Princess Theatre, Torquay

The Princess Theatre, South Devon's largest theatre, first opened its doors on Wednesday 7 June 1961. In 1963 The Beatles appeared live on stage singing the then newly released single “She Loves You” causing some hysteria in the town! Big musical productions have thrilled our audiences and icons of the stage and screen including Sir Roger Moore, Elaine Page, Joan Collins and the beloved Joan Rivers, have also graced our stage.

Princess Theatre, Torquay exclusives
Mon 18 Nov - Sat 23 Nov 2019

The Lady Vanishes

BAFTA-nominated Gwen Taylor and ‘Villain of the Year’ Andrew Lancel are reunited for the first time since their two years together in Coronation Street as Anne Taylor and her evil son (who she killed!) Frank Foster. Andrew and Gwen are back in this devilishly fun stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes by The Thriller Theatre Company.
Mon 25 Nov 2019

That'll Be The Day Christmas Show

The UK’s most popular rock ‘n’ roll variety show celebrates the festive season with all your favourite Christmas classics from the 50's, 60's & 70's, plus plenty of hilarious comedy!
Tue 26 Nov 2019

Carole - The Music of Carole King

From the producers of the West End hit shows Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of The Dubliners and Walk Right Back - The Everly Brothers Story, this brand new production takes to the stage for 2019.
Wed 27 Nov 2019

Frank Skinner

An unmissable opportunity to see comic legend Frank Skinner perform brand new stand-up in an intimate space
Thu 28 Nov 2019

One Night of Elvis - Lee Memphis King

Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist with consummate ease and an almost unbelievable combination of stunningly accurate vocals and incredible passion in every performance.
Fri 29 Nov 2019

Cinderella

Sat 30 Nov 2019

Ben Elton Live

The Godfather of modern stand-up returns!
Sat 7 Dec 2019

Adam Ant

Following a sell-out world tour throughout the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Grammy nominee and Brit Award winner Adam Ant brings his 2019 'Friend or Foe' to venues across the UK.
Sun 8 Dec 2019

Royal Marines Christmas Spectacular

The world famous Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines will present a military music spectacular featuring festive music, military marches, big band hits and popular showstoppers.
Fri 13 Dec 2019 - Sun 5 Jan 2020

Snow White

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, Torquay’s Princess Theatre pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, is the fairest pantomime of them all! Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is coming to the Princess Theatre from the 13th December 2019 to the 5th January 2020. With fabulous costumes, sensational song and dance numbers for all to enjoy and plenty of comedy for people of all ages, this performance is not one to be missed.
Mon 20 Jan 2020

McCartney - The Songbook

From the producers of smash hit shows That’ll Be The Day and Walk Right Back, comes the ultimate McCartney experience. Brand new for 2020, McCartney - The Songbook takes to the stage recreating masterworks spanning over six decades.
Thu 23 Jan 2020

Let The Music Play

Direct from the USA, it’s the critically-acclaimed Barry White revue starring the big man with the big voice – William Hicks.
Sat 25 Jan 2020

Circus of Horrors

Whether you’re a rock fan or theatre goer The Circus of Horrors has something for everyone.
Sun 26 Jan 2020

Joe Brown In Concert - 60th Anniversary Tour

Premier rock ‘n’ roll legend Joe Brown takes to the road to celebrate 60 years in the business.
Mon 27 Jan - Sat 1 Feb 2020

The Cat and the Canary

Building on the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, The Classic Thriller Company presents their latest adaptation of this mysterious and turbulent classic.
Fri 14 Feb 2020

Ellen Kent's Madama Butterfly

Senbla by arrangement with Opera International presents An Ellen Kent Production Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY
Wed 19 Feb 2020

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

Named by the Guinness Book of Records as ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent his life in pursuit of extreme adventure, risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken.
Fri 21 Feb 2020

Re-Take That: Take That Greatest Hits The Sing-a-long

Join the UK’s favourite tribute act Re-Take That for the ultimate Take That party night with a live and fully interactive sing-a-long experience.
Wed 26 Feb 2020

