Why not plan your holiday to Torquay around some of the many events, theatre shows or festivals in and around the bay during 2020. Take to Paignton green for the free airshow over two days or enjoy a cocktail on Torquay harbour while watching the power boating. During the summer months rub shoulders with the sailing clubs from round the world which take to the shores of Torbay for the international yachting championships. 

Take a look at the various events dates below and then head over to our booking page to check our availability or visit our special offers page to see what deals we are running for that month. 


February Fossil Festival-  15th-23rd Torquay’s Dinosaur World
Dance to the Music – UK Tour 2020-  16th Palace Theatre – Paignton
Meet Our Animals 17th & 21st Occombe Farm – Paignton
Tails on the Trail 17th-21st Occombe Farm – Paignton
Cockington Heritage Spotter Trail 15th-23rd Cockington Visitor Centre
Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously 19th Princess Theatre – Torquay
Night Must Fall 19th-22nd Palace Theatre – Paignton
Winter Warmer Cookery School 20th Occombe Farm Cookery School – Paignton
Re-Take That: The Greatest Hits Sing-a-Long 21st Princess Theatre – Torquay
Valentine’s Skate: Revolution Skate 22nd Riviera Centre – Torquay
The Three Musketeers – A Comedy Adventure 26th Princess Theatre – Torquay
Tots Go Wild – February 26th Occombe Farm – Paignton
An Evening of Mediumship 26th Brixham Theatre
The Greatest Hits of Motown 27th Princess Theatre – Torquay
The Elvis Years 28th Babbacombe Theatre
Beyond the Barricade 28th Princess Theatre – Torquay
Into the Groove 29th Princess Theatre – Torquay
The Total Who Show 29th Palace Theatre – Paignton

Riviera Wedding Show 1st Riviera Centre – Torquay
The Illegal Eagles 1st Princess Theatre – Torquay
The Woman in Black 3rd-7th Princess Theatre – Torquay
Take a Chance on Us (Abba Tribute) 6th Brixham Theatre
Paul Carrack 2020 Tour 8th Princess Theatre – Torquay
‘An Audience’ at the Palace 12th Palace Theatre – Paignton
Jon Culshaw – The Great British Take Off 12th Palace Theatre – Paignton
Back to Bacharach 13th Babbacombe Theatre
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac 14th Princess Theatre – Torquay
The Freddie and Queen Experience 14th Palace Theatre – Paignton
West of England Brass Band Championships 14th-15th Riviera Centre – Torquay
An Evening with Harry Redknapp 15th Princess Theatre – Torquay
Death Trap 16th-21st Little Theatre – Torquay
Dom Joly’s Holiday – Travel and Comedy 19th Palace Theatre – Paignton
Jethro 20th Babbacombe Theatre
The Music of Prince – New Purple Celebration 20th Princess Theatre – Torquay
AJ Pritchard’s ‘AJ Live 2020’ 21st Princess Theatre – Torquay
Torbay Tornado 21st Royal Torbay Yacht Club
SWYSA Tera’s Regatta 21st-22nd off Brixham Harbour
Chicago 21st-25th Palace Theatre – Paignton
Nick Butter – Run the World 26th Princess Theatre – Torquay
The Wall of Floyd 28th Palace Theatre – Paignton
Josh Widdicombe Bit Much 28th Princess Theatre – Torquay
Alice in Wonderland 28th Little Theatre – Torquay
The Great Big Brick Safari 28th-1st Sept Paignton Zoo
Menopause the Musical 2 29th Princess Theatre – Torquay
Rapunzel 29th Palace Theatre – Paignton
An Evening with Merrill Osmond 30th Babbacombe Theatre
Torbay and South West England Festival 30th-8th April Palace Theatre – Paignton
Reptile Ramble 31st Paignton Zoo

