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Address: Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
Phone Number: +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. As you begin to prepare for the most magical time of the year, ensure you take in the traditional visit to the theatre and book tickets for the all-new family variety show, 'The Magic of Christmas'. Music, Magic and Mirth in all its guises is what this new show promises. Enjoy fun and frolics with side-splitting comedy sketches, sleight of hand to amaze and amuse you, traditional Christmas classics and Disney favourites with a bit of Scottish skulduggery all wrapped between hits of yesteryear and today in a festive show bursting with Christmas cheer this yuletide season. For dates and ticket prices please check the venues website, which also features details for all upcoming shows programmed for 2016/2017 at the celebrated venue. Alternatively contact the Box Office. The theatre has - • Access for wheelchair users with an accessible toilet, • Wheelchair spaces • Loop System

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Christmas show

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
Yate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
South Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful show. Very entertaining from start to finish. We were impressed with the quality of the costumes. It had just about the right mix of comedy and dancing. Good choreography and very well rehearsed. Although it was a Wednesday afternoon it was well attended and the audience definitely enjoyed it judging by the applause and laughter. Highly recommended.... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

All the best ingredients to make an entertaining memorable evening. An outstanding show of an array of talented professionals, the best in my eyes. The Torbay Full Monty of Variety:- Entertainment from the young ones (little starlets, dancers and singers) as well as the more mature experienced performers. A mixture of Comedy, Singing, Dancing/Acro and Magic, in a great fun... More 

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

Dear wendy845 Thank you so much for your very positive 5 star review and personal recommendation. We all loved the fact that you are so enthusiastic with your review and even 'plugged' our DVD :) Your support is very much appreciated by everyone concerned with the production, The Magic of Christmas! We shall hopefully have the pleasure of ENTERTAINING you... More 

torquay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This was a lovely show with a variety of acts like in the good old days.....I took my 3 yr old grandaughter, as she loves the theatre..she was clapping n singing n laughing all the way through the performance..a big WOW to all the performers especially little Pinnochio....

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

Dear lisakdm It's so nice to read that your three year old granddaughter enjoyed the show so much. We are very grateful for your support, lovely comments and 5 star review, thank you! Regards Babbacombe Theatre More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Went to see the show last night with my husband and 11 year old daughter. Ideal cheesy Christmas fun .... unoffensive and anyone could enjoy. Full of dancing, singing and lots of laughter, Well done.

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

Dear PennyMarkKay We were delighted to note that all your family enjoyed the show, Magic Of Christmas. Thank you so much for your support, comments and four star review. All of us involved with the show are very grateful. Kind Regards Babbacombe Theatre More 

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Wonderful night at the theatre,talented cast of 12 offered a traditional variety show not to be missed. Wonderful value for Monet recommend as a great night out

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

Dear Friendofjersey Thank you so much for your kind words, personal recommendation and 5 star review. We are all thrilled you enjoyed the show and felt it represented good value for money. We hope we may have the opportunity to ENTERTAIN you again when you are next in the Bay. Kind Regards Babbacombe Theatre More 

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