The true community theatre for Torbay, in the heart of Paignton.
For more information on forthcoming shows or call the Box Office on 01803 665800.
Please remember that the theatre is available to hire for meetings, conferences, events and so on. Further details can be found on the hiring page or by calling the management number below. This website is being constantly updated with all the events happening at the Palace, please keep looking at the Palace Theatre Diary for future shows.
About our Community
The Palace Theatre is set in the heart of Paignton and is really has a community feel to it.. The Theatre is proud to work with local community groups and projects to establish itself as a place of entertainment and learning for all .. Please find listed below some of the groups associated with and also some that are based at the Theatre...
Friends of the Palace
The friends Of the Palace Theatre are 1,000 plus people who care for the Palace theatre and it's future. They are dedicated to supporting the theatre by raising awareness of it's place in the community by promoting its productions, and by raising funds for it's continual improvement. The friends applauded the council's decision to invest in the future of this wonderful theatre in 2005 and along with the friends, & English Heritage raised over £933,000 for the complete refurbishment of the venue to bring it into the 21st century. Some of the work involved in the refurbishment included
Improved Disability Access
Repairs to the roof and fabric of the building
New raked enhanced viewing seating
New temperature control systems including air conditioning
Better Box Office facilities.
Extension to the bar area
The friends maintain a presence in the theatre by meeting and greeting everyone who visits the theatre, they continue to develop the portfolio of the theatre by holding functions such as their monthly coffee mornings to raise much needed funds to keep this valuable theatre running. Although the main refurbishment has now taken place there is still much more to do!
For more information on the friends then please contact Marion Smith on 01803 409617.
Paignton Pantomime Productions is proud of it's history and of all those dedicated people who, throughout it's seventy years existence, have worked so hard to present a pantomime to the residents of Paignton and South Devon each Christmas. The following pages takes it's readers from the "dream" of Jack Baker in 1935 to the present day. In order to present as comprehensive a picture as possible the Society would be indebted to any current or former members of PPP or readers of this site if they would contact us with any information, pictures or programmes of past pantomimes. Such information could be included in this history and this is particularly relevant to the sections leading up to the early 1960's where there is less documentary evidence held by the Society.
Click the link below..
Torbay Acting Factory
Based at the Palace Theatre, Paignton. We are a group for young people to learn performing, singing and dancing skills. With the chance to perform in a working professional Theatre!
Bijou Theatre Company
Bijou Theatre Productions produce four productions per year. The Bijou is a Theatre Club that has an audience membership. You do not have to join to act, but you can join to watch. The aim is to promote good quality drama and provide community theatre.
This is a weekly musical workshop group for people of all ages 14 upward, for all instruments and abilities. The workshop focuses on learning and playing traditional tunes from South West England and beyond, learning primarily by ear, although scores are provided as well.
Robert Owen Foundation
Robert Owen Foundation..Operates from within the Palace Theatre and is a creative platform for people to express their artistic side.. Some of their work is now on display in the Theatre Foyer... Why not pop in and take a look at Torbays enviroment through their eyes...