What’s on in Babbacombe?

There is, usually, plenty going on in Babbacombe Bay.  Be it special features at local places, activities to join in or entertainment to enjoy.  Obviously, the current situation has made it difficult for such a range of events to remain on offer.  We are trying to keep our information as up to date as we can.  But, if we do list an event we would highly recommend that you check with the organisers/venue because, at present, nothing is guaranteed.  Thank you very much.

March 2020

2 to 31 March – Pop-Up Art Exhibition, 11am to 3pm (weekdays only) at The Cavendish Apartments, Higher Down Road

This Pop-Up art exhibition at The Cavendish, Babbacombe brings together an eclectic mix of artistic talent as part of a celebration of the English Riviera. Enjoy a relaxed, sociable atmosphere with a range of local creative and community members, running from 2 March through to 31 March, excluding weekends.
Bringing together people from the local community and the wider area, this year’s event, held at The Cavendish apartments on Higher Downs Road, just across from the Cliff Railway, will include paintings, stone carvings, ceramics, photography, pottery and much more.  A very warm welcome awaits you on your arrival. Once you’ve had the pleasure of browsing the fantastic pieces on show, choose your favourite piece of art in the collection and tell the team there why. The artist with the highest number of votes at the end of the month will win a designated local charity of their choice a cash donation.

Tuesday 17 March 8.15pm – Superstars, at Babbacombe Theatre

17 MARCH 2020 – BABBACOMBE THEATRE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED – PLEASE CHECK WITH THE VENUE FOR THE LATEST INFO

Superstars is a word that conjures up an image of celebrities, who are usually regarded in high esteem and as being inspirational. Therefore, a show of that name, you’d expect to see something that was extraordinary and utterly FAB-U-LOUS! ‘Fabulous’ is the word most used in reviews on TripAdvisor, Google and on the social media pages for the Babbacombe Theatre annual seasonal shows and they hope that their audiences will feel exactly the same about the all new fast-moving family variety show for 2020 – Superstars.

Wednesday 18 March 8.15pm – Superstars, at Babbacombe Theatre

17 MARCH 2020 – BABBACOMBE THEATRE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED – PLEASE CHECK WITH THE VENUE FOR THE LATEST INFO

Superstars is a word that conjures up an image of celebrities, who are usually regarded in high esteem and as being inspirational. Therefore, a show of that name, you’d expect to see something that was extraordinary and utterly FAB-U-LOUS! ‘Fabulous’ is the word most used in reviews on TripAdvisor, Google and on the social media pages for the Babbacombe Theatre annual seasonal shows and they hope that their audiences will feel exactly the same about the all new fast-moving family variety show for 2020 – Superstars.

Thursday 19 March, 7.30pm to 9pm – The Glorious Revolution in South Devon talk at St Anne’s Hall

17 MARCH 2020 – ALL LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY EVENTS AND TALKS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

This month at the Local History Society, society member and ever-popular speaker Phil Badcott follows the journey of William, Prince of Orange, from Holland to Brixham, Paignton and Newton Abbot and reveals who he met, what he did and where he stayed in South Devon at the dawn of the Glorious Revolution. There is no charge for members, and non-members are charged £3.

Friday 20 March 2020 – English Riviera Walking Tour “Best of Babbacombe” – 11am and 3pm, from Babbacombe Downs

Who fancies a guided walk around Babbacombe Bay? English Riviera Walking Tours have a Babbacombe walk each Friday – one starting at 11am and one at 3pm. This circular walk meets by the wishing well in front of Babbacombe Theatre. You then meander down to Babbacombe Beach and along to Oddicombe before catching the Cliff Railway back to Babbacombe Downs. On through St Marychurch, to Tessier Gardens and Cary Park, before returning to the theatre. All walks cost £10 per person (children under 16 go free when accompanied by an adult) and last between 1½ and 3 hours. For every walker that takes part, £1 will be donated to the South West Coast Path in support of their efforts in maintaining this wonderful route. Click here to check out the website, to book your place and find out more about all the walks on offer.

Saturday 21 March, 9.30pm – Simon Rees at The Babbacombe Inn

Simon Rees brings you his hip-shaking energetic entertainment for the evening.  Free entry to the Babbacombe Inn Lounge (over 18s only). For an even better night out, why not book for dinner first by calling 01803 316200?

