Princess Theatre

Princess Theatre
Torbay Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5EZ
  • Telephone 0870 847 2315

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The Princess Theatre opened it's doors in 1961 with a bill of comedy featuring Tommy Cooper and Morecambe & Wise. A classic seaside theatre, set in Princess Gardens on Torqauy's seafront, specialising in live music, comedy and musicals.

The theatre is 20 minutes walk along the seafront from Torquay train station. Stagecoach busses 12 and 12A and the First Group X80 also go to the theatre.

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ABBA Mania

Celebrating decades of golden hits with a recreation of the live Abba show.

Sat 18 Feb

£20.65–£22.65 / 0870 847 2315

Beyond the Barricade

A selection of the best-loved songs from new and classic West End shows like The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, The Lion King and Les Miserables.

Sat 11 Feb

£25.50 / 0870 847 2315

Brendan Cole: All Night Long

Choreographer, performer and Strictly's dancer Brendan Cole performs more dazzling ballroom and Latin moves.

The Carpenters Story

  • Directed by: Phil Aldridge

Theatre show telling the tale of the brother/sister duo, featuring all the songs that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of music.

Sun 30 Apr

£24.90–£26.90 / 0870 847 2315

Charlie Landsborough

The singer-songwriter's career hit an all time high in 1994 with What Colour Is The Wind, though let us not forget that Landsborough began his professional singing career in the 1970s. Renowned as a successful country and folk musician, the artist performs works from his vast back catalogue.

Sun 29 Oct

£18.90–£23.90 / 0870 847 2315

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The Chicago Blues Brothers

Celebrating the music of The Blues Brothers with a packed revue of blues and soul.

Sat 29 Apr

£24.90–£26.90 / 0870 847 2315

Dirty Dancing

  • Directed by: Sarah Tipple
  • Written by: Eleanor Bergstein

See Baby not put in the corner in the musical based on the late Patrick Swayze's popular film.

Mon 31 Jul

£17.90–£53.40 / 0870 847 2315

Tue 1 Aug

£17.90–£53.40 / 0870 847 2315

Wed 2 Aug

£17.90–£53.40 / 0870 847 2315

…and 3 more dates until 5 Aug

Dreamboats and Petticoats

  • Directed by: Bob Tomson
  • Written by: Maurice Gran

Jukebox musical based on the songs of Roy Orbison, the Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury and others.

Mon 17 Jul

£20.40–£41.40 / 0870 847 2315

Tue 18 Jul

£20.40–£41.40 / 0870 847 2315

…and 3 more dates until 22 Jul

Ellen Kent's La Bohème

Puccini's romantic opera is staged traditionally, directed by Ellen Kent and starring international soloists.

Fri 28 Apr

£20.40–£40.40 / 0870 847 2315

The ELO Experience

This tribute band recreates 'Mr Blue Sky' et al, probably with a more stable line-up than the real ELO.

Thu 27 Jul

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Musical about Alex: welder by day, dancer by night.

Mon 26 Feb 2018

£17.90–£50.90 / 0870 847 2315

Tue 27 Feb 2018

£17.90–£50.90 / 0870 847 2315

Wed 28 Feb 2018

…and 3 more dates until 3 Mar 2018


  • Directed by: Matthew Warchus
  • Written by: Bruce Joel Rubin (lyrics)

Dirty Dancing has already been transformed into a successful stage musical, now it's time for another Patrick Swayze favourite to get the same treatment. For anyone who hasn't seen it, Ghost is a fantasy about the power of love. It's the tale of murdered Sam, who is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next and…

Mon 30 Jan

£20.90–£51.90 / 0870 847 2315

Tue 31 Jan

£20.90–£51.90 / 0870 847 2315

Wed 1 Feb

£20.90–£51.90 / 0870 847 2315

…and 3 more dates until 4 Feb


  • Directed by: Arlene Phillips (choreographer)
  • Written by: Jim Jacobs

The classic romantic musical, set in an American high school in the '50s.

Mon 21 Aug

£15–£42.50 / 0870 847 2315

Tue 22 Aug

£15–£42.50 / 0870 847 2315

Wed 23 Aug

£15–£42.50 / 0870 847 2315

…and 3 more dates until 26 Aug


The classic romantic musical, set in an American high school in the '50s.

Mon 21 Aug

£15–£42.50 / 0870 847 2315

Tue 22 Aug

£15–£42.50 / 0870 847 2315

Wed 23 Aug

£15–£42.50 / 0870 847 2315

…and 3 more dates until 26 Aug

Hello Again: Neil Diamond Tribute

Brooklyn Creed & The Salvation Band recreate the songs of the American singer-songwriter alongside evocative imagery, video and narration telling the story of how a poor boy from Brooklyn NYC rose to stardom. Created and produced by Darren Bazzoni and Juanita Diaz.

Fri 10 Feb

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Jamie Raven

Tricks and illusions from the Britain's Got Talent runner-up.

Mon 13 Feb

£25.15 / 0870 847 2315

Jim Davidson

Britain’s most controversial comedian celebrates an explosive 40 years in show business. Jim brings to the stage for the first time a truly revealing and hilarious look at his life. From the triumphs to the tragedies. ‘Jim Davidson as you have never seen him before’ ‘A night not to be missed’

Wed 9 Aug

£20.15–£24.15 / 0870 847 2315

Jimmy Carr: The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Cash tribute from singer-songwriter Clive John.

