When did the pavilion in Torquay close?
It closed in 1976, when it was leased to Rank Organisation and the interior was destroyed in adaptations for various types of amusements, first as a skating rink and in the 1980s as a shopping arcade. As of July 2020, it is closed awaiting restoration; the steel girders which form its framework are heavily corroded.
When was the Pavilion in Torquay built?
History of Torquay Pavilion. The Pavilion was built on land reclaimed from the sea and opened in 1912. It was known to admirers in its heyday as Torquay’s Palace of Pleasure and was listed to protect it in 1973.
Who owns the Princess Theatre Torquay?
Ambassador Theatre Group
In 1991, the building was leased to Apollo Leisure and was then taken over by SFX and Clear Channel Entertainment. In 2009, Ambassador Theatre Group bought the theatre and continues to manage it to this day. The Princess Theatre is the largest venue in the wider Torbay area, with a seating capacity of 1,491.
Who owns Torquay Pavilion?
A scheme to fully restore Torquay’s seafront Pavilion building is being developed by Torbay Council working with leaseholder Marina Developments Ltd (MDL).
Does Torquay have a pier?
What better way to enjoy a waterfront stroll than along Torquay’s palm-lined promenade and Princess Pier? The pier, built in 1890, is the perfect place to stop and gaze out to sea, or to enjoy watching the constant comings and goings in the adjacent marina.
How many people does the princess Theatre Torquay hold?
When did the princess Theatre in Torquay open?
7 June 1961
The Princess Theatre, South Devon’s largest theatre, first opened its doors on Wednesday 7 June 1961. In 1963 The Beatles appeared live on stage singing the then newly released single “She Loves You” causing some hysteria in the town!
Can you fish off Torquay pier?
You are only allowed to fish the seaward side of the pier. Fishing within the marina is subject to a fine. There are also rumours that you cannot feather out to sea.
Has Torquay got a funfair?
About. Regatta Fun Fair on Torre Abbey Meadows, open from 2pm daily. Rides and sideshow games for all the family. Exact arrival and departure dates are provisional.
What are the best seats at Princess Theatre?
Princess Theatre That first row or two in the centre of the dress circle are hard to beat, although the middle of the stalls is pretty fine too. You can even enjoy a show from the front of the grand circle, but be prepared to abseil down to them from a great height. Best seats are dress circle A 19 and 20.
How many does the princess Theatre seating?
The theatre can currently hold up to 1500 patrons over its three levels; Stalls, Dress Circle and Grand Circle. The original chandelier and many of the building’s bespoke interior features are still in place.