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Princess Theatre Torquay Tickets

Sister Act
An Officer and a Gentleman the Musical
Jesus Christ Superstar
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
The Lion Inside
Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny
Ghost The Musical
Heathers The Musical
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Pantomime
Riverdance 30: The New Generation

What’s On at Princess Theatre Torquay

It may be far away from London, but the Princess Theatre Torquay events schedule brings West End magic to Devon in spectacular style in 2024. Over the next 12 months, you can catch some of the biggest smash-hit musicals around including Jesus Christ Superstar, Sister Act and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Find out why these remain audience favourites: book tickets as they visit on tour.

If the bright lights of Theatreland weren’t enough, you can also book tickets for some of the country’s best tribute acts, children’s shows, and comedy events at Princess Theatre. We recommend treating the dance lover in your life to Giovanni Pernice: Let Me Entertain You - it is on in April 2024, but sure to sell out early.

About the Princess Theatre Torquay

First opening in 1961, acts such as Tommy Cooper and Morecambe and Wise were topping the bill at the Princess Theatre’s debut performance. Built by Torbay Council as part of the redevelopment of the Princess Gardens on the seafront, the building replaced an annual marquee that hosted light variety entertainment. Over the years, the Princess Theatre has been managed by several different companies whilst under the continued maintenance of the council. In 1991, the building was leased to Apollo Leisure and was then taken over by SFX and Clear Channel Entertainment. In 2009, Ambassador Theatre Group bought the theatre and continues to manage it to this day.

The Princess Theatre is the largest venue in the wider Torbay area, with a seating capacity of 1,491. Traditionally hosting family variety shows in the summer, it developed its reputation for hosting West End musicals in the early noughties. These days it continues to host a diverse programme of events including musicals, plays, ballet, opera and concerts.

Map and Address

Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5EZ

Torquay’s Princess Theatre is situated on the south coast of Devon, close to a seaside park, with the Southwest Coastal Path running below. The beach is a few minutes away, as is a big wheel which provides fantastic views from high above the water. There are several places to eat and drink in the nearby vicinity, and the theatre has its own café-bar that opens on performance days. Between the theatre and the train station, you can also find adventure golf, the Torre Abbey Museum and large open spaces and parks.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time does the Princess Theatre Torquay box office open?

The box office is open 90 minutes before the first performance of the day begins.

What time does Princess Theatre Torquay open for a show?

The theatre is open for performances up to 90 minutes before the show begins. Patrons are usually able to take their seats in the auditorium 30 minutes before curtain up. The glass walls of the venue offer excellent views over Princess Pier, so it is worth arriving early to enjoy a drink and take in the sights before a show.

What food and drink are available at Princess Theatre Torquay?

Like several other ATG venues, the Princess Theatre now hosts pizzeria Pizza Al Teatro on-site. This is a great option for pre-theatre dining as you don't have to worry about rushing to the venue after dinner! Their menu offers a range of sourdough pizzas, mezze platters and salads. Other bars are available throughout the auditorium offering wines, beers, spirits, soft-drinks and snacks before the performance and during the interval.

Does Princess Theatre Torquay have a cloakroom?

There is no cloakroom at the theatre, and visitors are advised to bring bags and coats small enough to take into the auditorium.

Where should I eat near Princess Theatre Torquay?

On The Rocks is a casual café-bistro serving a variety of seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes. Visitors can enjoy a pre-show meal before walking around 10 minutes along the seafront to the theatre. Also within walking distance is Michelin-starred The Elephant Restaurant, which focuses on seasonal à la carte, lunch and tasting menus.

What is the best hotel to stay at near Princess Theatre Torquay?

There are a variety of grand Victorian-era hotels on the seafront, including The Imperial Torquay, for those looking for an upmarket option. If you prefer cheap, convenient and comfortable accommodation, Travelodge is 18 minutes from the theatre on the number 12 bus.

How do I contact the box office?

Customers can contact the box office for booking queries by calling 0333 009 6690.

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