Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am until 5pm. Last entry 4pm. 

What's On

Tor Bay & The Sea

Open until Tuesday 31 December 2019

A new exhibition centred around the relationship Torbay has with the sea.

Scrap Tots

Crafts Kids Workshop

Open until Thursday 18 July 2019

Make, build, create with the Trove Scrapstore. Term time only. 

Doorstep at Torre Abbey

Family Kids Theatre

Open until Wednesday 3 July 2019

A special imaginative play group for Early Years children and their parents. Term time only. 

Trove Scrapstore - All Day Opening

Art Crafts Kids Workshop

Open until Thursday 5 December 2019

Birthday Parties at Torre Abbey

Kids

Open until Tuesday 31 December 2019

Brand new for 2019, Birthday Parties at the Museum. Available all year. 

Torbay CAN - Roots & Shoots

Family Kids Workshop

Open until Wednesday 28 August 2019

A free to attend short course to specifically help over 55’s with getting outdoors, trying something new and meeting new people.

Torbay CAN - Memory Cafe

Family

Open until Friday 30 August 2019

We are delighted to be working with Squircle Arts with support from the Torbay Community Development Trust to introduce a brand new weekly Memory Café...

Antique Valuation Day

Thursday 20 June 2019

Television antique expert Adam Partridge will be in Torquay with several of his specialist valuers to advise on all areas of art, antiques & collectors...

The Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club of Devon Classic Car Show

Exhibition

Sunday 30 June 2019

The Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club of Devon brings it annual Classic Car Show to Torre Abbey.

Torbay CAN - Paperback Ramblers

Sunday 7 July 2019 to Sunday 22 September 2019

A free to attend short course to specifically help over 55’s with getting outdoors, trying something new and meeting new people.

Torbay CAN - Tai-Chi in the Gardens

Family Kids Workshop

Tuesday 9 July 2019 to Tuesday 24 September 2019

A free to attend short course to specifically help over 55’s with getting outdoors, trying something new and meeting new people.

Torbay Archive Service

Historical

Tuesday 9 July 2019 to Tuesday 3 December 2019

Starting in July original documents and microfilms from the Devon Heritage Centre can be viewed at Torre Abbey. 

Torbay CAN - Circuits & Fitness in the Gardens

Family Workshop

Thursday 18 July 2019 to Thursday 5 September 2019

A free to attend short course to specifically help over 55’s with getting outdoors, trying something new and meeting new people.

Torbay CAN - Mindfulness for Grandparents & Grandchildren

Family Kids Workshop

Friday 26 July 2019 to Friday 30 August 2019

A free to attend short course to specifically help over 55’s with getting outdoors, trying something new and meeting new people.

Open Air Theatre - The Wind in the Willows

Family Kids Theatre

Saturday 27 July 2019

Join Mole, Ratty and Badger on their madcap adventures of friendship, mishap and mayhem. 

Torbay CAN - Forest School

Family Kids Workshop

Saturday 27 July 2019 to Saturday 31 August 2019

A free to attend short course to specifically help over 55’s with getting outdoors, trying something new and meeting new people.

Torbay CAN - Storywalks with Pocketwatch Theatre Co

Family Kids Theatre Workshop

Tuesday 30 July 2019 to Tuesday 3 September 2019

A free to attend short course to specifically help over 55’s with getting outdoors, trying something new and meeting new people.

Storytelling Tuesday

Family Kids

Tuesday 30 July 2019 to Tuesday 27 August 2019

Join Jane for storytelling every Tuesday in the Summer holidays. Taking place amongst our current BFG in Pictures exhibition. 

Belle Voci Performance

Music

Wednesday 31 July 2019

The popular soprano and tenor duo return with an evening of musical entertainment. 

Torbay CAN - The Art of Swimming

Art Family Talk

Wednesday 31 July 2019 to Wednesday 4 September 2019

A free to attend short course to specifically help over 55’s with getting outdoors, trying something new and meeting new people.

Open Air Theatre - The Comedy of Errors

Comedy Family Historical Theatre

Sunday 4 August 2019

Folky Theatre present Shakespeare's classic tale of mistaken identities. 

Music Mania

Kids Music Workshop

Monday 5 August 2019 to Friday 9 August 2019

Come and fill the days of the summer holidays with us at our Music Mania activity week. 

Storytelling with Libraries Unlimited

Family Kids

Wednesday 7 August 2019 to Wednesday 21 August 2019

Join us for storytelling amongst our beautiful BFG exhibition. 

Workshop - Teddy Bears Picnic

Family Kids Workshop

Saturday 10 August 2019

Join us for a Teddy Bears Picnic, we will be playing some favourite games and bringing our teddy bears to life with lots of fun...

Open Air Theatre - Mister Magnolia

Comedy Family Kids Theatre

Sunday 25 August 2019

Filled with music, puppetry and wonderful characters this family show is one not to be missed. 

