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Princess Theatre

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Princess Theatre

See a stand-up show, musical or other live production at this much-loved coastal theater, located close to many of Torquay’s most popular attractions. 

Attending a show at the Princess Theatre is a favorite activity for many regular visitors to the seafront resort town of Torquay. Expect to see everything from famous musicals to live music acts to stand-up comedy shows and even burlesque. Choose from shows targeted at a wide variety of audiences, and find something to please all age groups.

The Princess Theatre opened its doors for the first time in 1961. The famous British comedy duo Morecambe and Wise, as well as the Comedian Tommy Cooper, were among the first people to perform there. Just 2 two years later, the Beatles would take to the same stage. In later years, iconic actors and performers such as Sir Roger Moore and Joan Rivers appeared in shows at the theater. Look for the signs of this fascinating history when you visit.

With a seating capacity of up to 1,491 people, the Princess Theatre is proud to call itself the largest theater in South Devon. It has no in-house theater company, so most of its shows travel from further afield. See famous musicals such as Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; Chicago; The Rocky Horror Picture Show; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and many more.

Stand-up comedy acts who have appeared at the Princess Theatre include the likes of Jimmy Carr and Dawn French, while musicians such as Mumford & Sons and Ronan Keating have also performed here.

Stop for a bite to eat at the on-site café before you see your show, or mingle with other audience members as you enjoy a drink at the café. You will also find plenty of eating and drinking options around Torquay Harbour, just a few minutes’ walk to the east.

Buy your tickets to shows at the Princess Theatre in person at the box office. However, to be sure of not missing out, book in advance online. After your show, go for an evening ride on the English Riviera Wheel, located just next door, and see the sparkling lights of Torquay.

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