Friendly and fun community theatre in the heart of Torbay: drama, live music, comedy and so much more. You can find our Covid-safety information here. Our box office is open Monday-Friday 1100-1500. We’re in Paignton town centre just minutes from Torquay, Brixham, Totnes and Newton Abbot. We look forward to welcoming you to the Palace Theatre.

Upcoming shows

Snow Queen ballet

The Snow Queen

Join Ballet Theatre UK in their beautiful re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale ballet. A magnificent spectacle, all set to a glorious and magical score.

The Ghost Train Bijou Theatre Productions Palace Theatre Paignton

Katrina (from Katrina and the Waves)

Join us for a fabulous charity night with Katrina (from Katrina and the Waves) and top local band Hybrid5. All for a great cause – Save the Children.

Snow Queen ballet

Phoney Fools and Horses

Based on the TV show everybody loves, comes a brilliant homage, bursting with renditions of your best-loved moments and characters.

Rat Pack theatre show Palace Theatre Paignton Devon

Dead Guilty

When John Haddrell dies of a heart attack at the wheel of his car, the woman is at his side is not his wife, but his lover Julia.

Choice Grenfell a tribute to Joyce Grenfell Palace Theatre Paignton

Choice Grenfell: A tribute to Joyce Grenfell

An evening celebrating the very best of much-loved Joyce Grenfell in the company of one of Britain’s best-loved comediennes.

The Elvis Years - the Story of the King

Simon Brodkin's Troublemaker 2022 tour

One of Britain’s most loved comedians, star of smash hit BBC shows Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show and Channel 4’s award nominated Britain’s Biggest Hoaxer.

Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime Palace Theatre Paignton

Top Secret – The Magic of Science

Fusing the mystery of magic with wondrous and miraculous feats of science. Hang on to your seats as we transform the venue into a real life science laboratory.

Dom Joly Palace Theatre Paignton

Frontline Chat

Join ‘Frontline Chat’ on stage for a night of humorous anecdotes and some solemn tales too, from wo infamous police authors with over 48 years policing experience between them.


Dance With Flavia

Classes for beginners, couples and singles – the basics of ballroom and latin with each class focusing on a new dance. A fun and interactive way of learning to dance from one of the best.

Latest news

English Riviera Literature Festival Coming in 2022

English Riviera Literature Festival Coming in 2022

A new literature festival for the English Riviera has been developed by the team at the Palace Theatre. The festival, the first of its kind, will take place from 10 to 13 March 2022 and will include a host of well-known authors with a strong connection to the local area.

See it safely

See it safely

Our shows and events are no longer socially distanced. We are however making every effort to safely manage your visit to the theatre, in line with the latest Government guidance. 

Palace Avenue full of festive sparkle!

Palace Avenue full of festive sparkle!

This year’s wonderful Christmas tree at the theatre this year is thanks to Councillor Steve Darling, Chair of Paignton Chamber Sally Cope and Paignton resident Jane Peachy.

The Palace Theatre Paignton