.

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Thank Sterlsmum
Glasgow
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

While on holiday in the area went along to see Murder on the Nile which was on. Excellent show and great value for money at £12.50 per ticket. This is the third time we have been to a show while on holiday to the area in recent years and would throughly recommend to anyone thinking of visiting. We will definitely... More 

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Lee T, Manager at Palace Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful review deborahd111, glad you enjoyed your time with us and the production of Murder On The Nile. We look forward to welcoming you back to our venue again soon. More 

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