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Babbacombe Theatre

Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU, England
+44 1803 328385
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Queen the Magic Years

Wow! What an amazing evening! This was by far the best show I've seen in a long time. I love Queen... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
Sarah C
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Starstruck

We went to see this with our two eldest granddaughters aged 14 and 12 and we all thoroughly enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2016
David O
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Sheffield, 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%
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“west end” (53 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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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Wow! What an amazing evening! This was by far the best show I've seen in a long time. I love Queen and so was nervous about what we would see... no gimmicks, no one trying to be Freddie, just pure Queen music! Lisa Walker was...More

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Dear Sarah C Thank you so much on behalf of Phoenix, Lisa Walker and the theatre management for your 5 star review and lovely comments. We are thrilled to know that you had such an enjoyable evening at the Babbacombe Theatre! Kind Regards

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Reviewed 7 August 2016

We went to see this with our two eldest granddaughters aged 14 and 12 and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The show is well worth going to see. Included in the price we had coach transfers from and back to our hotel. Our granddaughters were...More

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Dear David O. We are delighted you took the opportunity to bring your grand children to the theatre to see Starstruck on the back of our Child FREE offer with a paying adult. Even more so, we are grateful you took the time to add...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

My mother and I went last night to watch this. We have been to a lot of show including tribute acts, gigs in pubs, amateur productions, bands, comedy and west end. We always enjoy a show and a night out together. Last night we were...More

Thank Joanna L
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Dear Joanna L I was sorry to read that your evening with us was a disappointment to both you and your mother. I hasten to add that had you spoken with our Box Office Manager I am sure we could have ensured you left the...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2016

Very disappointed this year. Not the usual selection of well known musical songs. We go every year and normally really enjoy it. Bring back Wayne champagne !More

Thank 383KarenC
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Hello 383KarenC We are sorry you did not enjoy this seasons MOTN and only felt it worthy of a 1 star review. Wayne was in our show Starlight last year and previously to that the West End Now and West End Encore shows which ran...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Excellent professtional show, superb singing and never laughed as much in ages. If you get chance to see this show go. Great night out. Lovely variety. Nice little theatre with parking close by.More

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Dear DIgsby12 Thank you so very much for your personal recommendation, 5 star review and generous comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and your support for the venue is very much appreciated. We shall look forward to making you laugh again...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

So enjoyed this show.Singing was amazing.Great pair of lungs Lisa Walker has.The lead guitarist/singer was brilliant.The whole band was wonderful.We had a fabulous eveningMore

Thank Blossom123Devon
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Dear Blossom123Devon We are delighted you had a "fabulous evening" when you came along last Saturday to see, Queen the Magic Years at the venue. Your generous comments, I know were very much appreciated by Phoenix & Lisa Walker and we are thrilled that this...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This fantastic performance is not to be missed. Last night was opening night and Phoenix along with special guest Lisa Walker rocked the place. Just the amazing sounds of one of our most famous bands off all times. This is not a tribute band. No...More

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Dear BlackCountryTrouble Thank you for coming along on the opening night of Queen the Magic Years. Your personal recommendation, very complimentary comments and 5 star review are very much appreciated by not only the venues management, but by Phoenix & Lisa Walker, who in our...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2016

I recently had a friend visiting from Bristol. She goes to a lot of shows in Bristol, Bath and London. Despite regularly seeing some of the best shows, she was mightily impressed with the show she saw at the Babbacombe Theatre, Starstruck. She loved the...More

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Dear Alan P We are very grateful for all your lovely comments about our show Starstruck and are delighted both you and your friend had a memorable evening at the Babbacombe Theatre. It goes without saying that a 5 star review accompanied with a personal...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

First time to this theatre ,saw Rich Hall ,,brilliant ,,,great place up close n personal ,,, lots of good things going on all the time ,,More

Thank menyou123
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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Dear menyou123 So pleased you enjoyed your evening in the company of Rich Hall. We are all also very grateful for your comments and 5 star review. Many thanks for supporting the Babbacombe Theatre, we shall look forward to entertaining you again in the not...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

I went to see the show, 'Starstruck' and found the show great value for money. Two hours of entertainment featured a variety of different songs and comedy sketches. Not all of it was to my taste but then you expect that from any variety show....More

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BabbacombeTheatre, General Manager at Babbacombe Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Dear unseatedtony Thank you so much for all your very positive comments, we are very grateful to you for supporting the Babbacombe Theatre with your 4 star review. I am sorry you found some of the production numbers lacked clarity on the vocal. We do...More

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John P
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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
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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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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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