Torbay Guild of Artists - Summer Festival of Art

Art Exhibition

Friday 30 August 2019 to Saturday 31 August 2019

Torbay Guild of Artists Summer Festival of Art, featuring original paintings, ceramics, sculptures, metal work, mosaic and other mediums.

IACF Presents Murder, She Didn't Write: The Improvised Murder Mystery

Comedy Music Theatre

Thursday 12 September 2019

A classic murder mystery is created on the spot in this ingenious and hilarious show. 

IACF Writer's Talk: Yvvette Edwards

Talk

Thursday 12 September 2019

As part of the International Agatha Christie Festival, don't miss this talk from the Man Booker nominated author of A Cupboard Full of Coats and...

IACF Writer's Talk: Lucy Foley

Talk

Thursday 12 September 2019

As part of the International Agatha Christie Festival, Lucy talks about her debut crime novel, The Hunting Party is her debut crime novel, inspired by...

IACF Writer's Talk: Michael Davies on Desmond Bagley

Talk

Thursday 12 September 2019

As part of the International Agatha Christie Festival, Michael Davies talks about ‘curating’ the new Bagley novel Domino Island, nursing it from first-draft manuscript to...

IACF presents :The Last Séance and Other Supernatural Tales

Friday 13 September 2019 to Saturday 14 September 2019

Storytellers from award-winning theatre company Scary Little Girls will thrill and chill you during this celebration of Agatha’s darker side.

IACF Writer's Talk: Charlotte Philby & Erin Kelly

Talk

Friday 13 September 2019

As part of the International Agatha Christie Festival, Charlotte Philby and Erin Kelly discuss their work. 

Agatha Christie's Mysterious Riviera - a Walking Tour

Friday 13 September 2019

Take a stroll along the Agatha Christie Mile with Matt Newbury, author of a brand new book called Agatha Christie’s Devon.

IACF Writer's Talk: Jacob Ross

Talk

Friday 13 September 2019

The International Agatha Christie Festival presents a talk from the author of The Bone Readers. 

IACF presents: Come Dance with Me

Saturday 14 September 2019

Dance in Devon hosts a family-friendly tea dance with live music and dancing.

IACF Writer's Talk: Tony Medawar

Talk

Saturday 14 September 2019

As part of the International Agatha Christie Festival, we are delighted to welcome this respected authority on crime and detective fiction. 

IACF Writer's Talk: Agatha, Poirot and Me" with Sophie Hannah

Talk

Saturday 14 September 2019

As part of the International Agatha Christie festival, Sophie will talk about her latest Poirot novel, The Mystery of Three Quarters, and offer a...

IACF presents: "The Announcement of a Murder" by Scary Little Girls

Saturday 14 September 2019

In small groups, you'll find Agatha Christie's favourite characters hidden in quintessential locations and you must work with them so solve the murder in the...

The International Agatha Christie Festival presents: The Story Adventurers

Family Kids

Saturday 14 September 2019

The International Agatha Christie Festival invites youngsters to bring your ideas and imagination, use detective skills to help solve puzzles and crack clues.  

IACF Presents: The Moving Finger..." - a Lecture Performance by Charles Muglestone

Talk

Sunday 15 September 2019

As part of the International Agatha Christie Festival we are delighted to host this lecture performance. 

Isokon, the Bauhaus and Agatha Christie with Leyla Daybelge & Magnus Englund

Talk

Sunday 15 September 2019

As part of the International Agatha Christie Festival don't miss the extraordinary story of Isokon, a ground-breaking Modernist building in London, and how its network...

Heritage Open Days

Art Exhibition Family Historical Kids

Saturday 21 September 2019 to Sunday 22 September 2019

As part of Heritage Open Days we are offering FREE entry to all as well as FREE daily tours. 

Patterns on Pots

Art Crafts Exhibition

Saturday 21 September 2019 to Sunday 27 October 2019

A celebration by the Torquay Pottery Collectors Society of the magnificent range of Art Pottery produced by the potteries in the local area. 

Theatre - Scoop of the Century

Family Kids Theatre

Sunday 20 October 2019

PaddleBoat Theatre Company present the tale of fearless journalist Clare Hollingworth

Workshop - Scoop of the Century

Family Kids Workshop

Sunday 20 October 2019

Come and join PaddleBoat Theatre Company for a story-telling workshop filled with intriguing artefacts, unheard stories and adventures into the past.

Winter Fest 2019

Art Crafts Exhibition Family Kids Music

Saturday 30 November 2019 to Sunday 1 December 2019

Join us for our third Winter Fest event. 

Belle Voci Christmas Concert

Music

Wednesday 18 December 2019

The popular soprano and tenor duo return with an evening of musical entertainment with a Christmas flavour  

Creative Torbay

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