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Palace Theatre, Paignton

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In Person: Palace Avenue, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 3HF
Phone: 01803 665800

What's On Highlights

Joe Pasquale: The New Normal
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40 years of cack … continued.
Joe Pasquale has been showing off on stage for over 40 years and he’s bringing his favourite things for another airing to show that things have never been normal. If you have ever wondered why chicken breasts don’t have nipples? Then this is the show for you. This show includes a Q&A.

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West End Magic
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London’s longest-running theatre magic show, direct from the Leicester Square Theatre, presents some of the most exciting names in magic & variety in the UK. An exciting, family-friendly show offering an amazing mixture of magic, comedy and variety acts, featuring British Champion of Magic Oliver Tabor, magical compere Wayne Trice plus special guest acts. Since 2013, the regular London based show runs throughout the year featuring incredible award-winning magic, mind reading mysteries, hilarious comedy and can include ventriloquism, juggling and crazy stunts. The perfect treat for all the family. Guaranteed to deliver the best in magic, illusion, comedy and variety.

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The Goodbye-brations Final Year Tour … From the Beach Boyz Tribute Band
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After a near-decade of touring the UK with the music of The Beach Boys®? – Beach Boyz Tribute Band will be performing their show called “The Beach Boys Tribute Show”, before hanging up their surfboards for the final time. Bringing you a show like no other. The songs you know and love so well are presented fresh and imaginative performance which have made crowds return time and time again. GOD ONLY KNOWS the next time you might see the beautiful and intricate harmonies of the classic Beach Boys songs performed 100% LIVE at your venue. Returning audiences are prepared for a night of fun, singing, dancing and a guarantee to leave with a smile on your face! If you are seeing the show for the first time: bring your Hawaiians shirts and dancing shoes for a night you will never forget.

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Rave On – The Ultimate 50s & 60s Experience
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Rave On is the 50s and 60s musical sensation sweeping the nation. Charting the meteoric rise of Rock and Roll, Rave On is a thrilling tour through music’s most revolutionary decades.
Prepare to be enthralled with an evening of back to back hits, vibrant vintage costumes, colourful staging and plenty of dancing in the aisles! Featuring note perfect renditions of the most loved songs from the 50s and 60s, Rave On is performed by an incredibly talented, era-obsessed group of young musicians. From the emergence of Rock and Roll at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee to the British Invasion and beyond, this is a musical adventure you won’t want to miss.

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Shaun Ryder - Happy Mondays, and Fridays, and Saturdays and Sundays
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He’s the wild man of rock who became a national treasure.Happy Mondays and Black Grape frontman Shaun Ryder is hitting the road for a new, spoken word tour.
The star of more-TV-shows-than-anyone-has-a-right-to-feature-on – including Celebrity Gogglebox, and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, among many others – redefined the sex’n’drugs’n’rock’n’roll lifestyle during the halcyon age of Madchester. He’s touring in support of his new book: Happy Mondays – and Fridays and Saturdays and Sundays.
Fans can look forward to a carnival of excess, wild tales, and improbable truths, as they enjoy the talents of a unique rock’n’roll star dubbed Britpop’s answer to WB Yeats.
Strap yourselves in and say Hallelujah for Shaun.

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A Vision of Elvis
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The Award-winning Elvis Presley Spectacular! Put on your blue suede shoes and come to celebrate the music of the King of Rock ’n’ Roll with the UK’s supreme Elvis – Rob Kingsley – and his talented cast. This breath-taking recreation of a live Elvis Presley concert takes you on an epic audio visual journey through time like you’ve never seen before. As soon as the show begins you are taken on an emotional roller coaster, engaging audiences with a truly authentic Elvis musical spectacular! Performing to thousands of fans in major theatres, festivals and arenas worldwide, A Vision of Elvis made history by being the first Elvis tribute artist to perform at the New Wembley Stadium to over 50,000 people.

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Alfie Moore: A Face for Radio
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Somewhere in a parallel universe little Alfie’s natural comedic performance skills were recognised by his doting parents who encouraged and developed his blossoming talent. After several years as a stage school brat Alfie’s angelic face was launched on stage and screen and the rest is history. Meanwhile, in this universe Alfie Moore was told to stop messing about in class before being ‘encouraged’ into the grinding, grimy world of an apprenticeship in the Sheffield steelworks. When recession hit he traded steel for copper by joining Humberside Police. Thirty years of shift-work, initially in the Sheffield steelworks and then as a copper on the beat (where he was punched in the face quite a lot), has left him with ‘a face for radio’. A face not so much ‘lived in’ as inhabited by a settlement of squatters with little regard to property maintenance and repair.

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The Nutcracker (Ballet Theatre UK)
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Ballet Theatre UK bring to life one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous and popular compositions, The Nutcracker. This well-loved traditional Christmas ballet will be performed in a unique setting with 24 international dancers, from companies around the world. The Nutcracker ballet recounts the adventures of young girl Clara the night before Christmas. As the clock strikes midnight, strange things begin to happen… her toys around the tree come to life, while the room fills with an army of mice. Clara journeys into a world of magical Snowflakes, dancing dolls and a Christmas tree that reaches the sky. This opulent new production promises magical choreography, exquisite costumes, breath-taking scenery and an atmosphere of fantasy and illusion set to the music of Tchaikovsky’s most loved and unforgettable musical score. With grand sets and stunning costumes, The Nutcracker, promises to be a highlight on the calendar for the whole family. Minimum age 3 years.

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Within 10 minutes' walking distance of Paignton bus, coach and train stations.


There is ample parking on the nearby streets including Palace Avenue, as well as a pay and display car park (Crown & Anchor Way) within a 5 minute walk. There is some free street parking available after 6pm throughout the week.


There is a fully licensed bar with a range of quality locally produced beers, ciders and spirits, wines, hot and cold soft drinks as well as snacks, sweets and treats.

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The Palace Theatre is open all year with an exciting and varied programme of live music, drama, comedy, variety and celebrity appearances. We’re in Paignton town centre just minutes from Torquay, Brixham, Totnes and Newton Abbot. It is the oldest working theatre on the English Riviera with something to suit all ages and interests.

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