Monday 23 March, 8.30pm – Smartphone Quiz at The Babbacombe Inn

Give your brain cells a run-out at the BEST pub quiz ever. Using the latest mobile technology, the Babbacombe Inn quiz night is a lightning-fast test of knowledge and brain power, with great prizes and a lot of fun. Make up a team with your friends and enter the game for only 50p per team member. Questioning starts at 8.30pm – over 18s only.

Tuesday 24 March 8.15pm – Superstars, at Babbacombe Theatre

17 MARCH 2020 – BABBACOMBE THEATRE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED – PLEASE CHECK WITH THE VENUE FOR THE LATEST INFO

Superstars is a word that conjures up an image of celebrities, who are usually regarded in high esteem and as being inspirational. Therefore, a show of that name, you’d expect to see something that was extraordinary and utterly FAB-U-LOUS! ‘Fabulous’ is the word most used in reviews on TripAdvisor, Google and on the social media pages for the Babbacombe Theatre annual seasonal shows and they hope that their audiences will feel exactly the same about the all new fast-moving family variety show for 2020 – Superstars.

Wednesday 25 March 8.15pm – Superstars, at Babbacombe Theatre

17 MARCH 2020 – BABBACOMBE THEATRE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED – PLEASE CHECK WITH THE VENUE FOR THE LATEST INFO

Superstars is a word that conjures up an image of celebrities, who are usually regarded in high esteem and as being inspirational. Therefore, a show of that name, you’d expect to see something that was extraordinary and utterly FAB-U-LOUS! ‘Fabulous’ is the word most used in reviews on TripAdvisor, Google and on the social media pages for the Babbacombe Theatre annual seasonal shows and they hope that their audiences will feel exactly the same about the all new fast-moving family variety show for 2020 – Superstars.

Friday 27 March 2020 – English Riviera Walking Tour “Best of Babbacombe” – 11am and 3pm, from Babbacombe Downs

Who fancies a guided walk around Babbacombe Bay? English Riviera Walking Tours have a Babbacombe walk each Friday – one starting at 11am and one at 3pm. This circular walk meets by the wishing well in front of Babbacombe Theatre. You then meander down to Babbacombe Beach and along to Oddicombe before catching the Cliff Railway back to Babbacombe Downs. On through St Marychurch, to Tessier Gardens and Cary Park, before returning to the theatre. All walks cost £10 per person (children under 16 go free when accompanied by an adult) and last between 1½ and 3 hours. For every walker that takes part, £1 will be donated to the South West Coast Path in support of their efforts in maintaining this wonderful route. Click here to check out the website, to book your place and find out more about all the walks on offer.

Saturday 28 March, 9.30pm – Adam J Parsons at The Babbacombe Inn

Adam J Parsons entertains.  Free entry to the Babbacombe Inn Lounge (over 18s only). For an even better night out, why not book for dinner first by calling 01803 316200?

Monday 30 March 7.30pm – An Evening With Merrill Osmond, at Babbacombe Theatre

17 MARCH 2020 – BABBACOMBE THEATRE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED – PLEASE CHECK WITH THE VENUE FOR THE LATEST INFO

Merrill will be performing all the big hits with his band from The Osmond’s plus talking about his experiences of growing up within one of the world’s biggest bands, the famous people he has met and how he wrote so many of the world famous hits.

Monday 30 March, 8.30pm – Smartphone Quiz at The Babbacombe Inn

Give your brain cells a run-out at the BEST pub quiz ever. Using the latest mobile technology, the Babbacombe Inn quiz night is a lightning-fast test of knowledge and brain power, with great prizes and a lot of fun. Make up a team with your friends and enter the game for only 50p per team member. Questioning starts at 8.30pm – over 18s only.

Tuesday 31 March 8.15pm – Superstars, at Babbacombe Theatre

17 MARCH 2020 – BABBACOMBE THEATRE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED – PLEASE CHECK WITH THE VENUE FOR THE LATEST INFO

Superstars is a word that conjures up an image of celebrities, who are usually regarded in high esteem and as being inspirational. Therefore, a show of that name, you’d expect to see something that was extraordinary and utterly FAB-U-LOUS! ‘Fabulous’ is the word most used in reviews on TripAdvisor, Google and on our social media pages for the Babbacombe Theatre annual seasonal shows and they hope that their audiences will feel exactly the same about the all new fast-moving family variety show for 2020 – Superstars.

