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Pantomime In Torquay

Ooh la la! The 2023 Torquay panto is Beauty and the Beast, and the whole family will adore this classic fairytale with all the bells and whistles of the festive genre added in. The story of Belle and her adventures at an enchanted castle is bursting with magic, music, unforgettable characters and lots of jokes for all ages.

As Christmas gets closer, the English Riviera transforms into a winter wonderland, and Torquay is no exception: this small town is a Santa’s grotto of entertainment. The Bay of Lights illumination trail is a glittering sight to behold, and you can enjoy even more festive fun at Princess Theatre, where the great British pantomime tradition has been going strong for decades. There is nothing like taking the next generation to their first panto, so book early and share the experience together.

2 Shows in Torquay

Torquay Theatres

Princess Theatre Torquay

Frequently Asked Questions

Which pantomime is in Torquay in 2023?

This year’s Torquay pantomime is Beauty and the Beast. Step inside the Beat’s chateau and meet talking wardrobes and teacups, a young woman who has given away her freedom, and a Beast whose looks might be deceiving. No matter your age, you will be swept up by this classic story, which features lots of songs, humour and audience participation.

Who is in the cast of Beauty and the Beast Torquay?

The Beauty and the Beast cast at Princess Theatre includes Only Fools and Horses star Sue Holderness as Malevolent, Katy Ashworth as Fairy Formidable, Michael Neilson as Dame Derriere, Kevin James as Potty Pierre, Hannah Everest as Belle, and Benjamin Purkiss as Prince/Beast.

How long is Beauty and the Beast?

The running time for this panto has not been confirmed, but it will include an interval of 15 - 20 minutes, when you can buy refreshments. Other productions of Beauty and the Beast have been approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes long.

How much are tickets for the Beauty and the Beast panto?

Beauty and the Beast pantomime ticket prices start at £13 and go up to £48 for some package seats. Some performances have concession prices for Under 16s available, which can save around £4 per child ticket. Many seats in the theatre offer packages that include a drink from the bar, or bundles including the Children’s Christmas Cracker of juice drink, ice cream and popcorn for an additional £10.

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