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

The Doris Day Songbook Palace Theatre Paignton

Crown Matrimonial

The fascinating story of Edward VIII’s abdication.  “A gripping and often moving insight into comparatively recent history”

The Elvis Years - the Story of the King

Stage Left Sounds – Music Night

Our new Stage Left party nights with live performances of hits from across the decades to sing and dance along with. 

Rat Pack theatre show Palace Theatre Paignton Devon

Christmas Wreath Making Workshops

Come and join us for a fun session making your own traditional Christmas wreaths. All materials supplied, with mulled wine and mince pies too.

Rock for Heroes Palace Theatre Paignton

Rock for Heroes

With music from artists such as Queen, The Eagles, David Bowie, Van Halen, Toto, Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses, AC/DC, Dire Straits & so many more.

Complete Madness Palace Theatre Paignton

Paignton Christmas Quiz

An Audience at the Palace – The Peintona Paladin, a fun local history quiz with Paignton Heritage Society. Come along and take part in this fun and fascinating local history poser.

Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime Palace Theatre Paignton

Jack and the Beanstalk

Help guide Jack up the beanstalk to rescue the Princess from the scary giant with the help or hindrance of the usual panto characters both good and bad.

Vinyl Avengers New Year's Eve

The Vinyl Avengers New Year’s Eve Party

The DJ’s will be based in Stage Left with its fantastic dance floor, with the music being played throughout the building, in Downstage Left and the bar area. 

Dom Joly Palace Theatre Paignton


Get swept away by one of the most enchanting fairy tales of all time, as Wonder Productions brings us the most loved pantomime of them all – Cinderella.

The Ghost Train Bijou Theatre Productions Palace Theatre Paignton

Afternoon Tea Experience

Enjoy a fabulous Saturday afternoon tea experience in Stage Left our newest event suite. Delight in the gentle and elegant atmosphere with a host of talented local musical performers who will entertain you and your friends. 

Latest news

Palace Avenue full of festive sparkle!

Palace Avenue full of festive sparkle!

We have a delightful Christmas tree outside the theatre this year thanks to Councillor Steve Darling, Chair of Paignton Chamber Sally Cope and Paignton resident Jane Peachy.



It was a great pleasure to work with photographer Simon Day who came to the theatre on a busy evening to capture the staff at work, welcoming the night's audience. The Palace is so much more than just a building and we think that Simon has captured the enthusiasm,...

The Palace Theatre Paignton