April 2020

Wednesday 1 April 8.15pm – Superstars, at Babbacombe Theatre

17 MARCH 2020 – BABBACOMBE THEATRE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED – PLEASE CHECK WITH THE VENUE FOR THE LATEST INFO

Superstars is a word that conjures up an image of celebrities, who are usually regarded in high esteem and as being inspirational. Therefore, a show of that name, you’d expect to see something that was extraordinary and utterly FAB-U-LOUS! ‘Fabulous’ is the word most used in reviews on TripAdvisor, Google and on our social media pages for the Babbacombe Theatre annual seasonal shows and they hope that their audiences will feel exactly the same about the all new fast-moving family variety show for 2020 – Superstars.

Friday 3 April 2020 – English Riviera Walking Tour “Best of Babbacombe” – 11am and 3pm, from Babbacombe Downs

Who fancies a guided walk around Babbacombe Bay? English Riviera Walking Tours have a Babbacombe walk each Friday – one starting at 11am and one at 3pm. This circular walk meets by the wishing well in front of Babbacombe Theatre. You then meander down to Babbacombe Beach and along to Oddicombe before catching the Cliff Railway back to Babbacombe Downs. On through St Marychurch, to Tessier Gardens and Cary Park, before returning to the theatre. All walks cost £10 per person (children under 16 go free when accompanied by an adult) and last between 1½ and 3 hours. For every walker that takes part, £1 will be donated to the South West Coast Path in support of their efforts in maintaining this wonderful route. Click here to check out the website, to book your place and find out more about all the walks on offer.

Saturday 4 April, 9.30pm – Andy Oakley at The Babbacombe Inn

Andy Oakley’s own brand of songs and laughs. Free entry to the Babbacombe Inn Lounge (over 18s only). For an even better night out, why not book for dinner first by calling 01803 316200?

Monday 6 April, 8.30pm – Smartphone Quiz at The Babbacombe Inn

Give your brain cells a run-out at the BEST pub quiz ever. Using the latest mobile technology, the Babbacombe Inn quiz night is a lightning-fast test of knowledge and brain power, with great prizes and a lot of fun. Make up a team with your friends and enter the game for only 50p per team member. Questioning starts at 8.30pm – over 18s only.

Tuesday 7 April 8.15pm – Superstars, at Babbacombe Theatre

17 MARCH 2020 – BABBACOMBE THEATRE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED – PLEASE CHECK WITH THE VENUE FOR THE LATEST INFO

Superstars is a word that conjures up an image of celebrities, who are usually regarded in high esteem and as being inspirational. Therefore, a show of that name, you’d expect to see something that was extraordinary and utterly FAB-U-LOUS! ‘Fabulous’ is the word most used in reviews on TripAdvisor, Google and on the social media pages for the Babbacombe Theatre annual seasonal shows and they hope that their audiences will feel exactly the same about the all new fast-moving family variety show for 2020 – Superstars.

Wednesday 8 April 8.15pm – Superstars, at Babbacombe Theatre

17 MARCH 2020 – BABBACOMBE THEATRE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED – PLEASE CHECK WITH THE VENUE FOR THE LATEST INFO

Superstars is a word that conjures up an image of celebrities, who are usually regarded in high esteem and as being inspirational. Therefore, a show of that name, you’d expect to see something that was extraordinary and utterly FAB-U-LOUS! ‘Fabulous’ is the word most used in reviews on TripAdvisor, Google and on the social media pages for the Babbacombe Theatre annual seasonal shows and they hope that their audiences will feel exactly the same about the all new fast-moving family variety show for 2020 – Superstars.

Friday 10 April 2020 – English Riviera Walking Tour “Best of Babbacombe” – 11am and 3pm, from Babbacombe Downs

Who fancies a guided walk around Babbacombe Bay? English Riviera Walking Tours have a Babbacombe walk each Friday – one starting at 11am and one at 3pm. This circular walk meets by the wishing well in front of Babbacombe Theatre. You then meander down to Babbacombe Beach and along to Oddicombe before catching the Cliff Railway back to Babbacombe Downs. On through St Marychurch, to Tessier Gardens and Cary Park, before returning to the theatre. All walks cost £10 per person (children under 16 go free when accompanied by an adult) and last between 1½ and 3 hours. For every walker that takes part, £1 will be donated to the South West Coast Path in support of their efforts in maintaining this wonderful route. Click here to check out the website, to book your place and find out more about all the walks on offer.