Vienna Festival Ballet – Swan Lake 2nd Princess Theatre – Torquay
ABBA Mania 3rd Princess Theatre – Torquay
Milton Jones Milton: Impossible 4th Princess Theatre – Torquay
Torbay Chocolate Festival 4th Torre Abbey – Torquay
Torquay Comedy Club Grand Show – Sean Lock 4th Riviera Centre – Torquay
Adam Kay 5th Princess Theatre – Torquay
Ellen Kent’s La Boheme 7th Princess Theatre – Torquay
Roy Hudd – Comedy Legend 9th Babbacombe Theatre
Dracula: The Bloody Truth 9th-11th Palace Theatre – Paignton
Easter Hockey Festival 10th-13th Clennon Valley – Paignton
Oh! What a Night 11th Babbacombe Theatre – Torquay
The King is Back – Ben Portsmouth is Elvis` 11th Princess Theatre – Torquay
Open Day 12th Brixham Battery Heritage Museum
The Ghost Train 15th-18th Palace Theatre – Paignton
David Baddiel Trolls: Not the Dolls 17th Babbacombe Theatre – Torquay
Total Coastal 18th Coast Path from Kingswear to Shaldon
Gyles Brandreth 19th Babbacombe Theatre – Torquay
Blithe Spirit 20th-25th Little Theatre – Torquay
Day and Night: The Doris Day Songbook 21st Palace Theatre – Paignton
Forbidden Nights 24th Babbacombe Theatre – Torquay
The Chicago Blues Brothers 24th Palace Theatre – Paignton
Waiting for Godot 25th Palace Theatre – Paignton
World Penguin Day 25th-26th Living Coasts – Torquay
Offshore Model Powerboat Racing 25th-26th Tor Bay
World Otter Day 27th Living Coasts – Torquay
The Shires 28th Princess Theatre – Torquay
Torbay and South West England Festival (Verse) 28th-30th Palace Theatre – Paignton
The Tiger Who Came to Tea 29th-30th Princess Theatre – Torquay

Choice Grenfell: A Joyce Grenfell Tribute 1st Palace Theatre – Paignton
Whitney – Queen of the Night 1st Princess Theatre – Torquay
English Riviera Bike Festival 2nd-3rd Paignton Green
Pirate Festival 1st-3rd Throughout Brixham
The Sixties Invasion 2nd Palace Theatre – Paignton
UK Foo Fighters 2nd Princess Theatre – Torquay
The Zoots – Sounds of the Sixties 3rd Palace Theatre – Paignton
National Walking Week 4th-10th Greenway House & Coleton Fishacre
Buddy 5th-9th Princess Theatre – Torquay
Money for Nothing: Dire Straits tribute 8th Babbacombe Theatre
75th VE Day Party in the Park 8th Palace Gardens – Paignton
Aladdin … We will Rock You 8th-9th Palace Theatre – Torquay
OCRDA Aqua Adrenaline 8th-10th Torquay
VE Day Events 8th-10th Brixham Town Square
Paignton Open for Single Handed Dinghies 9th-10th Paignton Sailing Club
Jimmy Car – Terribly Funny 10th Princess Theatre – Torquay
VE Day 10th Brixham Battery Heritage Museum
Ian Waite and Vincent Simone: Act 2 15th Palace Theatre – Paignton
Tim Vine is Plastic Elvis 15th Babbacombe Theatre
Powerboat AquaX Championships – Round 1 15th-17th Torquay
Thatcher Rock 8K Rowing Event 16th Torquay
The Passing of the Third Floor Back 18th-23rd Little Theatre – Torquay
Jeremy Vine – What the hell is Going On?! 22nd Palace Theatre – Paignton
South West Charitable Gala Dinner 22nd Riviera Centre, Torquay
Explosive Light Orchestra 23rd Babbacombe Theatre
SB20 Southern Championship 23rd-25th Royal Torbay Yacht Club – Torquay
The Passing of the Third Floor Back 20th-25th Little Theatre – Torquay
Brixfest 23rd-25th Throughout Brixham
That’ll Be The Day 24th Princess Theatre – Torquay
Seann Walsh – Same Again? 24th Palace Theatre – Paignton
Riverdance – The 25th Anniversary Show 26th-27th Princess Theatre – Torquay
An Audience with the Rev Richard Coles 28th Palace Theatre – Paignton
Fleetwood Bac 29th Babbacombe Theatre
The Carpenters Story 29th Princess Theatre – Torquay
Jive Talkin’ perform The Bee Gees 30th Palace Theatre – Paignton
Spirit of the Blitz 30th Babbacombe Theatre – Torquay
Back to Bacharach 30th Princess Theatre – Torquay
Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta 30th-31st Brixham
Seabourne Ovation Cruise Ship Visit 31st Tor Bay
Brixham Triathlon 31st Freshwater – Brixham
English Riviera Dance Festival 31st to 5th June TLH Leisure Resort – Torquay

