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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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BELGRAVE SANDS HOTEL & SPA £152
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2 Belgrave Rd, Torquay, England
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Torquay City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Torre Abbey Sands and Princess Theatre. Babbacombe Beach is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away. Torquay Station is 10 minutes by foot and Torre Station is 16 minutes.

    The Imperial Torquay £121
    The Imperial Torquay

    The Imperial Torquay

    Park Hill Road, Torquay, England
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Torquay City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Living Coasts and Princess Theatre. Babbacombe Beach is 2.1 mi (3.5 km) away. Torquay Station is 25 minutes by foot.

      Astor House £141
      Astor House

      Astor House

      Warren Road, Torquay, England
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Torquay City Centre, this beach apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Torre Abbey Sands and Princess Theatre. Babbacombe Beach is 2 mi (3.3 km) away. Torquay Station is 14 minutes by foot and Torre Station is 22 minutes.

        Lincombe Hall Hotel & Spa - Just for Adults £170
        Lincombe Hall Hotel & Spa - Just for Adults

        Lincombe Hall Hotel & Spa - Just for Adults

        Meadfoot Road, South Devon, Torquay, England
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Torquay City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Torquay Museum and Princess Theatre. Babbacombe Beach is 1.9 mi (3 km) away. Torquay Station is 27 minutes by foot.

          The Robin Hill Hotel £83
          The Robin Hill Hotel

          The Robin Hill Hotel

          74 Braddons Hill Road East, Torquay, England
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Torquay City Centre, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Living Coasts and Princess Theatre. Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves and Riviera International Conference Centre are also within 1 mi (2 km). Torquay Station is 26 minutes by foot.

            The Heritage Hotel £110
            The Heritage Hotel

            The Heritage Hotel

            The Heritage Hotel, Shedden Hill, Torquay, England
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Torquay City Centre, this beachfront hotel is in a shopping district and within a 10-minute walk of Torre Abbey Sands and Princess Theatre. Babbacombe Beach is 2 mi (3.2 km) away. Torquay Station is 10 minutes by foot and Torre Station is 18 minutes.

              Tor View
              Tor View

              Tor View

              Flat 5, Saint Lukes Road North, Torquay, England
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Torquay City Centre, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Torre Abbey Sands and Princess Theatre. Babbacombe Beach is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away. Torquay Station is 16 minutes by foot and Torre Station is 22 minutes.

                The Headland Hotel & Spa £113
                The Headland Hotel & Spa

                The Headland Hotel & Spa

                Daddyhole Road, Torquay, England
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Torquay, this beach hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Meadfoot Beach and Princess Theatre. Babbacombe Beach is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away.