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Palace Theatre

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Address: Palace Avenue, Paignton TQ3 3HF, England
Phone Number: 441803665800
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Hours:
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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Excellent show

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
deborahd111
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Glasgow
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Glasgow
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank deborahd111
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 

North Warwickshire
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59 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned from this great little theatre after seeing the excellent Bijou production of the Agatha Christie play Murder on the Nile. Firstly the theatre staff are helpful and friendly, we had no problems reserving seats over the telephone. The bar was well stocked with a few snacks if you are feeling peckish. The play had the usual... More 

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Thank TJL1875
Lee T, Manager at Palace Theatre, responded to this review

TJL1875, Thanks for your wonderful comments from your visit to see Murder On The Nile - Glad you enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This theatre was overhauled a few years ago, and now has less character. The entrance is rather empty and unwelcoming, with the box office tucked away, behind security glass. Very impersonal. Staff are friendly though. The bar is small and intimate but service is very slow.

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Thank DebbieTheCat3
Lee T, Manager at Palace Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments DebbieTheCat3, Our refurbishment was completed back in 2007 the planning was to keep as much of the main historical features as possible whilst bringing the building into the "modern age". As a venue we strive to ensure our customers have the best possible experience and I will be feeding this back to our staff to see... More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am local to Paignton, sadly I do not have time to visit the theatre as much as I'd like! Highly recommend visiting if you are on holiday or if you are a local!

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Thank Gemma S
Lee T, Manager at Palace Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment Gemma S. We need to "Keep Theatre Alive" - We have a vast variety of great shows lined up for 2016/2017, I'm sure one or two maybe able to tempt you back for a more regular visit! More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great fun , helpful staff, wheelchair accessible, licences bar , and snacks. Local drama group shows, as well as proffessional. Box office opening hours are great. Book in advance or last minute, a great evening will be had by all.

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

Thanks for your comments Keating76, Sounds like you had a great time watching the pantomime! Look forward to seeing you for the next one! (Be sure to book early!) More 

Stockport, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

I booked by phone on Monday the lady I spoke to was extremely helpful and found us exceptionally good seats We went on Wednesday night The theatre was great Murder on the Nile was excellent a few unexpected twists and turns well worth seeing a great performance by all Who did it? You must go and see to find the... More 

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1 Thank RDeLawn
Lee T, Manager at Palace Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for your great comments RDeLawn. We strive on receiving such wonderful comments from our customers. I will be sure to pass on your comments to the member of staff you spoke to in our box office. Glad you enjoyed the production of Murder On The Nile. Remember, Keep quiet about who did it! More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

I don't know why everyone does not give this theatre a 5 Star rating. It's a little gem of a place. Let me take you on our journey . Received a welcome at the door friendly staff . We were a little early so ventured to the bar - good selection of drinks reasonably priced . To the show /... More 

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

Goss7, I love reading this review and sure makes our staff tingle inside when we receive such wonderful comments from our customers. I'm so glad you had a fantastic experience at our venue for The Story of Guitar Heroes - and your first ever visit! Be sure to keep checking our websites - as we have many more great productions... More 

South Devon, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

A great night at the ABBA tribute concert. Great small theatre, in central Paignton. Some parking around Palace Ave Gardens

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1 Thank John-TQ
Lee T, Manager at Palace Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments John-TQ, and we're glad you enjoyed the ABBA Tribute show. The production has booked back with us for 2017. So look forward to welcoming you back then, if not before. We'd love to know what didn't make the 5*'s so we can help improve our service for your next visit. More 

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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

We went to the theatre and had a lovely time. Just as cheap as going to the cinema. The drinks were well priced, great night out, thanks

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

Thanks for your comment WonkyStonky, Glad you had a nice time at our venue. Can I ask what production you saw and how we can improve for your next visit to a 5* review? More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Went to see Jack and the beanstalk with my 2 young children ages 7 & 5,we all had a great time,lots of audience participation,good sets and special praise to "simple simon" the actor who played him was excellent.Once again well done to everyone involved.

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4 Thank trevor c
Lee T, Manager at Palace Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful comments trevor c, Glad you and the kids enjoyed the pantomime. Did you manage to catch any sweets or a spray from the water gun! (the best bit if you ask me!!) Look forward to welcoming you back to the next one! More 

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