BLDSA Torbay 4th Meadfoot Beach – Torquay
National Fish and Chip Day 5th Various locations throughout the English Riviera

The Gin to My Tonic Festival 6th Riviera Centre – Torquay
D-Day Anniversary Service and Parade 6th Beacon Quay – Torquay
Torbay Air Show 6th-7th Paignton Green
Yachting Monthly Triangle Race 7th-19th Royal Torbay Yacht Club – Torquay
D-Day Event 7th Brixham Battery Heritage Museum
Literary Festival 8th-14th Greenway House
National 12 Dinghy Championships 11th-14th Brixham Harbour
Ed Byrne: If I’m Honest 13th Babbacombe Theatre – Torquay
English Riviera Bowls Tournament 14th-20th Various bowling greens – Torquay
Funny Money 15th -20th Little Theatre – Torquay
Jane McDonald 18th Princess Theatre – Torquay
The Rat Pack is Back – 21st Anniversary Tour 19th Palace Theatre – Paignton
RS500 UK National Championship 19th-21st Royal Torbay Yacht Club – Torquay
RS Summer Regatta 20th-21st Royal Torbay Yacht Club – Torquay
Thank ABBA for the Music 20th Babbacombe Theatre
Craig Revel Horwood – All Balls and Glitter Tour 20th Princess Theatre – Torquay
CANCELLED – Brixham Trawler Race 20th Brixham
Armed Forces Day 20th Babbacombe Downs – Torquay
Torbay Half Marathon 21st Start, Paignton Green
UDO South West Street Dance Championships 21st Torbay Leisure Centre – Paignton
MG’s and Palm Trees 21st Torre Abbey – Torquay
Shrek the Musical 24th-27th Princess Theatre – Torquay
The History of Rock 26th Babbacombe Theatre
Police Regatta 27th Brixham Yacht Club

The Dreamboys 2nd Princess Theatre – Torquay
Strictly Come Dancing’s Neil Jones in Gingerland 3rd Palace Theatre – Paignton
Offshore Week 3rd-11th Royal Torquay Yacht Club
Rowcroft Sleep Walk 4th Torbay Leisure Centre – Paignton
Geopark Triathlon 5th Goodrington Sands – Paignton
Finn National Championships 9th-11th Royal Torbay Yacht Club – Torquay
Agatha Christie’s Spiders Web 9th-30th (Tues, Palace Theatre – Paignton
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Boot Led Zeppelin 10th Princess Theatre – Torquay
Brixham Dinghy Regatta 11th-12th Brixham Yacht Club
Hello Again … Neil Diamond 11th Princess Theatre – Torquay
80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain Event 12th Brixham Battery Heritage Museum
Viva La Cold Play 17th Babbacombe Theatre – Torquay
British Chess Championships 17th-31st Riviera Centre – Torquay
Paignton Harbour Festival Day 25th Paignton Harbour
Marldon Apple Pie Fair 25th Marldon Village Green – Paignton
Paignton Festival 25th – 2nd Aug Paignton Green
Yachting World Day Boat – Nationals 25th-30th Brixham Yacht Club
Riviera Classic Car Show 26th Paignton Green
Classic Motorcycles 26th Cockington Court – Torquay
Jackson Live in Concert 31st Babbacombe Theatre
Brixham Yacht Club Regatta 31st-1st Aug Brixham Yacht Club
Torbay Steam Fair 31st-2nd Aug Torbay Steam Fair