Saturday 10 April, 9.30pm – Go Tell Alice, at The Babbacombe Inn

Dynamic duo with plenty of chance to get up and dance. Free entry to the Babbacombe Inn Lounge (over 18s only). For an even better night out, why not book for dinner first by calling 01803 316200?

Saturday 11 April 7.30pm – Oh What A Night, at Babbacombe Theatre

OH! WHAT A NIGHT takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, now immortalised in the multi-award winning show Jersey Boys.  Featuring songs such Sherry, Let’s Hang On, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, and many, many more.

Saturday 11 April, 9.30pm – Mrs Jones at The Babbacombe Inn

60s, 70s & 80s Soul and Motown tribute artist.   Free entry to the Babbacombe Inn Lounge (over 18s only). For an even better night out, why not book for dinner first by calling 01803 316200?

Monday 13 April, 8.30pm – Smartphone Quiz at The Babbacombe Inn

Give your brain cells a run-out at the BEST pub quiz ever. Using the latest mobile technology, the Babbacombe Inn quiz night is a lightning-fast test of knowledge and brain power, with great prizes and a lot of fun. Make up a team with your friends and enter the game for only 50p per team member. Questioning starts at 8.30pm – over 18s only.

Tuesday 14 April 8.15pm – Superstars, at Babbacombe Theatre

Superstars is a word that conjures up an image of celebrities, who are usually regarded in high esteem and as being inspirational. Therefore, a show of that name, you’d expect to see something that was extraordinary and utterly FAB-U-LOUS! ‘Fabulous’ is the word most used in reviews on TripAdvisor, Google and on the social media pages for the Babbacombe Theatre annual seasonal shows and they hope that their audiences will feel exactly the same about the all new fast-moving family variety show for 2020 – Superstars.

Wednesday 15 April 8.15pm – Superstars, at Babbacombe Theatre

Superstars is a word that conjures up an image of celebrities, who are usually regarded in high esteem and as being inspirational. Therefore, a show of that name, you’d expect to see something that was extraordinary and utterly FAB-U-LOUS! ‘Fabulous’ is the word most used in reviews on TripAdvisor, Google and on the social media pages for the Babbacombe Theatre annual seasonal shows and they hope that their audiences will feel exactly the same about the all new fast-moving family variety show for 2020 – Superstars.

Thursday 16 April, 7.30pm to 9pm, “Wild Days and Medieval Knights” talk at St Anne’s Hall

This month the Local History Society brings something a little different. Andrew Cooper is one of Britain’s most distinguished and influential television producers. As a broadcaster, presenter, writer and international award-winning wildlife film-maker, he is a familiar face on BBC television through his documentaries and live reports on wildlife and environment issues. He explores the history and the natural history of his farm at Haccombe, in a talk entitled, “Wild Days and Medieval Knights”. There is no charge for members, and non-members are charged £3.

Friday 17 April 2020 – English Riviera Walking Tour “Best of Babbacombe” – 11am and 3pm, from Babbacombe Downs

Who fancies a guided walk around Babbacombe Bay? English Riviera Walking Tours have a Babbacombe walk each Friday – one starting at 11am and one at 3pm. This circular walk meets by the wishing well in front of Babbacombe Theatre. You then meander down to Babbacombe Beach and along to Oddicombe before catching the Cliff Railway back to Babbacombe Downs. On through St Marychurch, to Tessier Gardens and Cary Park, before returning to the theatre. All walks cost £10 per person (children under 16 go free when accompanied by an adult) and last between 1½ and 3 hours. For every walker that takes part, £1 will be donated to the South West Coast Path in support of their efforts in maintaining this wonderful route. Click here to check out the website, to book your place and find out more about all the walks on offer.

Friday 17 April 7.30pm – David Baddiel Trolls: Not the Dolls, at Babbacombe Theatre

David has stories to tell, of the dark, terrible and hysterically absurd cyber-paths that interacting with trolls has led him down. Come with him on this comedy journey into our culture’s most dank virtual underground. You will come back safe, more able to deflect your own trolls, and only a little bit soiled.

Saturday 18 April, 9.30pm – Vixen at The Babbacombe Inn

Vixen – fabulous upbeat duo.  Free entry to the Babbacombe Inn Lounge (over 18s only). For an even better night out, why not book for dinner first by calling 01803 316200?

