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Babbacombe Theatre

Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
+44 1803 328385
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Went to watch Lee Nelson which I would definitely recommend if he comes back again. A very very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dawn N
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No-stop enjoyment

Bought the tickets at Bay Thor park hotel, was collected & returned by coach at no extra... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“west end” (56 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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to watch Lee Nelson which I would definitely recommend if he comes back again. A very very funny man. With restaurants and parking nearby the location is fantastic. Reasonably priced tickets and very friendly staff. I now follow them on my Facebook page so...More

Thank Dawn N
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Bought the tickets at Bay Thor park hotel, was collected & returned by coach at no extra charge. The show was the best ever, non-stop enjoyment

Thank Basingstoke23
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tickets bought as present for father's Day to see Lee Nelson. Wonderful theatre, attentive staff. The show was amazing, Lee didn't disappoint!!! Hilarious!!! Would definitely recommend.

Thank Nita C
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went to see Milton Jones, the show itself was excellent however I was extremely disappointed, once inside, to find out that they did not have card machines to purchase snacks, drinks or merchandise and there was no nearby ATM to get cash.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there on a Thursday night.The tickets were 2for1 this day.The theatre is afriendly place staff were happy and helpful.The singers and dancers sang over 30 numbers from different west end shows and were very good.I don’t know how they remember the lyrics for...More

Thank Don D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic, so funny made our jaws ache. The singing and dancing was exceptional. Would highly recommend this show.More

Thank michelle16947
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear michelle16947 Thank you so much for coming along to see our show, Starshine. We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening with us, and sincerely hope, that your jaw is now recovered? Your generous comments, 5 star review, personal recommendation, but most importantly your...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The show at the Babbacombe Theatre is first class, I have seen a lot worse on television The Compere and Comedian (the same person) was superb. Costumes are lovely and the show is very slick. I would recommend it to anyone, its the best £20...More

1  Thank Carol L
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Carol L Thank you so much for all the lovely compliments within your review. We were absolutely bowled over, you enjoyed your evening with us and your support is very much appreciated by everyone involved with the show Starshine, most especially Ben Nickless our...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Real old fashioned theatre that was a pleasure to visit for the first time. Went last night to see American comic Rich Hall. Great theatre that hosts a real mix of events. Looking forward to returning.More

Thank Peter S
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Peter S. Not only were we chuffed to bits you enjoyed your evening with us on the 26th May, when you came along to see Rich Hall, but that you plan on coming again. Your support, lovely comments and 5 star review are much...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw this show on a break in Torquay. A very good show, the songs were well staged and performed by some very accomplished performers. Well worth a visit.

Thank elsmitty
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear elsmitty Thank you for coming to see the show WEATM, whilst you were holidaying in Torquay. We are delighted you enjoyed your evening and want to say, how grateful we are for your support, lovely comments and 5 star review! Kind regards Babbacombe Theatre

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what a brilliant show to watch while we were on holiday in Torquay. it was very professional, varied entertainment for example singing dancing magician comedians. would highly recommend itMore

Thank Stephen1031
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Stephen1031 Thank you for supporting us by coming along to see the show, Starshine, whilst you were holidaying in Torquay. We are absolutely chuffed to bits that you not only enjoyed your evening with us, but that you gave the show your personal recommendation...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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Response from Colin P | Reviewed this property |
Babbacombe theatre has a web site that has what is currently being shown.babbacombe-theatre Hope this helps.
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Denise B
13 November 2016|
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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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