RS400 National Championship 1st-5th Royal Torbay Yacht Club – Torquay
Firefly National Championship 1st-7th Royal Torbay Yacht Club – Torquay
Torbay Open Tennis Tournament 2nd-8th Torquay Tennis Club
CANCELLED – Cockington Fayre 5th Cockington – Torquay
Lipstick on Your Collar 7th-8th Palace Theatre – Paignton
Paignton Regatta Fun Week 8th-16th Paignton Green
Devon Open Studios 12th-27th Various locations
Paignton Regatta Fireworks 14th Paignton Green
The Beach Boys Tribute Show 15th Palace Theatre – Paignton
2000’s National Championships 15th-20th Brixham Yacht Club
RNLI – Seaside Special 16th Brixham
Children’s Week 18th-22nd Paignton Green
Abba – Take a Chance on Us 21st Babbacombe Theatre
Torbay Royal Regatta 21st-24th Torquay
IRC South West Regional Championships 22nd-23rd Royal Torbay Yacht Club – Torquay
Europa Cruise Ship Visit 27th Tor Bay
Jethro 28th Babbacombe Theatre
Glenn Miller and Big Band Spectacular 28th Palace Theatre – Paignton
Cowes Classic Power Boat Race 28th-30th Torquay
420 National Championship 28th-31st Paignton
Bootleg Shadows 29th Palace Theatre – Paignton
Military Across the Years 30th-31st Brixham Battery Heritage Museum

Musto Skiffs National Championships 3rd-6th Brixham Yacht Club
A Slightly Naughty Night Out 4th Babbacombe Theatre – Torquay
THHN – Festival of Fun/City to Sea Marathon 5th Babbacombe Downs – Torquay
Bye Bye Baby – A celebration of Frankie Valli 5th Palace Theatre – Paignton
KIPPS – The New Half a Sixpence Musical 9th-12th Princess Theatre – Torquay
K6 National Championships 10th-13th Royal Torbay Yacht Club – Torquay
Hadron H2 National Championship 11th-13th Royal Torbay Yacht Club – Torquay
Topper Travellers Open Weekend 12th-13th Brixham
International Agatha Christie Festival 15th-19th Various locations throughout the English Riviera
The Bohemians – Queen’s Greatest Hits 11th Babbacombe Theatre – Torquay
Heritage Open Days 11th-20th Various locations throughout the English Riviera
Torbay Triathlon 13th Torbay Velopark – Paignton
England’s Seafood FEAST 18th-4th Oct Various locations throughout the English Riviera
Brixham Heritage Sailing Rally 19th Brixham
420 Winter Championship 19th-20th Brixham
G4 – Live 2020 25th Babbacombe Theatre
Open Day 27th Brixham Battery Heritage Museum

Voodoo Room – Tribute act 2nd Palace Theatre – Paignton
Alan Johnson – In My Life 3rd Palace Theatre – Paignton
29er GP 3rd-4th Royal Torbay Yacht Club – Torquay
The Take That Experience 9th Babbacombe Theatre
Collabro 11th Princess Theatre – Torquay
An Evening with The Hairy Bikers 23rd Princess Theatre – Torquay

South West Brass Band Championships 7th Riviera Centre – Torquay
Come What May – Moulin Rouge Tribute 7th Babbacombe Theatre – Torquay
Sh*t Faced Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet 10th Babbacombe Theatre – Torquay
The Sensational 60’s Experience 16th Princess Theatre – Torquay
Torquay Christmas Carnival 14th Torquay
Katie Melua 19th Princess Theatre – Torquay
The Ladyboys of Bangkok ‘Flight of Fantasy’ 20th Palace Theatre – Paignton
Madagascar a Musical Adventure JR 21st Palace Theatre – Paignton
Lanterns, Lights and Luminations 28th Brixham
Jason Donovan – Even More Good Reasons 28th Princess Theatre – Torquay
Genesis Connected 28th Palace Theatre – Paignton


Whilst every care has been taken in compiling this leaflet no responsibility can be accepted for errors or omissions