Sunday 19 April 3pm – Gyles Brandreth – Break a Leg, at Babbacombe Theatre

Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), Just a Minute regular Gyles delivers a dazzling evening of wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy, and hilarious name-dropping.

Monday 20 April, 8.30pm – Smartphone Quiz at The Babbacombe Inn

Give your brain cells a run-out at the BEST pub quiz ever. Using the latest mobile technology, the Babbacombe Inn quiz night is a lightning-fast test of knowledge and brain power, with great prizes and a lot of fun. Make up a team with your friends and enter the game for only 50p per team member. Questioning starts at 8.30pm – over 18s only.

Tuesday 21 April 8.15pm – Superstars, at Babbacombe Theatre

Superstars is a word that conjures up an image of celebrities, who are usually regarded in high esteem and as being inspirational. Therefore, a show of that name, you’d expect to see something that was extraordinary and utterly FAB-U-LOUS! ‘Fabulous’ is the word most used in reviews on TripAdvisor, Google and on the social media pages for the Babbacombe Theatre annual seasonal shows and they hope that their audiences will feel exactly the same about the all new fast-moving family variety show for 2020 – Superstars.

Wednesday 22 April 8.15pm – Superstars, at Babbacombe Theatre

Superstars is a word that conjures up an image of celebrities, who are usually regarded in high esteem and as being inspirational. Therefore, a show of that name, you’d expect to see something that was extraordinary and utterly FAB-U-LOUS! ‘Fabulous’ is the word most used in reviews on TripAdvisor, Google and on the social media pages for the Babbacombe Theatre annual seasonal shows and they hope that their audiences will feel exactly the same about the all new fast-moving family variety show for 2020 – Superstars.

Friday 24 April 2020 – English Riviera Walking Tour “Best of Babbacombe” – 11am and 3pm, from Babbacombe Downs

Who fancies a guided walk around Babbacombe Bay? English Riviera Walking Tours have a Babbacombe walk each Friday – one starting at 11am and one at 3pm. This circular walk meets by the wishing well in front of Babbacombe Theatre. You then meander down to Babbacombe Beach and along to Oddicombe before catching the Cliff Railway back to Babbacombe Downs. On through St Marychurch, to Tessier Gardens and Cary Park, before returning to the theatre. All walks cost £10 per person (children under 16 go free when accompanied by an adult) and last between 1½ and 3 hours. For every walker that takes part, £1 will be donated to the South West Coast Path in support of their efforts in maintaining this wonderful route. Click here to check out the website, to book your place and find out more about all the walks on offer.

Friday 24 April 7.30pm – Forbidden Nights, at Babbacombe Theatre

THEY ARE BACK!  FORBIDDEN NIGHTS is a full production male variety show combining superlative circus and acrobatic skills with finely honed physiques. This unrivalled night of glamour, talent and torsos showcases sizzling new acts, stunt-orientated routines and explosive provocative choreography.  BRAND NEW SHOW for 2020

Saturday 25 April, 9.30pm – Darren Darren at The Babbacombe Inn

Darren Darren brings you the 80s! Free entry to the Babbacombe Inn Lounge (over 18s only). For an even better night out, why not book for dinner first by calling 01803 316200?

Monday 27 April March, 8.30pm – Smartphone Quiz at The Babbacombe Inn

Give your brain cells a run-out at the BEST pub quiz ever. Using the latest mobile technology, the Babbacombe Inn quiz night is a lightning-fast test of knowledge and brain power, with great prizes and a lot of fun. Make up a team with your friends and enter the game for only 50p per team member. Questioning starts at 8.30pm – over 18s only.

Tuesday 28 April 8.15pm – Superstars, at Babbacombe Theatre

Superstars is a word that conjures up an image of celebrities, who are usually regarded in high esteem and as being inspirational. Therefore, a show of that name, you’d expect to see something that was extraordinary and utterly FAB-U-LOUS! ‘Fabulous’ is the word most used in reviews on TripAdvisor, Google and on the social media pages for the Babbacombe Theatre annual seasonal shows and they hope that their audiences will feel exactly the same about the all new fast-moving family variety show for 2020 – Superstars.