The Three Musketeers - A Comedy Adventure

From the award-winning Le Navet Bete, creators of smash-hit comedy Dracula: The Bloody Truth, comes a hilarious new comedy that will have you rolling with laughter from here to the French countryside
Thu 27 Feb 2020

The Greatest Hits of Motown - How Sweet It Is

Truly outstanding, this is the best Motown experience you will ever have seen!
Fri 28 Feb 2020

Beyond The Barricade

For 2020, this brand new 21st Anniversary Tour will include many of the songs that have made Beyond the Barricade the most popular musical theatre concert in the Country.
Sat 29 Feb 2020

Into The Groove - The Ultimate Tribute to Madonna

This dazzling and colourful production features all of Madonna’s greatest hits such as Holiday, Like a Prayer, Papa Don’t Preach, Material Girl, Vogue, Music, Hung Up and many, many more!
Sun 1 Mar 2020

The Illegal Eagles

Following continued public demand the World’s Official No.1 tribute to the legendary rock band return in 2019!
Tue 3 Mar - Sat 7 Mar 2020

The Woman in Black

Now celebrating its 30th year in the West End, over 7 million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most chilling and successful theatre events ever staged.
Sun 8 Mar 2020

Paul Carrack - 2020 Tour

Paul Carrack and his awesome 6-piece band take to the road again for their 2020 Tour.
Sat 14 Mar 2020

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac 2020

Channeling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, <strong>Rumours of Fleetwood Mac</strong> offers a unique opportunity for fans, both old and new, to rediscover the songs and performances that have ensured Fleetwood Mac’s place as one of the most loved groups of all time
Sun 15 Mar 2020

An Evening with Harry Redknapp

I'm a Celebrity Winner... Harry Redknapp comes to town!
Fri 20 Mar 2020

The Music of Prince - New Purple Celebration

NEW PURPLE CELEBRATION, the band formally known as PURPLE RAIN: A CELEBRATION OF PRINCE, are back with a brand new name but the same “brilliantly funky,” (Basingstoke Observer) musical extravaganza celebrating the music, life and legacy of Prince.
Sat 21 Mar 2020

AJ Pritchard's 'AJ Live 2020'

Strictly favourite and serial semi-finalist AJ Pritchard is back out on the road in 2020 after his debut tour in 2019.
Sat 28 Mar 2020

Josh Widdicombe - Bit Much...

'One of the most bankable talents in UK comedy' - Guardian Guide
Sun 29 Mar 2020

Menopause The Musical 2

In our brand-new show, Cruising Through Menopause, the hysterical sequel to the smash-hit show Menopause The Musical®, we fast forward five years to catch up with the same four ladies as they set off on the high seas for tales of their lives, loves and losses.
Thu 2 Apr 2020

Vienna Festival Ballet - Swan Lake

Join Vienna Festival Ballet as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary with one of ballet’s most powerful and beautiful love stories. Lavish costumes, stunning scenery, international stars, and the glorious music from Tchaikovsky make this a night not to be missed.
Fri 3 Apr 2020

ABBA Mania

ABBA Mania is now accepted as the world’s number one touring ABBA tribute production. Featuring a special concert presentation, which celebrates the music of ABBA in a respectful and enjoyable way, reviving special memories of when ABBA ruled the airwaves.
Sat 4 Apr 2020

Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible

One man. One Mission. Is it possible? No, not really.
Sun 5 Apr 2020

Adam Kay - This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of A Junior Doctor)

Award winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this ‘electrifying’ (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music.
Tue 7 Apr 2020

Ellen Kent's La Bohème

Senbla by arrangement with Opera International presents An Ellen Kent Production Puccini 's LA BOHÈME
Sat 11 Apr 2020

The King Is Back - Ben Portsmouth is Elvis

Ben, a multi talented musician, singer and songwriter had Elvis's DNA in his blood from an early age. His father was an avid Elvis fan and Ben grew up on a diet of Elvis songs.
Wed 29 Apr - Thu 30 Apr 2020

