Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve put together some questions that we’re regularly asked to help make your visit to the theatre as easy and as enjoyable as possible.
How do I COLLECT MY TICKETS?

If you have purchased your theatre tickets online, you will have received a confirmation email from Ticketsource with the seat information included.  You can either print out the tickets at home or show the email confirmation on your smart phone to the theatre staff on the door when you enter the auditorium. There is no need to exchange for other tickets at the theatre.

If you have booked your theatre tickets by phone, you can request to collect your printed tickets from the theatre box office before or on the day of the show.

Is there PARKING nearby?

YES, street parking is available in Palace Avenue.  Parking charges apply during the daytime (except on Sundays).  After 6pm on Mondays through to Saturdays these spaces are FREE, as well as all day on Sundays throughout the year.  There are disabled parking spaces in Palace Avenue, directly opposite the theatre entrance.

The nearest pay and display car park is in Crown & Anchor Way, just a one minute walk from the theatre.

Are CONCESSIONS available on all show tickets?

Our aim is to keep theatre ticket prices as affordable as possible, and wherever possible we offer concessions, subject to individual agreements with visiting performers, artists and theatre companies for the following:

  • Students/Young People
  • Seniors
  • Friends of the Palace Theatre
  • Disabled and Carers
Can I bring my BABY/CHILD along and do I need to buy a ticket for them?

YES, you can bring children aged 2 years and under along to our family-friendly shows. You don’t need to buy a ticket for children aged 2 years and under providing they can be seated on a parent or guardian’s lap. Naturally we do not want crying babies to spoil the performance for others in the audience so please consider this when you book.

Are DOGS allowed in the theatre?

Only assistance dogs with their owners are permitted in the theatre auditorium during a show. 

We have recently introduced an onsite dog-sitting service so that theatre lovers with dogs can enjoy our shows.  Please contact the box office for further details about charges.

Are there any WORK EXPERIENCE opportunities?

We receive lots of enquiries each year from young people wanting to join our team and gain work experience.  We are only able to consider requests from students aged 14 years and above.  Please send a written application to [email protected] and if possible, include your school or college tutor in the process.

Are there any VOLUNTEERING or JOB opportunities?

The Friends of the Palace Theatre (FOPT) provide a valuable volunteer service to support our year-round programme of shows and events.  If you are interested in volunteering and becoming a FOPT member, please contact the FOPT Secretary.  

From time to time we do have paid vacancies for casual staff to join the Palace Theatre team.  We normally post these opportunities on to our Facebook page. Please send a letter of application and a CV via email to [email protected] if you are interested.

Does the theatre donate theatre tickets as RAFFLE PRIZES for local charities?

We are regularly asked to donate tickets for local good causes. As a Community Interest Community we are usually able to support such request from theatre visitors or organisations who regularly support our shows. Please send your requests via email to [email protected]

I am looking to HIRE A VENUE for a child’s party/wedding/private function.

We are delighted to be able to offer a range of options for all types of events and functions, from small, intimate occasions to larger scale parties in our Bar, Arena and Auditorium spaces.

Please send an email to [email protected]  for details of prices and further information.

Alternatively, visit our venue hire page for more details.

Does the theatre cater for BIRTHDAYS AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS?

YES, we can offer a range of bespoke packages for theatre visitors including balloons, greeting cards and glasses or bottles of bubbly. We always aim to please and will do our very best to accommodate all requests.

Please click here to view more information on our special occasions packages.

Can I buy THEATRE VOUCHERS at the Palace Theatre?

YES, we sell theatre vouchers that are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.  These are available in multiples of £5, £10, £20 and £50. Vouchers can not be redeemed for cash nor change be provided but credit can be used towards other ticket purchases. We also sell and accept THEATRE TOKENS.

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/booking/select/waTWulJyEcfN

How can I be added to your MAILING LIST?

We don’t post out our what’s on programme but do please subscribe to our email list and we will keep you up to date about future shows.  Our emailing list is held securely and is fully compliant with GDPR regulations. We will never pass your details to any other organisation and you can unsubscribe at any time – sign up here.  Our printed programme is always available at the theatre and at our ticket agents.

The Palace Theatre Paignton