Fri 5 May

£26.15–£28.40 / 0870 847 2315

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

  • Directed by: Bill Kenwright
  • Written by: Tim Rice (lyrics)

Bill Kenwright's production of the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical returns, with X Factor winner Joe McElderry starring as the boy with the troublesome coat.

Tue 21 Feb

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King of Pop - The Legend Continues

This incredible production stars the world’s leading MJ tribute artist Navi who is joined by Michael Jackson’s iconic guitarist – Jennifer Batten. Jennifer was Michael’s "right-hand woman" on three sell-out world tours. She was initially hand-picked to play on the Bad Tour but Michael was so impressed that she joined him…

Sat 20 May

£26.50–£42.40 / 0870 847 2315

Macca: The Paul McCartney Story

A musical biopic of one half of the greatest songwriting partnership of the latter half of the 20th century, cause he's actually sort of kind of fab, in a funny way, y'know.

Sat 11 Mar

Milton Jones is Out There

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

Sun 26 Nov

Mr Bloom's Nursery

Join Mr Bloom and the Veggies on their first ever live tour as they try to get the allotment ready for a royal visit.

One Night of Elvis: Lee 'Memphis' King

An evening in the company of top Elvis impersonator Lee 'Memphis' King, performing a selection of Presley's hip-shaking greatest hits.

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert

High camp musical based on the Hugo Weaving/Terence Stamp/Guy Pearce 1994 movie, following three pals who go on an adventure in a battered old bus. Expect dancefloor fillers aplenty, including 'I Will Survive', 'It's Raining Men', 'Go West', 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' and many more.

Wed 25 Oct

Thu 26 Oct

Fri 27 Oct

Remembering Fred

A tribute to Fred Astaire.

Sun 14 May

£24.65–£61.15 / 0870 847 2315

Ross Noble: Brain Dump

The wild-haired Geordie, prone to wondrous tangents and surreal interludes, wanders back out on tour with a brand new show.

Fri 24 Mar

The Roy Orbison Story

Roy Orbison tribute singer Barry Steele and his five-piece show band singing hits by the Big O plus a special tribute to the time Roy spent with The Traveling Wilburys, and Bono.

Thu 17 Aug

Roy Wood Rock & Roll Band

The veteran singer-songwriter performs hits from his career proving there's more to him than that one Christmas song.

Fri 20 Jan

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Sam Bailey

The former prisoner officer turned songstress who won the 2013 X Factor takes her debut album The Power Of Love on the road.

Sat 6 May

£27.40–£32.40 / 0870 847 2315

The Solid Silver 60s Show

Relive the nostalgic sounds of 60s pop in the company of Peter Noone, Brian Hyland, Dave Berry, New Amen Corner & The Merseybeats.

Sat 8 Apr

£33.65–£36.15 / 0870 847 2315

Someone Like You: The Adele Songbook

Katie Markham delivers this celebration of one of our generation's finest singer-songwriters with performances of songs from the three record-breaking albums 19, 21 and 25.

Fri 17 Feb

Stand By Me: The Ben-E King & Drifters Revue

The story of Ben E King and the Drifters. Featuring 'Under the Boardwalk', 'Saturday Night at the Movies', 'Up on the Roof', 'On Broadway' and more.

Totally Tina!

Tribute to the American singer.

Sat 18 Mar

£21.75–£24 / 0870 847 2315

Vienna Festival Ballet: Cinderella

  • Written by: Sheila Styles

A fairytale ballet choreographed by Sheila Styles, set to a soundtrack of opera music by Rossini arranged and conducted by Chris Nicholls.

Wed 12 Apr

£16.40–£32.90 / 0870 847 2315

A Vision of Elvis

2008 European Elvis Tribute Artist Champion Rob Kingsley presents the total Elvis package, from custom-made costumes to that curl of the lip.

Fri 17 Mar

£26.50 / 0870 847 2315

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

  • Directed by: Peter Glanville
  • Written by: Barb Jungr (music)

Michael Rosen's award-winning book is brought to the stage for ages 3+.

Tue 7 Feb

Tue 7 Mar

The Woman in Black

  • Directed by: Robin Herford
  • Written by: Stephen Mallatratt (adapt)

Spookily Gothic and highly theatrical adaptation of Susan Hill's story about a young lawyer trying to exorcise his metaphorical demons.

Tue 28 Feb

£13.90–£38.40 / 0870 847 2315

…and 2 more dates until 4 Mar


  • Directed by: Javier de Frutos
  • Written by: Moira Buffini (lyrics)

West End favourite Kerry Ellis stars in Frank Wildhorn's musical adaptation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Tue 6 Jun

£21.40–£48.90 / 0870 847 2315

Wed 7 Jun

Thu 8 Jun

£21.40–£48.90 / 0870 847 2315

…and 2 more dates until 10 Jun

The Yamato Drummers

A captivating and energetic performance of Japanese Taiko drumming from a company with 20 years on the road.

Sat 1 Apr

£18.50–£32.75 / 0870 847 2315

You Win Again: The Story of the Bee Gees

A tour through the Bee Gees' career, from the 60s through the 80s with all the best tunes and plenty of dancing.

You've Got a Friend

The story of the friendship between James Taylor and Carole King told through their songs.

Tue 28 Mar

£24.40–£26.90 / 0870 847 2315

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