Culture is at the heart of Torbay's bright future. Arts, heritage and culture build communities, shape our sense of place and change lives. 

That's why we work for a strong creative life in Torbay, making culture part of the strategic conversation - because it matters to you and it matters to us. Read about our mission and strategy»


 
 

SHAPING
PLACE

We're on a mission to revitalise Torbay's coastline and three towns with culture and heritage at the centre. Discover projects that are designed to animate, improve, re-imagine and regenerate different spaces and places across Torbay. Read more »

CHANGING
LIVES

We're working with a growing range of commissioners and communities to help residents lead healthier and happier lives. Find out how we're bringing creativity into the lives of those who can benefit most and helping other sectors meet their own objectives. Read more »

ENGAGING
AUDIENCES

We're shining a spotlight on local culture and encouraging more people to engage in arts, culture and heritage in Torbay. Explore how our work is giving insight into arts audiences and ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to get involved. Read More »

BUILDING RESILIENCE

We're focused on the needs of the local cultural sector, enabling our partners to play a bigger role in Torbay’s future. Learn more about how we're supporting practitioners and organisations to develop skills and infrastructure for long-term sustainability. Read More »

 


 
 

CULTURE CONFERENCE FOR ALL

We are hosting a free conference on Monday 30 September in Paignton, exploring themes of Torbay’s ten-year cultural strategy Enjoy, Talk, Do, Be, the Great Place Scheme and common issues that are relevant for Torbay. Read More »

BE AN AMBASSADOR

Would you like to be more involved in the cultural life of Brixham, Paignton and Torquay? We are always on the look out for new Torbay Culture Ambassadors. Read More »


 
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“My first real experiences and adventures of the outdoors were in Torbay as a child growing up on the coastline. To this day Torbay's beautiful secluded coves and untouched landscape are places that creatively inspire me, whilst giving me much needed down time and reflection. Arts organisations operating in the area such as ROC Creative, Dance in Devon, Doorstep Arts, Play Torbay and Torbay Culture are to me the life blood of my work here and have provided me with unique opportunities to engage with and value my local community. As my choreography reaches worldwide audiences, this community and the bay's coastal environment are what I continue to associate with home and cherish for my choreographic practice.”  Richard Chappell, Choreographer and Producer, Richard Chappell Dance

“My first real experiences and adventures of the outdoors were in Torbay as a child growing up on the coastline. To this day Torbay's beautiful secluded coves and untouched landscape are places that creatively inspire me, whilst giving me much needed down time and reflection. Arts organisations operating in the area such as ROC Creative, Dance in Devon, Doorstep Arts, Play Torbay and Torbay Culture are to me the life blood of my work here and have provided me with unique opportunities to engage with and value my local community. As my choreography reaches worldwide audiences, this community and the bay's coastal environment are what I continue to associate with home and cherish for my choreographic practice.”

Richard Chappell, Choreographer and Producer, Richard Chappell Dance