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!
Fri 1 May 2020

Whitney - Queen of the Night

Whitney’s one true legacy was her music which touched most of us at some time in our lives. Share her life and get ready for the greatest love of all in Queen of the Night!
Sat 2 May 2020

UK Foo Fighters

This World-Famous tribute band ‘UK Foo Fighters’ takes you on a journey spanning 25 years of music from the now legendary ‘Foo Fighters’ and their charismatic leader, Dave Grohl.
Tue 5 May - Sat 9 May 2020

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story

Now in its 30th year, the sensational multi award winning West End show is coming to a theatre near you.
Sun 10 May 2020

Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny

Comedian Jimmy Carr knows that terrible things happen in life – but he believes the best way to cope is to make jokes about those events and not to worry about political correctness. His audiences have been warned.
Sun 24 May 2020

That'll Be The Day

Prepare for a nostalgia extravaganza as the UK’s No.1 Rock & Roll variety performance returns with the BEST OF THAT’LL BE THE DAY!
Tue 26 May - Wed 27 May 2020

Riverdance - The New 25th Anniversary Show

The 25th Anniversary show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will completely immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance.
Fri 29 May 2020

The Carpenters Story

This highly acclaimed concert style production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular celebration of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music, selling over 100 million albums and singles.
Sat 30 May 2020

Back to Bacharach

Critically acclaimed Back to Bacharach, with their West End cast and the amazing musicianship of the Magic Moments Orchestra are proud to present The Very Best of Burt Bacharach celebrating “The Hitmaker” behind one of the greatest American songbooks of the 20th Century.
Thu 18 Jun 2020

Jane McDonald

Jane McDonald is back in 2020 with her brand new Let the Light In tour.
Sat 20 Jun 2020

Craig Revel Horwood - The All Balls And Glitter Tour

The star of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing is taking to the road with his debut solo tour!
Wed 24 Jun - Sat 27 Jun 2020

Shrek The Musical

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…" as all good fairytales begin. Get ready as everyone’s favourite ogre is hitting the stage!
Thu 2 Jul 2020

The Dreamboys

Prepare yourselves, The Dreamboys are back with an electrifying new show certain to excite and wow audiences. Plan special nights and birthday parties now – this is not a show to be missed!
Fri 10 Jul 2020

Boot Led Zeppelin

Boot-Led-Zeppelin offers the definitive tribute to one of the world’s most legendary rock bands, Led Zeppelin.
Sat 11 Jul 2020

Hello Again...Neil Diamond

Hello Again… Neil Diamond is an absolute must-see tribute show that has accelerated itself to becoming the talk of theatre land. It's no surprise, when you consider the subject matter.
Wed 9 Sep - Sat 12 Sep 2020

Kipps - The New Half A Sixpence Musical

Arthur Kipps is an over-worked draper’s assistant at Shalford’s Bazaar, Folkestone, at the turn of the last century. He dreams of a better and more fulfilling world, but he likes his fun just like any other, except not quite. When Kipps unexpectedly inherits a fortune that propels him into high society, it confuses everything he thought he knew about life.
Sun 11 Oct 2020

Collabro

COLLABRO – Michael Auger, Jamie Lambert, Matthew Pagan and Thomas J Redgave - are the world’s most successful musical theatre group. After winning Britain's Got Talent, they released their first album, 'Stars', which entered the UK albums chart at number one, was quickly certified gold, and became the fastest selling album in 2014.
Fri 23 Oct 2020

An Evening with The Hairy Bikers

Join Dave and Si for an evening of food, frolics and tales from a life on the road.
Thu 19 Nov 2020

Katie Melua

Sat 28 Nov 2020

Jason Donovan - Even More Good Reasons

Jason can’t wait to play his first music concert tour in four years with his Even More Good Reasons Tour. Don’t miss it!