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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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Great Christmas Show.

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
gordoncooper1
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Newton Abbot, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For the second year running a group of friends have enjoyed this afternoon performance combined with the offer of lunch at the Babbacombe Inn £24.95 excellent value 🎄😂🎄😂 Will be booking again next year!

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Thank 322local
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review

Dear 322local We are delighted to read you enjoyed not only the show, but your Christmas meal at the Babbacombe Inn and you plan on doing it again next year! Your support, recommendation and 5 star review is very much appreciated by all of us, thank you- we shall look forward to seeing you in 2017. Kind regards Babb Theatre More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been to the Babbacombe Theatre quite a few times in recent years and we are never disappointed. We saw the Magic of Christmas with some friends who had never been to the theatre before and they were blown away with the show. It was full of top class entertainers that kept us enthralled from start to finish. Andy... More 

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

Dear carys b Thank you so very much for all your lovely comments about the show, the Magic of Christmas, but more importantly for your support. It is always rewarding to read comments from one of our regular patrons, and when it's a 5 star review, we are all buzzing! Makes all the hard work worth while. We shall most... More 

Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We went to the matinee of the Christmas show, wow it was absolutely fabulous, I would recommend this to everyone. There were dancing, the little sprogs (children) were brilliant and just as good as the adults. We laughed until our ribs ached, well worth the money

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Thank Irene L
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review

Dear Irene L It was lovely to read your 5 star review, with such complimentary comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your afternoon with us and want to thank you for your support and personal recommendation. Kind regards Babb Theatre More 

Yate, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We went to the 2016 Christmas show, and what a show it was, didn't want it to end, could have watched it over again. Good honest fun with great dancing, singing & comedy. Thank you all at the Babbacombe Theatre for a truly great show.

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Thank sallyjones22
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review

Dear sallyjones22 Thank you so very much for your very generous comments and 5 star review. It is so rewarding for all of us involved with the production to know that you enjoyed your time with us, so much so, you would have enjoyed watching the Magic of Christmas again. We can ask for no greater recommendation! Kind regards Babb... More 

South Wales
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Went to see the Christmas show last Wednesday, very very good. All the actors/singers were great. Thought it may be more chrismassy, but all the same it was a lovely show and laughed at all the jokes. Theatre is small but that added to the atmosphere.

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

Dear wren78 Thank you so much for supporting our venue by not only coming along to see our show, the Magic of Christmas but by submitting your kind comments and 4 star review. We are delighted you enjoyed the show! Kind regards Babb Theatre More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I went to see the Magic of Christmas show on Wednesday afternoon. The theatre is small, cosy and friendly and seemed to be very well organised. I have seen Andy Oakley quite a few times at The Devonshire Hotel and he is definitely the star of the show....very talented and funny and I loved his Yorkshire sketch. I thought the... More 

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

Dear Liz A Thank you so much for recommending our show, the Magic of Christmas. We are delighted you enjoyed your theatre experience and your support is very much appreciated by all involved with the production. Kind regards Babb Theatre More 

Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We went to see the Christmas show. this was a top profesional show the singers and dancers were excellent. the main compare was astounding his jokes were so good too. plenty of room and comfortable seats. we booked through our hotel it was £19 well spent.

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Thank vida p
BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this review

Dear Vida p We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your time here at the Babbacombe Theatre, whilst you were holidaying in the Bay. Thank you for supporting us with your 5 star review and generous comments, we are most grateful! Kind regards Babb Theatre More 

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