Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre
4.5
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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This small and friendly South Devon theatre and arts venue has a 380 seat auditorium, café-bar and Stage Left event suite. Managed by Jazz Hands, a Community Interest Company, the theatre works closely with Bijou theatre Productions, Doorstep Arts, Paignton Pantomime Productions and a wide range of touring companies to offer a full and exciting programme for South Devon residents and visitors. Come along and share our passion for ballet, opera, touring plays, live tribute bands, musical shows, ‘audience with’, variety, children’s shows and film.
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2-3 hours
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David T
Gillingham, UK92 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Being on holiday in Paignton within a short distance of Agatha Christie’s house, we decided to see The Unexpected Guest at The Palace Theatre - and are so pleased that we did. It is a lovely theatre which appears to have been recently refurbished. There is a charming bar with an excellent selection of drinks, all the staff are very friendly and the show was excellent. If you are in the area, it is highly recommended.
Written July 27, 2022
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Thank you so much, we are so glad you chose to visit us and we hope to see you again soon!
Written October 5, 2022
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Sophie T
Paignton, UK4 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
We went to watch the panto, it was magical and just what we needed mid the covid craziness! Maureen was really accommodating when I asked to change the day we went and truly went above and beyond to secure us tickets on an alternative date. It was well organised, everyone was respectful with mask wearing and we felt very safe. The panto was absolutely perfect - proper old school but very professional! We will definitely be booking for next year!
Written December 26, 2021
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Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit and were looked after. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.
Written January 20, 2022
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Steve
Ipswich, UK402 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Went to this charming theatre which had obviously had money spent on it as it was well decorated modern on the inside but still had the Olde Worlde vibe on the outside.
The Unexpected Guest was a very good play performed by Amateurs but very enjoyable with very good characters and acting.
Both my wife and I were very impressed so well done to all
Written July 14, 2022
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Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and the show. We are a not for profit company and we work really hard to keep the theatre looking beautiful, we are all pretty nifty with a paint brush :-) it's great to read that our work is noticed and appreciated. See you again soon.
Written October 5, 2022
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Jackie A
5 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Jack and the beanstalk..2 1 22 .. what a Fantasic show all cast put their heart and soul into it. Must say the rat man was our favourite of all her expressions and the whole way she portrayed the character..amazing . This was our 3rd visit in 4 yrs ..only missing the Xmas panto 2020..due to lock down
Written January 6, 2022
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We are so glad you enjoyed yourself with us, we loved having panto back (oh yes we did!) See you soon!
Written January 20, 2022
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mark w
19 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
I took my wife to see dolly as she is a massive fan. I on the other hand am not. I thought I would endure it as an act of love to my wife. But fortunately the show really good an might I even say enjoyable. The theatre goes back to 1890s and even hosted the glen miller band in it's heyday. The staff are friendly and there is nothing negative to say. Hope to go back soon, thanks .
Written September 29, 2022
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How very nice of you to say! We work 9-5 (and a bit more) to keep the theatre programme varied and entertaining .... we will always love you for your 5 star review! See you soon.
Written October 5, 2022
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Sarah K
Guildford, UK31 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Spider's Web finishes tonight, we saw it last night, just because we saw a flyer at our holiday accommodation. Bijou productions have done Agatha Christie proud, Clarissa was faultless, all cast members gave a fantastic performance. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality and suitably impressed. Give yourself a treat and visit the Palace Theatre tonight. We certainly won't miss an opportunity to support this Company again.
Written July 29, 2021
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How very nice of you to say! So glad you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon.
Written August 2, 2021
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Lin M
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
Jack and the Beanstalk was funny, colourful, entertaining - everything you want from a panto. The cast were brilliant and created an amazing atmosphere both on the stage and in the audience. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend going next year. A great job - well done and thank you.
Written December 31, 2021
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Thank you so much for your lovely review! See you again soon.
Written January 20, 2022
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Robert P
1 contribution
Jul 2021
Easy free Parking on the Street nearby, a beautiful small Provincial Theatre which is very well run apart from the Bar which was too crowded and because it was full, there was nowhere to sit. We saw "A Spiders Web" which was very well acted and thoroughly enjoyable. We had a great Evening and I would highly recommend it as it is very good value for money, too.
Written July 29, 2021
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Thank you for your review, we are so glad you had a great visit with us. We're sorry that the bar was too crowded for you, we have opened the auditorium up earlier to allow people to take their drinks to their seats, we will look at getting it open even earlier in future. Your feedback is welcome and well received by us. We do hope to see you again soon.
Written August 2, 2021
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Carol
26 contributions
Jan 2020
What a wonderful show well done.
When my friend and I sat down at the beginnings we both said this is going to be amateur.How wrong were we!
The pace was not stop entertainment and they must have all been exhausted at the end.
The costumes were fantastic and a very good storyline.The Sound was excellent and diction very good.
The main character Puddles was outstanding and should not have been selling raffle tickets at the beginning,save him for later.
The dancing was of a high standard and in time,The little dancers were outstanding,their timing and the fact they were singing too was amazing for their age.
The cast included the audience so much you felt part of it.I felt the children in the audience were really entertained all through the performance.
A very professional performance we really enjoyed ourselves Thank you...Ive now dried out haha.
Written January 4, 2020
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Wow! What a fantastic review - we are so glad you enjoyed our panto, we love it too and we are missing it already. Thankfully, we only have to wait 11 months until it is back on our stage again. Look forward to seeing you soon.
Written January 17, 2020
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Paula prime
1 contribution
May 2021 • Couples
The palace theatre is my local theatre and by far the best. I saw the phenomenal zoots there last night (for my 13/14 time overall since first seeing them on their debut at the palace) and omg I've been so in love with the theatre and the zoots from that day. The atmosphere last night was electric. The zoots were phenomenal as always... they seriously never disappoint. Maureen, deidre and all staff at the palace are jysthe the best so welcoming and friendly always. I seriously can't recommend the palace theatre or the zoots highly enough. Loads of happy tears were shed by me last night.
Written May 30, 2021
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Ditto, Paula. What a great night we had and looking forward to many more. Thank you for your constant support - it is so lovely to see you in the theatre again, in your front row seat!
Written May 30, 2021
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