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Seven theaters in town, all open year-round, offer everything from Gilbert and Sullivan and tributes to Sinatra and Nat King Cole to Marine Band concerts and comedy shows. Among the most active are the Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton (tel. 01803/665800; www.torquay.gov.uk/palacetheatre), and the Princess Theatre, Torbay Road (tel. 01803/290288).

Fifteen area nightclubs cater to everyone from teeny-boppers to gays, but dancing rules the town, and there's virtually nowhere to catch live club acts. Among the better dance clubs are Bohemia, Torwood Street (tel. 01803/292079; www.clairesnightclub.co.uk), attracting ages 20 to 30 to its Thursday-to-Sunday house music, with a cover charge varying from £3 to £12.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.