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Babbacombe Theatre

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Address: Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
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+44 1803 328385
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A valuable asset to the English Riviera for nearly eighty years, the...

A valuable asset to the English Riviera for nearly eighty years, the Babbacombe Theatre in Torquay, is renowned for wowing audiences with their highly-acclaimed variety shows, performed throughout the year by a professional cast.

There is ‘Magic to Do’ as the all new family show Magic of the Stars opens its doors for the 2017 season at the celebrated venue. Colin Matthews, the show’s producer and director won the Herald Express’s, ‘Outstanding Contribution to Tourism’ Award during his 30th year at the venue in 2016. He now has a legacy to maintain, therefore ‘just for you’ he and the shows cast, invite you to join them on a two-hour journey that promises to ‘warm your heart’.

‘Humour handled by a master’ is very much in the hands of the host and headlining showman, Steve Laister. Others with, ‘parts to perform’ is divine diva, Lindsey Collard, West End actress Gail-Marie, the British Magical Champion of Illusion, Daniel Dean, the effervescent Wayne ‘Champagne’ Martin, Danze Magique, our sensational dancers and finally six youngsters we like to call the Rock Starz! Combined this cast will undoubtedly leave you with a lasting impression.

Magic of the Stars features extracts from Broadway and West End shows, has hit songs that span seven decades, numerous classic comedic sketches as well as inspirational lighting, costume design, choreography, and musical arrangements. There will be no other, ‘Night Like This’ in the Bay, so if you want to enjoy a magical and memorable evening of extraordinary entertainment at Devon’s No.1 theatre (as rated by TripAdvisor), then this show will not disappoint.

Check the venues website for details on all the other shows programmed for 2017 or contact the Box Office.The theatre has, Access for wheelchair users with an accessible toilet, Wheelchair spaces & Loop System

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This is a self funding theatre we have visited before these people put on a wonderful show for all in Torquay and holiday last week saw preview of this summers show brilliant we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a self funding theatre we have visited before these people put on a wonderful show for all in Torquay and holiday last week saw preview of this summers show brilliant we all laughed all way through the jokes dancing and singing very well all thirty of us on our coach had a great time well done Babbacombe also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! What a performance...this show was fabulous from beginning to end! Couldn't take my eyes off it for a second! The cast were all amazing but when Gail Marie (west end singer) stepped out on stage she owned it! With an amazing voice, it was like the West end has come to Torquay! Couldn't sleep i was buzzing. Infact i... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and l,were lucky enough to attend the opening night,of Magic of the Stars,and what a night,the show was brilliant,from start to end,excellent performance by all the cast,We thought the performance of Gail Marie stood out,and she was a wonderful asset to the show.

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1 Thank footyPaignton
Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another Wonderful Colin Matthews Production for 2017 " Magic Of The Stars ". A Fantastic Bright, Colorful, Variety Show, with a Superb Cast. This Show has everything, Headed by Steve Laister ( Comedy Excellence Award Winner ), Lindsey Collard ( Divine Diva ), Gail Marie ( West End Vocalist ), Daniel Dean ( International Illusionist ) Wayne Champaign Martin (... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended for opening night. This lovely theatre has done it again. Fantastic show. Stage full of amazing talent. Music, Comedy, Dance, Magic. All first class. Anyone got the chance to see this show. DON'T MISS OUT !!!!!!! Front of house staff always so welcoming. Very helpful. No stairs so easy for disabled guests. A great night out. Show is every... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Last night, Tuesday 7/2/17 my wife and I were part of the audience for the "Magic of the Stars" show. Each and every act were hand picked by the producer from his knowledge of all the local talent, but our particular praise must go to Gail-Marie. She has a most enchanting voice and she was our highlight of the evening... More 

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2 Thank discovery992017
Bideford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow what a show! Non stop laughing from start to finish, along with all the singing and dancing everyone was brilliant and should all be really proud of themselves! You can see just how hard everyone has worked and how much effort they have all put in from the performance they gave last night. I especially enjoyed Gail Marie -... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is the second time we have visited this theatre and it never fails to put on a good show. Well worth the money.

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review

Dear gordoncooper1 Thank you so much for supporting us at the Babbacombe Theatre. We are chuffed to bits you enjoyed the show and your personal recommendation and 5 star review means a lot to everyone involved with the venue, that's not just the cast, but those staff front of house, backstage and those involved with the production aspect of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I went with my 82 year old mother to see the Magic of Christmas show last night. First impressions were that this is a hot theatre; be sure to wear layers you can peel off. We wore T-Shirts and were sweating from the start! The show itself was good quality. Excellent singing, dancing and superb comedy.. However, it is NOT... More 

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review

Dear Debra P Thank you for supporting our venue by not only coming along to see our show, the Magic of Christmas, but for adding your comments to our TripAdvisor page. All feedback, both positive and negative assists us in delivering not only a better service but a stronger product, namely our shows. You made mention of it being hot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Fourteen of us, mixed ages and tastes went to see The Magic of Christmas and all of us thoroughly enjoyed it! There is comedy, magic, singing and dancing, there is even some comedy magic, but I don't want to spoil anything. We left feeling very Christmassy and were very entertained this little theatre has definitely got something right as it... More 

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review

Dear Abbeyfield T Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your lovely review. All of us involved with the show, the Magic of Christmas are delighted you and your party had an enjoyable and memorable afternoon with us. Kind regards Babb Theatre More 

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