Princess Theatre and Gardens


Princess Theatre has been open for over 50 years, offering something for everyone. Over the last few years, such shows as Chicago, The Rocky Horror Show, Starlight Express and Calendar Girls.

The first ever performance was back on Wednesday, 7th June 1961. Topping the bill was the late, great Tommy Cooper and the ever-popular Morecambe & Wise.

There is a licensed bar in the theatre where you can sit and enjoy a cocktail looking out at the beautiful panorama as you wait for the performance to start!

Tickets are available from the Visitor Centre in Torquay or at the booking office outside the entrance to the theatre.



Princess Gardens take their name from Princess Louise, the Princess Royal and fourth daughter of Queen Victoria, whom back in May 1890, laid the foundation stone for the ‘pleasure ground’. The gardens are overlooked by Rock Walk (or the Royal Terrace Gardens) with the Edwardian Pavilion, waiting to be explored at one end with the Theatre nestled in the middle.

Princess Gardens offer a relaxing wander along the promenade boasting well-tended flowerbeds, palm trees and a beautiful ornate water fountain.


Re-Opening Monday 6th July 2020

We are delighted to confirm that we will be re-opening the hotel and our restaurant on Monday 6th July. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal customers for their patience and understanding and for all the support you have shown us over the last four months.

Although your next stay with us will be slightly different, it will still be the same calm and peaceful, relaxing and restorative place you have come to know and love. A place where you can not only unwind, but enjoy great food and hospitality.

Be confident and reassured that we are providing an environment which conforms to government guidelines and industry best practices and will be as safe and secure as we can possibly make it. The health and well-being of everyone who visit us, as well as or staff remains our overriding priority

Initially, in order to ensure we can maintain the required social distance, we will only be open to guests booked to stay here in the hotel. It has seemed a long time since we closed our doors back in late March and so it will be a great joy to see our customers returning.

Booking with us

If you have a booking that was cancelled and would like to re-book, please email us at and quote your original booking reference number with your chosen dates. 

If you would like to make a new booking we have 10% off all our rates when you stay 2 nights or more in July to get this discount book online here at and enter the code 2NIGHT10 in the promotion code field.

This offer will apply to any room type when you book online

See you soon!
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