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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 for 2023. In September, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is in town as part of its mammoth 70th-anniversary tour, followed in November by pop-musical Six, which continues to be a huge hit thanks to its smart and sassy story about Henry VIII’s wives.
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 throughout the summer months. We particularly recommend treating yourself to An Evening with Anton and Friends in September, for stories, singing and dancing from the Strictly Come Dancing legend.
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.