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“Unforgetable”
Review of Babbacombe Theatre

Babbacombe Theatre
Ranked #2 of 62 things to do in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A valuable asset to the English Riviera for nearly eighty years, the Babbacombe Theatre is renowned for wowing audiences with their highly-acclaimed variety shows, performed throughout the year by a professional cast. Music, Magic and Mirth in all its guises is what ‘Christmas is…Magical’ promises this festive season. The family show promises spellbinding Illusions, the obligatory ‘Singalong’, some movie masterpieces, pop hits, comedic classics, Disney favourites, dashing cavaliers and a host of heavenly angels. Look out too for the international travellers raising ‘a glass’ or ‘twelve’ of cheer, as they enjoy a little bit too much, of the Christmas Spirit! For details of all other shows programmed at Devon’s No.1 theatre (as rated by TripAdvisor), for 2017/18, please refer to the venues website. The theatre has, access for wheelchair users with an accessible toilet, wheelchair spaces & Loop System.
Reviewed October 13, 2012

We went to watch stardust what a show. Stardust were a fantastic show from start to finish like all the shows are at Babbacombe theatre. Fantastic place all the theatre team are great. Thank you all at Babbacombe theatre for making entertainment so fantastic. Neil

Thank 594,432
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2012

Dear Neil. Well what can I say, your brief, 5 star review covers so much, thank you. We are delighted you found you theatre experience so rewarding and you enjoyed our show Stardust. I hope on behalf of us all that when you are next in the Bay, you will come along and enjoy more of our shows. We have opened now with Christmas Starlight which runs weekly until 1st January 2013 and we will open on Tuesday 12th February with an all new cast and show, SPELLBOUND! It promises to be MAGIC!

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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Saw an excellent variety show here called "Stardust". Theatre staff were very friendly and helpful. Theatre is excellently situated on top of Babbacombe Downs, with excellent views over the bay, and only a short bus ride from Torquay town centre

Thank James22Liverpool
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2012

Dear James21Liverpool. Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for Stardust. We are delighted you enjoyed the show. I was especially pleased you made mention of the ease of getting to theatre from the Torquay town centre by bus. The service is a regular one and runs throughout the year. We are very lucky to be situated on the Beautiful Babbacombe Downs and are pleased you found time before the show to take in the fabulous views. I will ensure I personally mention your review to the front of house team. I am sure they will appreciate your kind comments. We hope when you are next in the Bay you will have the opportunity to visit with us again.

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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.

Thank Allan S
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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.

Thank puddinlover
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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.

Thank Martin W
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 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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