Wednesday 29 April 8.15pm – Superstars, at Babbacombe Theatre

Superstars is a word that conjures up an image of celebrities, who are usually regarded in high esteem and as being inspirational. Therefore, a show of that name, you’d expect to see something that was extraordinary and utterly FAB-U-LOUS! ‘Fabulous’ is the word most used in reviews on TripAdvisor, Google and on the social media pages for the Babbacombe Theatre annual seasonal shows and they hope that their audiences will feel exactly the same about the all new fast-moving family variety show for 2020 – Superstars.

May 2020

Friday 8 May 7.30pm – Money for Nothing, Dire Straits Tribute ’20th Anniversary Tour’, at Babbacombe Theatre

‘Money for Nothing’ was formed in 2000 as a tribute to one of the world’s premier rock bands – Dire Straits. The abundant energy and the excellence and musicality of their performance makes Money for Nothing a ‘must see’ for any rock enthusiast or Dire Straits fan.

“Make no mistake…they are good…..VERY GOOD!” – The Observer

Friday 15 May 7.30pm – Tim Vine Is Plastic Elvis, at Babbacombe Theatre

The total sell out at the Edinburgh festival is now on tour! Feel the electricity as Plastic Elvis hits the stage backed by his incredible five piece THE HIGH NOON BAND. He’ll shake, he’ll smoulder, he’ll try and control his hair and in the end he’ll break your heart. Sing along with some of the King’s greatest songs on a breathless night of rock’n’roll.

Saturday 23 May 7.30pm – The Explosive Light Orchestra, at Babbacombe Theatre

THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE to JEFF LYNNE & ELO.  Enjoy an evening celebrating the distinctive music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra with, what is reputed to be the best ELO Tribute Band currently touring the UK and Europe.

Friday 29 May 7.30pm – Fleetwood Bac, at Babbacombe Theatre

Fleetwood Bac are renowned for being the world’s first, and regarded as the UK’s most authentic Fleetwood Mac tribute show. It is endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself and was raved about by Peter Green’s biographer.

Saturday 30 May 2.30pm – Spirit Of The Blitz, at Babbacombe Theatre

To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, we dust off the 1940s songbook for a tribute to the legendary stars of that era. Spirit of the Blitz recaptures the tenacious optimism of war-torn Britain on the long road towards peace.  For those who remember the 40s, the show is a trip down memory lane; for those who don’t, it’s a Sentimental Journey back through time to the glorious melodies and good clean comedy that accompanied a dogged nation’s battle for survival.

June 2020

Saturday 13 June, 8pm – Ed Byrne: If I’m Honest, at Babbacombe Theatre

Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children.
Ed Byrne presents his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy hot on the heels of his 17/18 Touring hit, Spoiler Alert!
16+ GUIDANCE
PLEASE NOTE: LATECOMERS NOT ADMITTED

Saturday 20 June, 7.30pm – Thank ABBA For The Music, at Babbacombe Theatre

This two-hour theatre spectacular really does capture all the magic and excitement of one of the world’s most successful and entertaining live bands. With superb vocals and clever ABBA trademark harmonies throughout, stunning replica stage costumes, a light sprinkling of tongue-in-cheek Swedish humour and plenty of audience participation, you’re sure to be having the time of your life!

Friday 26 June, 7.30pm – The History Of Rock, at Babbacombe Theatre

Allow the all new musical extravaganza THE HISTORY OF ROCK to propel you back to the best days of music in a celebration of the very best of CLASSIC ROCK through the ages from Chubby Checker’s iconic Twist and the seeds of Rock & Roll, the unforgettable instrumentals of Jimmy Hendrix in the 60s, to Led Zeppelin, Cream and many more classic rock tunes of the 70s, 80s and 90s.  This is a must for any fan of ROCK to experience the iconic music of 4 decades brought back to life by an exceptional 8 piece band of the finest session musicians and performers from around the world. With accompanying visual footage of the original bands and artists and incredible concert staging and lighting, THE HISTORY OF ROCK will take you back to the golden age of music.

July 2020

Friday 10 July, 7.30pm – The Tina Turner Experience at Babbacombe Theatre

This fully live energetic show charts the life and career of one of the worlds iconic performers. Full of hits like “Private Dancer”, “Nutbush City Limits”, “Proud Mary”, “River Deep Mountain High” and “Let’s Stay Together” to name but a few, this show is the ultimate night out.

