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Princess Theatre

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Great little theatre

Made a last minute enquiry at the box office when in Torquay & got excellent tickets for The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Lovely little theatre

This was our first time visiting the theatre (we came for two nights of Van Morrison) and would... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Emma A
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“box office”(15 reviews)
The Princess Theatre first opened it’s doors on Wednesday 7 June 1961. Top of the bill on the opening night were the late, great Tommy Cooper and the legendary Morecombe and Wise.The theatre was built by Torbay Council as the main feature of the...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Torbay Road, Torquay TQ2 5EZ, England
+44 844 871 3023
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 February 2013

We arrived at the theatre at 5.30 and parked on the road outside. We paid for 40 minutes as after 6 o'clock it is free, and this meant that we were able to get really close to the theatre itself. The theatre was warm and...More

6  Thank HolidayPat
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Lovely Theatre and this review is not to slate the theatre, but the show was a total disaster. Dreadfull from start to finish, bizarre story line, wooden acting, worst ever choreography, dancing and singing an insult to the great Dusty. We indured it to the...More

4  Thank samantharparis
princesstrq2016, Marketing Assistant at Princess Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Hi samantharparis Thank you for your review regarding the 'Son of a Preacher Man' show. We appreciate all feedback and we will pass this message onto the production company. Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the performance, but glad it hasn't deterred you away from...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Made a last minute enquiry at the box office when in Torquay & got excellent tickets for The Sixties Experience show that evening. Show was brilliant & theatre a nice venue

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went last night to see Gary Mullin and The Works... fantastic show...theatre could do with updating..it's chairs need replacing... Foyer is ok but everything else needs improvement

Thank shyboy2011
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a break to Torquay for are week end away .We decided to book a show BEYOND THE BARRICADE SEATS U 22 U 23 we had stall seats ,and asked were they the best you had .the young girl replied yes .So we arrived...More

Thank hugoss2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With his support act stuck somewhere in traffic, Richard Thompson treated an eager audience to an extra hour of acoustic songs. Signature tunes such as ‘1952 Vincent Black Lightning’ and ‘Beeswing’ slotted in comfortably alongside as yet unreleased material. ‘Some people say my music is...More

1  Thank Casey B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the best shows I have ever seen. One night only in Torquay. The music was amazing and the two guys playing Paul and Art were so good, even looked like them. I would recommend anyone going to see this, it’s a...More

Thank debbie_powlesland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent show at the lovely intimate theatre in Torquay. The seats looked as though they need some TLC but were surprisingly really comfy. This is the third show I’ve seen and won’t be the last. Great place to see a show especially if you are...More

Thank Distin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the third time in the company of T-Rextasy and the man is truly amazing and puts so much energy in this fantastic tribute to Marc Bolan. The one gripe is the theatre is looking a bit tired and could do with renovating its...More

Thank Cornishij
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time visiting the theatre (we came for two nights of Van Morrison) and would happily return again. Seats were comfy and the acoustics were really good. Only downside was the drinks in the theatre bar. Seemed quite expensive and had a...More

Thank Emma A
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Visited in July for the first time in a short while. Good theatre, easy to find and only a short walk from a town centre multi story car park. Decent range of events on offer. Support your local theatre.

Thank petersC1681CS
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely theatre with nice acoustics. Went to see a very professional and polished performance put on by local group TOPS ....hugely impressed by near West End standard of cast particularly Mr Potts, wife to be and the children ....stars being born! Facilities all round were...More

1  Thank Tony2710
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genenne t
30 August 2018|
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Response from mooney71 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
27 June 2018|
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Response from Coolberryhawk | Reviewed this property |
These are side seats but V row is better as you will have extra leg room, these seats also are better to get out for the toilets
24 June 2018|
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Response from mpeaton99 | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual would be best