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Babbacombe Theatre

Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
+44 1803 328385
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Starshine is brilliant

When you are in the English Riviera in the Babbacombe area of Torquay and are looking for somewhere... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rachael S
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
Plenty for everyone

My wife and I enjoyed an evening of pure entertainment, as already said by others the inclusion of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jon068
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“west end” (58 reviews)
“christmas show” (41 reviews)
“steve laister” (37 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
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+44 1803 328385
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"west end"
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"christmas show"
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"steve laister"
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"singers and dancers"
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"great singing"
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"opening night"
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"wonderful night"
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"family entertainment"
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"variety shows"
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"star of the show"
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"well worth a visit"
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"value for money"
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"comedy"
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"cast"
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Reviewed yesterday

When you are in the English Riviera in the Babbacombe area of Torquay and are looking for somewhere with brilliant entertainment, then the place that I am about to review is the place for you, and that place is Babbacombe Theatre located on Babbacombe Downs...More

Thank Rachael S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I enjoyed an evening of pure entertainment, as already said by others the inclusion of the children in the first half was a master stroke, the costumes, content etc were brilliant. Thank you everyone for a really pleasurable theatre experience.

Thank Jon068
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely outstanding phenomenal night The talent was breathtaking I had an amazing night Thank you so much I will come again definitely

Thank Sharon W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely evening here. Good variety show. Small cast but they work very hard. Singing, dancing and a very funny comedian made the time fly.More

Thank flowergirl262016
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear flowergirl262016 On behalf of everyone at the venue, thank you for sharing your theatre experience on our TripAdvisor page. It's lovely to know that you had an enjoyable evening with the cast of Starshine. Your support is very much appreciated, thank you. Kind regards...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little seafront theatre with the bonus of plenty of eating places around. Loved the show. Good quality Variety show....highly recommendedMore

Thank Renuka S
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Renuka S. Thank you so much for giving the show and venue, your personal recommendation and 5 star review. We are really grateful to you for not only supporting us with your custom but also for your generous comments, its much appreciated. Kind regards...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been to the theatre 3 times before and the shows were excellent. This year, however, the show was not of their usual standard. Enjoyable and the singers were very good, but we were disappointed overall.More

1  Thank Lucya1912
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Lucya1912 We were sorry to read you had been disappointed with the show you came along to see this time around. We are not sure which shows you will have seen previously or which show you came to see this year. We are hoping...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best variety entertainment shows I have ever seen. An old seaside theatre brought to life by music, dancing, laughter and style. Ben Nickless carries the show throughout. First half is good with young performers involved, but the second half had me rolling...More

Thank Ricicles62
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Ricicles62 We were quite blown away when we read you very generous comments for the show Starshine. Thank you so much for every kind word and your 5 star review. Albeit we are most grateful to you for coming along and seeing the show,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed West End at the Movies. Non stop entertainment for the whole show. The costumes were lovely too. I would recommend this as a really good evening out thereMore

Thank JudithC38
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear JudithC38 Thank you so much for coming along to see West End at the Movies. We are delighted you enjoyed your evening with us, so much so you gave the show, your personal recommendation as well as a 5 star review. Everyone involved with...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, what a fabulous show. Magnificent, spectacular, total entertainment from beginning to end. A complete mix, comedy (very funny) singing, dancing, magician. The children were suburb and very talented. Excellent value for money. The stage clothing amazing, fascinating, really beautiful. Must have cost a fortune....More

Thank jan k
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear jan k We were all thrilled when we read your fabulous review for Starshine, Not only 5 stars but so many complimentary comments, thank you! Everyone involved with the show, was grateful to receive the review but even more so, we are all delighted...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Tues 19th what can I say! An absolutely faultless, funny, variety of sheer entertainment! This years new show Starshine is not to be missed! An evening of non-stop laughter and enjoyment from magic to comedy to beautiful song! Thank you to everyone up there...More

Thank Andrew W
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Andrew. We are so happy to note that you are a regular visitor to the venue and that you continue to not only support us with your custom but then submit such fabulous comments, which includes a personal testimonial. Thank you so much, we...More

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John P
7 April 2018|
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Response from BabbacombeTheatre | Property representative |
Hi John P. We are a little confused by your question asking about a review for the Belgrave Sands Hotel- has it been posted to the wrong page? just thought you should know, as you are expecting an answer. Kind regards... More
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Denise B
13 November 2016|
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Babbacombe theatre has a web site that has what is currently being shown.babbacombe-theatre Hope this helps.
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Denise B
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Response from BabbacombeTheatre | Property representative |
Dear Denise B. I am afraid as the previous comments conclude, we do not have a show for the date you ask. The only shows we have due in November - Russell Kane on Sat 19th November - sold out and The Magic of Christmas on... More
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