Friday 17 July – Viva La Coldpay, at Babbacombe Theatre

Viva La Coldplay recreate the complete anthology of Martin, Buckland, Berryman and Champion.  The band perform two hours of career-spanning material from 2000’s ‘Parachutes’ to 2015’s ‘A Head full of Dreams’ taking in key tracks such as Yellow, Clocks, The Scientist, Viva La Vida, Something Just Like This, Paradise and Adventure of a Lifetime to name a few.  This is a show that will delight both fans and novices alike. It’s a great family show, suitable for all ages.

Friday 31 July, 7.30pm – Jackson Live In Concert, at Babbacombe Theatre

‘CJ’ is one of the most experienced, dedicated and well-respected Michael Jackson Tribute artists in the world today, and he perfectly captures the electrifying energy of Michael’s live performances with 100% live vocals, band and dancers.  He’s got the look, the moonwalk and the voice! His renditions of Thriller, Beat it and Billie Jean are truly sensational.

August 2020

Saturday 1 August, 7.30pm – The Darkside of Pink Floyd at Babbacombe Theatre

More than just an ordinary Pink Floyd tribute band, The Darkside of Pink Floyd entertain audiences with a fantastic light show and passionate performances.  Their new show for 2020 will feature more theatrical effects and lighting, as well as new songs, recently added to their already extensive set list. The touring show now has a brand new, fully automated light and laser show.
Exciting ? Absolutely . . .

Saturday 15 August, 7.30pm – Rock with Laughter starring Marmalade and The Grumbleweeds, at Babbacombe Theatre

Ob-la-di Ob-la-da, the comedy and classic hits go on and on in the best night of non-stop entertainment you’ll enjoy this year.  Join Marmalade as they take you back with their million selling hits – Lovin’ Things, Cousin Norman, Reflections of my Life, Radancer, Rainbow, Falling Apart at the Seams and, of course, the No1 single Ob-la-di Ob-la-da.  The evening of laugh-out-loud comedy and classic late Seventies and early Eighties hits is compered by TV favourites The Grumbleweeds. Discovered on Opportunity Knocks, their BBC Radio 2 show was such a success it evolved into a hit TV show, ambiguously called “The Grumbleweeds Radio Show”, launching them to super stardom.
Join this never-before-seen pairing for an evening of reminiscences and damn good fun and music that will have you literally rocking with laughter.

 

Friday 21 August 7.30pm – ABBA, Take A Chance On Us, at Babbacombe Theatre

The music of Abba never fails to generate a fantastic night of entertainment, appealing to all age groups “TAKE A CHANCE ON US” is a fantastic show containing the finest musicians, stunning live vocals and amazing harmonies.

September 2020

Friday 11 September, 7.30pm – The Bohemian’s, Queen’s Greatest Hits, at Babbacombe Theatre

Internationally renowned Queen Tribute band The Bohemians take you on a high energy roller coaster ride of a concert, featuring  the back catalogue of one of the world’s most popular and iconic rock acts of all time.

Friday 25 September, 7.30pm – G4 Live at Babbacombe Theatre

The UK’s No.1 classical vocal quartet are back with another exhilarating tour – G4 LIVE 2020.  Having exploded into the industry and the public’s hearts back in 2004 on the first series of the X-Factor, G4 continue to blow people away, year after year, with their unique style and impactful harmonic vocals, which are incomparable to any other. They have to be heard live to truly appreciate the power and passion of their voices!

November 2020

Saturday 14 November, 7.30pm – The American Four Tops at Babbacombe Theatre

It’s the show jam packed with sweet soul music and Motown magic that continues to leave audiences dancing and chanting for more following each outstanding performance.  Featuring the voice of Mr William Hicks, high-stepping choreography and superb vocal harmonies hit the stage with all the glitz of Vegas.  Hailing from Atlanta Georgia, William Hicks comes from the old school – he is a big man with a big voice. He’s has played the Atlanta Stadium on the same bill as Gladys Knight and the original Four Tops and Temptations.  Visually exciting, musically authentic, all the Four Tops’ hits feature: Reach Out, Baby I Need Your Loving, I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie), Standing In The Shadow, Bernadette, Walk Away Renee and Loco In Acapulco as well as the songs of The Temptations, Drifters, Miracles, Platters, Stylistics, Smokey Robinson, Ben E King and many more.  This explosive show is guaranteed to leave you breathless. Get ready, cos here it comes.

 

 

With many other shows throughout the year at Babbacombe Theatre  click here to check out the current line-up